Camaro History

The Chevrolet Camaro is an American automobile manufactured by Chevrolet classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car. It went on sale on September 29, 1966, four the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shed its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird also introduced in 1967.

Four distinct generations of the Camaro was developed for production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revealed on a concept car that evolved into the fifth generation Camaro; production started on March 16, 2009.

So when Chevy began production on its project car to compete with the Mustang, they wanted a name that would stick…… it didn’t have a clear meaning to anyone, but Chevy would eventually claim that it was found in a French-English dictionary to mean ‘friend, pal, or cormrade.” Simple enough. The Chevy Camaro was born.

The Camaro was first shown at the press preview in Detroit, Michigan, on September 12, 1966 and later in Los Angeles California on September 19, 1966. Public introduction of the new model was in September 26, 1966. The Camaro officially went on sale in dealerships on September 29, 1966 for the 1967 model year.

First generation (1967 through 1969)

Second generation (1970 through 1981)

Third-generation (1982 through 1992)

Fourth generation (1993 through 2002)

Fifth generation (2010 through 2015)

Sixth generation (2016 through present)