1974 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Type LT 14K Original Miles Matching # 350 PDB PS Auto
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring Frame Off 427 V8 4 Speed Over Drive AC 12 Bolt
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 302 Muncie 4 Speed 12 Bolt Posi Power Disc Brakes PS
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Aluminum 427 Muncie 4 Speed 12 Bolt Posi Power Disc PS
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 Certified to be built by Bill Thomas of BTRC in CA
History of the Classic Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro burst onto the scene as Chevrolet’s response to the Ford Mustang. The first generation of Camaro went on sale on September 29, 1966 for the 1967 model year. It shared a platform and other major components with the Pontiac Firebird, which was also introduced for the ‘67 model year.
Appropriately for such an iconic car, the Camaro’s history started with drama. Before any official announcement, reports began running during April 1965 within the automotive press that Chevrolet was preparing a competitor to the Ford Mustang, code-named Panther. In the summer of 1966, General Motors Public Relations sent a telegram out to automotive journalists inviting them to an "important SEPAW meeting," followed the next day by another message explaining that the meeting would be the first and last meeting of the "Society for the Eradication of Panthers from the Automotive World."
The Camaro was first shown at a press preview in Detroit, Michigan in June of 1966 - announced at the “SEPAW” meeting that GM had so mysteriously organized. The Camaro was given, as was tradition, a named beginning with C to match the others produced by Chevrolet - Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette. The name, not found in an English dictionary, was taken from a French slang for “friend” or “comrade.” The name, was to suggest that the same comradeship of good friends should be felt by an owner towards his automobile. When the automotive press asked “what is a camaro?” they were told it was “a small animal that eats Mustangs.”
The Camaro made its first appearance in Los Angeles, California later that year, and public introduction of the new model was on September 26, 1966. The Camaro officially went on sale in dealerships on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year.
Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro - production started on March 16, 2009
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