When the Camaro arrived in September 1966, it was a very important milestone for Chevrolet. The long-awaited pony car went above and beyond everyone’s expectations despite receiving some negative reviews from prominent car writers. It’s safe to say that the very first edition of the Camaro set the tone for Chevrolet’s take on the pony car.
Though several editions of the first generation were released, only eight engine options were available. From the 230 6-cylinder engine to the beastly 427 V8, the Camaro was made available for various demographics. In 1967, the official first production year, a total of 220,906 Camaros were built.