Chevrolet’s response to Ford’s Mustang, the Camaro was offered with a choice of V6 or V8 engines in coupe or convertible bodyshells. While the car didn’t take off like Ford’s pony car, the Camaro became an icon for Chevrolet, with customers able to personalise their cars to an astonishing degree. When the Camaro was redesigned in 1970, it became even more popular – especially in SS396 guise with either 350bhp or 375bhp, thanks to a displacement of 402 cubic inches (6.6 litres). For those who wanted even more, there was a 425bhp option. Yes please!
The Camaro didn’t have sophisticated suspension, but it did have lots of power. To help get that power down, owners could buy a tyre spray to help improve traction.