Chevrolet’s big unveiling of the all-new Gen 6 Camaro is just a month away! We can hardly wait. Chevy’s been dropping tidbits of information about the new Camaro over the last couple of weeks to get everyone appropriately excited. The automaker is throwing a huge party in Detroit to mark the occasion on May 16.
Suffice it to say, we have Camaro fever, too, and especially Kevin. This 1967 Chevy Camaro commercial is his video of the week!
KEVIN: The 6th generation Camaro will be unveiled next month In this 1967 commercial for the 1st generation Camaro, it was touted as the car for the “new generation” of young people.
There’s a complete look back at the history of the Camaro on Chevy’s website. The first generation Camaro was produced from 1967-69.
“The Camaro should not have been a design success, as it was based on an existing architecture and admittedly hurried to market to address the personal coupe revolution occurring with Baby Boomer customers,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design. “However, the first-generation Camaro delivered a pure, classic proportion that will forever be regarded as one of the best-looking cars of its time. It was very lean and muscular, with comparatively minor embellishments for high-performance models. That was in contrast to some of the brasher competitors during the muscle car era, and it has helped the first-generation Camaro maintain timeless good looks.”
Welburn’s favorite model year was 1969. “The 1969 model is the iconic Camaro to me. From the dual-plane grille design and speed lines stamped into the fenders and doors, it was original and distinctive. It didn’t borrow from any other design and all these years later, it still looks fresh.”