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Citrus Green 1970 Camaro

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro
Type: Coupe
Year: 1970
Mileage: 150000
VIN: 124870N565425
Color: Green
Engine: 5.7L 350 CID V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Green
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Kirkland, Washington, United States

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Additional Info:

For sale is my 1970 Camaro. This is a two-owner car purchased by me in 2007 from the original owner. Originally a 307/TH350 car sold new inBellingham, Washington. It has a clear Washington State title in my name. It is currently registered and road legal.I spent the better part of 10 years restoring/restomodding the vehicle to show worthy condition. Virtually everything on the car was either replaced, rebuilt, or reconditioned to be as good as new. The car was taken down to the subframe and had every major system gone through completely (engine, transmission, brakes, interior, exterior, wiring, etc). The restoration was finished in 2017 and my spouse and I drove the car nearly 6,000 miles in 3 weeks to attend the Hot Rod Power Tour. The car performed very well and got us across the country and back with little drama (I replaced the carburetor in Wyoming, and that was the only problem we had). The car was built to look and perform well, but is not a trailer queen. It is a driver that looks good enough to take home a trophy. It has never left me stranded and starts right up with a pump of the gas pedal and a turn of the key. I would not hesitate to drive this car across country again tomorrow.
I have a stack of paperwork for the car, including receipts for virtually every single service since the original purchase.I have the original Protect-O-Plate and warranty card, the original owners manual, original broadcast sheet, and the original sale contract showing the trade-in of the owner's 1960 Cadillac toward this vehicle.I also have receipts for most everything I replaced or repaired during the restore. All paperwork will be includedin the sale.
I drove the car with only minor changes for about two years, then started a restoration that snowballed into a 10 year project. The car was completely taken apart, down to the body shell. All traces of rust were either repaired or replaced with new body panels (original GM when available). The car is all steel and rust free. Thesubframe was removed, media blasted, and painted with Eastwood Extreme chassis blackpaint. Other underbody parts got the same treatment (lower control arms, steering linkage, inner fenders, etc). I went through the entire brake system cleaning and reconditioning the calipers, replacing rubber hoses, etc. All of the bushings in the suspension were replaced, many with delrin instead of rubber, for improved performance. The stock rubber subframe to body mounts were replaced with aluminum for increased rigidity.
Upper control arms are tubular units for better geometry and less deflection. Front and rear springs and shocks are from Pro Touring F-Body. The car is lowered about 1.5" and the suspension is really tailored to autocross, but I find it to be pretty comfortable during daily driving. My spouse didn't complain even after 6,000 miles. The power steering box is a replacement unit from a Monte Carlo SS, which has a much quicker ratio than the stock box. The car handles extremely well.Wheels are 17x8 American Racing T70Rs with 245/45R17 Sumitomo tires in front and 17x9 with 275/40R17 in the rear. They look similar to the 1970 rally wheels, but with modern rubber and less weight. They have a lot of tread remaining, as shown in the pictures.
The engine is a 5.7L 350 Chevy. The block itself is a 4-bolt main, high-nickel Mexican casting. It was machined at T&D machine in Kenmore, WA to check for straightness and decked .015". It has a cast crank (polished by T&D) and rods with aluminum pistons. The cam is a Comp Cams 268H that has been nitrided for strength. Heads are AFR 180s that have been painted to give the engine a more stock appearance. The heads use Scorpion roller rockers. Bearings, oil pump, timing chain and gears, lifters, fuel pump, etc. were all replaced when the engine was built. It's topped by an Edelbrock aluminum intake and Edelbrock 1607 carb with electric choke. A Weiand aluminum water pump and multi-core aluminum radiator handle cooling. The radiator is painted to make the engine bay look more stock. Heater and radiator hoses were replaced and are in good shape. The heater core was also replaced with a new copper unit. The distributor is a GM HEI unit with an MSD Street Fire ignition box and plug wires. The engine has been chassis dynod at ~300hp/300+ft/lbs at the rear wheels. This result is as the car sits now, with all accessories, full exhaust, and auto transmission. I estimate approximately 380hp at the crank, based on similar builds. I will provide thedyno sheet with the sale. The transmission is a TH350 that has a Trans-Go shift kit. The transmission itself was serviced by Kirkland Transmission and works well.
The exhaust system starts with a set of coated Hedman headers with extra thick flanges to prevent leaks. The headers connect through ball connectors toa Pypes 2.5" mandrel bent stainless steel dual exhaust with a transverse muffler. This is a great system. It doesn't rust, it sounds great without beingobnoxious, and it hugs the car tightly. The car can drive over even the biggestspeed bumps without dragging any exhaust parts. Headers and collectors both use locking bolts to prevent backing out and exhaust leaks.
The interior was completely gone through. The original headliner was in good shape and was retained. The rest was taken down to the bare shell and redone from scratch. The entire floor was covered withDynamat Extreme sound and heat shield and the carpet was replaced. The front seats received new foam, then all seats got new, original style vinyl upholstery. The front seats are the correct 1-year-only1970seats with separate headrests. The original beltswere long gone, so I replaced the front belts with Morris Classic Concept 3-point belts. This adds a bit of safety and is much more convenient than the separate, non-retractable shoulder belts originally equipped. The rear seat does notcurrently have seat belts, but they can easily be added. The door panels and sail panels are original, while the dash, rear package tray, and other small parts were replaced. Front and rear speakers were replaced (Kenwood in the rear, Sound Ordnance in the front) and are connected to an RCA AM/FM 8-track player that I was able to find new-in-box. The stereo works great and I will include a handful of classic 8-track tapes with the sale of the car. The car has the U14 gauge package, which includesincludes speedometer and tachometer, and water temperature gauges. The original ammeter was replaced with a matching voltmeter and the original clock has been replaced by a matching oil pressure gauge from Gauge Marks. It looks completely stock, but functions far better than original. The steering wheel is a Grant unit that looks original but is slightly smaller to allow taller drivers to fit comfortably.
Bodywork and paint alone took months to complete, and the car is very straight down both sides, with good panel gaps. There are no waves in the doors and even the stock pinch weld waves in the front fenders have been made perfectly straight and smooth. The paint is very thick and deep. The car was originally Citrus Green (Code 43) and has been repaintedin the same color. It did not originally have stripes, but I like the look and added them. They are painted, not stickers, and the stripe work is very good. I kept the stock chrome moldings where possible, but most of the brightwork is new.
In addition to all of the above, the small things that peopledon't think about have already been done. The fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel pump, and sending unit were all replaced. Most of the car's wiring, including the front light harness, engine harness, and rear light harness are all new. All weatherstripping, rubber bumpers, and seals are new. Every light bulb and fuse has been checked or replaced. The windshield and rear window are both new, having been replaced in 2017. The headlights, taillights, brake lights, marker lights, horn, gauges, stereo, wipers, etc. all work. The heater, defroster, fan, and footwell vents all work. The original key-in door buzzer even works.
The car is very nice, but is not perfect. I will do my best to disclose fully the condition of the car so that the new buyer knows exactly what they are getting. The paint is very, very nice but there are two chips that I deem noteworthy. One is near the left taillight and the other is at the front of the driver's door, caused when I opened the door before finishing adjustment. Both of these defects can be repaired, and I will include touch-up paint that matches the car. The paint can also be matched using the original color code. The side windowshave some scratches. These can be removed with a polishing kit, and I started the process but did not complete it. I will include the polishing kit with the purchase of the car. The dome light stopped turning off last year sometime. The problem is most likely due to the headlight switch. I rarely drive the car after dark, so I simply removed the fuse. Finally, there is a small leak of transmission fluid coming from where one line attaches. I think an hour and some teflon tape would likely solve the issue, as it is very minor.
The car came from the factory without air conditioning, but the original owner added an aftermarket system at some point. It worked very well, but I removed it when I restored the car since it's not really needed here in Seattle. I can include the entire system at buyer's request. It includes the pump, condenser, brackets, etc. I will also include several books about SecondGen Camaro restoration and an USB thumb drive with pictures from the entire build process, from the day I bought the car until today. Of course, I will also include all paperwork for the car.
The car is located in Kirkland, WA. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, but I will do my best to work with the shipping company of your choice. I require a $500.00 deposit 24 hours after Auction concludes and deposits are non-refundable. Payment must be cash on collection.

On Jun-06-19 at 10:18:55 PDT, seller added the following information:

Cold start and walkaround video available here:https://youtu.be/P29mAnw9CHI