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The 2nd generation of Chevrolet Camaro was produced for model years 1970-1981.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Camaro (second generation) page on 31 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The second-generation Chevrolet Camaro was produced by Chevrolet from 1970 through the 1981 model years. It was introduced in the spring of 1970 Build information for model 123-12487 was released to the assembly plants in February of that same year. It was longer, lower, and wider than the first generation Camaro. A convertible body-type was no longer available. GM engineers have said the second generation is much more of "A Driver's Car" than its predecessor.

Dubbed "Super Hugger", the second-generation Camaro was developed without the rush of the first generation and benefited from a greater budget justified by the success of the first generation. Although it was an all-new car, the basic mechanical layout of the new Camaro was familiar, engineered much like its predecessor with a unibody structure utilizing a front subframe, A-arm and coil spring front suspension, and rear leaf springs. The chassis and suspension of the second generation were greatly refined in both performance and comfort; base models offered significant advances in sound-proofing, ride isolation, and road-holding. Extensive experience Chevrolet engineers had gained racing the first-generation led directly to advances in second-generation Camaro steering, braking, and balance. Although it began its run with a number of high-performance configurations, as the 1970s progressed, the Camaro grew less powerful, succumbing, like many production cars of the era, to the pressures of tightening emissions regulations and a fuel crisis. Major styling changes were made in 1974 and 1978; 1981 was the final model year for the second-generation Camaro.


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Chevrolet Camaro Photo by IFCAR
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Chevrolet Camaro Photo by Tom Harpel
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Chevrolet Camaro JM http://www.logodesignweb.com/stockphoto
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1976-1979 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Model Custom 1976-1979
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1976-1979 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Model Custom 1976-1979
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1976-1979 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Model Custom 1976-1979
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2nd Generation Chevrolet Camaro Photo ©2016 Bill Crittenden
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2nd Generation Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Z28
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Hot Wheels K7561-0917DCamaro Z28Camaro, small scale, yellow w/red-orange stripes, "Z28"
Model Kit - Revell 7100Camaro Street MachineHot Rod, 1:25 scale, 2nd Generation


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
7 January 2016New at Summit Racing: Ridetech StreetGrip Suspension Systems for Camaro/Firebird and GM A-BodySummit Racing Equipment


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