While engineers and designers feverishly worked overtime on the development of a four-passenger cars they code-named the F-car, the Chevy public relations, advertising and marketing group prepared the world for the introduction of a vehicle they called the Panther.
All through the summer season of 1965 essentially every element of the automobile’s design and development, from preliminary design sketches to clay models, was photographed and thoroughly documented. Chevy used the assets to produce a 30 -minute motion picture The Camaro for sale in Hamilton AL , which was later shown on TELEVISION and in cinema. They also introduced females’s clothing called the Camaro Collection as well as a Camaro road race video game.
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In November, Chevy sales executives and imaginative individuals previewed prototype designs at the GM Tech Center. Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s venerable advertising agency, immediately started work on brochures, direct mail and sales promotion materials, along with print, outdoor and TV/radio marketing. In April 1966, at the New York Auto Show Press Conference, Chevrolet sales executives admitted no name had been picked for the new car, but did reveal that pricing of 1967 Chevy Camaro for sale in Hamilton AL 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 fidgeted about the aggressive connotations of the Panther name. A comparable bout of cold feet would later trigger the Pontiac version, code word the Banshee, to be relabelled Firebird. Over its brief life time, the F-car had actually been called by numerous names consisting of Wildcat, Chaparral, Leader and Nova. It’s likewise reported that Chevy considered utilizing 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 car 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 scientists apparently discovered the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “pal” or “companion.” It’s rumored that Ford Motor Business scientists likewise found other meanings, consisting of “a shrimp-like animal” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”
Due to the fact that a number or pre-launch products had actually already been launched utilizing the Panther name, Chevy’s most pressing difficulty was to now relabel their brand-new Mustang killer, the Camaro. Camaros are found in Hamilton AL by looking for classic car dealers.
Lastly, on June 28, 1966, General Motors held a live press conference in Detroit’s Statler-Hilton Hotel. It was the first time in history that 14 cities were attached in real time for a press conference through 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 charter members of the Society for the Elimination of Panthers from the Automotive World (SEPAW.) Estes with confidence revealed that Camaro was selected as the name for Chevy’s new four-passenger sports car to honor the custom of starting Chevy model names with the letter C such as the Corvette, Corvair, Chevelle, and Chevy II.