• Mar 28, 2008
Click above for higher-res shots of the Camaro Convertible

Camaro Convertible PrototypeAccording to the person who posted these on Camaro5.com, what you're seeing is the production base Camaro convertible. Or, at least a prototype of it. Assuming that these shots are the real deal, the car depicted appears to be a study of sorts, as it shows how it looks with two different sets of wheels -- base and an upgrade -- one style fitted to each side of the car. As commenters on the Camaro5 thread have pointed out, this particular prototype doesn't have the placeholder headlamps used on the mules, and there's no faux scoop on its front fascia, either. That, we like. Hell, we like the whole thing. As was the case with the concept that set the stage for it last year, this droptop Camaro looks very slick. If these are legit, many thanks to the leaker, as we've all gotten a little bored with the coupe spy shots. "Look, a black one. And a white one. Again."

Let us know what you think in the comments. Are these real or a ruse? Thanks, Rod!


[Source: Camaro5]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Every time I look at the quarter panel in any of the spy shots I expect to see dualies underneath. If a body surface is going to drastically change direction, it shouldn't happen at a seam. It makes the whole panel look tacked on. My eyes see a smooth surface from the fender to the door and then a cheesy fiberglass flared quarter panel. May as well leave it unpainted for added effect.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The black pics they showed a few days ago were really bad too - especially the direct side view. It looked like something that car craft set up.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I see what you mean henry, especially from the side pic. It appears to be more pronounced on the convertible than on the coupe, unless I have just not noticed it before.
        • 6 Years Ago
        So as not to be totally negative, I'd like to add that the front end in these pictures looks good to me and that was always my least favorite part of the car before. I don't know if it's the paint color or the headlights, but the front looks slimmer and sleeker than any other previous pics.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why does the soft top version look even MORE like a Mustang?
        • 6 Years Ago
        that's what i was thinking...
      • 6 Years Ago
      No fuel filler door on the passenger side. Looks like a chop to me.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Look at the photo closely. It's on the upper rear quarter, it's round, to the right and above the side marker light, the cutline is faint in the photo because of the angle of sunlight, and it may be a mockup w/only an engraved line rather than an actual working fuel door.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Soooooooooo What...

      A drop top from GM....5 years from now see whats left of GM...Would you buy anthing from them?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whether these are actual photos or not, it doesnt matter. This is what the new Camaro Convertible will look like, regardless. Those wheels look as though they were pasted on in the second photo...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where's the guy that said there was no way Chevy would be making a convertible Camaro? Come on, don't be shy. It's time to eat your own words.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL. They showed us a convertible concept for crying out loud, and assured us that there would be a vert.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There's nothing to eat. That's not a production car.

        GM chose to save money by eliminating the dropping rear quarter glass in the coupe, and the coupe has window frames on the doors.

        This means that in order to create a convertible, they would have to essentially re-engineer the whole door glass dropping system, which is not an inexpensive proposition to say the least.

        I'm not saying their never going to do it, but the coupe, as designed, won't support a convertible version.
          • 6 Years Ago
          Go GM for the drop top!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uh, the coupe doesn't have window frames on the doors. Check out the link to the photo below.

        http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2010-camaro-spy-pics-black-and-white/719893/

        • 6 Years Ago
        This is one time I'll gladly admit I'm wrong. I don't see how GM reaches the sales targets without a convertible.

        It's won't be the prettiest top, but guys like the dude with the 94 mustang seem satisfied with that, so who am I to argue, since I won't be buying one.

      • 6 Years Ago
      "It doesn't need fuel; you stick your feet underneath it and peddle away - very much like Fred Flinstone! Yabba Dabba Doooo!"

      Sometimes the keenest insights manifest themselves in unexpected ways.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well Mike, we had those types of "rides" as children (a possible tribute to Fred Flinstone - who knows??), so it only makes sense to have them as adults.

        Especially considering gasoline prices these days and the recent news of chevy's proposal decision to stick a four banger in the Camaro.

        With that in mind, I'd be willing to wager you could pedal faster! Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey good job chevy on reproducing the 01-02 ford lightning wheels
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's fugly...looks like a mushed chevelle
      • 6 Years Ago
      It doesn't need fuel; you stick your feet underneath it and peddle away - very much like Fred Flinstone! Yabba Dabba Doooo!

      Seriously though, GM had better beef up the security system on these puppies. As many gawkers as this car is going to attract, you can count on criminals eyeing the prize as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No thanks, I'll keep my 1988 camaro convertible with the nice clean lines. It looks like a box on wheels to me. Is GM going back to the boxy style of the early 80's Citation?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are we seeing the production headlights in these pics? I like!
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