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Old 05-21-2001, 06:21 PM
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The Camaro is an eternal classic, not just for Chevrolet, but for all of America.

If you had to pick a favorite year, what would it be?

This is a tough one, 'cause I'm really tempted to say the first-year 1967, but I think, in the end, I'd have to cast my vote for the 1969 Camaro. The longer, lower look of the body, and the fact that you could still get a convertible are big factors. Plus, those bad boys were available with that hood scoop on the Z28 or SS models.

1969 was also the year that you could get a 427 cid aluminum block engine with three two-barrels as an option. Only 69 (yep, 69 in '69) of these 425 horsepower cars were reported to have been built, and these are among the most valuable Camaros available today.

Alright folks, cast your vote -- in your opinion, what was the best Camaro year?

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69 YENKO!
And lets not forget the dealerships were underrating the HP for insurance reasons at the time.

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picture this! march,1967-i'm on my 1st greyhound bus ride to travis afb,heading for vietnam.1st billboard i've ever seen screams out at me! 1967 chevy camaro,396/425hp,for sale at your chevy dealer.my fantasy had come true.i'll never forget that billboard as long as i live.
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I like em all!!!!...but, yes, the '69 was a ball-tearer! )
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I would have to vote for the '67 Z28. David E Davis wrote a very memorable (I guess it was memorable, it was over 30 years ago!) editorial, discussing a road trip he took in one of these cars. They were the first of the z28s, and I assume they remain the rarest. Most were campaigned on local sports car circuits, and they added a whole new dimension to the breed. A camero that was not only fast, but would also hug the road in tight corners. If anyone has a collection of old Car and Driver magazines from '66-'67, and could read this editorial, I know the '67 Z would get yet another vote.
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My opinion is that '67 - '69 Camaros are coolest, with mouse in their nose. Those models have something...
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I would have to vote for the 67, 68 or 69. Any of those 3 years is my favorite. I grew up in Chicago and there was a Chevy dealership on the north side called "Mr. Norms." They would build you a Camaro pratically any way you wanted it. As a teenager back then I had big plans for Mr. Norms to stick a 396 with all the goodies in one of those Camaro's. I think the price tag was $6,000 plus.....small change now but well out of my reach back then. Needless to say I never bought one. In fact, I've never owned a Camaro but I still like those old 67, 8's and 9's.

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I would have to give a vote for the 69 as a matter of fact I am looking for a roller now, I have a spare 350 motor and need something to put it in, 68s are pretty nice also I haven't seen a vote for the 68 yet.
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If I had to pick it would be the 69 copo ZL1 427 aluminum block ,it looked plain jane but could completely destroy the competition.
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1967 The first and best to me.
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1967-1969 first generation with the wonderful 302ci road monster. I recently got to drive one after finding out about them on this site, and I love'm. Like the secondgenerations too, but have to pick the '67-'69 302's.
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ok!ok!ok!, i too like the first gens,however someone needs to point out how cool the early 2nd gens are !take off the front bumpers ,fill the holes,lower the frontacouple inches, mama mia! what a pretty nose ! i guess im like all the rest of car nuts out there ,i like them all{4jaw chuck put this sentiment in words best} just thought someone should point out the 70 as a good looking body to fondle. i know im not talking motors here but hey! how many of us can buy an original with the hotter factory setups? what we can do is get a body then build what level we can afford as far as hp is concerned.see ya! ,jimm
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Well I have to say the 69 is my favourite, but I have a real soft spot in my heart for a 70 lowered to about an inch off the ground and the same 50 series wide tires all the way around. Makes me think of Trans-Am series racing.
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the 70-72 with the rs front end. the split bumpers, low hugging profile, 454 4 speed, awesome power and handling too. zoom zoom zoom..lol. a real car.
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