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Camaro RS-SS-Z28 options 1967 to 1969 cont…

The Camaro for ’67 shares a platform with the Nova and is of semi-unibody design with the sheet metal adding to the frames structural strength. The RS is one of three appearance packages featuring hide away headlights, back up lights mounted in the bumper, revised tail light configuration, rocker panel trim, and RS logo’s. The SS package comes with a 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8 or you could option the 396 cu in (6.5 L) and choose either the L35 or the L78 version. The package also includes decorative hood mounted air inlets and special striping. The status is declared with SS logo’s on the gas cap, front fenders, grill, and the horn button. The two packages can be combined in ’67 and a RS/SS convertible Camaro powered by a 396 was the Indy pace car that year.

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In 1967 there was an unadvertised and little known option of the Z28 ready to race version available from all dealerships. This version comes with a 302 cu in (4.9 L) V8 small block with a 3 inch crankshaft, 4 inch piston bore, and an aluminum intake manifold mounted with a four barrel 780 cfm Holly carburetor. The power of the engine is underrated by Chevy at 290 hp (216 kW) which does occur at 5,300 rpm but the 302 is a high revving engine developing closer to 360 hp (268 kW) at higher revs with a single four barrel but with two four barrels puts out 400 hp (298 kW) at 6,800 to 7,000 rpm.

CaptureCapture6This is race ready for the Trans-Am series which require the model must be available for the public to purchase, an engine of less than 305 cubic inch displacement, and less than one horse power per cubic inch-the latter is also to keep insurance rates lower. The Z28 option also comes equipped with heavy duty suspension, front disc brakes and a close ratio Muncie four speed with posi-trac as an available option. The Z28 also included the 302 badging on front fenders, decorative racing strips for the hood and trunk, with an added choice of combining it with the RS package. There were 221,306 Camaro models sold in ’67 but of those only 64,842 were with the RS option and 34,411 SS units sold including 100 RS/SS pace car replicas but only 602 with the Z28 option.

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If you purchased an RS/SS Camaro in 1969 you would have been offered a choice of five engines from 350 to 396 inch displacement with horse power ratings of between 300 and 375. These engines are offered for the factory models but the dealers are also authorized to install the 427 cu in engine producing 430 hp if the customer prefers it. All the engine options are basically equipped with the three speed manual transmission but the automatic three speed and the four speed standard are both on the table as well. The ‘69 Z29 option has a further choice of the newly introduced cowl induction hood scoop. Earlier versions got air into the carburetor though either a simple hole in the side of the air cleaner or the new owner could opt for the cowl plenum pressurized ducting and receive air through the firewall from the cowl vents. All the earlier Camaro models are riding on 14 inch rims but the '69 Z28 is basically equipped with 15 inch Rally wheels

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Chevrolet Nova 1971 to 1974 (G3 ’68-’74)

The 1971 Nova is looking a lot like last year, but under the hood a 350 cu in (5.7 L) has replaced the 396 and the four cylinder is dropped from the options list making a 230 inline six the base engine now. This is the year E.P.A. regulations are coming on strong so all the engines have lower compression ratios and are able to run on unleaded fuel. For ’71 and ’72 the Rally Nova is a trim option including a choice of black or white length wise racing strips and around the trunk area,  Rally Nova logo on the grill, matching body paint drivers remote adjustment mirror, rally wheels, and multi-leaf rear springs are also included.
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The complete line up has minor trim changes in '72 and the Rally Sport option is extremely popular this year.The base Nova for '72 is the entry level G.M. vehicle. The Strato bucket seats are now each sporting an integral head rest while you could also choose a sun roof for any two door model. More than 1/3 of the Novas sold in ’72 are equipped with a six cylinder engine.
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Hatchback models are available in 1973 and are based on the two door coupe. Impact absorbing 2.5 mph impact bumpers change the cars look both front and rear. The Nova SS option is around but is only a dress up package with black grill and rally tires included but could come with any drive chain offer the company has available. The vent widows are gone in ’73 on all the two and four door models with the rear side windows  reshaped, as well, all the Novas have an upgraded suspension with multi layer leaf springs in the back smoothing out the ride. More upgrades are side door guard beams, heavier sound insulation are both included, while air conditioning is an available option as well as a fold down rear  seat.
Nova bumpers for 1974 are both 2” longer plus able to with stand 5 mph impacts without damage and the parking lights are bigger. The automatic transmission is replaced by a lighter version of a Turbo-Hydramatic the more substantial automatic on larger engines.
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This is the year of the first energy crisis keeping the six cylinder the popular choice among most consumers. The Spirit of America trim option becomes available for ’74 in anticipation of the public looking forward to the  to the U.S. bi-centennial coming up in 1976. All Novas in ’74 are fitted with a mechanism that prevents the car from being started until the seat belt is done up but this mandate was later scraped by congress and a bypass became available to ’74 model owners with later models equipped with a more conventional reel style for the belts shoulder harness.
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Race car driver turned engineer/dealer, Don Yenko, is well known for modifying G.M.  power trains in the 1970’s to produce maximum performance from both the engines and the transmissions; he also did suspension tune ups putting together what are referred to as “Yenko Super Nova’s”. The frames on these cars are also beefed up and his packages come complete with pin striping, decals, and badging declaring the modifications. The Super Nova, if you can find one, is a very valuable commodity today.


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Chevrolet Chevy II Nova wagon 1966 images

There is the plain jane Chevy II 100 with a thrifty in-line four cylinder engine offering basic transportation at a very low price. The optional engines begin with a choice of two inline sixes or the 283 cu in (4.64 L) as the entry level V8, which offers 220 hp (160 kW) of power. Next on the list is the 327 cu in. (5.36 L) V8 developing 275 hp (205 kW) or the top choice in '66 is the Turbo-Fire 327 cu in (5.36 L) offering you 350 hp (260 kW). The new engine combined with the close-ration four speed manual shifter, puts the Nova into a new class. and it performs like a true high performance muscle car.

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Chevrolet Chevy II-1964 images

 

The Chevy II is initially in show rooms to bring customers a good functional compact that offers basic transportation while delivering a low sticker price, to attract buyers on a limited budget. The  Chevy II is in  direct competition with the Falcon and the Valiant for the compact  market, offering a full roster of  body       styles to choose from.  The '64 model year the Chevy II looses sales to the Chevelle, a new addition to the Chevrolet line-up.  There are  two larger six             cylinder engines now on the table and this is also the first year the 283 (4.64 L) V8 is offered as an alternate to the basic 152 (2.5 L) six. There is a three speed and a four  speed manual  transmission available as well as the 2-speed Powerglide automatic.

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