The iconic Chevrolet Camaro is the one of few cars can capture the joy and bring the sports car driving experience to the average driver. Not only does it churn out 455 horsepower and have a top speed of a blistering 198-mph. Its energetic engines and exceptional chassis create an experience that only more expensive sports cars can match. The Camaro legend was born Sept. 29, 1967 when GM introduced it’s answer to Ford‘s popular Mustang. Let’s take a look back at the history of one of America’s best-known cars.
The first generation ran for just three years, from 1967 through 1969. In three years there were a total of 15 different engines offered in the Camaro platforms. And the Z/28’s 302 cubic-inch mouse engine became a legend and the 396 cubic-inch rat engines are still sought after today.
1967–1969 L26 230ci Inline 6 140 hp
1967–1969 L22 250ci Inline 6 155 hp
1967–1969 Z28 302 ci V8 290 hp
1967–1969 LF7 327ci V8 210 hp
1967–1968: L30 327ci V8 275 hp
1969: L14 307ci V8 200 hp
1969: LM1 350ci V8 255 hp
1969: L65 350ci 250 hp
1967–1969 L48 SS350 350ci V8 295 hp
1967–1969 L35 SS396 396ci V8 325 hp
1968–1969 L34 SS396 396ci V8 350 hp
1967–1969 L78 SS396 396ci V8 375 hp
1968–1969 L89 alum. head option for the L78
1969 COPO 9561/L72 427ci V8 425 hp1969 COPO 9560/ZL1 427ci V8 430 hp