The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the classic muscle cars. While the origins of the car may not be exactly . . . original, it has none the less withstood the test of time. Chevy is still making new Camaros, it is in it’s sixth generation now, and it is still an extremely popular brand. Just try googling “used cars Las Vegas”, or wherever you live, and you will see. Here is a brief history of the Chevy Camaro, starting from the first generation.
The First Generation
The first generation of Camaro lasted from 1967-1969. They were built to counter the Ford Mustang. The body is based on the Chevy Nova, but is more robust than the ’67 Nova. In 1967 the Camaro had many options you could add on.
The Second Generation
This generation lasted 11 years and is the longest model of all the Camaro generations. This new model was a little late making it to the market, so technically it came out in 1970.5. The new model was bigger and roomier then the previous generation, but did not have the convertible options that the first model had. They based the style off the Ferrari. This generation lasted until 1981 with structural changes in 1974 and 1978. In 1974, they had to enlarge the bumper due to new regulations. In 1978, they added soft plastic bumper covers and a “T” top option.
The Third Generation
This generation lasted from 1982-1992, and introduced the IROC in 1985. During this generation Chevy celebrated it’s 20th anniversary with a commemorative edition in 1985, and its 25th anniversary with the Heritage Package in 1992.
The Fourth Generation
Nothing too remarkable about this generation. There were some changes, but after it’s run 1993-2002, they put production of the Camaro on the back burner for 8 years.
The Fifth Generation
In 2010, we got another look at a new Camaro. It was based on the old 1969 model but with a wider stance and a bit bulkier. The 2010 model even won the World Car Design of the Year Award. It has had great success in this revamped generation and the next generation will be coming out for the 2016 model year.
If you are look for a good quality and very cool car, google “used cars Las Vegas” for example, and you will find page after page of beautiful, well maintained Chevy Camaros of all generations.
Author: Mellisa Brewer