Chevrolet was first off the line with a new post war design in May 1947--one full year before the competition. The new design offers superior visibility, with an 8 inch wider cab for more shoulder room and the truck is a foot longer overall than previously. The cab now has vent windows on each door and the 1951 model is the last year for the 80 mph speedometer. The engines available are a 216 cu in (3.5 L), a 235 cu in (3.9 L) and the 261 cu in (4.3 L) V8, There are two transmission choices-a four speed manual or the basic three speed manual.
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The Camaro was born out of a volcano. We know this because 50 years ago, in the muscle car’s very first TV commercial, it rose from a caldera amid fountains of fire and a molten lake of lava. Fans of the sporty Chevrolet still debate how many martinis Don Draper downed while writing copy for that ad.
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