What was the camaro going to be called?

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  1. mjoc

    mjoc Veteran Member

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

    Mike
     
  2. KEVS79

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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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  5. mjoc

    mjoc Veteran Member

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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.
     
  6. msb80sc

    msb80sc Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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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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  7. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yeah, but do you know it's experimental name. ;)

    I did a report on this back in 2003 in college.
     
  8. twozs

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  9. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Gotta love Google. :crazy:
     
  10. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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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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