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Old 10-10-2010, 08:21:07 PM   #1
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What was the camaro going to be called?

Before the 67 Camaro came out, it was going to be called something else. The question is do you now the Name?

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Old 10-10-2010, 08:24:27 PM   #2
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The Panther. I have the June 1966 Mechanix Illustrated on my shelf w/it on the cover.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:25:10 PM   #3
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:26:00 PM   #5
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damn it that didn't take long.

oh well thought it would take a little longer then two or three minutes to get an answer

.I would have liked to been able to call my car The panther.

The Panther, drive the car that stalk and destroys the competition.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:31:42 PM   #6
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Think I read that Camaro somehow translates to compadre or companion.

Edit: http://www.holisticpage.com/camaro/story/history.htm

"As the launch date neared, the car still had no name. It had been called various names by GM and the press, including Nova, Panther, Chaparral, and Wildcat (later used by Buick.) It is rumored that Chevy also considered using the letters "GM" in the name, and came up with G-Mini, which evolved into GeMini, and finally Gemini. General Motors Headquarters supposedly killed that name, because they didn't want the letters "GM" used in case the car was afailure."

"Finally, the car was introduced to the press as the Camaro, considered to be a good name because nobody knew what it meant. Chevrolet produced an old French dictionary showing that the word meant "friend" or "companion", but Ford found an alternate meaning in an old Spanish dictionary-"a small, shrimp-like creature."The automotive press had a good laugh over that, and an even bigger one when one journalist found yet another meaning-"loose bowels." It didn't take long for the laughter to stop after the introduction of the stunning 1967 Camaro!"
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:21:59 PM   #7
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Yeah, but do you know it's experimental name.

I did a report on this back in 2003 in college.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:30:31 PM   #8
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:48:29 PM   #9
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Gotta love Google.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:59:17 PM   #10
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why ask anything anymore it seems . i actually didn't know it but it went something like this, google to wiki and viola. but a good question and did a little reading and learned something today , thanks
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Well that's how just about everyone finds out info today.

I'm pretty sure I used search engines back in 2003 to get it too.
I don't think Google dominated back then, I was using Dogpile.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:23:04 AM   #12
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The Panther. I have the June 1966 Mechanix Illustrated on my shelf w/it on the cover.


Theres a buddy of mine who's dad has one in town here...this is his actual car & write up on it...



http://www.firstgencamaro.com/blackpanther.html







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