1970 Chevrolet El Camino

1970 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO GETS A NEW SKIN
The 1970 Chevelle and so the El Camino got a complete reskin, taking on a chunkier, more muscular, more squared up look. Up front there were quad headlights molded into a smooth front facia, framing a squarish formal grille with a horizontal bar splitting it, and either an SS emblem or Chevy Bow Tie on non-SSs. The sides were clean and not overly sculpted, with no more trim than was necessary. The squarish tail lights wrapped around the back corners, with a chrome-trimmed black trim panel running between them. The interiors were also complete restyled.
1970 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS ENGINE LINEUP
A wide range of non-performance engines were available in non-SS El Caminos including two 6-cylinders (230 and 250ci), the 307 and 350 small block V8s in several flavors, then the big blocks. All SSs were big blocks, and became either an SS396 or SS454 based on which size you chose. The 396 had actually been pushed up to 402 cubic inches, but continued to be called a 396, perhaps for its marketing value (the 396 was already well known and had a nice ring to it), or was a bow to GMs archaic policy of limited midsized cars to no more than 400 cubes. Of course, the availability of the new 454 rendered that a moot point. Available in 2 forms, the LS5 was rated at 375hp, but the real star was the LS6 which was conservatively rated at 450hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, was a pure monster on the street or the strip. With it, the El Camino SS454 was good for a low-13 second quarter mile run.

1970 Chevrolet El Camino PRODUCTION NUMBERS

Total 1970 Chevrolet El Camino production

Standard El Camino 6-cylinder

Standard El Camino V8

Custom El Camino 6-cylinder

Custom El Camino V8

El Camino SS396 & SS454

47,707

  1,303

  5,137

     539

40,728

*

* NOTE: For 1969 through 1972 Chevrolet El Caminos, the El Camino SS (both SS396 & SS454) were option packages added to the El Camino Custom V8 model.


1970 Chevrolet El Camino SPECIFICATIONS

Body Style

Model # / Style #

Model

    Production

    Price when new

Model

    Productions

    Price when new

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Track, front

Track, rear

Tire size

Weight

Fuel capacity

SS ENGINE OPTIONS

CRN, CRT-code (LS5)

CRQ-code (LS5)

CRR, CRS-code (LS6)

CRV-code (LS6)

CTW-code

CTX-code

CTY-code

CTZ-code

2-door Pickup

Series 36 / 37

SS396

all SS396 = 49,826

$3,439

SS454

all SS454 = 3,773

$3,497

116.0 in / 2946 mm

206.8 in / 5253 mm

75.4 / 1915 mm in

59.3 in / 1506 mm

59.2 in / 1504 mm

F70-14

3,501 lbs / 1588 kg

19 US gal / 72 L


454ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl, 4-speed

454ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl, TH400 auto

454ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl, TH400 auto

454ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl, 4-speed

396ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl, TH400 auto

396ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl, 4-speed

396ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl, TH400 auto

396ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl, 4-sp, HD clutch


















360 hp / 500 lb/ft

360 hp / 500 lb/ft

450 hp / 500 lb/ft

450 hp / 500 lb/ft

350 hp / 415 lb/ft

350 hp / 415 lb/ft

375 hp / 415 lb/ft

350 hp / 415 lb/ft


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