The 1993 Chevrolet Camaro lineup included two models: base sport coupe powered by a 160-horsepower 3.4-liter version of GM’s V6 and the Z28 with the Corvette’s 5.7-liter LT1 small-block V8 underrated at 275 horsepower.
The first Chevrolet Camaro Z28 was introduced in 1967. Camaro Z28 featured a smaller and lighter V8 for improved weight balance, as well as quick-ratio steering and a heavy-duty suspension for track use. In keeping with its road-racing focus, the 1967 Camaro Z28 was not available with an automatic transmission or air conditioning.
The third generation Camaro was launched in the fall of 1981 as an ‘82 model. The all new body styling was futuristic. The body now featured “hatch” styling rather than a traditional trunk. Models included the Sport Coupe, Berlinetta, and Z28. For the first time in Camaro history, a 4-cylinder engine was available in the sport coupe. The 3-speed manual transmission disappeared leaving the base transmission as a 4-speed manual. Third-generation Camaros were the first built without front subframes or leaf-spring rear suspensions. Now the front end was held up with a modified MacPherson strut system, and at the rear there was a long torque arm and coil springs.
When the muscle car war was at its peak in the ’60s, enterprising and racing-minded dealers did everything they could to get more powerful cars from the factory. Some Chevrolet dealers discovered that the company’s special order system known as COPO – the acronym for Central Office Production Order – could be used for higher-performance powertrains. It was intended for dealers to place custom orders for things like special paint packages for fleet vehicles, not building factory hot rods. Nevertheless, Camaro-hungry dealers used the system to request larger, 427-cubic-inch engines and other equipment that wasn’t available in regular-production models.
The second generation Camaro was introduced to the public in the spring of 1970 and stayed in production for 12 years. With styling inspired by Ferrari, the second-generation Camaro was also bigger and heavier than its predecessor. The second generation Camaro was not available as a convertible. It still used a unibody structure with a front subframe, leaf springs in the back and A-arms up front for suspension.
Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in september 1966 for the 1967 model year. Camaro used GM F-body platform and was available as a 2-door, 2+2 seating, coupe or convertible model. Double A-arms made up the independent front suspension while the solid rear axle was suspended by semi-elliptical leaf springs. Braking came via four drums, the steering was manual, and Chevy’s rugged 230-cubic-inch straight six (rated at 140 horsepower) feed power through a three-speed manual transmission. The base $2,466 ’67 Camaro sport coupe was lean and aggressive, as was the convertible. Drivers did have the option of picking or combining individual options or trim packages called RS and SS.