No Reserve: 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport

Finding a driver-quality classic can be challenging, especially one that is rust-free and in excellent mechanical health. That is what the seller offers with this 1970 Camaro RS. Its paint isn’t perfect, but its overall condition would still turn heads wherever it goes. Adding to the attraction for potential buyers, the seller has listed it here on eBay in Groveland, Florida, in a No Reserve auction. Bidding has raced to $26,400, and there’s still time for you to stake your claim on this gem.

Chevrolet introduced its Second Generation Camaro in 1970, with the model soldiering on gamely until 1981. This car is from the first production year, presenting nicely in Autumn Gold. The seller is candid about its imperfections, although the paint retains a healthy and pleasing shine. There are chips and marks, but they believe these would disappear with some paint correction work. The panels are straight, but the Rally Sport’s greatest attribute could be its rust-free status. The Camaro spent its life in Arizona, making its clean panels, floors, and rails no surprise. There is the occasional spot of surface corrosion below deck, but nothing demands immediate attention. The car retains its distinctive split-bumper nose treatment, with the trim and chrome exhibiting no issues or problems. The glass looks spotless, while the wheels are free from stains and physical damage.

The Camaro’s interior is as tidy as its exterior, meaning imperfections are relatively minor. I can spot wear on the driver’s seat outer edge piping, and it looks like there is a cigarette burn on the seat base. Otherwise, there are no glaring flaws or problems. The remaining Black vinyl upholstery is in good order, there are no cracks in the dash, pad, or console, and any carpet fading is insignificant. Someone added an aftermarket stereo, and it appears the installer cut the dash during that process. That would make returning it to its original form challenging, but I believe the buyer will probably leave this area untouched. It isn’t loaded with optional extras, but the factory tachometer and tilt wheel are welcome additions.

The original engine has disappeared, but the seller says the replacement 350ci V8 is period-correct. It has only clocked around 5,000 miles since receiving a rebuild, and its presentation is difficult to fault. It doesn’t flatter to deceive because the seller includes an embedded video in their listing. That small-block sounds as sweet as a nut, with no signs of smoke or odd noises. It sends at least 250hp to the rear wheels via the original four-speed manual transmission, meaning sub-16-second ¼-mile ETs are there for the taking. For those seeking an effortless driving experience, this RS features power assistance for the steering and brakes. It is a turnkey classic that runs and drives perfectly. That makes the possibility that the winning bidder could fly in and drive this beauty home a reality.

First Generation pony cars always attract interest when they hit the market, and this 1970 Camaro Rally Sport is no exception. Lifting its presentation to a higher level would not be difficult or expensive, and the fact that it offers so much helps explain why it has attracted thirty-six bids. I expect the activity to intensify as the end draws near, but it will be fascinating to see if any of our Barn Finds readers are tempted to pursue it further.


  1. Big Bear 🇺🇸

    Nice looking RS it’s a shame the AC is not hooked up. Which choice of engines to put in. I would of went with a LT-1 350/375. That would make a difference in performance. Otherwise good luck to the next owner. 🐻🇺🇸

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  2. Stan

    Cool 😎 Camaro. 4sp is nice and a period correct 350ci, should be north of 300hp. 🙌

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  3. Maggy

    Nice clean car. The 70 is one of my favorite Camaros.Wish she had the Lt1 in her though.These cars look so much better without the trunk spoiler.First thing I’d get rid of imo.

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    • mayhamfx

      That’s the wrong spoiler for a 70, should be the short one piece

      Like 8
  4. Sam

    Best Looking Body Style Camaro Made

    Like 6
  5. Dallas

    Love this Camaro, wouldn’t change a thing about it.

    Like 9
  6. Motorcityman

    Love the stance, he’s done some suspension work, they usually sit lower. Probably handle better lower but I like the look!

    Like 5
  7. ACZ

    Beautiful car in spite of the color.

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  8. Ken

    And sold

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  9. Carbob Member

    I agree with Maggy about the rear spoiler. Nice car especially with the four speed and a healthy 350. And the wheels are perfect period additions. Had the same on my 70 way back when. And best of all: NO RUST! I can get used to the color. GLWTS.

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  10. JoeNYWF64

    Are those later model interior lower door panels?
    Odd the redline starts at 5000 rpm on this camaro v8,
    but starts at about 5700 rpm for a ’74 pontiac 400 with cast rods …

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  11. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $27,611.

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  12. Robert West

    Don’t see many 4 speed Camaros very often. For a car that was meant to come from the factory with a manual transmission, actually finding one is pretty difficult.

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