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May 11, 1978 – 2 millionth Camaro is built
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May 11, 1978 – 2 millionth Camaro is built

Depending on who you ask, Camaro could be a French word for friendship, or an animal that eats Mustangs. The most likely meaning behind the name? A typo, or possibly French slang. Keeping in line with other C-names of the era, such as Chevelle, Corvette and Corvair, Chevrolet suits were on the hunt for the perfect name for their Mustang compeitor. The story goes that Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett discovered the word Camaro in Heath's French and English Dictionary by James Boïelle and by de V. Payen-Payne, printed in 1936. The French-English dictionary supposedly listed the word as a slang term that meant friend, pal, or comrade. In contemporary French, the term doesn't exist. Regardless, they picked the name and introduced t...
Cheap Classic -1988 Chevrolet Camaro for sale – $4,950
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Cheap Classic -1988 Chevrolet Camaro for sale – $4,950

It's no IROZ-Z, but this 1988 Chevy Camaro for sale on Craigslist in Tacoma, Washington sure stands out in a crowd. While a lot of the vehicles we feature on this site need a little TLC, this one just needs someone to put the pedal to the metal. While you may have to wait a few months to drop its top, this third generation Chevrolet Camaro appears ready to rip. At a hair under $5,000, this seems to be a steal of a deal. Hurry though, this Camaro convertible was listed less than an hour ago. 1988 Camaro Engine Under the hood is a transplanted, fuel injected 305 V8 that the seller claims has less than 50,000 miles on it. If it is original spec, it would put out about 195 horsepower, connected to an automatic transmission. Aside from that, they don't offer any additional inform...
August 11, 1966 – The first production Chevrolet Camaro is born
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August 11, 1966 – The first production Chevrolet Camaro is born

When Chevrolet general manager Pete Estes held a live press conference at Detroit’s Statler-Hilton Hotel in June of 1966, he opened by informing everyone in attendance that they were charter members of the Society for the Elimination of Panthers from the Automotive World. He then promptly assured them this was the first and last meeting of SEPAW. With that speculation that Chevrolet’s new pony car would be named Panther was immediately put to rest. Estes then shared some basic info on a new car from Chevy that would compete with the Ford Mustang. Internally designated XP-836, Chevrolet had chosen the name he was about to reveal to keep with the letter C theme of their other vehicles, such as the Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette. Then he echoed the new car’s name: Camaro. Ask...

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