I have owned a couple of '70 L-78 Camaros. The one I still own is also a Rally Sport and is blue w/black, M-22,12-bolt 4.10 and is all #'s matching. My particular car is one of the very first or perhaps the first?? L-78 '70 Camaro. It was one of the first 5000 cars built at Norwood in 1970. All the ones I have owned and seen have had "L78" stamped on the cowl tag. This would pertain only to the Norwood built cars. They should also all have a 12 bolt rear, F-41 suspension which includes the rear sway bar w/mounts welded to the rear frame rails, and all the other SS goodies. Contrary to popular belief, some of these cars do not have the full gauges as they were optional on the SS cars.
It is believed all 600 were built as 4 speeds, however, someone on this board claimed to own an LA built L-78 w/factory turbo 400, but they have yet to produce any documentation.
I would bet there is a 99.99999999% chance the aluminum heads were added by a previous owner. What are the casting dates of the engine, heads, and the assembly stamp on the front pad?
I run a registry of these cars and would like to get the cowl tag, vin, and option info. You can email me the details if you don't want to post.
These are great cars and very under appreciated.
[This message has been edited by 70 RS/Z-28 (edited 05-24-2001).]