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A Fresh Look at Chevy's Legendary Pony Car

Camaro Exposed:

Designs, Decisions and the Inside View

by Paul Zazarine

Softcover, 7 7/8 in. x 10 3/8 in.
184 pages
More than 165 color and b&w photos
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-0876-1
Price: $44.95

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Camaro Exposed, 1967-1969: Designs, Decisions and the Inside View 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Camaro Exposed documents through first-hand reminisces of GM engineers and previously unpublished photos the development of GM's high-performance muscle car.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. Zazarine details both the manufacturing development of the Z/28 and the road racing warfare that went on between the Chevrolet supported Penske/Donohue Trans Am team and Fords appointed road warriors.

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 With first-hand interviews and unpublished photos, this book is a great research tool and a terrific gift.

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By mid-January 1965, the Camaro's shape and styling was in place. Even this early in the process, the basic headlamp, grille, and thin bladed bumper design were already in place.
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Chevrolet drag racers loved the Camaro for its big engines and light weight. This Camaro "funny car," the Dixie Twister, was actually a fiberglass body on a welded tubular frame. Here driver Huston Platt sticks it to Tasca Ford's Single Overhead Camshaft 427.
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Z/28 engine compartment showing aluminum high-rise intake manifold and log style exhaust manifolds.
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Note paint stripe on ducktail spoiler. Factory-painted stripes did not cover the trailing edge of the decklid.
Camaro Exposed: 1967-1969
Camaro Exposed: 1967-1969
Wholesale Case Quantity: 10
ISBN: 0-8376-0876-7 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-0876-1 (ISBN-13)
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