100 Cars That Changed History

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24. Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro was a car produced by General Motors under the Chevrolet name. Originally a pony car, some later versions were classified as muscle cars. The Camaro is a throwback to the days when Detroit was the automotive capital of the world. High performance, power, and affordability made the Camaro an instant American classic. Its first generation, produced for the 1967 model year up to 1969, was on a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and was available as a 2-door coupé or convertible with 2+2 seating. Offered in a wide variety of options, including the engine, Chevy allowed customers the choice of 230 cu in (3.8 L), 250 cu in (4.1 L) inline-6 or 302 cu in (4.9 L), 307 cu in (5.0 L), 327 cu in (5.4 L), 350 cu in (5.7 L), 396 cu in (6.5 L) or 427 cu in (7.0 L) V8 powerplants. The car was Chevy’s way of competing with the Ford Mustang, which had enjoyed great success since its release.


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