General Motors has made an art of banking on nostalgia. The automaker has a long and storied history from which to draw inspiration and design DNA, and no model underscores that fact better than the Chevrolet Camaro.

With lines that harken directly to the now legendary 1969 muscle car and more performance than ever before, the fifth-generation Camaro is perhaps the closest successor to the original concept in the vehicle's history. Now GM is banking on that past just a little more thanks to a host of Chevrolet Camaro special editions.

Those include hardware like the 2011 Synergy and Neiman Marcus edition vehicles that we've seen over the past few months as well as the Indy Pace Car Convertible. For 2012, GM will roll out the Honor and Valor edition Camaro exclusively to those who are actively serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, and only 100 examples will be produced. In addition, the 45th Anniversary Edition Camaro will also touch down. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      Hi SOBE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Camaro Special Edition, just another of those things Chevy and Camaro fans should be thankful to Ford and the Mustang for . . . having said that all I can add is "nice"
      Kamal
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw one of these fancy special edition rides the other day. It was a Glorious yellow automatic 'Bumblebee' six banger with a mid 40 year old guy in it. He had the windows open and the cig hanging out of his mouth. I couldn't decide what was the best part of being next to him at a stop light during the morning commute...his mullet, the GIGANTIC AUTOBOT EMBLEM, or when he put it in neutral to revvvvvvvv at me. Oh and GM should make a special edition to commemorate all those amazing Camaro from 2003 through 2010!
        darkness
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kamal
        You should STFU, you sound like a b#tch.
          Kamal
          • 3 Years Ago
          @darkness
          Wow dude. Take it easy. Its called sarcastic humor! Also the -4 on my post makes me laugh. Some real people taking my comments seriously! I am rolling my eyes at you just like I did at the Autobot Camaro.
        Hi SOBE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kamal
        LOL . . . I've seen those too.
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honor and valor? About GM honor it's debts and pay those off??? Taking a bailout and writing off 169 billion while screwing over bondholders, stockholders and the taxpayer is not honorable. I won't even mention what they did to the retirees benefits. A little story nobody talks about. GM knows nothing about honor.
      Al Terego
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Nostalgia"; another way of saying, "We have no new ideas so here's an old one".
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Catapult
        • 3 Years Ago
        There were only ~4 official mustang special editions by Ford of the S197. There were, however, many third party variants. Good try though...
        darkness
        • 3 Years Ago
        Only 9000 more to catch the mustang.
          ngiotta
          • 3 Years Ago
          @darkness
          Only about 900,000 more units to catch up to the mustang in sales too.
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        TruthHertz
        • 3 Years Ago
        At least the Porsche variations are mechanically different versus a bunch of stickers and bodywork. If I had a dollar for every version of Mustang that came out in the past couple years that was only skin deep, I could easily afford a few lap dances at the nearest club.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TruthHertz
          Not including the aftermarket (yes, Shelby, that includes you, but GT500 is Ford), there are hardly tons of sticker deep special editions. Maybe just because you can't tell the difference between a V6 and a GT and a Boss 302 and a GT500, you assume that all mustangs are the same with stickers and rim changes.
      TeamGTR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still needs a lot of help in the looks department.
        wicketr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TeamGTR
        I wish they had gone with the red one in the first few pictures in the link below. As an owner of a 67 Camaro, i prefer the rounded lights. If you're gonna go nostalgic, go with the 1st gen over the headlights on the 3rd generation 80s model, which is what they did. http://www.arkansascamaro.com/2007camaro.html
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      People stop crying about the number of special edition Mustangs, fer cryin out loud! As of 2012, there is the base mustang v6 with upgradeable handling or luxury, a GT with upgradeable handling or luxury, a Boss track car and Laguna pack, a GT500 with upgradeable handling, and that is it. If you go to Shelby additions like the GT350 and GT500 supersnake, those are aftermarket and that is a different and irrelevent can of worms. There is no frivolous amount of 'sticker and wheel' nostalgic editions or otherwise, the variations are clear cut and make perfect sense. And before someone reels off a list of all the special edition Mustangs in the last decade, they are mostly out of production now, and were made because the Camaro and Challenger were yet to ressurect, and the pony car business rested squarely on the shoulders of the stang, and interest needed to be kept. If the Camaro soldiered on those years alone, you bet there would be 100's of pointless editions to keep the pony car from fading out of the eye of the public, but with no competition to spur innovation.
      Max
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since we bailed them out - I assume, mine is free?
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