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CHEVROLET CAMARO

4-seater sports coupé.

Amazingly successful Mustang competitor, also cloned through seventies as different-engined Pontiac Firebird, with 2 + 2 seating style but no convertibles. Unlike Nova based original, this second-generation Camaro had unique monocoque shell, with massive front subframe chassis on 108ins wheelbase. Front discs, but simple leaf spring/beam axle rear end. Z28 derivatives most desirable - about 250,000 of these produced. Depending on year, engines varied between 90 bhp 'six' to 275bhp on original Z28. Few style changes throughout, though 'safety' shovel-nose from mid-seventies. Replaced by 'Knight Rider' shape for 1982.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
4093cc (S6 OHV), 3751cc/3791cc (V6 OHV), 4389cc/5001cc/5012cc/5737cc/6573cc (V8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1970 to 1981  
Number produced:
approx 1,800,00 in 1970s