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The car which ultimately became the first Camaro had a number of challenging specifications around which Chevrolet’s engineering team had to work. From the outset, the F-body car had to achieve these rigid design goals: sports car handling and roadability with superior ride quality, share structural characteristics with the upcoming 1968 Chevy II as a cost-saving measure (thus unitized body construction), a four-passenger layout, large selection of mechanical and appearance options, sporty styling, and be ready for the start of the 1967 model year. The general dimensional specifications, sporty styling attributes, and the requirement of an extensive list of options