The Chevrolet Camaro is a legend and we now reflect on the beginning. In August 1966 Chevrolet released of the Camaro to the world. The pony car would hit the street running, more than two years after ford led the way with the multitude of Mustangs. The Camaro was not the first but would arguably become the last word in pony car muscle. GM would make up for lost time quickly. Unbeknownst to many, the infamous Z28 debut in 1967 as a factory race car well equipped and ready to race in the Trans Am Series. To qualify, GM must produce and sell 600 cars to the general public, so they sold 602. The Z28 was initially a production order code that would result in a Camaro equipped with a race ready high performance 302 cubic inch engine. There were no badges or emblems on the car, just the secret code!. It was not long before the public found out what ordering a Z28 was all about. In 1968, Chevrolet started to badge the cars and as a result, sold 1700 cars, more than triple the first year.
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