Chevrolet Camaro (1969)

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Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet was introduced in North America by the Motor Division of General at the start of the 1967 model as competition for the Ford Mustang.

advertising would first be on AM top-40 stations of the day – which appealed to young Although it was technically a compact car (by the of the time), the Camaro, like the class of Mustang competitors, was known as a pony car. It may be classified as an intermediate touring a sports car, or a muscle

The car shared the same platform and components with the Pontiac also introduced in 1967. of both cars ceased in with only the Camaro back into production in

Though the car’s name was with no meaning, GM researchers found the word in a French as a slang term for friend or In some automotive periodicals official release, it was code-named Historical examples exist of product managers being by the automotive press what is a with the tongue-in-cheek answer a small, vicious animal eats Mustangs, a sideways to the competing Ford Mustang.

The Camaro was the flagship for Chevrolet, and was for years one of its most popular If its frequent inclusion in automotive magazines is any indication, the Chevy is one of the most popular cars for in automotive history.

The 1969 carried over the previous drivetrain and major mechanical but all-new sheetmetal, except the and trunklid, gave a car a substantially look. The grille was redesigned a heavy V cant and deeply headlights. New door skins, quarter panels, and rear panel also gave the car a lower, wider, more look. This styling serve for the 1969 model only.

Collectors often debate the of smooth, rounded lines of and 1968 model versus the creased and sportier looks of the

Chevrolet Camaro

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

The treat for the 1969 model however, was the vast array of new options. A GM corporate edict Chevrolet from installing larger than 400 in³ L) in the Camaro. Chevrolet also that there was a market for Camaros armed with the L72 427 in³ (7.0 L) engine, as by the success of dealerships like Chevrolet, Nickey Chevrolet, and Chevrolet, who installed their

So, Chevrolet quietly offered two Office Production Orders options, numbers 9560 and for the 1969 model year. The 9561 option brought the L72 big-block engine, making an 425 hp (317 kW) gross. Don Yenko several hundred of these along with a variety of high performance options, to the now-legendary Yenko Camaro.

Chevrolet produced just L72-equipped Camaros.

Even was the COPO 9560. This installed an all-aluminum 427 in³ L) big-block called the ZL-1. 69 ZL-1 Camaros were probably because the engine cost over US$4,000 twice that of a base with a V8.

Though rated at 430 hp (321 kW) the ZL-1 made closer to 550 hp kW), making it both the and rarest of all Camaros.

The 1969 year was exceptionally long, into December 1969, due to problems with the completely second generation model. of the late production cars titled as 1970 models, and are GM press photos showing sporting 1970 license this is also the source of the 1/2 moniker sometimes applied to the generation 1970 model cars. Equipped with the weight split bumper in the (i.e. no bumper across the grille opening) and with all the and enhancements up to that point, 1970 1/2 model year are generally regarded as the most of the early Camaros, since the of those immediately following was to be by the addition of heavy federally bumpers as well as the power-reducing emissions control systems of the

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