Chevrolet Camaro

First Generation 1967 - 1969

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Rally SS
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Rally SS

1967

Though similar in size and style, Camaro differed from its main competition, the ford mustang, by offering a sub-frame attached to a unitized body for better road and noise isolation as well as better ride quality. There were a myriad of options and trim levels: from the "style" trim group, to the rally sport package; from the ultimate super sport to a special edition "Z-28" which was developed as a contender for SCCA's Trans-Am racing series. Because the series had a maximum displacement limit of 305 cubic inches, a special Chevrolet "small block V-8" displacing 302 cubic inches was the engine powering the z-28. The 1967 Camaro offered purchasers a choice of 7 engines…from a 230 cubic inch in-line 6 to a "big-block" 396 cubic inch V8. Additionally, several dealers, such as Yenko and Berger, installed the 427 cubic inch engine for the ultimate in terms of muscle and performance. The Camaro would pace the 1967 Indianapolis 500. This distinctive pace car was painted Ermine White and featured a bright blue custom interior. A matching blue "bumble bee" stripe around the nose completed the look. Approximately 140+ replicas were produced making this pace car one of the most collectible - most valuable Camaros. Production for the 1967 model year totaled 220,906.

 

1968

The '68 Camaro retained a similar appearance to the ‘67; however there were some subtle differences: vent windows disappeared with the advent of "Astro ventilation." side marker lights were added due to government regulations. The first production cloth trims were offered -- the now-famous houndstooth cloth made its debut. A revised grille and tail lights made the Camaro distinctive from the '67 model. Camaro SS had two distinctive hoods available, one for the 350 engine, the other with the 396 engine. A total of 235,147 Camaros were built for the ‘68 model year.

 

1969

The '68 Camaro retained a similar appearance to the ‘67; however there were some subtle differences: vent windows disappeared with the advent of "Astro ventilation." side marker lights were added due to government regulations. The first production cloth trims were offered -- the now-famous houndstooth cloth made its debut. A revised grille and tail lights made the Camaro distinctive from the '67 model. Camaro SS had two distinctive hoods available, one for the 350 engine, the other with the 396 engine. A total of 235,147 Camaros were built for the ‘68 model year.

 

Source: Wiki GMnext.com

 

 

1967 Chevrolet Camaro

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