Road & Track picked the 1971 SS350 as one of the 10 best cars in the world in August 1971.
RS (shown to the right), SS package was dropped in 1972 and reintroduced in 1996.
The IROC-Z was introduced in 1985 and continued through 1990.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Regulations required a CHMSL (Center High Mounted Stop Lamp) starting with the 1986 model year.
Estes then announced a new car line, project designation XP-836, with a name that Chevrolet chose in keeping with other car names beginning with the letter C such as the Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette. According to the book The Complete Book of Camaro: Every Model Since 1967, the name Camaro was conceived by Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett, while they were reading the book Heath's French and English Dictionary by James Boïelle and by de V. In the book The Complete Book of Camaro, it states that Mr. Rollett found the word camaro in the French-English dictionary was slang, to mean friend, pal, or comrade.
He claimed the name, suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to its owner and that to us, the name means just what we think the car will do... The article further repeated Estes's statement of what the word camaro was meant to imply, that the car's name "suggests the comradeship of good friends, as a personal car should be to its owner".
Therefore, the Camaro was touted as having the same conventional rear-drive, front-engine configuration as the Mustang and Chevy II Nova.
In addition, the Camaro was designed to fit a variety of power plants in the engine bay.
The third-generation Camaro was produced from 1981 (for the 1982 model year) to 1992.The Camaro was first shown at a press preview in Detroit, Michigan, on September 12, 1966, and later in Los Angeles, California, on September 19, 1966.Public introduction of the new model was on September 26, 1966.It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang.The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.