1975 Chevrolet Camaro

1975 Chevrolet Camaro
The 1975 Chevrolet Camaro managed
only 155 horsepower in its highest form.

The 1975 Chevrolet Camaro boasted a new wraparound back window that let Camaro drivers see a little better toward the rear -- even if less vigor under the hood made it more difficult to stay ahead of the pack.

Chevrolet, in fact, explained that current Camaros were "designed to help keep you driving happy," even if you were driving more slowly, or less often. The new rear glass blended neatly into the original greenhouse lines.

No more Z28s went to dealerships, but a new Rally Sport edition -- with a blacked-out hood panel and bright, tri-color stripe graphics -- gave at least an impression of performance, if not the reality.

Top engine was a 155-horsepower, 350-cubic-inch V-8. All powerplants now exhaled through a catalytic converter to help control emissions. Finned rear brake drums were new, along with twin-exhaust mufflers on V-8s and High-Energy Ignition for all models.

For the first time, air conditioning was available on six-cylinder Camaros, and options included power door locks. Capitalizing on the Camaro's renewed popularity, Chevrolet revived the Rally Sport package as a $238 mid-season appearance option.

Sales approached the 150,000 level, giving Chevy's ponycar a firmer hold on its market niche. A total of 39,843 Type LT Camaros were built, versus 76,178 V-8 sport coupes and 29,749 with a six.

1975 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT
The Type LT did not have a rear spoiler used on base Camaros.

1975 Chevrolet Camaro Facts
Model Weight range (lbs.) Price range (new)
Number built
Camaro 3,421-3,616 $3,540-$4,057145,770

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