2020 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction
Lot
54

1975 Chevrolet Camaro 350 V8 Coupe (LHD)

$23,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine 350ci V8
Gearbox Three-speed automatic
Body Work Two-door coupe
Colour Orange WITH Flame Graphics
Interior Black
Trim Vinyl/cloth inserts
Wheels Boyd Coddington alloy wheels
Brakes Disc/drum

Description

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Freshly restyled for 1970, changes to Chevrolet's popular Camaro were more than just skin deep. While the first-generation Camaro had used the same basic platform as economy cars likes the Nova, the new model had an all-new 2+2 platform that ensured a much better handling car capable of realising the full potential of the range of high-performance engines offered. The new F-body was longer, lower and wider and most pundits agreed the new Camaro had a more sophisticated look than its predecessor, more akin to a European GT than an American muscle car. The convertible was dropped from the line-up, with the fastback coupe the only model available while a lot more thought went into the interior ergonomics. There were six engines available, ranging from a six-cylinder through the base 307ci V8 to a full-house 396ci unit pumping out 350 bhp along with a choice of four transmissions. Throughout the course of the 1970s Chevrolet continued to improve the Camaro and the original styling underwent a major revision in 1974, with a distinctive pointed nose inspired by the new Vega incorporating a deformable urethane panel and eggcrate grille, while in 1975 a new wraparound-style rear window improved vision considerably. Two trim levels were offered, the base model and the better equipped LT (or luxury touring package), first seen in 1973. Camaros optioned with the LT equipment group received an electric clock, twin external rear view mirrors, Hide-Away wipers, full instrumentation (including a tacho), better sound insulation and a set of 14 x 7 Rally wheels. 145,770 Camaros were sold in 1975.