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Old 11-08-2009, 11:12 AM   #1
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Definitive launch date for Camaro Convertible?

Definitive launch date for Camaro Convertible?

When is it? I have read the blogs, heard the speculation, even talked to someone who claims to "have one on order" for January delivery...

My wife wants a new set of wheels and claims she will be happy with a Camaro convertible. If the car is due in the next few mos., I'll be safe. Otherwise, it's gonna be a long winter, waiting...

Anyone with good news and the straight scoop?
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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If I recall 2nd Qtr 2011 this is why I decided to buy one to get me by for the next 18 months

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Old 11-08-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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Definitely not this January, that person was probably pulling your leg. I've also heard first half of 2011.
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:09 PM   #4
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If I recall 2nd Qtr 2011 this is why I decided to buy one to get me by for the next 18 months

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Definitely not this January, that person was probably pulling your leg. I've also heard first half of 2011.
Hmmm.... Interesting...
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:04 PM   #5
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Definitive launch date for Camaro Convertible?

When is it? I have read the blogs, heard the speculation, even talked to someone who claims to "have one on order" for January delivery...

My wife wants a new set of wheels and claims she will be happy with a Camaro convertible. If the car is due in the next few mos., I'll be safe. Otherwise, it's gonna be a long winter, waiting...

Anyone with good news and the straight scoop?
Well some really reliable people on here that actually work in Oshawa have said that the plant is shutting down for a week this Jan to add in a line for the Camaro rag top.

Also GM has said that the 'vert will be sold as a 2011 model so you MIGHT be able to order one this summer after the model year changes over.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:29 PM   #6
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Well some really reliable people on here that actually work in Oshawa have said that the plant is shutting down for a week this Jan to add in a line for the Camaro rag top.

Also GM has said that the 'vert will be sold as a 2011 model so you MIGHT be able to order one this summer after the model year changes over.
Your post makes sense about the addition of the convertible in Jan. It is fairly typical of the next model year being able to be ordered anyways in May - not summer though... I Know the Corvette I ordered (2010) was placed in mid-May 2009. It was built the first day of 2010 production, at the very end of July.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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We wouldn't buy a coupe to have a Camaro sooner. But I understand
You are miss-interpriting his post. he got a 2LT to get him through the next 18 months untill he can get an SS 'vert. Now thats nice... a passifier car...

Thats what I did in 2007 when my RX8 lease was up. I bought a 2007 Corvette and sold it right before my Camaro was built!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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You are miss-interpriting his post. he got a 2LT to get him through the next 18 months untill he can get an SS 'vert. Now thats nice... a passifier car...

Thats what I did in 2007 when my RX8 lease was up. I bought a 2007 Corvette and sold it right before my Camaro was built!
I understood, but still don't want my own Camaro coupe now, just to take a loss when I were to trade for the convertible

I tend to keep cars 10+ years, so I just don't fit that profile
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:02 PM   #9
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I understood, but still don't want my own Camaro coupe now, just to take a loss when I were to trade for the convertible

I tend to keep cars 10+ years, so I just don't fit that profile
Who said I was going to trade in the 2010 2LT/RS for the Vert? I still own my 2000 Camaro, and my 2001 Z/28 no need to trade in I collect them

I just needed my fix for a New Camaro now like Scott Settlemire said why wait buy one now and buy one when the vets are out
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Who said I was going to trade in the 2010 2LT/RS for the Vert? I still own my 2000 Camaro, and my 2001 Z/28 no need to trade in I collect them

I just needed my fix for a New Camaro now like Scott Settlemire said why wait buy one now and buy one when the vets are out
Collecting Camaros is so addicting! I still have the 89 IROC we got June 2, 1989! I am always looking! Next on the list is a red 97 SS with ttops and a manual. I prefer the deep set lights.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:06 PM   #11
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Who said I was going to trade in the 2010 2LT/RS for the Vert?
You didn't say you would, either way

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I just needed my fix for a New Camaro now like Scott Settlemire said why wait buy one now and buy one when the vets are out
By the looks of your list of cars, fair enough - enjoy your SS. And the Convertible when it comes in
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:08 PM   #12
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Collecting Camaros is so addicting! I still have the 89 IROC we got June 2, 1989! I am always looking! Next on the list is a red 97 SS with ttops and a manual. I prefer the deep set lights.
At times, I wish I still had my 1989 GTA. It was one of the best all-around cars I have owned The guy I sold it too, promised to keep it as nice as I had. Sadly, he lied
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:12 PM   #13
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Not for a long while. We have only produced a handful for dealer showrooms and publications, hand built as most of the equipment isent up and running yet.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:34 PM   #14
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Yo ...collectors... there is a 2002 with only 3000 miles in the Chevy Dealer in Kelowna BC. It's a loaded red rag top.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:03 PM   #15
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Yo ...collectors... there is a 2002 with only 3000 miles in the Chevy Dealer in Kelowna BC. It's a loaded red rag top.
Nice I have my eye on the 2002 Tom Henry GMMG car on Ebay right now this is the 3rd time it's been posted in as many months hoping to maybe get it for low 20's
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Can't recall the price but it is in the showroom and may be on the web site? Don Folk Chevrolet. Remember your dollar buys 1.10 up here.
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Not for a long while. We have only produced a handful for dealer showrooms and publications, hand built as most of the equipment isent up and running yet.
So when are those handful going to start making the car show circuits or showing up in the dealer showrooms? Would be nice to have an idea of what it will actually look like and what will be the order options. I know they did some sort of presentation to certain dealers but no pictures were allowed.

I seriously doubt I will be unhappy. But if for some reason the color choices/options are heavily constrained I would just buy a coupe right now. Because the waiting is starting to kill me. And buying a couple now and then a vert later isn't in our budget. So not an option for my situation.
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So when are those handful going to start making the car show circuits or showing up in the dealer showrooms? Would be nice to have an idea of what it will actually look like and what will be the order options. I know they did some sort of presentation to certain dealers but no pictures were allowed.

I seriously doubt I will be unhappy. But if for some reason the color choices/options are heavily constrained I would just buy a coupe right now. Because the waiting is starting to kill me. And buying a couple now and then a vert later isn't in our budget. So not an option for my situation.
Any updates????
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:15 PM   #19
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There was two companies showing Vert conversions at SEMA this year. The first set of pics off the Yellow Camaro was built by DropTopCustoms.com . Very clean and good fit, and interesting story about company pull their website. The second car, the black one was not so impressed with.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:41 PM   #20
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I'm sorry, but if GM puts out the new 2011 Caramo convertible and it look's anything close to the fit/finish of these two conversions....I'll probably just opt for the coup.:( Hell, after enduring the wait for the vert after watching all the other C5 members enjoying theirs for a whole 2 years sooner I may be so mad as to buy a chally!!

I realize that the after market production of these are probably VERY time consuming and difficult, I still think a better "finish" is needed if I was to consider it; especially for the additional cost involved.

I'm just hope someone in the know would put out some pics and specs on the 2011 vert. If their setting up production equipment for them in Jan 2010, they should certainly have some idea what they'll look like OR when we can expect to see the first one off the production line. Till then, I'll just wait and hope for the best
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