Unlike the '7011/42 Camaro Z28 and SS options, which guaranteed a four-barrel 350 at the very least, the RS (Rally Sport) option (Z22) was more about looks. This unmolested relic packs a tame 200-horse 307 and-get this-a column-shifted TH350 and nonconsole bucket-seat interior. With its integral-shift quadrant indicator located between the speedometer and fuel gauge, that's one rare instrument panel! Adding $168.55 to the base price of a V-8 Camaro, the RS option's most striking feature is the cool split-bumper grille setup. Of the 117,604 Camaros sold during the 1970 model year, 27,136 were RS equipped. Unlike the '7011/42 Camaro Z28 and SS options, which guaranteed a four-barrel 350 at the v Early F-bodies are super hot these days, especially factory-performance models and four-speed sticks. But with so many re-creations, tributes, and clones on the scene, unmolested originals are becoming hard to find. Dig on these forgotten relics we spotted in New England recently. OK, they're hardly unmolested and they're riddled with cancer, but their time-capsule status makes them a shocking sight that's music to the eyes of junkyard crawlers like us. Groovy Factoids*Early '70 Camaro sales literature lists the optional 450hp LS6 454, but the super Rat was cancelled after erroneous brochures were distributed. The LS6 was only installed in Chevelles and Corvettes in 1970. *The 1.92-inch intake valves of the '66 Pontiac OHC 230 six were the same diameter as the 389 V-8, but with 38 cubes per cylinder versus the V-8's 48 cubes, the OHC had exceptional breathing for its displacement. We flipped at the sight of the Hurst four-speed stick poking through the floor of this '68 Firebird. The wacky part is this isn't a Firebird 400 or even a 350 V-8 car. Nope, it's a 175hp OHC six-cylinder car with the basic one-barrel carb-not even the four-barrel Sprint mill. In 1968, the innovative OHC six-popper grew from 230 to 250 cubes. The four-speed was a $185 option with the base six, the same money as a TH350 but oh so much cooler. We flipped at the sight of the Hurst four-speed stick poking through the floor of this '68 There's something magical about faded, original, factory-performance graphics-like the zooty '73 vintage Z28 stripes on this Camaro's trunk. It is often forgotten that when the Gen II Z28 arrived in 197011/42, the standard decklid spoiler was a short, one-piece affair that was also optional on non-Z Camaros as RPO D80. The taller, 3-inch spoiler shown here became available in late April (1970) as COPO 9796 and soon replaced the low spoiler for obvious reasons. While the white Z28 trunk lid is cool, don't ignore the red hulk it's bolted to. That was a factory four-speed car. Dig the dual pipes and high-profile spoiler end-cap locating holes in the quarter-panels. It was probably a Z28. There's something magical about faded, original, factory-performance graphics-like the zoo The chrome hoop bumper is still looking pretty good on this '68 factory four-speed V-8 Firebird. Unlike Fords and Mopars, GM body number and VIN tags don't offer much specific information about engine specs. It drives us nuts. Still, the Bird's VIN reads 223378U169810. The number 1 in the eighth position tells us this is an eight-cylinder car for sure. A number 6 would indicate a six-popper. Was this a Ram Air 400 car? Only the long-gone paper trail holds the truth. The chrome hoop bumper is still looking pretty good on this '68 factory four-speed V-8 Fir Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!