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Chevrolet Camaro: books - history and technology

A book on the Chevrolet Camaro? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Chevrolet sports cars.

Camaro Exposed 1967-1969: Designs, Decisions and the Inside View

This book tells the story of the formative and most collectible years of that classic pony car. Paul Zazarine, the noted muscle car enthusiast and expert, documents the rise of the Camaro from the first glimmer in Chevrolet's eye to the mighty COPO 427 Camaro.
"Camaro Exposed" documents through first-hand reminisces of GM engineers and previously unpublished photos the development of GM's high-performance muscle car. For the first time, the reader will be able to view the proposed Camaro station wagon, Camaro fastback, and other amazing designs that GM had seriously considered as it waged a sales war with Ford's highly successful Mustang.

Camaro performance enthusiasts will find special delight in the chapter devoted to one of the greatest muscle cars: the Z/28. Learn how the car was first conceived, the various stages of its development, and how Ford battled back in the showroom and on the track with the Boss 302.

To top off the story, Zazarine includes a chapter on the ultimate Camaro: the COPO 427. Remember the days of Yenko, Nickey, Baldwin-Motion, and Dana Chevrolet - those "little old Chevy dealers" with the monster Camaro options? Camaro Exposed reproduces the original ads dealers used to promote these ultra-potent Camaros and their drag racing conquests.

"Camaro Exposed, 1967-1969: Designs, Decisions and the Inside View" is mandatory for muscle car and Camaro lovers. With first-hand interviews and unpublished photos.

Author:Paul Zazarine
Specs:175 pages, 26.5 x 20 x 1.4 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 x 0.55 in, paperback
Illustrations:165 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Bentley Publishers (USA, 2002)
Book: Camaro Exposed 1967-1969: Designs, Decisions and the Inside View

Camaro Exposed 1967-1969: Designs, Decisions and the Inside View

Language: English

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Camaro: An American Icon

The inside story of a Chevrolet great. The book is filled with authoritative text, interviews with the key people behind the Camaro, design artwork, and page after page of fascinating photos, many drawn from the GM archives.
Noted automotive author Gary Witzenburg and the auto editors of Consumer Guide outline Camaro s fast rise to stardom, which was fueled by a winning blend of style, performance, and enthusiast-oriented options like the Rally Sport and Super Sport packages.

The book follows the Camaro through five eras:

  • The development and introduction of the 1966 Camaro, GM s tardy but bold answer to the 1964 Ford Mustang
  • The second generation Camaro of the 1970s, which survived a near-death experience during the energy crisis
  • The leaner, meaner third-generation Camaro of the 1980s, which kept the pony car flame burning despite opposing trends
  • The 1992 debut of the Gen IV Camaro, which boasted major improvements on the previous designs but stumbled in the age of SUVs and seemed to mark the end of the line for the brand
  • The exciting development of a new Camaro following an eight-year hiatus
Author:Gary Witzenburg
Specs:160 pages, 21.5 x 28.5 x 2.1 cm / 8.5 x 11.2 x 0.83 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Publications International, Ltd. (USA, 2009)
Book: Camaro: An American Icon

Camaro: An American Icon

Language: English

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The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro : Every Model Since 1967

This is a Camaro book like no other. It covers the entire production history of Chevrolet's iconic muscle car, from the original concept car (codenamed Panther) to the latest and greatest sixth-generation vehicle. It showcases every model of Camaro since 1967 in stunning detail, using original and GM archival photography as well as insider interviews and technical specifications.

This lavishly illustrated book details all six generations of the Camaro's production run. The original model was developed to fight the Mustang in the muscle car wars of the late 1960s; the second-gen cars became icons of American automotive styling in the 1970s; the third-gen cars helped lead a muscle car renaissance in the 1980s.
The refined fourth-gen cars continued to demonstrate GM's prowess and engineering know-how through 2002; the fifth-gen Camaro brought back the iconic nameplate in 2010; and now the latest generation has debuted to rave reviews in 2016.

This book also features all the production vehicles, prototypes, show cars, anniversary editions, pace cars, and more from the vibrant Camaro culture.

Author:David Newhardt
Specs:288 pages, 29 x 26 x 2.9 cm / 11.4 x 10.25 x 1.14 in, hardback
Illustrations:100 b&w and 300 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2017)
Book: The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro : Every Model Since 1967

The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro : Every Model Since 1967

Language: English

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Chevrolet Camaro, tous les modèles depuis 1967

La Chevrolet Camaro défie le temps et les modes depuis son lancement en 1966. Initialement conçue comme une simple réponse de la General Motors à la Ford Mustang, la Camaro est entrée rapidement dans la légende en devenant une icône des muscle-cars.

Ce livre retrace dans le détail, année après année, toute l'épopée des six versions du modèle depuis sa naissance jusqu'à la période actuelle. Abondamment illustré des magnifiques photos originales de David Newhardt et de nombreuses archives de la G.M., "Chevrolet Camaro, tous les modèles depuis 1967" est un passionnant voyage au pays du V8 roi et des routes de rêve, en hommage à une voiture sans équivalent qui n'a jamais cessé de fasciner génération après génération.

Author:David Newhardt
Specs:288 pages, 28 x 24.5 cm / 11 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:788 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2018)
Book: Chevrolet Camaro, tous les modèles depuis 1967

Chevrolet Camaro, tous les modèles depuis 1967

Language: French

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Chevrolet Camaro - Sports car à l'américaine (Autofocus)

Parmi les voitures mythiques d'outre-Atlantique, la Chevrolet Camaro est véritablement culte. Aussi connue et adulée que sa concurrente désignée - la Ford Mustang -, elle bénéficie en outre de l'image sportive de Chevrolet engagée avec la Corvette.

En effet, à travers ses multiples générations de 1966 à aujourd'hui, la Camaro a toujours su satisfaire des publics très différents, sages ou ultra sportifs.
A tel point qu'elle a connu aussi une belle carrière en compétition et aura été l'égérie de plusieurs préparateurs réputés aux USA.

C'est cette multitude de Camaro, des origines à nos jours, que cet ouvrage met en valeur, grâce à de magnifiques photos originales, et un texte didactique, le premier en français concernant ce modèle ; qui permettra au néophyte comme au spécialiste de retrouver l'essentiel de l'histoire de la Chevrolet Camaro.

Author:Alain Chevalier, Kiki D. Bois
Specs:160 pages, 29 x 24 cm / 11.4 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2015)
Series:Autofocus
Book: Chevrolet Camaro - Sports car à l'américaine (Autofocus)

Chevrolet Camaro - Sports car à l'américaine

Language: French

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Camaro 1967-2000 - Photo Archive

The Camaro is one of the most popular Chevrolet cars ever made, as is evident by how often it graces the covers of enthusiasts car magazines. These exquisite factory photographs beautifully illustrate Camaro throughout its history.

Take an in-depth look at the SS, RS, Z28, IROC, coupes and convertibles. See some rare, hard-to-find photos of concept cars. Also see pace cars, cutaway shots, and close-up shots of engines. As a bonus, production figures and available options are included.

Author:Peter C. Sessler
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 1 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:126 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2000)
Book: Camaro 1967-2000 - Photo Archive

Camaro 1967-2000

Language: English

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Camaro (1967-1973) - Brooklands Muscle Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Chevrolet Camaro sports cars from the years 1967-1973. Describes the Chevrolet Camaro 427, Dana 427, SS350, Nickey 427, Z28, SS396, Z29, ZL1, Penske Camaro, Yenko Super Z and Turbo Six.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:140 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1992)
Book: Camaro (1967-1973) - Brooklands Muscle Portfolio

Camaro (1967-1973)

Language: English

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Chevrolet Camaro - seit 1966 (Modell-Kompass)

Der erste Chevrolet Camaro kam 1966 auf den Markt. Die amerikanische Legende, Ahnherr der nach ihm benannten "Pony Cars" wird in diesem Jahr also 50 Jahre alt. Wahrhaft ein biblisches Alter, das allein schon Beweis genug für seinen auch wirtschaftlichen Erfolg ist.

So alt werden Autos aber auch nur, wenn sie es schaffen, mit der Zeit zu gehen, stets jung und aktuell zu bleiben. Das bedingt zahlreiche modellpflegerische Massnahmen, technische Verbesserungen und mehrfache Generationswechsel.
Mehr als genug Stoff also für Autor Matthias Gerst, um einen Modellkompass zu einem ganz besonderen Fahrzeug aus der Taufe zu heben.

Pages of the book Chevrolet Camaro - seit 1966 (1)

Author:Matthias Gerst
Specs:128 pages, 21 x 17 cm / 8.25 x 6.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:1 b&w and 142 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2016)
Series:Modell-Kompass
Book: Chevrolet Camaro - seit 1966 (Modell-Kompass)

Chevrolet Camaro - seit 1966

Language: German

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Muscle Cars in Detail)

In 1969, the Camaro with the SS package took Chevy Camaro performance and styling to another level. First, the Camaro carried updated sheet metal for an aggressive and eye-catching appearance, and the ultra-high-performance 427 big-block engines were available for the first time.
As history proved, 1969 was the pinnacle of performance and styling for the first-generation Chevy Camaro.

Author and muscle car expert Bobby Kimbrough provides a comprehensive examination of the all-time classic 1969 Camaro SS. He delves into the design, manufacturing, and equipment of Chevrolet's premier pony car.

For the first time in its history, the 1969 Camaro SS had a full slate of high-performance small-blocks as well as big-blocks to conquer the competition on the street and track.
The engines included several iterations of the 350 and 396. In addition, the ultimate big-block Camaro, the COPO 427 is profiled.

All In Detail Series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today.
Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

Author:Bobby Kimbrough
Specs:96 pages, 23 x 21.5 x 1.1 cm / 9.1 x 8.5 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:110 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2017)
Series:Muscle Cars in Detail (4)
Book: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Muscle Cars in Detail)

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Language: English

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Camaro (1993-2000) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Chevrolet Camaro models from the years 1993-2000. Describes the Chevrolet Camaro Z28. Coupé, V6, Convertible, Callaway SuperNatural C8, ZL1, Z28 1LE, Z28 SS and Lingenfelter LS1.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:140 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.8 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2000)
Book: Camaro (1993-2000) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Camaro (1993-2000)

Language: English

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Camaro & Firebird (1993-2002) - Road & Track Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird models from the years 1993-2002. Describes the Pontiac Firebird, Trans Am, Formula, Convertible, Coupé, Ram Air, WS6, Firehawk / Chevrolet Camaro, Z28, V6, Convertible and SS.

  • The 39 articles, published at the time in the American car magazine Road & Track, provide much information about history, model introductions and technology.
  • Also technical specifications, driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, etc.

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Author:Road & Track
Specs:136 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.8 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:400 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2002)
Book: Camaro & Firebird (1993-2002) - Road & Track Portfolio

Camaro & Firebird (1993-2002)

Language: English

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Chevrolet Camaro V8 (1970-1981)

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Original Chevrolet Camaro 1967-1969

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How to Restore Your Camaro 1967-1969

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Camaro Restoration Guide 1967-1969

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Swap LS Engines into Camaros & Firebirds 1967-1981

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