Chevrolet Camaro (1967-1969)
Last updated on: May 22 2015
General Motors initially came up with the Chevrolet Camaro in 1967 as an answer to the Ford Mustang. In fact the product managers had gone so far as saying that the Camaro is a “small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.” The Camaro is a pony car, and there were four different generations of the car produced until 2002 and can also be labelled as a muscle car or a ‘grand tourer’. The model which was in production and used up until1969 was part of the first generation of the Chevrolet Camaro.
The first generation cars had a shining new rear wheel drive GM F-body platform. The pony car was available as a two door coupe or convertible and was related to the Pontiac Firebird as far as body parts were concerned.
The engine was an inline 6 V8, and there was a choice between 4.9 litres, 5 litres, 5.4 litres, 5.7 litres and 6.5 litres. The Camaro was designed so as to fit a great number of power plants in the engine bay – showing a similar conventional rear-drive and front-engine configuration as the Mustang and Chevy.
The Camaro also featured prominently in the races, and the 1967-69 model won the Trans-Am title in 1968 and 1969. The Camaro also features in a number of popular songs, such as “Racing in the Streets”. The first generation Camaro has also inspired the design of a soon to be released (2010 to be precise) retro fifth generation of the Camaro.
That the Camaro is worth a buy is a certainty, however to get the cheapest deal for the Camaro, you need to look around. Internet auctions always provide cheap alternatives for all cars, including the Camaro. For vintage collectors, the first generation Camaro is worth a buy even if the price seems a little excessive. The Camaro is an excellent choice.