Chevrolet Camaro is one of the three most collected car of all-time in the United States. With six generations of Camaro, Chevrolet did a fair amount of experimentation and while the older Camaros are all (mostly) classics by now, the newer versions are becoming a near perfect masterpiece. Check out to read our review on this classic car lineup.
Camaro is one of the all time best classic cars. Camaro was first introduced in September of 1966 with the 1967 model. It was primarily build to compete Ford Mustang and was an instant success. Initially came out as a Pony Car, later versions of Camaro were more of Muscle Car variants.
Fun fact: Camaro was named after a small vicious animal that primarily feeds on Mustangs (and Mustang is a domestic horse breed and of course we know Ford Mustang).
1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro
This very first model started a new era in American automotive industry. The monopoly of Ford Mustang ended and a new competitive era of Muscle Cars erupted. This first generation Camaro was available in coupe or convertible; both could seat four. A wide range of engine choice was available: from four-cylinder 3.8L to an impressive 7.0L V-8.
This 1967 Camaro is considered as first generation and was continued through 1970.
1970-1981 Chevrolet Camaro
The second generation of Camaro was introduced in 1970 with mostly exterior redesign. The second generation Camaros were wider, larger and bulkier. These Camaros were not as successful as the first generation but were continued through 1981. Chevrolet made some more cosmetic adjustment between 1974 and 1978 but they were not much appreciated by car enthusiast back then but of course it’s a different story now.
1982-1992 Chevy Camaro
The third generation was basically a more improved, lighter and sportier Camaro. Chevrolet learned from its mistake and shed almost 500 lbs from the 1981 Camaro. With available V-8 engine and the introduction of direct injection this model brought Camaro back in competition.
Chevrolet decided to go back to its root: the first generation Camaro with F-body platform with options of either coupe or convertible. With impressive power under the hood and slick look this fourth generation had great hope. But with changing market and customer taste, the sale of sporty vehicles plunged and Chevy discontinued this model in 2002 after a successful run for over 35 years.
Chevrolet Camaro received a complete overhaul and redesign based on a 2006 concept. Camaro was brought back in 2010. A slicker, heavier sporty sedan was born with a heart of a beast. The base model was equipped with a 3.6L V-6 engine with 312 horsepower. However you could go up to a 6.2L V-8 engine with 426 horsepower. Both manual and automatic transmission were offered.
With touch of technology everywhere, Chevrolet introduced the all-new Camaro as a very futuristic vehicle. This latest Camaro is almost 200 lbs lighter than its predecessor and is available with an impressive 6.2L V-8 engine with a whooping 455 horsepower. This is by far the lightest yet most powerful Camaro ever built. And we’re sure this will also become a classic just like its predecessors.
Very few collection cars are as prized as the Chevrolet Camaro. If you’re an avid collector and have several of these Camaros in your possession, you definitely know how these impressive masterpieces are all different from each other. It’s imperative that you store these masterpieces carefully, preferably with a high quality car cover. That presents a challenge of its own: getting a car cover that actually fits these beasts of varying sizes. Well, that’s when CarCover.com comes in play. CarCover.com provides a wide range of car covers that provide top-notch protection for you prized collection. Not only these covers will fit your Chevrolet Camaro perfectly, they will also provide the best in class protection from any environmental agents and preserve your collection for years. Check out CarCover.com today to see your options.