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History of the 1970-1981 Chevrolet Camaro
The very sleek second-generation Camaro, introduced in February 1970, was built only as a coupe. The sizzling-hot 1970 Z28 packed a new 350-cid solid-lifter V-8, while the RS appearance upgrade now featured a split front bumper.
Camaro power ratings diminished in 1971 as GM prepared engines for unleaded fuels. 1972 marked the end for the Camaro SS — and its big-block 396 V-8 option; two years later, the Z28 would go on hiatus. The Camaro LT quasi-luxury package appeared in 1973, even as the split-bumper RS entered its final year — making an LT/RS/Z28 build possible this year only.
A new wrap-around rear window appeared in 1975. Even though 1975-76 Camaro models were relatively mundane, sales picked up significantly during 1976. In mid-1977, the Z28 returned, featuring bold graphics, extensive handling mods and fair-to-middlin’ V-8 performance. Camaro sales reached a record 282,571 in 1979.
Among second-generation Z28s, the truly brutal '70 is especially prized, while the once plentiful 1978-79s are still easiest to find. Camaros equipped with uplevel LT/Berlinetta packages might be the sleepers here.
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Info
2dr Sport Coupe
8-cyl. 305cid/130hp 2bbl LG3
6-cyl. 250cid/115hp 1bbl
8-cyl. 350cid/165hp 4bbl
8-cyl. 350cid/170hp 4bbl LM1
6-cyl. 250cid/90hp 1bbl
Curb Weight: 3392 lbs.
Length: 197.6 in.
Wheel Base: 108 in.
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Disc Brakes
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