The Chevrolet Motor Company was formed in 1911.
The Camaro was introduced as competition for Ford's pony car, the Mustang, the Mustang, introduced in 1964 had been a huge success.
The first generation Camaro was built from 1967-69, a 2+2 seat, 2 door coupe or convertible, it shared its platform and components with the other GM pony car, the Firebird.
1968 got only a few changes, vent windows were deleted, side marker lights added, a more pointed grille and divided rear taillights.
Three packages were available on the base Camaro;
The RS appearance package, it got hidden headlights, revised taillights and exterior bright trim.
The SS performance package got the 350 or 396 V8, better suspension, special striping, 396 cars got chrome hood inserts.
The race ready Z28 performance package, with solid lifter 302 V8, claimed 290bhp, actual 350bhp. Muncie 4 speed, Disc brakes and racing suspension. built to compete in the Trans Am Championship against the likes of the Cuda AAR, TA Challenger and Boss 302 Mustang.
7199 Z28s built in 1968.