1970 Camaro SS 396 For Sale

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  1. jet757f

    jet757f New Member

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    Beautiful car. The seats do look nice and comfortable. Little high in price for me. The market has not been kind.
     
  2. Big Red One

    Big Red One Member

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    Thanks for commenting!
    That's where the O.B.O comes into
    play. I'm a little flexible 35,000 is just a number to start.
    Just making an effort to drum up business so to speak.
     
  3. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    The numbers on the Van Nuys cowl tag do not identify any options. They are only build sequence numbers. Get the code off the 12 bolt axle. That will help identify what car it originally came from. Also, if the TH400 is original, the numbers on it would be very useful in IDing the car.
     
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    Its a Van Nuys car, the Trim tag will NOT tell you if its an L78/L34 SS or not. The SS in 1970 forced F41 suspension so a big indicator that's its not an SS, is a lack of a rear sway bar. Like you have shown with the seats, anything that you can "bolt" to a car can easily be swapped out. Just because it has a 12 bolt isn't a definitive indicator. Many people swapped these out too. With Van Nuys cars...its all about documentation. A Norwood car would tell you if it was a SS.
     
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    As stated earlier, it's tough to prove a 1970 SS Van Nuys car without documentation. The 12 bolt could be original, so you really need to find those codes. I believe they are on the RH side of the differential about 6" to 8" away IIRC and on the top of the axle tube. Clean that area off and use a mirror. Just be sure to transpose correctly, lol. Then go here for decoding.

    http://nastyz28.com/camaro/camaro70.html

    This is a very nice car, so that's where your value is. Without the original motor and possibly the original tranny (didn't the SS get the TH350?), the real value of an SS is long gone. The best you can hope for is an SS in name only. However, if you could prove that it's an SS, it may help if there's a buyer that has a 396/402 to drop in there. Putting in a TH350, if that's what the car originally had, wouldn't be a problem.

    As far as the rear sway bar, the brackets should be welded on if this car had one. As far as the journalist doing due diligence on your car, who knows? I see journalists screw up articles on 2nd gens all the time. I just saw an article that had a list of cars that will supposedly be going down in value in the near future. One of them was a 1975 Z28. The problem? No Z28 in 75. That to me just killed any credibility that list would have had.

    GLWS. Just be patient and the right buyer will come along.
     
  6. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    The TT code is an interesting coincidence but it is just a coincidence. Like you said in trying to find and option 91, there isn't any and the rest of the numbers are just a sequence code.

    More on LA cars tags can be read here:

    http://nastyz28.com/2gcog/stegmiller/cowl_tags.htm
     
  7. Big Red One

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    Thanks again for the great info!
    I came on this website to accomplish a number of things that other websites didn't seem to be accomplishing:
    1. More possible exposure to potential buyers.
    2. More information regarding what I thought I might have.
    3. Info on how to possibly verify the info that arises.
    I greatly appreciate what has become of my, and all of your efforts, but I didn't try to represent anything untrue. Never mentioned being a Big Block from the factory,
    only that the car had a Big Block in
    it now and a Big Block,(396 LS-3 CLB) in it when I bought the car.
    In the future I'll be able to use the info you all have given me to help
    serious offers (buyers) with their decision. Thanks Again
     
  8. Big Red One

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    What is TT code?
     
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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Trim Tag codes..numbers etc.

    The Trim Tag is AKA as the Cowl Tag.
     
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    Not much on abbreviation, Duh
     

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