In 1969 Chevrolet had run into some production difficulties with the newly designed “2nd Generation” Camaro. Tooling issues forced Chevrolet to extend production of the 1969 Camaro until late December 1969. This was a very untypical situation and meant that Chevrolet would lose half of their production-run that year for the 1970 Camaro. It would be late February 1970 when the newly designed 1970 Camaro with its longer body and lower profile was finally available to the public. With such a late introduction, many call the car a “1970 ½” Camaro because of its introduction halfway through the production year. Chevrolet does not and never has acknowledged the “1/2” for the Camaro that year. All Camaros built in 1970 are simply 1970 Camaros.
Facts: The 2nd Generation 1970 Camaro was 2 inches longer than the First Generation 1967-1969 Camaros. The car sat 1.1 inches lower, was 0.4 inches wider and the length of the doors grew by 8 inches in comparison to the First Generation. 1970 Camaro is the only version of all 2nd Generation Camaros (1970-1981) that came with low-back bucket seats. Interior options consisted of an all vinyl standard interior or the custom deluxe all vinyl or cloth/vinyl interior. Chevrolet produced 124,901 units that year and the car was available with 3 different option packages, the Rallye Sport, Super Sport and Z-28.