The new-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been selling hotter than party pills since it was reintroduced in the States in 2009 but it has just celebrated a milestone that goes all the way back to its great grand daddy in 1967.
General Motors has just built the five-millionth example of its Camaro, but surprisingly few of these cars are the latest iteration. Only 225,844 of the total 5 million sales come from the current-generation model. The remaining 4,774,156 models arrived between 1967 and 2002.
The Camaro has an enviable position as being a popular car in its current form and also in its classic form. When we ran a NZV8 website poll asking readers for their favourite classic muscle car the Camaro achieved a credible third place losing out to the Mustang and the Dodge Charger.
As for the landmark five million vehicle, it’s a fairly modest example really. Built at GM’s Oshawa plant the Camaro is a 1LS Coupe in black with the 3.6-litre V6 engine, a six-speed manual trans and steel wheels. The owner of this special machine is located in Kentucky, USA and paid $24,700 USD for the car.