• Jun 2, 2006
Haven't gotten the latest issue of Motor Trend in the mail yet, but this article from Post-Gazette.com references the current July issue out on newsstands that claims General Motors has already approved a convertible Camaro for production. Umm ... now we all know the Camaro Concept (and the Dodge Challenger Concept, as well) will likely go into production, but last we heard the business case was "still being fleshed out." Reportedly 100,000 Camaros will need to be sold in order for Chevy to start profiting from the Camaro's return. A convertible model would no doubt help the cause, so we're not surprised it's on the table. Indeed, debuting a Camaro Convertible Concept in the intervening years before the actual coupe goes on sale will keep the car's buzz at a fevered pitch until production starts sometime in 2008 or 2009.

Check out another sketch after the jump, both of which are courtesy of John McBride as seen in Popular Hotrodding.

[Source: Post-Gazette.com]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      When will GM start taking orders on the New Camaro?
      Pat Reese
      • 8 Years Ago
      In high school in the early 80's, I had a spitfire convertable. Traded it for a 69 Camero. And never looked back. Since then, a dozen or so muscle cars, most of them Chevy's and a few pink slips later... I'd like to see a convertable camero in the driveway. Sure, I've done the Ashton Martin thing... Mercedes... blah blah blah... but getting back to American Made Muscle I say bring it on. For it to be successful it needs to be around $28,000. Anything more and you could get a decent convertable Vette or Mercedes. Chevy would really need to step up to the plate on this one... they need it.
      KT
      • 8 Years Ago
      As the owner of several Camaro's - 67 RS/SS, 76 coupe, 77 coupe and of course my sons race car is Camaro based, I fully well intend on buying a new concept Camaro. The fact that they are anticipating a convertible is just the icing on the cake! We placed our names on a waiting list with a dealership in Arizona. For those of you that are serious about purchasing one, you may want to consider doing the same. And by the way, my grandchildren are excited about the new car also! Signed, Gramma
      • 8 Years Ago
      These cars, especially the V8s, ALWAYS sold (as new cars, not used) mainly to a bit older customer -- like me, who has had 2 Mustang CT convs, starting at age 43.
      They are not Scion competition. They compete with other testosterone-driven vehicles of many types.
      The person who wrote that an older csutomer wants more features was wrong in assuming we wont buy these anyhow. BUT -- I have always thought it was STOOPID that I could not get automatic lights and climate control, better interior quality, etc on my Mustangs.
      The Mustang GT conv has an overlapping market with the BMW 3 series conv, for guys like me who find the Bimmer too effete.
      The secret of a Mustang is that it never was limited to one social class. The last Camaros and Firebirds were very blue collar, embarrassing to a white collar person. (not saying one type of person is better, just discussing market position.)
      Image is ALMOST EVERYTHING on these cars, and it is hard to change. Right now, I would love to buy a Corvette, since they are a great car for the money, but my hairline has not receded, and I do not have a small XXXX.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think howellvette's off his meds.
      SEPPBURGH
      • 8 Years Ago
      The buzz is alive for the American Muscle car, the internet frizzy over the Camaro and hard sales of the Mustang even with gas at $ 3.00/gal says it all. Can someone tell me why, GM thinks there's no Pontaic guys/girls around that want a NEW wide-tracking, scoop shaking, fire breathing bird, Trans-Am? If my in-between generation (40 somethings) are snapping up new Mustang GT's for the 'when I was a little kid' dream car, there's a lot of us ready $$$ for the big bird's comeback. I want to order me a NEW one just once, and not owner number what-ever.
      June
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love it. I've been waiting for a new muscle car to come out - preferably a new hot firebird. I own a 91 firebird hardtop. I love the lights that come up on my car. I can afford a new car but I haven't found anything I'd waste my money on. Yuppies you can keep your scions - yuk. The new mustangs are not sharp enough. They should have made them look more like the 65 models..that would have gotten my attention.
      Yuppies go stick with your prius and scions and lexus. There are many of us baby boomers who want a heavy low built sports car and we don't care how many people can fit in it...as long as we do with our shopping bags from the mall. I would love it even more if I could roll up the windows instead of electric. The starting price around 18K going up to 24K would be a perfect fit.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I knew that this would be done ... they couldn't afford to allow the Mustang to be topless and not match it with the Camaro. Now, the wait is going to become even more unbearable.
      Terrence
      • 8 Years Ago
      From a life long Ford owner and currant owner of an
      03 Mach 1 Mustang and 05 FX4 F-150 I am delighted to see my Chevrolet and fellow American Muscle Car Buyers are back in the saddle. Chevrolet welcome back. The competion is great for everyone. I am waiting on my new 07 Shelby GT500 Mustang and it will be nice to see the Bow Tie back. The new Camaro looks great. Good Job Chevy BUY AMERICAN! REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR AND THE BATTAN DEATH MARCH.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Im sorry, I thought I saw that someone wrote that the vette was...king of the road? Bwahhh ha ha ha thats a lie, come on now the vette is nice but its not king of the road. Im not going to say what i think is the King but I will tell you that Viper will demolish a vette, plain and simple.
      harleycat09
      • 8 Years Ago
      Having owned two camoros when I was younger, it makes me happy to see such a beautifull car coming from Chevy after the boring rides that they have been giving us for years. While there are some really cool cars coming from Japan today. Some of us still miss good old American muscle. I remember fondly my high school days when it was ford vs chevy on friday nights. Not honda vs nissan. Hopefully Chevy can make american cars cool again with they younger kids. I think the Camaro is a good start.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks the side view looks just like a Mustang?
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