The mid 1970's weren't the most ideal time in America's automotive history. In many ways, what the average American grew to love about cars (aesthetics, and of course, horsepower!) was being altered to meet regulations for emissions, and crash test ratings. Some manufacturers were able to provide solutions to these alterations more successfully than others. A good example of this, was Chevrolets success with the second generation Camaro. Despite the obvious lack of power evident with the fuel crisis, the chassis enjoyed some steering, suspension, and driver comfort upgrades including a rear stabilizer bar, a variable ratio steering, a "cockpit" like curved instrument cluster, and a larger, curved rear glass to allow for better visibility. Chevy engineers were able to cut their teeth while observing the performance of the first generation, and with their experience they were able to advance the overall balance, braking, and steering attribute of this generation. The second generation Camaro is a perfect blend of creature comforts, enjoyable road handling, tactile features, and iconic 70s visuals. It is no wonder why these cars were some of the most popular daily drivers back when they were first released.
With only 1 owner it's entire life, this 1975 Chevy Camaro is a great example of a preserved time warp machine. As a Type LT, (which stands for Luxury and Touring) this Camaro features all the essentials that a Sport Coupe would have, plus additional exterior and interior aesthetics. These include: an upgraded interior, added sound deadening and insulation, Rally wheels from factory, and tucked away wipers.
In 1975, Chevy made quite a few small updates to the Camaro line. While the Z28 was not offered during this year, Chevrolet made additional efforts to keep the Type LTs interesting, while also adding more efficiency features. The instrument cluster was updated to adorn a faux bird's eye maple grain finish, the LT bucket seats were given high bolster backs with plaid cloth inserts and door trim, as well as smaller features such as updated exterior badging, and a light added into the glovebox compartment.
Over the years, the owner of this example made it his own period correct cruiser. Featuring polished aluminum Spirit of America wheels wrapped in GT Qualifiers, as well as polished aluminum mud flaps, a Grant GT steering wheel, an SW Oil Pressure gauge, and a full period correct sound system, this Camaro is perfect for cruising the streets, blasting your choice of iconic cassette tapes. The Sony head unit, Sony speakers with a Sony Graphic Equalizer, and an Altec Lansing Power Bass system make it clear that this Camaro was meant for having a good time driving down beloved roads with beloved tracks. The Ungo Security system also meant no one was going to steal this pride and joy!
Equipped with a 4 speed manual, factory AC, Saddle interior, and a Code 75 Light Red paint job, the vehicle is very well preserved, however not perfect.
Some features such as the faux chrome finish on some of the trim has delaminated over the years. It also appears to have been repainted at some point in it's life. The saddle interior is in lightly worn, with a crease/cut in the driver's left side bolster, and some general frays noted on the cloth inserts. The armrest also adorns a scratch on the vinyl surface. The carpet is sun faded, and has changed colors as a result in the areas where floor mats did not cover. The black paint on the inner door lever surrounds has come off with time, and the paint job features some imperfections/chips/compound buildup. A few light dings are noted on the fenders and by the passenger side "C" pillar. It is likely that most of these could be removed with PDR. The engine bay could benefit from a power wash, but is mostly original and in wonderful shape for the age. It is believed that the mileage has rolled over once, meaning roughly 115,000 miles on this example. This vehicle currently runs and drives incredibly well, awaitng to attack the streets once again with it's new owner.