While engineers and designers feverishly worked overtime on the development of a four-passenger sports car they code-named the F-car, the Chevy public relations, advertising and marketing team prepared the world for the introduction of a car they called the Panther.
All through the summer of 1965 practically every aspect of the vehicle’s design and advancement, from initial design sketches to clay designs, was photographed and thoroughly documented. Chevy utilized the assets to create a 30 -minute motion picture The Camaro for sale in Imboden AR , which was later revealed on TELEVISION and in cinema. They also presented females’s clothes called the Camaro Collection and even a Camaro road race online game.
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In November, Chevy sales executives and imaginative people previewed prototype models at the GM Tech Center. Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s age-old ad agency, right away started work on catalogs, direct-mail advertising and sales promo products, in addition to print, outside and TV/radio marketing. In April 1966, at the New York Automobile Program Interview, Chevrolet sales executives admitted no name had been chosen for the brand-new vehicle, but did reveal that rates of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in Imboden AR model will remain in the Corvair-Chevy II variety.
Throughout early 1966 Chevy struggled over a name for its Mustang-killer. GM’s upper management fidgeted about the aggressive undertones of the Panther name. A similar bout of cold feet would later cause the Pontiac variation, code named the Banshee, to be relabelled Firebird. Over its short life time, the F-car had been called by numerous names including Wildcat, Chaparral, Leader and Nova. It’s also rumored that Chevy considered using the letters “GM” in the name, and came up with G-Mini, which developed into GeMini and finally Gemini. However, GM’s upper management banned the idea, fearing the automobile might be a failure.
Automotive legend has it that somebody at Chevrolet finally proposed the name Camaro and upper management quickly agreed. Although the name has no genuine meaning, GM scientists apparently discovered the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “friend” or “companion.” It’s reported that Ford Motor Business scientists likewise found other meanings, consisting of “a shrimp-like animal” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”
Since a number or pre-launch products had already been released utilizing the Panther name, Chevy’s many pushing challenge was to now rename their brand-new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in Imboden AR by looking for classic car dealers.
The sticker price of $2,466 for a Camaro base coupe and $2,704 for a base convertible was fully competitive with Ford’s pricing of their 1967 Mustang models which was $2,461 for the basic coupe, $2,692 for a basic fastback and $2,898 for a standard convertible.Taking a page from Mustang’s success in making additional profit from alternatives and accessories, the Camaro could be bought with nearly 80 factory options and 40 dealership accessories.
Buyers might also option as much as a larger 250-inch version of the standard straight 6 engine, a choice of 327-cubic-inch small-block V8s fed by either a two-barrel or a four-barrel carburetor and 2 variations of the 396-cubic-inch big-block V8. In order to keep the new Camaro from taking sales far from the Corvette, a business edict prohibited equipping it with engines larger than 400 cid. Transmission options consisted of a four-speed handbook, a two-speed “Powerglide” and in late 1967 the brand-new three-speed “Turbo Hydra-Matic 350”.