Over on lateral-g.net we found a really cool looking 1970 RS Camaro belonging to Randy Johnson. Already a sweet machine when Randy bought it in 1997, it was immediately featured in Car Craft Magazine. After blowing the big block Chevy one-too-many times, he traded for a ’99 Hugger Orange Camaro SS.
As time went on Randy’s curiosity got the best of him as to what happened to the ’70 after the trade. After a bit of searching, he ending up finding it on eBay with only 1,600 additional miles added.
One of the first steps was to get the Camaro into the paint booth for a fresh Hugger Orange paint. Then came the powerplant; the big block engine was upgraded to an LQ4 iron block that was stroked out to a 403cui.
This was done using custom crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons. Next, the stock L92 heads were ported. To feed this stout engine, they added a top-mount blower that produces 594 horsepower at the wheels at just over 6,100rpm. The drivetrain was also upgraded to withstand the abuse with an upgraded 6-speed and a twin disc clutch.
After the car got a set of custom 18” wheels and a custom interior, it was ready to hit the road and burn some rubber. This is one nice looking second generation Camaro that was brought back to life and put back in the right hands.