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 intro of an automobile they called the Panther.
All through the summertime of 1965 virtually every aspect of the car’s design and advancement, from initial design sketches to clay models, was photographed and thoroughly documented. Chevy used the assets to develop a 30 -minute film The Camaro for sale in Mount Ida AR , which was later on revealed on TV and in cinema. They also introduced ladies’s clothing called the Camaro Collection as well as a Camaro road race game.
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In November, Chevy sales executives and creative people previewed prototype models at the GM Tech Center. Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s age-old advertising agency, instantly started deal with catalogs, direct mail and sales promotion products, together with print, outside and TV/radio advertising. In April 1966, at the New York Car Program Interview, Chevrolet sales executives admitted no name had actually been chosen for the brand-new automobile, however did reveal that pricing of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in Mount Ida AR model will be in the Corvair-Chevy II range.
Throughout early 1966 Chevy agonized over a name for its Mustang-killer. GM’s upper management was nervous about the aggressive undertones of the Panther name. A similar bout of cold feet would later cause the Pontiac version, code named the Banshee, to be relabelled Firebird. Over its short lifetime, the F-car had actually been called by numerous names including Wildcat, Chaparral, Commander and Nova. It’s likewise rumored that Chevy thought about using the letters “GM” in the name, and came up with G-Mini, which evolved into GeMini and lastly Gemini. However, GM’s upper management banned the concept, fearing the automobile might be a failure.
Automotive legend has it that someone at Chevrolet finally proposed the name Camaro and upper management rapidly agreed. Although the name has no real meaning, GM scientists supposedly found the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “buddy” or “companion.” It’s rumored that Ford Motor Company scientists likewise found other definitions, including “a shrimp-like creature” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”
Because a number or pre-launch products had currently been released utilizing the Panther name, Chevy’s most pushing obstacle was to now rename their brand-new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in Mount Ida 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 rates of their 1967 Mustang models which was $2,461 for the standard coupe, $2,692 for a standard fastback and $2,898 for a standard convertible.Taking a page from Mustang’s success in earning extra make money from alternatives and devices, the Camaro could be purchased with almost 80 factory alternatives and 40 dealership devices.
Purchasers could likewise alternative as much as a bigger 250-inch version of the standard straight six 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 far from the Corvette, a corporate order prohibited equipping it with engines larger than 400 cid. Transmission options included a four-speed manual, a two-speed “Powerglide” and in late 1967 the new three-speed “Turbo Hydra-Matic 350”.