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 group prepared the world for the introduction of an automobile they called the Panther.
All through the summer of 1965 practically every aspect of the car’s design and advancement, from preliminary design sketches to clay models, was photographed and carefully documented. Chevy utilized the possessions to produce a 30 -minute motion picture The Camaro for sale in Kodiak AK , which was later shown on TV and in cinema. They likewise presented ladies’s clothing called the Camaro Collection as well as a Camaro roadway race game.
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In November, Chevy sales executives and innovative individuals previewed prototype models at the GM Tech Center. Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s venerable ad agency, instantly began deal with brochures, direct mail and sales promotion products, together with print, outdoor and TV/radio advertising. In April 1966, at the New york city Automobile Program Interview, Chevrolet sales executives admitted no name had actually been selected for the new car, however did announce that rates of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in Kodiak AK model will be in the Corvair-Chevy II range.
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 comparable bout of cold feet would later cause the Pontiac version, code named the Banshee, to be renamed Firebird. Over its short lifetime, the F-car had been called by many names including Wildcat, Chaparral, Commander and Nova. It’s also rumored that Chevy considered utilizing the letters “GM” in the name, and created G-Mini, which progressed into GeMini and finally Gemini. Nevertheless, GM’s upper management vetoed the idea, fearing the automobile might be a failure.
Automotive legend has it that somebody at Chevrolet lastly proposed the name Camaro and upper management quickly concurred. Although the name has no real significance, GM scientists reportedly discovered the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “good friend” or “buddy.” It’s reported that Ford Motor Business researchers also discovered other meanings, consisting of “a shrimp-like creature” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”
Because a number or pre-launch materials had actually currently been launched utilizing the Panther name, Chevy’s a lot of pushing difficulty was to now rename their brand-new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in Kodiak AK 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 totally competitive with Ford’s prices of their 1967 Mustang models which was $2,461 for the conventional coupe, $2,692 for a standard fastback and $2,898 for a standard convertible.Taking a page from Mustang’s success in making extra make money from options and accessories, the Camaro could be purchased with nearly 80 factory options and 40 dealer accessories.
Purchasers could likewise option up to a larger 250-inch variation 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 versions of the 396-cubic-inch big-block V8. In order to keep the new Camaro from taking sales away from the Corvette, a corporate order prohibited equipping it with engines larger than 400 cid. Transmission choices consisted of a four-speed handbook, a two-speed “Powerglide” and in late 1967 the new three-speed “Turbo Hydra-Matic 350”.