Fastback Friday Long Shots: The 2nd Gen Camaro Edition

So, the other day as this olelongrooffan was heading over to shlep some trailers to some guys who couldn’t live without one, this Camaro was spotted in a local tranny….get your minds out of the gutter, transmission repair facility. I had seen it there the day before so I would suspect some parts acquisition challenges were present for this 40 plus year old car. My elcheapoebayacquired camera was much more well behaved for the subsequent images though. But my fellow Hoons will need to make the jump to see them.

If my limited understanding of the new “2nd Generation” release of the Camaro is correct, this model was released in mid 1970 and was dubbed, no not that dubbed, but given the moniker of a 1970 and a half model year designation.   Just wondering if your local AAMCO has a scenic lake adjacent to its parking lot?

To this olelongrooffan, this is my favorite body style of the Camaro.  Although they are a little more bloated after the relatively smallish size of the 1st gen and you couldn’t get as a ragtop, I just like them alot.  It could be that these are the ones the cool kids in high school had or maybe the fact that in the early 80’s a really hot chick who put me in the friend corner had a black ’81 or ’82 Berlinetta one of these.  Yeah, she and her sister were, and still are, hottie’s and the seats in that plush velure(sp) interior were filled with burn holes from the 420 we all enjoyed back in the day.  Ahhh, Memories.  When my younger fellow Hoons have had as many birthdays as this olelongrooffan, you will understand what I am talking ’bout.

The interior of this fastback was really clean and I’m pretty sure period correct.  I’m not 100% certain about that steering wheel but it sure looks good.

The only thing out of place was the late model tunes producing gadget in place of what probably was an original 8 track tape player/AM-FM radio.  And that double gated transmission shift lever negated the need for that third pedal in the driver’s footwell.  It’s okay, this olelongrooffan wouldn’t mind having a boulevard cruiser like this with an automatic.

Even the blacked out wheels, matching the stripes running down the surface of this machine, appear to be stock looking.  All around a nice ride.

And those aftermarket traction bars on the rear axle are pretty cool.

All in all, I’d Hoon it. And this olelongrooffan bets that everyone of my fellow Hoons would also.

By the way, for my Waldo searching fellow Hoons, that is thejeepjunkie’s white Ranger in the third photo this olelongrooffan was Hooning that day.

Image Copyright Hooniverse 2012/longrooffan

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