Camaro has changed a lot in 42 years
In the third of four articles looking at muscle cars available today and their historic counterparts, we are looking at Chevrolet’s iconic Camaro. The very first car I personally owned was a beater of a ’69 with a 327 V8 two-barrel and a gimpy automatic transmission, way back in my CEGEP days. It cost me a whopping $325, but by golly, it was a 1969!
Using some pieces from the Chevy II Nova parts bin, the engineers at GM returned a shot over Ford’s wildly popular Mustang and in 1967, the ponycar wars that continue through today began. But the Camaro mark very nearly didn’t make it to the road. After 35 years of continuous production, the line was discontinued at the end of the 2002 model year, the Camaro’s fourth generation. Enthusiasts were devastated and the future looked dark for the muscle car that wore a bowtie.
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