Chevrolet had a lot of competition in the pony car market in 1967. 

Ford, its major competitor, was dominating the market with

the wildly successful Mustang, while Chevy's finest model was the woefully uninspiring Monza, 

whose sales were steadily declining. The response? The brand-new 1967 Camaro is a muscle car.

Chevy equipped the new Camaro with all the bells and whistles required to produce a 

deserving muscle car in an effort to outdo the Ford Mustang and other competitors like the Pontiac Firebird, Plymouth Barracuda, and Dodge Charger. 

It ended up being a full home run with plenty of power, alluring driving characteristics, and attractive appearance.