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1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

Comments: Inspired by the success of the Mustang, Chevrolet launched its own car, the Camaro. Chevrolet that the Camaro was named the French word for comrade, some linguists argued it was actually Spanish for a type of Not exactly an awe aspiring name for a new car.

Luckily, the Camaro had the to back up its case. The Camaro was on the upcomming 1968 Chevy platform, and featured a unibody from the windshield and firewall with a separate steel subframe for everything up front. The was available from the start in coupe and covertible body and could be order with 80 factory options and 40 dealer including three main packages and a choice of four engines.

The RS package included numerous changes including a blacked out with hidden headlights, parking and tail lights, interior trim, and RS badging. Of interest to enthusiasts was the SS package included as standard equipment a 350 cid V8 (the first 350 engine ever offered) with an 396 cid big block producing 325bhp and later a 375bhp version, with simulated air-intakes on the special bumble bee striping, and a out grill.

It was possible to order both the RS and SS and get a RS/SS Camaro, in which the RS badging took precedence. popularity soared when a Convertible with the 396 paced the Indianapolis 500 race.

In December Chevrolet then quietly one of the most famous options of all time, option Z-28. and unknown by most of the buying (and most Chevrolet people for that matter) and not in any sales literature, the only way could order the Z-28 was to order a base Camaro the Z-28 option, mandatory disc brakes with assist, and the Muncie 4-speed

You could not order the SS package, transmission, air conditioning, or the convertible. you got was a unique 302 cid small block emission cars were MO while California emission were labeled MP) that was by taking the 327 block and installing the 283 crank.

Specifically designed to compete in the of America Trans Am racing which placed a 305 cid limit on its the Z-28 was available to the public to qualify the car for racing. Advertised was listed at just 290bhp, was not very impressive until one it up to a dyno and got actual readings of bhp. The Z-28 also with a competition suspension, racing stripes on the hood and and could be combined with the RS package.

There was no Z-28 badging at lest it attract to much The Z-28 proved to be difficult to on the street because its high engine was lethargic under and worked best when it was at 7500rpm (!). Once it got the Z28 was tough to beat and boosted a top speed and numerous racing

Only 602 Z-28s were in 1967, making it a truly collectable.

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