August 11, 2005

Today in Automotive History

1966 The Camaro's Debut

The first Chevy Camaro drove out of the manufacturing plant in Norwood, Ohio, on this day in 1966. The 1967 Camaro coupe was named just weeks before production; General Manager Elliot Estes, when publicly announcing the name, quipped, "I went into a closet, shut the door and came out with the name." Camaro is actually French for "comrade, pal, or chum." The Camaro was a hit with the public, sporting a base price of only $2,466 for a six-cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission.

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 11, 2005 08:15 AM | TrackBack

mmMMMm....'67 Camaro...

Posted by: Ogre at August 11, 2005 01:40 PM

The Camaro is "the friend car"?


Posted by: Harvey at August 11, 2005 06:19 PM