The Chevrolet Camaro is an American automobile manufactured by Chevrolet, classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car.
Chevy’s answer to the Ford Mustang was finally introduced in 1967 and it was an immediate sensation with 220,906 sold the first year. Over the last five decades, Chevy has created six-generations of its “pony car” and Americans have bought several million more Camaros, making it a genuine subculture all its own.
The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.
Internally, the car-in-development was known as Panther -- and a bunch of other names -- before it became the Camaro. Over 2,000 names were considered while the car was in its incubation period, and by 1966, the automotive press was rife with stories of the Chevrolet Panther.
Once the word “Camaro” was out there, no one really knew what it meant. The official company line in 1966 was that it’s an old French slang term for camaraderie and friendship, though some GM brass told the press it’s "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.”
Later, legends grew to include a rare disease that kills horses (i.e., Mustangs). In reality, it's a unique name that met Chevrolet's main requirement of starting with the letter C (think Corvette, Chevelle, Corvair, etc.).
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