In 1964 the Ford motor company introduced the Mustang, to complete fight from the 1964 Corvette, and Ford rapidly learned that the Corvette were built with a definite edge in most cases won the race, the advantage was obviously within the suspension, and braking systems, as well as the vehicle involved 300 pounds lighter, since it was built from fiberglass, which gave a Corvette an enormous advantage.
Within their efforts to conquer lower the overall, Ford motor company attempted lots of different things through the years, and Vehicle remains the General, but to the regularly scheduled program, Ford will bring out monsters such as the GT-350 R, that was by all legal rights a race vehicle which was adapted for street use, the “R” even means race, even this animal couldn’t beat lower the Corvette.
The Overall would still upgrade the Corvette and then beat lower all things in it’s path, until 1967 that’s the year that Chevrolet might have an agenda, they’d introduce that Camaro for their already huge type of cars, the Corvette had already built a great reputation for it’s self around the track, and today the Camaro was here to keep the General’s name around the track.
The Camaro grew to become an instantly success story, everyone wanted one of these simple new Chevrolet muscle cars, at least all the GM fans did, and also the Camaro was determined to go lower within the history books among the greatest and baddest muscle cars ever built, obviously Ford would continue it’s efforts to conquer the General within the muscle vehicle wars, plus they like the rest of the vehicle companies had some memorable moments.
The entire muscle vehicle era grew to become popular amount of time in automotive history, using the Corvettes, Camaro’s, Mustangs, Challengers, GTOS, and other great tales for any lengthy time, but I have to refocus about them at hade here, throughout the first generation run from the camaro Chevrolet and also the Chevrolet dealers would perform some tinkering with the camaro, along with a legend they’d build.
Sure the camaro name already had the Z/28, SS, RS and also the mixtures of these models to the credit, however a dealer in Canonsburg, PA named Yenko Chevrolet would know that will spawn madness within the muscle vehicle ranks, this vehicle could be known as the “sYc” or super Yenko camaro, and super would truly describe what this vehicle was, because it would perform way over the expectations of Chevrolet and Don Yenko.
The vehicle could be known as “COPO 9561” “Central Office Production Order”, whenever you desired to order one of these simple cars that is what you’d request in the dealer, and you’d have an “sYc” camaro, the vehicle included an L72 427/425 hp engine, a Muncie M21 or M22 rock crusher transmission (or perhaps an M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission) front disc brakes a unique ZL2 cowl inducted hood huge duty radiator special suspension along with a 4.10:1 posi-traction rear finish.
Don Yenko would hire tricky Dick Herrel to campaign this vehicle around the track, along with a good job he’d do “Tricky Dick” would power the vehicle lower the ¼ mile making racing history by tripping the lights in 11.48 seconds @ 115.5 miles per hour, with some race tuning he’d have this number even lower occasions within the ¼ mile race.
From the “sYc” camaro would spawn a brand new animal known as the COPO 9560, which vehicle was determined to do stuff that not one other vehicle would do, also referred to as the ZL1 camaro, “Tricky Dick” would also drive one of these simple camaro’s for Don Yenko, the big major difference backward and forward cars was this, the “sYc” camaro were built with a, L72 427/425 hp engine inside it, which was an exciting surefire unit, and also the COPO 9560 had an exciting aluminum 427/425 hp ZL1, this made the vehicle about 250-300 pounds lighter the “sYc” vehicle.