The Chevrolet Camaro has been red hot since it was reintroduced for the 2010 model year, and last month, the pony car celebrated a milestone that dates all the way back to 1967. General Motors built the five-millionth copy of the sporty coupe in May. In case you're keeping track, only 225,844 of those sales come from the current-generation model. The remaining 4,774,156 models arrived between 1967 and 2002.

Typically, when an automaker builds a milestone vehicle, it is optioned to the gills and carries a massive suggested retail price. Not so for Camaro number five million. Instead, The General's Oshawa plant opted for a 1LS Coupe in black, with steel wheels, six-speed manual transmission and a 312-horsepower 3.6-liter V6.

Want to know more? We can't name any names, but we do know that the lucky owner of Camaro number five million resides near Lexington, Kentucky.


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      mikemaj82
      • 3 Years Ago
      that's great for them, but I'd rather not just be another face on the streets in a camaro or mustang. that's why I bought a G8 :)
      jdshanks3000
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unbelievable...or actually typical. GM sells it's 5 millionth Camaro, something they can hang their hat on, something that may be in magazines and newspapers across the country, and they give us a V6 with steel wheels. Let me repeat...steel...wheels. Those wheels look like something that came off of a stripped down, 2x4 GM pick-up truck in the 80's. A joke if you ask me. I actually like the new Camaro, sort of, and I wouldn't expect them to make a crazy 5M edition, maybe just a special color or something, but this is stupid.
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      razorpit
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess this officially means we can change the saying to "there's a sucker born every 4 minutes."
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        Mike K
        • 3 Years Ago
        The only camaro in the last 20yrs that has been flat out better then the mustang were the 98-02 LS1 powered Camaros. This current generation has done a giant disservice to the camaro nameplate.
          Bandit5317
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mike K
          Wow, the Mustang is a second or two quicker around the track then the new Camaro, and suddenly it's a giant disservice. You know that isn't what they were saying when the new Camaro went on sale a couple years ago and the Mustang was beat by 100 hp in both the V6 and V8 models. People are buying them because a lot of people think they look better. Also, the fact that it's less popular is starting to work to it's advantage. I don't know what it's like where you live, but in Florida the Mustang has become as commonplace as a Civic. When you drive a fifth gen Camaro, people look and compliment you on it all the time. It feels like you're driving something special.
          ngiotta
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mike K
          Even that is a stretch. While they were faster than the Mustang by a good margin 98-02, they still looked like skateboard ramps.
      Mike K
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's cool. Now how about they redesign it so it doesn't suck. That'd be awesome.
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        The_Zachalope
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike K
        Agreed. After 5 years, this thing has become stale.
      johns72mach1
      • 3 Years Ago
      A mere 3.5 million more and it would catch up to the mustang. I guess you celebrate what you can...
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      weagle99
      • 3 Years Ago
      It seems like 75% of Camaro related comments on Autoblog come from Mustang fans. Mostly negative as one would expect.
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        DC Mike
        • 3 Years Ago
        Don't know where you live but here you see plenty of young people with the V6 version, but the V8s usually fall into the hands of older drivers. It's simple economics, a larger segment of the population usually has more money the older they get. The average person in their 20s has a hard time coming up with 35-40k for any car.
        AntBee
        • 3 Years Ago
        That's because no one under 40 can afford the buckin' things!
        ppazz1101
        • 3 Years Ago
        ? And just where do you live? I'm 27 and I have one.
      dan1malk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those are actually my favorite wheels, Haha. It makes the car look like a scrappy street fighter like Philo Beddoe or something. BTW, this is exactly how I'd order my Camaro, Base model, no options still looks mean as hell. The 6-speed stick, 300 hp, and RWD ensure it'll be a ton of fun, all while being cheap enough to beat on a little without worrying too much. I think I'd go with that dark gray color, though.
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