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 a vehicle they called the Panther.
All through the summer of 1965 practically every aspect of the vehicle’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 movie The Camaro for sale in Youngtown AZ , which was later on revealed on TV and in cinema. They likewise introduced ladies’s clothing called the Camaro Collection and even a Camaro road race video 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 ad agency, immediately started deal with brochures, direct-mail advertising and sales promo products, together with print, outside and TV/radio advertising. In April 1966, at the New York Automobile Program Interview, Chevrolet sales executives admitted no name had been picked for the brand-new car, but did reveal that pricing of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in Youngtown AZ model 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 variation, code word the Banshee, to be renamed Firebird. Over its brief life time, the F-car had actually been called by many names consisting of Wildcat, Chaparral, Leader and Nova. It’s also rumored that Chevy considered using the letters “GM” in the name, and created G-Mini, which evolved into GeMini and finally Gemini. However, GM’s upper management vetoed the idea, fearing the vehicle 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 reportedly found the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “friend” or “companion.” It’s reported that Ford Motor Company researchers also found other definitions, including “a shrimp-like creature” 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 the majority of pressing difficulty was to now relabel their new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in Youngtown AZ 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 prices of their 1967 Mustang designs which was $2,461 for the standard coupe, $2,692 for a standard fastback and $2,898 for a conventional convertible.Taking a page from Mustang’s success in making additional profit from options and accessories, the Camaro could be bought with nearly 80 factory alternatives and 40 dealer devices.
Purchasers could also choice up to a bigger 250-inch version of the basic 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 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 edict prohibited equipping it with engines larger than 400 cid. Transmission choices included a four-speed handbook, a two-speed “Powerglide” and in late 1967 the new three-speed “Turbo Hydra-Matic 350”.