1970 El Camino Parts and Restoration Information

1970 El Camino Specifications

1970 El Camino

The 1970 El Camino received a major front end restyling. The headlamps were located in body-colored extensions outside of the grille. Unlike its Chevelle counterpart, the 1970 Chevelle El Camino featured round parking lamps in the front bumper instead of square. The front turn signals were moved to the very bottoms of these one year only fenders. The rest of the car remained virtually the same as that of previous years.

The 1970 El Camino trim was available in four levels including the base model El Camino, the El Camino Custom, the El Camino SS396, and the El Camino SS454. All ’70 El Camino base models featured a new dash with a sweep style speedometer. The exterior was very stripped down and included a Chevrolet script emblem on the upper left grille section, El Camino emblems and engine callout emblems on the rear of the front fenders, bright tailgate latch, and a Chevrolet emblem on the tailgate.

The 1970 El Camino Custom featured lower body side moldings, bright wheel opening moldings, silver anodized lower body finish, bed moldings, and a wide rear tailgate molding. Both SuperSport models featured a black grille, special domed hood with pins or a cowl inducted hoods, specially styled wheels, heavy-duty suspension, power disc brakes, and SS badges throughout.

The buyer could have ordered a number of different El Camino exterior colors including Classic White (White), Cortez Silver (Silver), Shadow Gray (Gray), Tuxedo Black (Black), Astro Blue (Medium Blue), Fathom Blue (Dark Blue), Misty Turquoise (Turquoise), Green Mist (Medium Green), Forest Green (Dark Green), Gobi Beige (Yellow), Champagne Gold (Medium Gold), Autumn Gold (Dark Gold), Desert Sand (Saddle), Cranberry Red (Red), and Black Cherry (Maroon). Vinyl tops were available in White, Black, Dark Blue, Dark Gold, and Dark Green.

To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for. Base power was produced by a six-cylinder engine. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for a V8.

About 48,000 1970 Chevrolet El Caminos were produced.

1970 El Camino OEM Brochures

1970 El Camino Information


1970 El Camino Model Options

Body Styles

  • 2 Door Pickup


El Camino Trim Options

  • Base model El Camino
  • El Camino Custom
  • El Camino SS396
  • El Camino SS454


1970 Chevrolet El Camino Exterior Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 116 inches
  • Length: 206.8 inches
  • Width: 75.4 inches
  • Height: 54.4 inches


1970 El Camino Engine Options

  • 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinders (base)
  • 307 cubic inch 200 horsepower V8 (base)
  • 350 cubic inch 250 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 350 cubic inch 300 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 396 cubic inch 325 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 396 cubic inch 350 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 396 cubic inch 375 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 454 cubic inch 360 horsepower (optional)
  • 454 cubic inch 450 horsepower (optional)

 

1970 El Camino Factory Options:

1970 El Camino Optional Equipment (RPO Codes) 

RPO CodeEquipmentQuantity1970 Price (USD)Today's Price (USD)*estimated*
AK1Seat Belts & Front Shoulder Harness - Deluxe78,206------
---(coupe w/ bucket, 5 seat & 2 shoulder)---$12.15 $80.59
---(coupe or sedan w/ bench, 6 seat & 2 shoulder)---$13.70 $90.87
---(coupe or sedan w/ bench, 6 seat & 2 shoulder) (13680)---$9.15 $60.69
AQ2Electric Seat Back Lock Release663$23.70 $157.19
AS4Rear Seat Shoulder Harness - Deluxe273$26.35 $174.77
AU3Electric Door Locks (coupe & convertible) (sedan)5,482$44.80 $297.14
---Electric Door Locks (sedan)---$68.50 $454.34
A01Tinted Glass - All Windows416,493$36.90 $244.74
---Tinted Glass - All Windows (13680)---$37.70 $250.05
---Tinted Glass - All Windows (13857)---$42.15 $279.57
A02Tinted Glass - Windshield10,994$24.25 $160.84
A31Windows - Electric Control20,792$105.35 $698.75
---Windows - Electric Control (13680)---$64.60 $428.47
A33Tail Gate Window - Electric17,621$34.80 $230.82
A39Custom Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear754------
---(convertible w/ bench, 6 seat)$10.55 $69.97
---(convertible w/ bucket, 5 seat)$9.00 $59.69
A41Front Seat Electric Control - 4 Way637$73.75 $489.16
A46Front Seat Electric Control - 4 Way Bucket546$73.75 $489.16
A51Strato-Bucket seats99,138$121.15 $803.54
---Strato-Bucket seats (13680)---$121.15 $803.54
A85Deluxe Shoulder Harness122$26.35 $174.77
A90Rear Compartment Lid Release - Electric Control987$14.75 $97.83
B372 front & 2 rear color-keyed floor mats140,880$11.60 $76.94
---2 front & 2 rear color-keyed floor mats (13680)---$6.50 $43.11
B85Belt Reveal Molding906N.AN.A
B90Door Window Frame Molding (4-door sedan)5,203$26.35 $174.77
B93Door Edge Guards197,408$4.25 $28.19
---Door Edge Guards (13680)---$4.35 $28.85
---Door Edge Guards (13639)---$7.40 $49.08
CD2Windshield Washer Fluid Level40,630N.AN.A
CD3Electro Tip Windshield Wiper331$19.00 $126.02
C06Electric Control Folding Top6,626$52.70 $349.54
C08Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover287,052$94.80 $628.77
---Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover (13680)---$64.60 $428.47
---Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover (13857)---$126.40 $838.36
C50Rear Window Defroster39,953$26.35 $174.77
C51Rear Window Deflector7,713N.AN.A
C60Air Conditioning - Four Season (Includes 61-amp generator & HD radiator)303,326$376.00 $2,493.87
---Air Conditioning - Four Season (13680)---$384.15 $2,547.92
D33Outside Mirror - Remote Control68,830$10.55 $69.97
D34Vanity Visor Mirror37,287$3.20 $21.22
---Vanity Visor Mirror (13680)---$3.25 $21.56
D55Front compartment console90,436$53.75 $356.50
D88Sport Stripes - Sport Coupe/Convertible39,539$68.50 $454.34
---Sport Stripes - Sport Coupe/Convertible (13680)---$43.05 $285.53
F40Special Front and Rear Suspension17,255$16.90 $112.09
---Special Front and Rear Suspension (13680)---$17.25 $114.41
F41Special Performance Front and Rear Suspension56,051$29.50 $195.66
G67Rear Shock Absorber Level Control3,929N.AN.A
G80Rear Axle - Positraction64,169$42.15 $279.57
---Rear Axle - Positraction (13680)---$43.05 $285.53
JL2Front Disc Brakes139,856$64.25 $426.15
---Front Disc Brakes (13680)---$65.65 $435.43
J50Vacuum Power Brake Equipment180,113$42.15 $279.57
---Vacuum Power Brake Equipment (13680)---$43.05 $285.53
K05Engine Block Heater6,068$10.55 $69.97
K85A/C Generator - 63 amp (N.A with LS6)2,447------
---(without air conditioning)---$26.35 $174.77
---(with air conditioning)---$5.30 $35.15
LF6Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor - 265 HP16,595$50.00 $331.63
---Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor - 265 HP (13857)---$63.20 $419.18
LS3Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 4-bbl carburetor - 330 HP9,338$162.50 $1,077.80
LS6Engine - V8, 454 Cu. In. Special Hi Performance - 450 HO4,475$263.30 $1,746.37
L48Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In. - 300 HP85,212$68.50 $454.34
---Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In. - 300 HP (13680)---$69.95 $463.95
L65Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor - 250 HP112,686$21.10 $139.95
---Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor - 250 HP (13857)---$47.40 $314.39
L78Engine - V8, 396 Cu. In. Special Hi. Perf. - 375 HP2,144$210.65 $1,397.16
L89Aluminum Cylinder Heads18$394.95 $2,420.58
M204-Speed Transmission28,131$184.80 $1,225.71
M214-Speed Transmission - Close Ratio11,830$184.80 $1,225.71
M224-Speed Transmission - Heavy Duty5,410$221.80 $1,471.12
M35Powerglide Transmission (L6)106,849$163.70 $1,085.76
---Powerglide Transmission (V8)---$174.25 $1,155.74
M383-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (L6)368,871$190.10 $1,260.86
---3-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (V8)---$200.65 $1,330.84
---3-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (13680)---$205.20 $1,361.02
---3-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (13857)---$221.80 $1,471.12
M403-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH400 (LS3, L34, LS6, & LS6)43,748$221.80 (LS6 $290.40)$1,471.12 (LS6 $1,926.12)
NA9Evaporative Emission Control66,214$36.90 $244.74
---Evaporative Emission Control (13680)---$37.70 $250.05
NK1Steering Wheel - Cushioned rim3,078$34.80 $230.82
N10Dual Exhaust Equipment (250-hp & 300-hp)22,395$30.55 $202.63
N33Steering Wheel - Tilt Type37,760$45.30 $300.46
---Steering Wheel - Tilt Type (13680)---$46.30 $307.09
N40Power Steering508,181$105.35 $698.75
---Power Steering (13680)---$102.25 $678.19
---Power Steering (13236)---$100.10 $663.93
PA3Special Wheel Trim Cover56,588N.AN.A
PK2G78-14-B White Stripe19,608$30.20 $200.31
PL3E78-14-B White Stripe9,234$26.05 $172.78
PL4F70-14-B White Letter64,758$62.45 $414.21
PM6G78-14-D White Stripe4,763N.AN.A
PU8G78-15-B White Stripe114,422$30.20 $200.31
PX6F78-14-B White Stripe248,753$28.10 $186.38
---F78-14-B White Stripe (13680)---$28.55 $189.36
PY4F70-14-B White Stripe15,341$50.50 $334.95
---F70-14-B White Stripe (13680)---$51.40 $340.92
PY5F70-14-B Red Stripe8N.AN.A
PY7G70-14-B Red Stripe2N.AN.A
P01Wheel Trim Cover215,176$21.10 $139.95
---Wheel Trim Cover (13680)---$21.55 $142.93
P02Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover3,358$79.00 $523.98
P06Wheel Trim Ring3,633$21.10 $139.95
P90G70-15-B White Stripe26,814$46.95 $139.95
P91G70-14-B Red Stripe194N.AN.A
T58Rear Wheel Opening Skirt31,442N.AN.A
T60Heavy Duty Battery46,890$15.80 $104.80
UM1AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player27,295$194.85 $1,292.37
UM2AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player4,532$372.85 $2,472.98
U14Instrument Panel Gauges37,378$84.30 $559.13
---Instrument Panel Gauges (13680)---$86.10 $571.07
U35Electric Clock59,308$15.80 $104.80
---Electric Clock (13680)---$16.15 $107.12
U46Lamp Monitoring5,755$26.35 $174.77
U63Radio - Push Button487,820$61.10 $405.25
---Radio - Push Button (13680)---$62.45 $414.21
U69Radio - AM/FM Push Button31,426$133.80 $887.45
U76Windshield Antenna580,635N.AN.A
U79AM/FM Stereo Equipment7,925$239.10 $1,585.86
U80Auxiliary Rear Speaker113,627$13.20 $87.55
V01Heavy Duty Radiator (Included with air conditioning or performance axle & LS6)7,347$14.25 $94.51
V31Front Bumper Guard48,448$15.80 $104.80
---Front Bumper Guard (13680)---$16.15 $107.12
V32Rear Bumper Guard36,595$15.80 $104.80
V55Roof Luggage Carrier13,044$52.70 $349.54
YD1Axle For Trailering1,019$10.55 $69.97
ZJ7Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring90,017$35.85 $237.78
---Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring (13857)---$31.60 $209.59
---Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring (13680)---$36.60 $242.75
ZJ9Auxiliary Lighting Group40,945------
---Auxiliary Lighting Group (Malibu convertible)---$15.80 $104.80
---Auxiliary Lighting Group (Malibu sedan & sport coupe)---$20.05 $132.98
---Auxiliary Lighting Group (Chevelle sedan & sport coupe)---$22.65 $150.23
---Auxiliary Lighting Group (13637)---$25.30 $167.81
ZL2Special Ducted Hood Air System28,888$147.45 $977.98
ZP5Appearance GroupN.A------
ZQ2Operating Convenience GroupN.AN.AN.A
---* All except Spt Cpe and Convert---$52.70 $349.54
---* Spt Cpe without Instrument Panel Gauges---$52.70 $349.54
---* Spt Cpe with Instrument Panel Gauges---$36.90 $244.74
---* Convert without Instrument Panel Gauges---$63.25 $419.51
---* Convert with Instrument Panel Gauges---$47.45 $314.72
ZQ9Rear Axle - Performance Ratio3,348$10.55 $69.97
---(LS6 - includes HD radiator)---$25.30 $167.81
Z15SS 4548,773$503.45 $3,339.20
Z20Monte Carlo SS3,823$420.25 $2,787.36
Z25Super Sport53,599$445.55 $2,955.17
---Super Sport (12680)---$455.15 $3,018.84

1970 El Camino Exterior Colors

Color Sample

Paint CodeExterior Color

930Classic White

931Cortez Silver

932Shadow Gray

933Tuxedo Black

935Astro Blue

937Fathom Blue

938Misty Turquoise

941Green Mist

942Forest Green

943Gobi Beige

946Champagne Gold


947Autumn Gold

949Desert Sand

952Cranberry Red

953Black Cherry

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