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The Chevy Camaro First Generation was a sports car that saw its first sales in 1966 and continued production up until 1969. While there were a number of different versions of the Camaro, each with different power and performance specifications, every first generation Camaro was created to be quick and easy to handle. This made it one of the best American muscle cars of the 1960s, as well as helped it maintain its reputation for performance and excellence today. The baseline version of the first generation Chevy Camaro came with a 3.8-liter inline-six engine and came standard with a three-speed manual transmission.
An optional four-speed manual, a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 350, and a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission were also available. One of the biggest benefits of the first generation Chevy Camaro was the ability to choose between a quick car or a performance powerhouse. Engine sizes started at 3.8 liters and made their way up to 7.0 liters, with all engines larger than a 4.1 switching from six cylinders to V8 engines. This allowed you to get a standard Camaro, a Camaro RS with cosmetic upgrades, the Z/28 with a 4.9-liter V8 engine, and the lightning-fast Super Sport, or SS model, which came with either a 5.7 or 6.5-liter engine. The Camaro supercars, known as COPO, were built in ’69 with a 7.0-liter ZL1 engine. These vehicles were typically used for automobile racing and were extremely limited in production.
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The Chevy Camaro is a beautiful and powerful automobile that represents a period when American muscle cars dominated the road. If youre interested in buying a Chevy Camaro First Generation muscle car but you dont want to spend your time looking through classified ads or visiting auctions, contact the Beverly Hills Car Club. One of their friendly professionals will be happy to listen to your requests and assist you with finding a Camaro that meets all of your exact specifications. The Beverly Hills Car Club has years of experience working with American muscle cars and is happy to help you along the way. Call their office today to learn more.
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