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 a car they called the Panther.
All through the summer of 1965 virtually every element of the vehicle’s design and development, from initial design sketches to clay designs, was photographed and carefully documented. Chevy utilized the assets to produce a 30 -minute motion picture The Camaro for sale in Red Bay AL , which was later on revealed on TV and in cinema. They also presented women’s clothes called the Camaro Collection as well as a Camaro roadway race video game.
Buy Classic Chevrolet Camaros
In November, Chevy sales executives and innovative people previewed prototype models at the GM Tech Center. Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s age-old ad agency, right away began deal with catalogs, direct mail and sales promotion products, in addition to print, outdoor and TV/radio marketing. In April 1966, at the New York Car Show Press Conference, Chevrolet sales executives confessed no name had been chosen for the new vehicle, but did announce that rates of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in Red Bay AL design will remain 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 brief life time, the F-car had actually been called by lots of names including Wildcat, Chaparral, Leader and Nova. It’s likewise reported that Chevy thought about utilizing the letters “GM” in the name, and developed G-Mini, which developed into GeMini and finally Gemini. However, GM’s upper management banned the concept, fearing the car 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 researchers apparently discovered the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “friend” or “buddy.” It’s reported that Ford Motor Company scientists likewise discovered other definitions, consisting of “a shrimp-like animal” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”
Since a number or pre-launch materials had actually already been launched utilizing the Panther name, Chevy’s most pressing difficulty was to now rename their new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in Red Bay AL by looking for classic car dealers.
The price tag of $2,466 for a Camaro base coupe and $2,704 for a base convertible was fully competitive with Ford’s prices of their 1967 Mustang designs 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 earning additional benefit from choices and devices, the Camaro could be bought with nearly 80 factory options and 40 dealership accessories.
Purchasers might also choice up to a bigger 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 two variations 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 alternatives consisted of a four-speed handbook, a two-speed “Powerglide” and in late 1967 the brand-new three-speed “Turbo Hydra-Matic 350”.