1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 : Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode 304

  • Published on May 3, 2019
  • This 1970 Chevrolet Camaro not only has the look, it’s a highly original car, right down to the paint and low milage on the odometer.
    That was an interesting quote, considering it was said back in 1970, a mere 3 years after the first 1967 Z/28s rolled off the line. The 1970 ½ Camaro was a new design, now a bit longer than the first generation Camaro, and the automotive press was kind to it for sure. The ‘67 through ‘69 cars were hard to beat, but this ‘70 ½ car has a lot going for it.
    The LT1 engine recipe sounds similar to what a hot rodder would build at a race shop… 11:1 compression ratio, solid mechanical camshaft, oversized valves, an aluminum intake manifold fed by a 780 CFM Holley carb, all atop a 4-bolt block made this a true small-block rockin’ machine. It was good for 360 HP and 380 lb. ft. of torque, just a few HP shy of the big block 396 of the day. A Hurst-shifted 4-speed was standard, but the LT-1 made enough torque that Chevy thought it would be OK to offer a Turbo 400 automatic, a first for the Z/28.
    Z/28s stayed close to their Trans Am racing heritage, with suspension upgrades including an oversized 1” front sway bar, stiffer front coil springs and heavy duty rear leaf springs. Matching tuned shock absorbers kept everything under control. Other Z-gear included 15” wheels and tires, as was a quick ratio power steering box. Positraction hooked the wheels together while the 4.11 gears spun themselves silly.
    This hugger orange Z is showing just over 22,000 miles on the clock, and it is wearing it’s original Hugger Orange paint with black stripes and a black vinyl top. The sleek exterior of the new Camaro is racy and tight, with the low-sloping rear glass and no rear quarter windows. We dig the short rear spoiler on the car. This one is not an RS car, so it has no split bumper and nose extension, but it still looks great. We also really like how the hood stripes point towards the open mouth grille.
    A Chevy Camaro ad claimed the Z/28 “separated the men from the toys”, by which they meant this wasn’t just an appearance package. We’re pretty sure there are plenty of women who would have just as much fun in this car, too.
    The interior of the new Z/28 was for more cockpit-like than the ‘69 cars, and the high-backed buckets have a cool checkered pattern in the seat covers. A simulated burlwood dash displays small fuel, amps, temp, and a time gauge with a 150 MPH speedo and 8000 RPM tach front and center. An AM radio sits below the heater and vent controls, Z/28s could not be ordered with air conditioning. The full console wears more burl trim, and houses a chrome-balled Hurst shifter that is sure to get mighty hot on sunny days.
    The Brothers Collection is always seeking out sharp examples of great Muscle Cars, and we think this 22,000 mile unrestored Z is a great example. Subscribing to our channel updates you right when the next episode hits the streets, so be sure to push the button and set yourself up. Thanks for watching, see you on the next lap of Muscle Car Of The Week!
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Comments • 147

  • dubing group and vynes
    dubing group and vynes 3 days ago +1

    I love muscle cars

  • Les Rosin
    Les Rosin 9 days ago

    Two friends back in the 70s. One a Maroon 69 Z28 the other a Silver `70 Z28. I rode in both. The 69 pinned your ass to the seat. The 70 even back then, left you wanting more. I even preferred another friend`s Yellow 69 Chevelle SS396 better than the 70z28. All had sticks. All had 8 track players. Buy sweet rods for $1,800 back then.

  • Memory Lane
    Memory Lane 16 days ago

    They actually put out around 415 HP, according to later dyno testing.

  • audiefied
    audiefied 2 months ago +2

    22000 miles on the odometer but only 12000 of those actually traveled down the road. LOL
    Definitely one of my favorite camaros.

  • Charles Dalton
    Charles Dalton 2 months ago

    Thank you for doing these videos. It nice to see/hear the cars moving - not just in a static state.

  • Matt Perkins
    Matt Perkins 2 months ago

    I have built both a DZ302 and a 70 LT1 for my 66 nova. I haven’t had a chance to install the latter, but I assume the LT1 will outperform the DZ. I would have to imagine the 70 Z28 was probably a much faster car than the 67-9 Z28, unless the 70 weighed much more than the first gen.

  • Musical Help
    Musical Help 2 months ago

    Kevin, can you find us '70 Z/28 (RS?) in white with blue stripes? I want the one with the twin bumpers, not full face. And please don't forget the factory chin spoiler D

  • Travis Bruce
    Travis Bruce 2 months ago

    Having a classic car with original mileage of my own I would doubt that this car's odometer is accurate based on the condition of the motor itself. I could be wrong but I would have to do a full trace on this car to believe it. It has too much rust as well but maybe it's a northern car and was exposed to much salt during the winter at one time or another.

  • Moon Pie
    Moon Pie 2 months ago

    The ZL1 Camaro is my favorite. But this one looks the best.

  • 1badhaircut
    1badhaircut 2 months ago

    Following the success of “Bullet” in 1968 a number of copycats came out most famously “Vanishing Point” ... one featured a car like this . tvclip.biz/video/vBlV-Nt_3js/video.html

  • Custis Long
    Custis Long 2 months ago

    I myself prefer the one piece front bumper, but to each his own.

  • Squirmin Herman the one eyed German

    love every year of the camaro but my favorite is still the 1969 with the cross ram dual quad 302!

  • woodyfive0
    woodyfive0 2 months ago +1

    I'd have to say the 2015 with the LS7 is the ultimate Z28, if you've never
    driven one, I highly recommend it!

  • Aaryan Jansari
    Aaryan Jansari 2 months ago

    Muscle cars are awesome!

  • MaxxRPM
    MaxxRPM 3 months ago +1

    I want to see a drag race with this car (a low mileage original) against the low mile original 71 BOSS 351 you guys featured back on Feb 8 of this year...………….How about it guys...………...

  • Southern White Boy
    Southern White Boy 3 months ago

    Thanks for the videos. This is a beautiful machine

  • RedXray
    RedXray 3 months ago +1

    Buddy of mine had a 70.5 Z28 with a column shifted T400. Rare and fast Camaro indeed.

  • AxeMastersINC
    AxeMastersINC 4 months ago

    Really? Why the damn SJW crap? FFS. No shit.4:08. Everybody is up to their fucking eyeballs with the none stop never-ending heterophobic none binary SJW safe-space diatribe. Good grief.

  • Daniel Ortiz
    Daniel Ortiz 4 months ago

    Love Hugger orange with black stripes!!! Beautiful example

  • Cababy 12
    Cababy 12 4 months ago

    Funny how all these muscle cars from the 60s and 70s that you thought had legendary performance! But by today's standards most of them would be considered 🐖🐖🐖🐖

  • Serge T
    Serge T 4 months ago

    I sold a 70 1/2 Z28 with 65 thousand miles for a Grand National GNX and still own it with under 5000 klm bcs im in 🇨🇦 it's a part of my retirement plan and with what there selling for today in 24 years im sure I did the right thing
    I would of probably kept the Z28 but it was wrecked by my brother acting stupid in the rain and ditch it i got it and rebuilt it and sold it and every once in a while I see one and call my brother on the phone and tell him he's a dumb ass and hang up lol just to piss him off after 38 years of not letting him live it down

  • Mike Canaris
    Mike Canaris 4 months ago

    Add headers ,tweak the holley... and it will run low 13's.

  • Norris Tammi slide show Mulgrew

    I still like the first generation Camaro's. I still have my 1969 Camaro installing a 454 in it.it's not a Z28 or SS.just a plane Camaro.

  • Brian Cabral
    Brian Cabral 4 months ago

    Wrong color grill, not original someone painted it black along the line like many guys did or stuck an SS Grill in it that the SS had...Chevy never put a black grill on the 70-73 Z/28. They had the grey grille color called Argent.

  • Motersickle Bum
    Motersickle Bum 5 months ago +1

    I HATE brake-torque burnouts!

    MURR DOG 5 months ago

    Even better a 1970 LT-1 vette. Bowtie .resect...Detroit

  • Jeremy  Thompson
    Jeremy Thompson 5 months ago +5

    Although I love the 67-69 Z28's, the 70 1/2 is the best Z28 ever made in my opinion. I love the aggressive styling of the 70 1/2 Z28 and the 1970 version of the Chevy LT1 350 is maybe the baddest small block of the entire muscle car era. And to top it off they are maybe the best handling muscle car ever built along with the 70 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am. I'm a Mopar guy but Ford, GM, and even American Motors were all building some Bad Ass machines back in those days.

    • Aldo
      Aldo 2 months ago

      Jeremy Thompson check this link out to see what the designers thought about the Camaro.


  • William Blakeley
    William Blakeley 5 months ago

    Ugliest car Chevy made looked like a pinto front end

  • bg147
    bg147 5 months ago +1

    Back in the day, my dad worked for GM. He was actually with AC Electronics and they were working on the gyroscopes for the Apollo missions. All of this was very cool to a kid back then. We always had GM cars and when the 70 1/2 Camaro came out, pop bought one but it wasn't the Z28, it was the base car with gold paint, a 307, and baby moon hubcaps.... which my dad said reminded him of Ferrari wheel covers. It still ticks me off. For a few dollars more, we could have had a Z28. Ugh.

  • Jeremy Thompson
    Jeremy Thompson 5 months ago

    tough choice between the 70 1/2 and the first gen z28s. i kinda prefer the styling of the 67-69 and i love the sound of that chevy 302 with the chambered exhaust. but that LT1 350 is maybe the baddest small block of the muscle car era

  • R H
    R H 5 months ago

    Friggin air pumps..👎

  • Gregory Timmons
    Gregory Timmons 6 months ago

    I like 69's best but that LT1 is one power packed small block.

  • nvdirtbiker
    nvdirtbiker 6 months ago +2

    When I look at that Camaro, I see a Vega.

  • Mike Costello
    Mike Costello 6 months ago

    Since on all about the nineties I think in 98 when they came out with the LS1 z.car was my all time favorite

  • Brian Rush
    Brian Rush 6 months ago

    once again someone is tying to pass on the 70 1/2 Z28 BS . NO SUCH THING !!!!!!!

  • Erock
    Erock 6 months ago

    I know it was the70's but muscles cars shouldn't have vinyl roofs in my opinion. They should be reserved for luxury cars

  • MLP-Hot-Rod
    MLP-Hot-Rod 6 months ago

    Kevin! Get the Brothers to watch this video and contact this dude! The cars he's collected are off the charts! A sizable collection of rare golden age american steel! GTO Ram Air 4, 70 GS Stage 1 (maybe 2), Hurst/Olds and so on! Take a look!

  • martin martin
    martin martin 6 months ago

    original paint ...2:53 I didn’t know that at the factory they put matching color gas tank bracket .

    • martin martin
      martin martin 6 months ago

      @RTLL ok tank...s

    • RTLL
      RTLL 6 months ago +1

      Apparently the tank straps were installed and left sort of partially hanging when the bodes were painted. It's odd, but correct and normal according to people who know more about F-bodies than I do.

  • Brian Chappie
    Brian Chappie 6 months ago +1

    You said exactly what I was thinking ... the chrome shifter knob must get hot when it's sunny.

  • Beaver Boi
    Beaver Boi 6 months ago

    t u r b o f I r e

  • Darrell Kidd
    Darrell Kidd 6 months ago

    Really nice car, and a great video; nowadays, they would call a '70 1/2 car a '71 or '72 model :). Never really liked a vinyl top on a sporty car, and can't understand why they thought fake-wood dash and door trim looked good on a hot car like this. Guess people's opinions were different back then; I can't remember what I thought about it at the time.

    • Jez_Stephens AnotherApex
      Jez_Stephens AnotherApex 6 months ago +1

      Darrell Kidd, There could be a chicken and egg loop with the trajectory that Bill Mitchell sent Detroit on. Or not?

  • Moto Gizmo
    Moto Gizmo 6 months ago +1

    This year Camaro is my favorite !

  • David Mc
    David Mc 6 months ago +1

    With different induction and cam along with reworked heads you could attain 400 HP Easy. Myself personally I am a 1969 302 Z28 owner. With exact Penske, Donohue drive train and motor Trans Am racing set-up I'm right at 486 HP running 7500 RPM all day long. That tiny mighty mouse 302 is best small block ever. Just my opinion. Cheers

  • Ga Ro
    Ga Ro 6 months ago

    Nice but the Problem for me is it looks just like a big Chevy Vega. Like this:

  • Jose Osegueda
    Jose Osegueda 6 months ago

    My 1 st Z28 RS camaro was the same hugger orange in fact my user name on the team camaro site is 70rsz28hugger with th400 auto trans 410 gears full documented L.A. car protecto plate buildsheet .the was dream to dream to drive. Had tremendus
    accelaration you put the throttle down with 1st gear an it would shift at amazing 8000 rpm shift unique like th 70 SS chevelle automatic cars . I miss the car so much I bought another one this is 4 speed RS Z28 mulsanne blue an i myself are performing
    frame off on th e Z28 to day . to me it is the best Z28 ever made. Happy motoring........classiccamaroacc.com

  • Ken H
    Ken H 6 months ago

    I love the 70 1/2 Camaros, I had a 70 RS with the L-65 automatic, wish I had it back! Great video 👍

  • Louis Kats
    Louis Kats 6 months ago

    Hi Kevin,
    You definitely hit the nail on the head, the 1970 & half Z28 are the meanest, tuffiest, bad ass Camaro going. They look aggressive, go hard & such a beautiful body with the curved back window.
    Those LT1 350 CI supposedly were one mean screaming engine. All round one nice pony car.
    Prefer an RS with the split bumper
    Enjoying all your videos
    Where is a episode on a full size Impala 427 or 71 Plymouth Fury GT
    Louis in Australia
    Keep them coming

    • Jeremy Thompson
      Jeremy Thompson 3 months ago

      Really tough choice for me between a 69 Z28 or a 70 1/2 Z28. I love that little 302 small block and the styling of the 69. That 302 engine sounded awesome with that chambered exhaust system they had and the 302 made waaay more horsepower than it was rated at. But the LT1 350 in the 70 1/2 Z28 was maybe the meanest small block of the muscle car era and the handling of the second gen Z28 is excellent so I'd probably have to go with the 70 1/2. I'm a Mopar guy but I love classic muscle cars regardless of the manufacturer

  • Rodney Brand
    Rodney Brand 6 months ago +4

    The 69 was the best camaro ever built..
    MADE IN USA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Jack Rabbit
    Jack Rabbit 6 months ago

    This car should have a split front bumper in 1970.

    • Aldo
      Aldo 2 months ago

      Jack, the split bumper was an option "Z22" known as "rally sport" on all Camaro's from 1970.5 -
      1973, it wasn't exclusive to the Z28.
      Also available on the 1st generation Camaro in the same way.
      In 1975 - 1978 it was a paint scheme

  • John Milner
    John Milner 6 months ago

    I don't think Jack, the prev owner drove it that hard.

  • kolbpilot
    kolbpilot 6 months ago

    14.20 @ 100 mph. I like the Camaro, but I like all the brands. I recall reading an article from one of the major magazines testing a '72, 340 Duster that was hovering at the 14.00 mark all day. Always trying for more, they loosened the belts & bumped the timing a bit and got a 13.90 out of it. They were tickled pink.

  • jakespeed63
    jakespeed63 6 months ago

    Super cool...
    But the crowd I ran with, in high school thought my Nova SS was better. Camaro’s were what the jocks drove
    In retrospect wish I would have grabbed one

  • At Zero
    At Zero 6 months ago

    22,000 miles!! Amazing... how could you only drive it 20,000.. Badass..

  • Big Thunder
    Big Thunder 6 months ago

    All the high school kids really had a sweet car in good old days

  • Todd Saeger
    Todd Saeger 6 months ago +1

    The new Camaro is a awesome car. I'll still take the simplicity of this 1970 car anytime.

  • MBailey1977
    MBailey1977 6 months ago

    Rated the Vette 370 hp well because it was the Corvette. Beautiful car, just wish it had the rally package.

  • Z
    Z 6 months ago +1

    headers jets timing 12.9 =1/4mile

  • M F
    M F 6 months ago +2

    I like the 70 1/2 split bumper with the mouse motor or the 69 Z with 302 my favorites.

  • The Fiasco Garage
    The Fiasco Garage 6 months ago

    My friend had a '72 Z/28 that had a bunch of "Day Two" mods done to it. It was repainted by the local body guy (that also had a plethora of Turbo Buicks and Tri-5's at the time) in this crisp 'Metallic Rootbeer' with metal flake silver stripes to keep it close to how it was born. The last I saw that car it was sitting on widened Rallyes and it got offered to me for 6 grand. Still kicking myself for not selling my bikes and keeping that forever. I think they made somewhere around 2,000 of them that year, but this one was the Goldielocks car of 2nd gens for me even though I know what a SD-455 T/A is. Fiddlesticks

  • JonPaul Cottrell
    JonPaul Cottrell 6 months ago

    Thanks for driving it like it was ment to be driven