All new for 1970, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 got a slow start due to a late introduction. To Chevy fans it was well worth the wait. Wrapped in a sleek and racy package with a more European flair, Z/28s now looked more sophisticated than in the past.
Thanks to the new SCCA rule allowing base motors to be reduced, the street version's displacement grew along with increased power and performance. The new slippery body along with hundreds of man-hours in aerodynamic testing and development meant the Z/28 would have a leg up in Trans-Am.
At the end of the 1969 Trans-Am season Rodger Penske announced that he would be switching from the Chevrolet Camaro to the AMC Javelin for the 1970 championship.
Chevy turned to long time partner, Jim Hall's Chaparral Cars of Midland, TX, to take over the factory entry for the Camaro. Chaparral had been the key in Chevrolet's Can-Am or Group 7 operations for years, creating some of the most innovative racecars ever seen.Hall built three new chassis for the 1970 season for himself and Ed Leslie. Vic Elford. Joe Leonard would also drive for the team that season. #1 is one of the three team cars built, and the only one known to still exist.
The team was very competitive finishing in the top ten every race and taking one victory at Watkins Glenn with Vic Elford at the wheel. Jim Hall finished sixth in the final championship standings.
There are no setups for this car.
This car has been used in 3 sessions.