• Feb 4, 2009
Click above for high-res image gallery of pre-production Chevy Camaro assembly

General Motors has released a slew of images that show the first batch of pre-production 2010 Chevy Camaros being assembled at the its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario. Check out the gallery below to see how the sausage is made, though watching the Camaro go from shells to showroom ready is much more appetizing than watching someone stuff animal intestines with meat. The gallery shows nearly every stage of the muscle car's birth process, including paint, the mating of body to chassis, final inspections and the finished product that pops out the other end. Enjoy.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      More retro-junks for US-highways????
      Please STOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!
        • 5 Years Ago
        The new Camaro isn't retro.

        Even if it were, almost every manufacturer has a vehicle on sale right now that could be considered retro, or at least more retro than this new Camaro. BMW, Toyota, Chrysler, Fiat, GM, Ford, Jaguar, etc.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This car comes as a surprise to you? Way to keep on top of things.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good job GM.

      But i think it is kinda funny how in almost everyone of these pictures there is a group of guys not working or standing around. Perfectly ok (i know people have to take breaks) but i just think it is ironic.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They usually take pics like this during down time, that way no workers are blocking the view.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw my blue one ! I saw my blue one !!
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      NORTH "AMERICA"! is NORTH AMERICA RETARDS. Which means it was made in America. It may not be made in the USA but it was made in north america and not overseas somewhere. Ordered mine, I think these haters are upset because they can't afford a new car right now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "nardvark
      3:35pm (2/04/2009)

      Don't you also have rather large tariffs on imported American cars? I seem to recall that the same cars sell cheaper here, but you can't buy them here and import them without a stiff penalty.

      Anyways, given the option of buying from a foreign country, Canada would be my first choice. Build away."

      No, this isn't true - Cars sell for cheaper in the US due to speculation on the costs of exchange (Can vs. US dollar) and the costs of marketing in a smaller market (English and French advertising).

      There are no tariffs on products built anywhere in North America - hence the NAFTA agreement, but you still have to declare that you are importing a car and pay a sales tax. It is much the same as if you bought a car out of state (or province) you have to pay a fee when you license it in your home territory.

      The previous Camaro and Firebird were both built in Quebec, so it's not as if the muscle car is being reinvented for 2010.

      Lastly, Canada and the US are each other's largest trading partners, with a total trade value higher than the European Union, so its a long-standing very dependent relationship... hope this post is informative.
        • 5 Years Ago
        exactly my point ....i understand there are american automakers with plants in other countries ..mexico canada ...im all for that ....im not tryin to bash GM for their decision to build cars in canada (which is a great facility by the way)..it just sucks that this is the Camaro ...an american icon ...most people that buy these are american auto fans (call em rednecks if u will) and you would think that by buying this you are truly buying american ...but ur not ..ur feeding canadian workers families instead ....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Look, it's a "flex" manufacturing plant (moving platform). Just like the pundits say the big 3 don't have.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I work in Oshawa facility on the Impala line, they have been working on these cars slowing since last fall, working on the new line has been a adjustment for the whole plant all new, they have some on the road in the Oshawa area saw 2 today a yellow and a red, as for the Camaro being an American icon, it has been built in Canada before, the icon of the 60's and 70's is not the same car. This car is well built and designed and as stated here this is a great plant that will do it right. The guys in the pictures may look like they aren't working but a some points they were only building 5 a day just to get things fit and finished, tools working and jobs set up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All of these comments about how this is built in Canada, thus is not American are ludicrous.

      GM, Ford and Chrysler all have plants in the US that supply parts to their Canadian assembly plants. The other side of the coin that all of you are totally ignoring - many vehicles that have final assembly in the US end up in Canada. It is essentially the same market, with plants throughout. I don't have the information handy, but if someone wants to look, I believe it would be a pretty safe bet that more cars built in the US end up in Canada than cars built in Canada end up in the US.

      Your logic is flawed - get over it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good point but Camaro is....AMERICAN. No one cares where a Suburban or Malibu are built, but Camaro is different.
        • 5 Years Ago
        selling an american car to other countries is great....as it still makes the company money no matter where the car goes ....sales are sales regardless
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ahh... I knew it. Last month I saw a Blue 2010 Camaro on the road, going the other way and I was like "thats not a.... IT WAS!"

      And just a few days ago, around Oshawa on the 401 (Our main highway), I saw a Black 2010 Camaro going eastbound.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bitchin' Camaro!

      About time. Another bizarre bone head move when GM let the Camaro brand expire earlier.
      • 5 Years Ago
      entitled*

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