Despite ominous predictions of the collapse of the pony car market, and development delays, the new Camaro was released with much fanfare and much success late in the 1970 model year. Most of the credit went to the new styling, which was European-inspired (some would say “Ferrari inspired“) and would prove so popular that it would last until 1982. Still based on the Nova, the new Camaro was two inches longer and had five inch longer doors, and was now available only as a coupe (no convertible).
It featured a new A-arm front suspension and better noise insultation. Under the hood, the proposed new 454 blocks never made it and the Camaro SS continued with the 350 and 396 engines. After January 1970, however, the 396 engines no longer displaced 396 cubic inches. Chevrolet actually enlarged them to 402 cubic inches but the executives decided to name it the 396 to take advantage of the name recognition and avoid any attention from insurance carriers.
The Rally Sport, Super Sport, and Z28 packages were still available. The Super Sport option included a special black grill, hidden wipers, power brakes, engine trim, white-letter tires, chrome dual exhausts, and the SS396 also came with black-painted trunk panels and a special suspension.
Early 70′ Stunning American Muscle car from Chevrolet. This 1970 Chevrolet Camaro “SS” Coupe is equipped with a 396 cubic inch Turbo Jet V8, 375 HP, with a 4-Speed transmission, and a 12-Bolt Positraction rear end. The exterior is finished in Hugger Orange with white stripes and Dark Gray Rally Wheels. The interior is finished in black vinyl. Options include Pwr. Steering, Pwr. Brakes, Remote Driver Mirror, and small rear spoiler. This is a great looking Camaro, extremely solid throughout, runs and drives like a real American Muscle Car.