GM's belated reply to Ford's super-successful Mustang, based on the Chevy Nova chassis and mechanical package. By the time it arrived on the showroom floor in 1966, the heyday of the "personal coupe" had already passed, but even so, GM sold 220,000 Camaros in the first year alone.
Various states of tune were available, the most extreme being the Z28 (602 in 1967); SS (Super Sport , 96,275 built); and the RS (Rally Sport, 143,592 built). These are now among the most prized of all first-gen Camaros, and they attract big premiums. Convertibles are also more desirable, but good examples are harder to find.