In the mid-1960s, Chevrolet had a problem, a Mustang big problem. Crosstown rival Ford had sold more than 1 million of its new 2 + 2 personal luxury coupes, and the rear engine Corvair didn't cut it. In 1966, Chevy revealed his answer to the Mustang in the 1967 Chevy Camaro.
The first Chevrolet Camaro took over Mustang like Ford did performance ante. Camaro cannot claim as the first pony car, but its importance is not up to debate.
As the Mustang, Camaro came with a coupe and convertible body style and a killing of powertrains ranging from inline 6s to fleshy V-8s. Camaro was born in the same way as the Mustang as well. Ford's pony car came alive via Falcon. Chevy lent the subframe of Chevy II Nova himself a delayed response to Ford's Falcon underlying Camaro.
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1967 Chevrolet Camaro chassis number 100001 – The first Camaro that was built  For 1967, the first-class Camaro engine was a 396 cubic meter block of V-8, producing 375 horsepower, although four other small-block engines and an additional large block were optional.
Car and Driver sampled one of the first production chambers in SS trim with 350 cubic meters of V-8 under the hood, enough to make 295 hp. The small block V-8 shot Chevy's Mustang rival to 60mph for 7.8 seconds. Although today for such a large engine, it was not something that was fun in the late 1960s.
So was Camaro a rush job? A copycat? Just a name, Chevy tried to convince buyers meant "mate" or "friend" in French slang? In fact, it turned out to be much more.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro chassis number 100001 – The first Camaro that was built
While the sale was originally beaten in comparison with The Mustang, Camaro eventually carved Out his own niche and found a lot of loyal fans and buyers in the coming decades. Camaro did something that Mustang couldn't do alone: It started one of the automotive industry's greatest rivals, the ongoing debate over Ford against Chevy.
Competition made both cars better, and it still does today. Without Camaro, Mustang may not be the stallion, it is now – and vice versa.
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