While engineers and designers feverishly worked overtime on the advancement of a four-passenger cars they code-named the F-car, the Chevy public relations, marketing and advertising group prepared the world for the intro of a vehicle they called the Panther.
All through the summer of 1965 practically every element of the automobile’s design and development, from initial design sketches to clay models, was photographed and carefully recorded. Chevy used the assets to produce a 30 -minute film The Camaro for sale in Reddick FL , which was later on shown on TV and in movie theaters. They likewise introduced ladies’s clothes 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 designs at the GM Tech Center. Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s age-old ad agency, instantly began deal with brochures, direct-mail advertising and sales promo products, along with print, outdoor and TV/radio advertising. In April 1966, at the New York Automobile Show Press Conference, Chevrolet sales executives admitted no name had been selected for the brand-new vehicle, but did announce that rates of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in Reddick FL model will remain 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 on cause the Pontiac variation, code named the Banshee, to be relabelled Firebird. Over its brief life time, the F-car had actually been called by numerous names including Wildcat, Chaparral, Commander and Nova. It’s likewise rumored that Chevy considered using the letters “GM” in the name, and came up with G-Mini, which developed 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 finally proposed the name Camaro and upper management rapidly concurred. Although the name has no real meaning, GM scientists supposedly found the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “good friend” or “companion.” It’s rumored that Ford Motor Company scientists also found other meanings, consisting of “a shrimp-like creature” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”
Due to the fact that a number or pre-launch materials had already been released utilizing the Panther name, Chevy’s the majority of pushing obstacle was to now relabel their new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in Reddick FL 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 completely competitive with Ford’s pricing of their 1967 Mustang designs which was $2,461 for the standard coupe, $2,692 for a conventional fastback and $2,898 for a basic convertible.Taking a page from Mustang’s success in making extra make money from choices and devices, the Camaro could be ordered with almost 80 factory options and 40 dealer devices.
Buyers might also alternative up to 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 brand-new Camaro from taking sales away from the Corvette, a corporate edict forbade equipping it with engines larger than 400 cid. Transmission alternatives consisted of a four-speed manual, a two-speed “Powerglide” and in late 1967 the brand-new three-speed “Turbo Hydra-Matic 350”.