I will pass on some basic info on first gen Camaros 1967-1968-1969.I have spent the last 10 years building Camaros, racing Camaros, and Selling camaro parts for a few years at Steves Camaro Parts, where I work with Vendors CHQ, OER, Dynacorn and a few others on part fitment and development of parts, on and coming to market, I'm not an expert, both Steve Pardini of Steves Camaro and Jerry MacNeish of Camaro High Performance are experts in their field I just hope to pass on some information I was lucky enough to have learned
About 221,000 1967 Camaros were produced.
About 235,000 1968 Camaros were produced.
About 243,000 1969 Camaros were produced.
and if your lucky enough to have one your part of a very cool club in GM and Muscle Car history
were available with a wide range of options, some of which were
obscure, or simply not well documented, which cause them to be quite
rare. Some examples:
* A67 Fold-Down Rear Seat - A common option on today's cars, but
quite rare back then. Allows the back seat to fold down for more cargo
carrying capacity. First-generation Camaros were notorious for unusually
small trunks making this option useful for those that had to carry
larger cargo than would fit in the trunk.
* V75 Liquid Tire "Chain" - An option on '69 Camaros that provided a
dispenser with nozzles located in the rear tire wheel wells that would
spray a special traction-enhancing liquid on the rear tires to help
traction on snow and ice. Quite rare.
* JL8 4-Wheel Disc Brakes - Available on '69 high- performance
Camaros. Installed mostly on Z-28 Camaros, but technically available on
any model. 205 known to be produced. A similar Heavy-Duty Service Option
disc-brake rear axle was available over-the-counter but differed from
JL8 in the details.
* Factory Headers - Available on Z-28 Camaros as a dealer-installed
item. Supplied in 1967-68 from the factory in the trunk of the car for
installation by the dealer.
* U46 'Vigilite' Lamp Monitors - Special fiber-optic head and
tail-lamp and directional signal monitors that allowed the driver to
determine that all lights were working properly while sitting in the
* L78 396ci - Iron-head 396ci 375HP big-block. 4-bolt main block
(all other Camaro 396s were 2-bolt mains), 11.0:1 compression forged
pistons, high-performance large-port heads, heavy duty rods, special
solid- lifter camshaft, aluminum intake manifold, and special Holley
carburetor. Available and rare all years, quite rare in '67 (1,138
* L89 Aluminum Head 396 - Available in '68 and '69. An addition to
the L78 that replaced the iron heads with aluminum closed-chamber
rectangular port heads. Very rare.
* U17 Tic-Toc-Tach: a dash-mounted tachometer that included a clock
on the same dial face. While U17 was available all three years, the
Tic-Toc-Tach version was only produced in 1968.
* AL4 Front Bench Seat - Optional front bench seat available in
non-console cars (1967-68 only). Not available in convertible.
* Deluxe Houndstooth Interior - Deluxe door panels, with houndstooth cloth seat inserts.
* J52 Front disc brakes - Not very rare, but the 1967-68 calipers
are 4-piston units and can be hard to find. The design was changed to a
single-piston design in 1969.
* F41 Suspension - upgraded suspension components that allowed better cornering performance.