Camaro junkies share a common belief that Mustang lovers say is pure hogwash. Mustang fanatics say that the 1967 Camaro design was an almost exact knock off of the 1964 Mustang. That’s an argument that will never go away, but one fact poses no argument: Camaro engines have always been pushrod engines; there has never been an overhead cam in a Camaro from the factory. Camaro LS1 Crate Engines for Sale 5.7 Liter, were the best ever,call now for a deep discount.
Some car historians say that the 1968 Camaro’s unibody design was based on the 1968 Chevy Nova, and the 230 cubic inch straight-6 140 horsepower engine was tweaked just to give Mustang a serious run for the money. Other engines like the larger 250 cubic inch, 155 horsepower straight-6 was available, and a 327 cubic inch small block V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor, and another version with a 4-barrel carburetor gave buyers a couple of great choices back then. The 327 V8 had a 275 horsepower rating. It was born to boogie.
The SS-350 trim model had a 350 cubic inch small block V8 engine rated at 295 horsepower. The RS trim model was the high performance model that wooed baby boomers with its hidden lights, bumble bee stripes, heavy duty suspension, and 14” wheels. But the RS/SS convertible was the big boy with an 396 cubic inch attitude. It woke up the masses and proved itself as a pace car for the 1967 Indy 500.
The special Z28 was in a class of its own with a 302 cubic inch V8 with the short stroke crank of a 283, and the big bore block of a 327. The Z28 engine was rated at 295 horsepower. It was a match for any of the muscle cars of the 1960s.
Through the years Camaro engines have been criticized and complimented for their performance and reliability. The big yellow engines appeared at almost the same time as the yawn engines surfaced. The 200 horse low performing 302 engine replaced the lethargic 327 engine in 1969, but that same year the COPO 9561 427 cubic inch all iron big block with 425 horsepower blew the top coat off of all the competition.
This rare COPO 9560 was a collector’s item before it hit the streets since there were only 69 of these all aluminum ZL-1 427 cubic inch engines produced. Most car aficionados say the 1969 with the COPO 9560 was the best Camaro ever built.
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