Video: All-Original 1970 Camaro Z/28-RS Found Rusting In Japan

As if there aren’t enough neglected rare muscle cars here in the U.S., now folks are starting to find them spread all over other parts of the world as well. The YouTube channel “Wasabicars” is run by a gentleman named Daniel who goes around Japan taking videos of the awesome cars he spots along the way.

In this episode, Daniel revisits a 1970-1/2 Camaro Z/28 that appears to be very original and correct. The car is even supposed to still have its numbers matching original 370 horsepower LT-1 350 small block. If being a real Z/28 doesn’t make this car rare enough, it also has the sought-after RS package instantly recognizable by the split-front bumper. The rear differential and gears might have been changed, and if they were they could be the only non-OEM equipment on the car.

As cool as the thought of an original 2nd Gen Z/28 is, we have to be brutally honest. This thing is r-o-u-g-h. The rear quarter panels are essentially Swiss cheese, and there is not one body panel on the car that isn’t eaten up with serious rust scale. It’s fixable, but only with the right skills and plenty of funding.  

But that leads us to the big question – Is it for sale? This seems to be one of those cases where anything is for sale at the right price, but the owner would only be interested if it was a “ridiculous” amount of cash. So, yet another piece of the American Muscle car heritage is left to be claimed by the elements. Bringing this beast back to its former glory would definitely be a monumental task. But as far as cars worth saving go, this one would be very near the top of our list. How about you?

About the author

Clifton Klaverweiden

Clifton has been a car fanatic since his late teens, when he started the restoration of his '67 Camaro. He considers himself a student of automotive science and technology, and particularly loves all things LSX. And, although he has an appreciation for everything, from imports to exotics, his true passion will always be for GM musclecars.
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