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, advertising and marketing team 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 development, from initial design sketches to clay models, was photographed and thoroughly recorded. Chevy utilized the possessions to create a 30 -minute film The Camaro for sale in West Townshend VT , which was later shown on TELEVISION and in movie theaters. They likewise presented females’s clothes called the Camaro Collection as well as a Camaro road race video 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 advertising agency, instantly began work on catalogs, direct mail and sales promo products, along with print, outdoor and TV/radio marketing. In April 1966, at the New York Car Show Interview, Chevrolet sales executives confessed no name had been picked for the brand-new automobile, but did announce that prices of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in West Townshend VT 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 was nervous about the aggressive connotations of the Panther name. A similar bout of cold feet would later cause the Pontiac version, code named the Banshee, to be renamed Firebird. Over its brief lifetime, the F-car had been called by lots of names including Wildcat, Chaparral, Leader and Nova. It’s also rumored that Chevy thought about using the letters “GM” in the name, and created G-Mini, which evolved into GeMini and lastly Gemini. Nevertheless, GM’s upper management vetoed the concept, fearing the vehicle might be a failure.
Automotive legend has it that someone at Chevrolet lastly proposed the name Camaro and upper management rapidly agreed. Although the name has no real meaning, GM researchers reportedly discovered the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “buddy” or “companion.” It’s rumored that Ford Motor Company scientists likewise discovered other meanings, including “a shrimp-like creature” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”
Since a number or pre-launch materials had already been released using the Panther name, Chevy’s a lot of pushing difficulty was to now relabel their brand-new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in West Townshend VT 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 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 earning extra benefit from choices and accessories, the Camaro could be ordered with almost 80 factory options and 40 dealership accessories.
Buyers might also option as much as 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 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 order 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”.