Chevrolet Camaro High-Performance 1967-2016

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Chevrolet Camaro was first introduced to the Automotive market September 1966 for the 1967 model year.

Chevrolet Camaro is a Pony car and a Muscle car.

 Chevrolet Camaro was Chevys direct answer to the Ford Mustang. The Chevrolet Camaro has had 6 generations of, body and engineering changes in its long history. From 1967 to 2002 when Chevrolet Camaro ended production, but then brought back in 2009 in its 5th generation.

In 2016 has been redesigned for a 6th time to keep up with the high-performance market with all new upgraded technology.

Camaro By Chevrolet Badge, Chevrolet Camaro High-Performance 1967-2016

The word Camaro is a derivative formed from a french word “camarade” it means to be a good friend pal or comrade.

This is how Chevrolet Vice president at the time Ed Rollett and merchandising manager Bob Lund  coined the name “Camaro”.


THE FIRST GENERATION was 1967 to 1969 your choice of Coupe or Convertible with 2+2 four-passenger seating.

1967_striped_ Chevrolet Camaro

Later in the 1967 production run the Z28 was added with super sport and rally editions with stripes on the hood and trunk and a set of rally wheels and a 302 v8.

There were many powerful engines to choose from beginning with a 230 to 250 cubic inch inline 6 cylinder and including 302, 307, 327, 350, 396 and 427 V8 cubic inch engines.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS

THE SECOND GENERATION began production in 1970 and ended 1981 the second body style was wider and  larger than the previous body style had a similar frame.

1970-Camaro-SS, Chevrolet Camaro

Road and track chose the 1971 Camero SS350 as one of the top ten Sports cars in the World!

The SS model was dropped in 1972 and then came back in 1996.

In 1980, 81 model had an air intake scoop on the hood that would open up at full throttle to create more horsepower.


THE THIRD GENERATION was produced from 1981 to 1992 featured fuel injection and turbo hydramatic four-speed automatic transmission and 5 speed manual for the racers. 15 or 16-inch wheels 4 cylinder Overhead cam engine and the body came with an available hatchback.

1971, Chevrolet Camaro

The IROC edition was introduced in 1985 with a 2.5 4 cylinder then dropped in 1986 and then replaced with the 2.8 V6. The IROC then became powered with the 305ci in 1985

1987 L98 came with a 350ci and automatic transmission only!

Then in 1988, the 1LE was introduced and in 1991 the B4C police package with the RS styling.

1992 was the last year for this body style of the Chevrolet Camaro.

, Chevrolet Camaro High-Performance 1967-2016

THE FOURTH GENERATION started in 1993 and ended 2002 came optional with T-roof or convertible.

1993 Chevrolet Camaro

From 1993 to 1995 the Camaro came standard with 3.4 and 3.8 V6 was added in 1995. A 350ci was added in 1992 and was also in the Corvette.

The 4L60E Automatic transmission was standard equipment. T56 was the manual transmission for Z28.

1998 included some interior changes and the addition of the LS1 325 horse-power engine also in the Corvette.

The SS version received better exhaust and air intake for better performance along with bigger wheels.

IN 2002,  the 35th-anniversary edition was released and the Chevrolet Camaro was discontinued.

'01 Chevrolet Camaro (Cruisin' At The Boardwalk '10), Chevrolet Camaro High-Performance 1967-2016

THE FIFTH GENERATION and triumphant, return, of CAMARO in 2010 and ended 2015

Assembled in Oshawa Ontario Canada beginning in 2009 for 2010 model year.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro

LS, LT and SS models are produced with  a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 producing 312 hp (233 kW) for the 2010 & 2011 model mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift.

The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (376 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp and is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp.

The RS appearance package is available on both the LT and SS and features 20-inch wheels with a darker gray tone, halo rings around xenon headlamps, a unique spoiler, and red RS or SS badges.

April 2010 Camaro is named Car of The Year.

2012 was Chevrolet Camaro 45th anniversary.

THE SIXTH GENERATION. 2016 Begins production at  Belle Isle park in Detroit, Michigan.

'16 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (MIAS '16), Chevrolet Camaro High-Performance 1967-2016

The A platform is currently used by the Cadillac ATS will be shared with Camaro but, The new style will weigh 200#  less and 70% of Camero new car will be original and not used by any other Chevrolet in production.

2016 COPO, Chevrolet Camaro

Three engines will be available 2.0, 4 cylinder turbocharged with 275HP, 3.6ltr 335HP V6 and a 6.2 V8 with a 455HP

The ZL1 will have A supercharged 640hp V8 the same as the Cadillac CTS-V.

The 2016 Camaro will come equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Capability features.


Chevrolet Camaro High-Performance 1967-2016

2018 Z/28 Camaro Review

A brand new update for you about the 2018 CAMARO Z/28 a new body style with some borrowed from the 6th generation Camaro.

Starting price around $78,000

This new model will give the Mustang GT350 a run for its money in performance and style.

I got the story from  TopSpeed com on my Google Alerts.

Watch The video as I read the article for you.

New 10 Speed Automatic ZL1 Camaro

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  1. I love the vintage designs of these cars in their earlier years. It would be awesome if they keep the design and just put in a new engine. Great article!

  2. JeffWA

    Hi Dan,
    Excellent educational lesson that you provided on the history of the Chevy Camaro, which would turn 50 next year.
    I vaguely remember in the early 70’s a neighbor across the street who owned a 67 or 68 Camaro. I remember that his wife whenever she was allowed to “borrow” her husband’s car occasionally had issues getting it started on cold, winter/early spring New England mornings.
    Maybe it was not entirely her fault as perhaps he did not get the engine tuned as often as he should have back then.
    It’s interesting that in America there has always been the group of sports car enthusiasts who loved the Ford Mustang, (loved it when seen as being the late Steve McQueen’s character’s car in the iconic movie “Bullitt” especially with that great chase scene) versus those people who loved either the Chevy Camaro or Pontiac Trans Am.

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