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 introduction of an automobile they called the Panther.
All through the summer of 1965 practically every aspect of the automobile’s design and advancement, from initial design sketches to clay designs, was photographed and thoroughly documented. Chevy utilized the assets to create a 30 -minute motion picture The Camaro for sale in Bessemer AL , which was later revealed on TELEVISION and in cinema. They likewise presented ladies’s clothes called the Camaro Collection and even a Camaro road race online game.
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In November, Chevy sales executives and innovative people previewed prototype designs at the GM Tech Center. Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s venerable advertising agency, instantly started work on catalogs, direct-mail advertising and sales promotion materials, along with print, outside and TV/radio marketing. In April 1966, at the New York Automobile Program Interview, Chevrolet sales executives admitted no name had been picked for the new automobile, but did reveal that rates of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in Bessemer AL 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 similar bout of cold feet would later cause the Pontiac version, code named the Banshee, to be relabelled Firebird. Over its short life time, the F-car had been called by numerous names consisting of Wildcat, Chaparral, Commander and Nova. It’s also rumored that Chevy thought about using the letters “GM” in the name, and created G-Mini, which developed into GeMini and finally Gemini. Nevertheless, 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 significance, GM researchers supposedly found the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “buddy” or “companion.” It’s rumored that Ford Motor Company researchers also discovered other definitions, including “a shrimp-like animal” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”
Since a number or pre-launch products had already been released utilizing the Panther name, Chevy’s most pressing challenge was to now relabel their new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in Bessemer AL by looking for classic car dealers.
Finally, on June 28, 1966, General Motors held a live interview in Detroit’s Statler-Hilton Hotel. It was the first time in history that 14 cities were connected in real time for an interview via telephone lines. Elliot M. “Pete” Estes, who changed “Bunkie” Knudsen as Chevrolet General Manager in July 1965, started the press conference by proclaiming all participants were now club members of the Society for the Removal of Panthers from the Automotive World (SEPAW.) Estes with confidence announced that Camaro was chosen as the name for Chevy’s new four-passenger cars to honor the custom of beginning Chevy design names with the letter C such as the Corvette, Corvair, Chevelle, and Chevy II.