The arrival on the scene of the Ford Mustang back in the mid-60s opened everyone’s eyes to the fact that a small, two door and in effect two passenger car could be a success. The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was the marque’s reply to Ford tremendous success, and it was to become of the most recognizable names in automotive history, despite the fact that it didn’t have only good years, far from it. But then again, who does? The success of the Camaro, like the Mustang before it, relied on options. Lots of options. This allowed the car to have incredible appeal across all market segments, from kids barely out of high school to professionals who could order every single option, and everyone else in between.
In true pony car style, the Camaro was offered with a range of engines, but the palm has to be given to the Z28 model; it was fitted with a powerful 5.7-liter V8, developing 360 horsepower. It was enough to give the Camaro a 125 miles per hour top speed, and a 7.5 second 0-60 time.
The original 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was produced only from 1967 to 1972, with thousands of shells destroyed at the end of the run because the Camaro no longer respected new, more stringent emissions standards. The model was to be ressurected, to great success, in later years.