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Chevrolet Camaro - 1968
Created as a pony car to challenge the ford mustang, the chevrolet camaro was relentlessly plugged for 1967, its inaugural year. Gm even sponsored a camaro stage review and a camaro collection of womens clothing. The 1968 version of this hardtop coupe and convertible was little changed, but it won further acclaim in racing form.
Engine typedrivetrain: Overhead-valve, in-line 6-cylinder and v8
displacement 230-396 cu. In.
power rating 140-375 hp
transmission 3-speed manual; 4-speed manual and 2- and 3-speed automatic optional
chassis: Front coil-spring and rear leaf-spring suspension; Drum brakes; 3,040-3,295 lbs.
price: $2,565-$2,908, excluding options
once again the camaro came with a variety of six-cylinder and v8 engines, of which the 230-cu.-in. Six or 327-cu.-in. V8 were standard. The optional super sports top-performance engine was a 375hp, 396-cu.-in. V8, while the z-28 option package came with the 302-cu.-in. Big-port v8. This engine was officially rated at 290 hp. Included in the package were heavy-duty suspension and transmission, power front disc brakes and rear spoiler. The rally sport option, usually combined with the ss, included blacked-out grille and concealed headlights, while the ss-396 had its own distinctive hood.
camaro offered so many options that a race car could be built from the smorgasbord of parts
available or the z-28 package could be used for that purpose. Piloting a z-28 for roger penske, mark donohue captured the 1968 trans-am series drivers title, winning 10 of 13 races.
The 1968 chevy camaro continued to challenge the ford mustang for pony-car sales. Its high-performance z-28 version won honors in trans-am racing competition.
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