1967-69 Chevrolet Camaro
With the Ford Mustang galloping out of the blocks at a record sales pace, Chevy responded by introducing its own brand of pony car, the now legendary Camaro. Although it shared some platform mechanicals with the upcoming Chevrolet Nova, the Camaro's aggressively refined exterior styling set it well apart from its compact kin. Offering I6/V8 engine choices -- from a 140 horsepower base motivator to a killer 425-horse range-topper -- and various trim and suspension upgrades, both the Camaro coupe and convertible models could be fine tuned to accommodate a broad range of budgets and driving demeanors. It also was this generation of Camaro that gave rise to acronyms like RS, SS, Z/28 and ZL-1, the latter designating an ultra-rare 425-horse all-aluminum 427-inch big-block, of which only 69 were ever produced.