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1969 Camaro - Glacier Blue Restoration

Restoring a classic car can be a great family bonding experience. Over the years, we've met many customers who told us how revitalizing a car helped them grow closer to a spouse, sibling, or child who helped with the project. Countless memories are made turning wrenches in the garage, choosing upgrades, and cruising to car shows in the completed vehicle. For John DiIorio, of San Pedro, California, this Glacier Blue 1969 Camaro was a fantastic father-son build.

Built by Students: The SMHS Race Team's 1968 Camaro Drag Car

Classic car enthusiasts are definitely not a dying breed. For evidence of this fact, look no further than the Santa Maria High School Race Team and the passionate students who built this 1968 Camaro drag car. The SMHS Race Team is an after-school program in Santa Maria, California, where high-schoolers have a unique opportunity to learn how to build and maintain race cars. The program is funded entirely by students, with the exception of donations from sponsors. Classic Industries is proud to have provided restoration parts for this build. Read on as we delve into the details of this '68 Camaro, and how it has evolved into a 565ci big-block-powered, 9-second speed machine.

1967, 1968, & 1969 Camaro Trim Tag Decoder

Given the massive popularity of the first-generation Camaro, it's no surprise that owners of these classic cars are interested in learning more about their vehicles' origins. Some of them have been restored, some have been resto-modded, and a few have been turned into hot rods that greatly diverge from their original specs. Thankfully, it's still possible to check how each of these cars left the General Motors production line, as long as you know where to look. Our 1967-1969 Camaro trim tag decoder can help you learn important details about your Camaro's assembly plant, interior trim, exterior paint color, and more.

1967-2002 Camaro Generations & Production Numbers

The initial production run of the Chevrolet Camaro began with the 1967 model year and ended in 2002. Thankfully, that end was only temporary, since the Camaro returned in 2010 and is still in production to this day. Enthusiasts commonly split the Camaro's history into distinct generations, with each representing a major change to the body style and features. The first four Camaro generations cover the 1967-2002 model years. Today, we'll take a look at how to identify the first-gen, second-gen, third-gen, and fourth-gen Camaro, as well as estimated production numbers for each year.

Classic Camaro Builds: Restoration Parts in Action

The classic Camaro is an American icon on wheels. Since its launch in 1967, this vehicle from Chevrolet has had a lasting impact on the automotive industry and the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. As a result, it's no surprise that so many people have chosen to restore them to factory condition, or modify them into hot rods for the street, track, or drag strip. Classic Industries has been supporting Camaro fans by providing hard-to-find parts for these vehicles since 1976. Today, we'll take a look back at some of the many awesome classic Camaro builds we have photographed at our California headquarters over the years.

1968 Camaro - LS3-Powered Restomod

The Chevrolet Camaro is unquestionably one of the most iconic American cars of all time, but it shares this high level of prestige with its big brother, the Corvette. These two-door sports cars from General Motors have shared real estate in dealership showrooms for decades, and even though they're not direct competitors, they do share similar characteristics and a similar spirit. So, when Ryan Duncan set out to rebuild his '68 Camaro, he decided to drop in the heart of a Corvette: an LS3 V8 motor. After all, a little sharing among siblings is a good thing.

1972 Camaro SS - LS3 Power

The Chevrolet Camaro has been an icon of performance and speed for more than five decades. Its blend of a sleek exterior and raucous V8 engine has carried on across generations. Today, some choose to restore these vehicles to factory-fresh original condition, while others have fused elements of early and late Camaro models to create something unique. This second-gen 1972 Camaro SS falls into the latter category, with an LS3 V8 and 6-speed manual transmission transplanted from a fifth-gen model.

1970 Camaro Z28 - Timeless Performance

As far as we're concerned, every model year of the Camaro is a great one, but certain years are especially beloved by the car enthusiast community for their groundbreaking style and legacy. 1970 was one such year, since it marked the beginning of the second generation of this iconic vehicle. The previous three years had set a high bar for success, but GM still produced a car that lived up to the expectations. Even today, you don't have to be an automotive expert to see this beautifully-restored '70 Z28 and know it's something special.

1967 Camaro - 383 Stroker SS/RS

There are many who would say the 1967 Camaro was perfected the moment it rolled off the GM assembly line. We certainly appreciate this perspective, and have helped many purists restore their cars to exact factory specifications using original-style reproduction parts. On the other hand, some Camaro owners believe that perfection is achieved by blending the best elements of a classic with aftermarket performance parts and tasteful modern upgrades. These owners tend to favor the restomod build style.

1969 Camaro RS - One Lucky Grandson

Classic cars often become family heirlooms, passed from generation to generation over the course of decades. Not only does this process ensure a vehicle remains in good hands by keeping it in the family, it also maintains a strong sense of appreciation for these timeless cars and trucks. After all, it's one thing to see them in pictures and read about them in magazines, and entirely another to get your hands dirty under the hood and feel the exhilaration behind the wheel. This 1969 Camaro RS was recently restored in preparation to be handed down from a grandmother to her grandson.