August 11, 2006

Today in Automotive History

1966 The Camaro makes its 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, 2006 08:08 AM | TrackBack

I saw the new Camaro on the tube last night, looks nice!

Posted by: John at August 12, 2006 02:23 PM

I'm thinking the new one will cost a bit more... *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at August 13, 2006 06:01 PM