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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

1967 Camaro SS Convertible

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible-Front Left View

Premiere Camaro shared some mechanicals with the 1968 Chevy Nova II. Almost 80 factory and 40 dealer options including three main packages were available.

The RS was an appearance package that included hidden headlights, revised taillights, RS badging, wing windows and exterior trim rocker.

1967Camaro SS-Black

1967Camaro SS-Blue
The SS included a 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8 L35 and L78 and 396 cu in (6.5 L) big-block V8's were also available. The SS had entries non-functional hood scoop, special striping and SS badging on the grille, front fenders, gas cap and horn button. It was possible to order both the SS and RS to receive a Camaro RS / SS. In 1967, a Camaro RS / SS convertible with a 396 engine paced the Indianapolis 500.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Black-Front Right View

The Z/28 option code was introduced in December 1966 for model year 1967. It was the brainchild of Vince Piggins, who conceived offering "almost ready to race" Camaros for sale from any Chevrolet dealer. This option package was not mentioned in any sales literature, so it was unknown to most buyers. The Z/28 option required front disc brakes and a manual transmission 4-speed Muncie. It featured a 302 cu in (4.9 L) small-block V-8 engine, 3 "crankshaft with 4" hole, an aluminum intake manifold and a 4-barrel Holley 780 cfm vacuum secondary. The engine was designed specifically to run in the Trans Am series (which required engines smaller than 305 cu in (5.0 L) and public availability of the car. Advertised power of this engine was listed at 290 hp (216 kW). This is an under-rated figure. Chevrolet wanted to keep the power rating in less than one horsepower per cubic inch, for various reasons (eg, classes of insurance and race). 

"1967Camaro SS" Red-Front Right View
The assessment of factory 290 hp at 5,300 rpm occurred, while actual peak for the high-revving 302 was closer to 360 hp (268 kW) (with four single barrel carb) and 400 hp (298 kW) (with optional dual-four barrel carbs) in 6800-7000 rpm. OZ/28 also came with upgraded suspension, racing stripes on the cover hood and trunk, 'emblems front fender on the early cars, and' Z/28 emblems '302 'final 68 and 69. It was also possible to combine the Z/28 package with the RS package.
1969 Camaro RS SS Convertible-Front Right View

Z/28s Only 602 were sold in 1967, along with about Indianapolis 100 Pace Car replicas. In 1967 and 1968 did not cover Z/28s induction hood, optional on Z/28s 1969. From 1967 Z28 received air from an open element air cleaner or an optional cowl plenum duct attached to the side of the air filter, which ran to the firewall and the hood has the air vents. 15-inch rally wheels, were included with Z/28s had while all other 1967-9 Camaros had 14-inch wheels.

The origin of the name plate Z/28 came from the RPO codes - RPO Z27 was for the Super Sport package, and RPO Z28, the time was the code for a Special Performance Package.

Camaro's standard drivetrain was a 230 cu in (3.8 L) straight-6 engine rated 140 hp (104 kW) and apoiad

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