Why is it called an F body?

By: Vijay SarathyUpdated: December 05, 2020


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I saw a History channel special on Firebird a few years back, like a couple years from when 4th gens first came out. Aparently the project name at GM was F-car when they first were starting work on them in 66, so when it came time for body line designation, they called it the F-body.

Considering this, what years are F bodies?

The History of The 1967-2002 GM F-Body. The Camaro went on sale September 29th, 1966 for 1967. Five months later, the Firebird hit the scene and it would live alongside the Camaro through 2002.

Secondly, is a 5th Gen Camaro an F body?

The 5th gen Camaro is technically not a F-body because it's not based on the GM "F Platform", which is what the 1967-2002 Camaro/Firebird was based on. Like mentioned above, 5th gens are built on the Zeta (more specifically, Zeta II) platform.

What is the GM a body?

The General Motors A platform (commonly called A-body) was an automobile platform, and was GM's original, and oldest, platform used by all early GM products, beginning with the Chevrolet Superior.

Is a z28 or SS better?

Package and engine options would vary in each model year they were offered. The Z28 was a more expensive package than the SS. In 1969, the cost to add the Z28 option was less than $200 more than the SS, but the difference was noticed in the appearance and street performance.


Is the Camaro SS or RS faster?

The Camaro SS is faster than the RS. Even previous generation SS Camaros punched out between 420 and 450 horsepower. The RS punches out anywhere between 310 and 335 horsepower.

Are Camaros faster than Mustangs?

According to numerous sources, the Mustang GT is just a tick quicker than the Camaro SS from zero to 60 mph. The Mustang does it in about 3.9 seconds, compared to the Camaro's 4.1-second sprint. Both models are rear-wheel drive.

What does z28 stand for on the Camaro?

Special Performance Package

What cars are GM a body?

The “A-Body” cars include – Chevrolet: 150, 210, Bel Air, Del Ray, Biscayne, Impala, El Camino. Pontiac: Chieftain, Star Chief, Super Chief, Bonneville, Catalina, Ventura. The “B-Body” cars include – Buick: Special, Century, LeSabre, Invicta.

What body type is a Camaro?

Chevrolet Camaro
Class Pony car Muscle car Compact car (1967–2002) Mid-size car (2010–present)
Body style 2-door coupe 2-door convertible
Layout FR layout
Platform F-body (1967–2002) Zeta platform (2010–2015) Alpha platform (2016–present)

Are Camaros and Firebirds the same car?

Most people believe the 1967 Camaro and Firebird are essentially the same vehicle. However, the Firebird offered a better interior and a few more luxury options. In the end, both cars were a success for GM and will go down in history as two popular American muscle cars.

What year is 4th Camaro?

The fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is a pony car that was produced by American automobile manufacturer General Motors for the 1993 through 2002 model years; although the last 30 models were unofficially sold in 2003.

Which came first Camaro or Firebird?

The first generation Firebird had characteristic Coke bottle styling shared with its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro.

First generation (1967–1969)
First generation
1967 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
Production February 23, 1967–1969

What generation is a 94 Camaro?

The fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is a pony car that was produced by American automobile manufacturer General Motors for the 1993 through 2002 model years; although the last 30 models were unofficially sold in 2003.

What is the difference between a Firebird and a Camaro?

The big difference between the two cars was under the hood. The base model Firebird included an OHC inline-6 engine and single-barrel carburetor. This engine was capable of producing 165 horsepower. Thanks to the deluxe features, the 1967 Firebird was touted as the upmarket version of the Camaro.

How much is a Pontiac Firebird worth?

Make Avg Price Last 30 Days
CarGurus Index $20,604 +1.12%
Pontiac Firebird $16,316 +2.51%
1969 Pontiac Firebird $34,888 -1.93%
1976 Pontiac Firebird $32,532 +2.69%

What year did the 4th gen f body come with the lt1?

1993 – Enter the LT1 Era
The fourth-generation Camaro started with a couple of new engine platforms in 1992. The L32 V6 engine was used in the Camaro and Firebird F-body cars with moderate success.

How can you tell the difference between a 67 68 69 Camaro?

To tell the '67 from the '68 Camaro, you just need to look at the bezel. The standard '67 Camaro has one large lens with a tail and back up light (RS and SS models had a single red lens with the back up light mounted under the bumper), while the '68 has a lens divider integrated into the bezel.

Is a Corvette AF body?

F-body is Camaro/Trans Am. J-body is Cavalier/Sunfire. W-body is Gran Prix. Y-body is the Corvette.

Who owns the original Smokey and the Bandit car?

Reynolds was forced to organize his own estate sale and hand over the keys to his beloved Bandit-mobile prior to his passing on Sept. 6, 2018. Canada's Driving reported last October that the car previously changed hands at Barrett-Jackson for $192,500.

How many 1967 Firebirds are left?

Body style Total
2dr Hardtop (coupe) 67,032
2dr Convertible 15,528
Total 82,560