Chevy Announces the End of the Camaro – IOTW Report

Chevy Announces the End of the Camaro

UK Daily Mail

The Chevrolet Camaro, for decades the dream car of many teenage American males, is going out of production.

General Motors, which sells the brawny muscle car, said Wednesday it will stop making the current generation early next year.

The future of the car, which is raced on NASCAR and other circuits, is a bit murky. GM says another generation may be in the works.

While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story,’ Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet, said in a statement.

The current sixth-generation Camaro, introduced in 2016, has done well on the racetrack, but sales have been tailing off. When the current generation Camaro came out in 2016, Chevrolet sold 72,705 of them. But by the end of 2021 that number fell almost 70 percent to 21,893. It rebounded last year to 24,652.


43 Comments on Chevy Announces the End of the Camaro

  1. I was all gung-ho about getting either a high horsepower Camaro or a Dodge Hellcat till the price of gasoline went sky-high a couple of years ago. I blame that arsehole Sniffer Joe for my dashed dreams of feeling like an 18 year-old.

  2. I’m a fan of the 67, 68 body style. Owned one of both in the convertible configuration. I am sorry that I no longer have either one!

  3. ^^^^^ My youngest owns one. I’ve driven it. I didn’t have any problems with blind spots.
    I had a numbers matching 69 Z28. DZ302. I put a pumped 383 stroker in it. I owned it for about ten years and some guy offered me 60K for it. Sold. I got tired of worrying about it every time I parked it.
    These car manucacturers must be getting some sort of incentive or threat from the feds. Toyota is the only one that’s come out and said this whole EV thing doesn’t pencil.
    Mean while Fords in deep shit with it’s EVs.

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  4. Want the old muscle experience?

    Buy an F-250 RWD reg cab with the most powerful engine they make & do a few modifications.

    and don’t forget to write it off as a business expense.

  5. A young customer of mine had one & let me drive it.
    I didn’t like it at all.
    I couldn’t see fuck all behind, overpriced, & the Greaseball New Jersey Image was thrown in for free.

    Subaru WRX STi is what i would pick (6-sp) if they still made it.

  6. “A young customer of mine had one & let me drive it.
    I didn’t like it at all.”

    That’s because you really don’t sit in these plastic race cars, you recline in them. I have no use for them. I’ll stick with the old iron if I want to go really fast.

  7. @ Wild Bill
    MARCH 24, 2023 AT 5:12 PM

    I drove Mach 1 Mustangs from the age of about 17 – 28. My favorite was a 1971, but I also had 70 and 71s. You learn to use your side view mirrors real quick.

  8. In keeping with the changing cultural norms, Chevrolet will drop the Camaro as its too-masculine image is out of step with young buyers.

    Soon, Chevrolet will announce its replacement: the El-Camaro.
    Neither a car nor a truck, the El-Camaro is positioned to attract younger buyers who also don’t quite know exactly what the fuck they are either.

  9. Brad,

    My HA Biker mechanic built a 76 Camaro with a hand welded roll cage belting out 850HP.
    It had Racing slicks on the back & he made his own custom colour.
    It was mostly a fine metallic silver with the slightest hint of light blue. The most beautiful colour I ever saw and he still keeps the combo a secret.

    The noise that Bastage made when he lit it up.
    No Key, just switches like a Dragster.

  10. Started racing cars 2000 or there about. Had a 200 Hp honda that weighed about as much as my little sister.
    Had to keep my improvements limited our would be moved up a class and get smoked.
    Stock class V8 Mustangs and Cameros were lots of fun to run against.
    I would be ahead comfortably through the twisties then it would be oh my god he is up my ass with a Mustang badge on the straight bits.
    8 years of doing this was much fun,then i looked at my bank account.

  11. Kcir
    MARCH 24, 2023 AT 5:40 PM

    “Subaru WRX STi is what i would pick (6-sp) if they still made it.”

    Is that the kind with the weird window in a window thing? Saw a few of those when I was working on cars in the 80-90s.

  12. @ Wild Bill MARCH 24, 2023 AT 6:40 PM

    Tru that!

    I meant to say my favorite was a 71, but I also had 70 & 69s. We had a 70 Boss 302 that we ran on the track.

    You couldn’t see a damnable thing out the back or side windows. My brother had a 68 Cyclone that gave me trouble and we put a 429 SCJ in a 67 Fairlane that I couldn’t beat, there was a guy with a 34O Duster that I had trouble with some days, but we had some of the fastest cars around here when we were kids.

    An out of the box contemporary Coyote motor GT Mustang GT is a better muscle car in every way than looks. A buddy had a 67 GT 350R, I rode to Spokane in that bastard and it was a miserable trip. Another buddy had a 68 GT500 KR convertible white with blue stripes. That’s the one car I always wished I owned. Didn’t handle all that great though, but was the epitome of what a muscle car should be.

  13. @ Alexb MARCH 24, 2023 AT 7:47 PM

    They put those goddamn RX7s in 5L Production class and the HP/Weight made them hard to deal with. The best way we knew of to deal with them is to get them outside of you in a turn and shove them off the track. There wasn’t anything they could do about it, they didn’t weigh anything.

  14. Yeah, and muscle cars were eliminated in the late 70s when Jimmah was at the helm. You know, when inflation went crazy and he gave away the Panama canal and imposed 55 mph on fed highways. Because “peak oil” had happened already and we were running out of the mis-named “fossil fuel”. All lies.

    It will just be differebt car to get if Camaro goes away. Their choice.

    Would be nice if every company wasn’t on the globalist’s side of things.

  15. Had a 72 Z/28 with # matching 350 c.i. motor. Decent engine & car. Then my motorhead uncle told me what I had & the engine should be pulled & crated. He had a 69 Vette with a 427 that he bought wrecked. We spent many fun, frustrating hours trying to shoehorn that monster motor into my Camaro. Sadly, she threw a rod & I ended up selling the car to a guy that turned it into drag racer. Still kicking myself & wish I still had it to sit along with my sainted granddad’s 73 Lincoln Mark 3! No. it’s NOT for sale!!!

  16. We bought WSP 1970 & 1971 Galaxie 500s that came with a 429 SCJ… almost. It had the big valves in the heads 2.29 & 1.83 IIRC, but smaller ports. That gave them better throttle response and bottom end, at the loss of a little top end. Theoretically. Perhaps, but with 850 CFM Holley we had all the top end we needed. Fabulous motor with modular iron crank, spot face rods, four bolt main caps. We rebuilt them and pretty much all we needed to spend money on was forged pistons and a cam shaft. The car came with a C6 with cast iron tail shaft housing and they were bomb proof. Swap out the link for column mounted shifter for a floor shifter link and they were good to go. They also had a nine inch rear end with axles that were as big around as my wrist all the way, not the turned down ones in most applications. IIRC they has 31 spline axles, not 28 spline. Modular iron carriers in the rear ends too. The axles for FE Big. Block Cyclones and Fairlanes were the same length as the late Mustangs. They were a direct swap. The housing from the police cruisers were junk, they were set up for coil springs. Too much trouble to cut the brackets off and weld Leif spring pads on them.

    I think we were getting the old WSP cruisers for something like $450. They were the best bargain out there.

    The only problem getting them into 67 Fairlanes was interference with the brake master cylinder. They are a wide motor. The FE is a taller and narrower motor.

  17. @JD

    My dad bought a 67 Fairline in 68, can’t remember how many ci’s it had but it was a light blue beauty – I drove it just a couple times before I shipped off to Army BCT, and don’t recall what happened to it, but it had power. I remember stepping on the gas from idle and it would seem like it would jump forward about 15 feet.

  18. My brother had a ’67 Fairlane when he was in the Army. It was so highly modified I couldn’t believe he was able to get it licensed for street use. That thing was like a rocket sled. Every window in the neighborhood rattled when the engine was started.

  19. The 1967 Fairlane was a timeless classic. It could be ordered with a 427 or 390 4V and both were pure powerhouses. I think the base motor was a 289 2V. We had a couple two door hardtops that were very attractive.

    My mother had a 63 Galaxie, white with red roof, with 406 Tri Power and a 65 Galaxie, white with blue roof, with 390 HP. She could pass a line of cars on a mountain road while simultaneously lighting a cigarette and slapping down three kids in the back seat.

    That 63 was the shit.


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