Until recently I had a strict rule for myself regarding pony cars, particularly Mustangs and GM F-Bodies. And that rule basically was that I wouldn't feature, let alone shoot, any of them unless they were sufficiently rare or awesome. Usually a Malaise-era, big-bumper Camaro evokes no emotional response from me whatsoever, but I really like this one.
Near as I can tell, it's a 1974 Type LT. The Type LT was a cushier, more luxurious Camaro than the standard sport coupe. It was a sign of the times, as horsepower and engine displacement were decreased due to stricter emissions and fuel economy. It was, however, a very good year for Camaro sales. The AMC Javelin, Plymouth Barracuda and Dodge Challenger were on the way out and the wimpy new Mustang II was more like a gelding. GM tried to make up for the slower, fatter, long-nosed 1974 Camaro by making it a more comfortable place to be - and it was possible to still have some fun at the same time. Buyers could combine the LT and Z-28 packages for a quick yet classy coupe devoid of loud go-fast stickers and stripes.