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Old 04-19-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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Where have past Camaros been built?

Ok, the 4th and 5th gens have been built in Canada. What cities were
the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gens built?
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
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Norwood Ohio and Van Nuys Cal for 2nd genearation I believe.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:37 PM   #3
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From the fall of 1966 thru the 1987 model year, Camaros were built at Van Nuys, California (Los angeles) and Norwood, Ohio (Cincinnati)

Norwood was closed at the end of the 87 model run.

Van Nuys continued to build until the end of the 1992 model run.

In 1993 (start of the 4th gen) Van Nuys was closed and production was moved to Ste. Therese, Quebec (Boisbriand) which is a suburb of Montreal.

That plant was closed at the end of 2002 -- and has since been demolished.


Trivia: Some Firebird and Camaro bodies were built at the Lordstown Fisher Body plant (first gen) -- and the bodies were then shipped to Norwood for final assembly...........

Of course, the 5th gen is built at Oshawa, Ontario.....
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:39 PM   #4
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Norwood built 1st through 3rd gens I believe...I'll have to ask my dad, though I think he was only around for 2nd and 3rd.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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From the fall of 1966 thru the 1987 model year, Camaros were built at Van Nuys, California (Los angeles) and Norwood, Ohio (Cincinnati)

Norwood was closed at the end of the 87 model run.

Van Nuys continued to build until the end of the 1992 model run.

In 1993 (start of the 4th gen) Van Nuys was closed and production was moved to Ste. Therese, Quebec (Boisbriand) which is a suburb of Montreal.

That plant was closed at the end of 2002 -- and has since been demolished.


Trivia: Some Firebird and Camaro bodies were built at the Lordstown Fisher Body plant (first gen) -- and the bodies were then shipped to Norwood for final assembly...........

Of course, the 5th gen is built at Oshawa, Ontario.....
Thanks Fbod!! Hey, I see you live in Grosse Pointe Farms. My aunt used to live in Grosse Pointe Woods for many years until she passed. I love that suburban area of Detroit.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:56 PM   #6
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Van Nuys = Valley Girls (era perspective).
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:41 AM   #7
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Camaro from Van Nuys, CA

Here is my One Owner 1967 Camaro RS that was built in Van Nuys, CA
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And that's the car that should be the example for the "will this car ever be collectable".

Exhibit A above.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:12 AM   #9
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Does anyone know why GM chose to build the new Camaro in Canada and not the US?
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:22 AM   #10
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Does anyone know why GM chose to build the new Camaro in Canada and not the US?

Because of $$$$$
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:37 AM   #11
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Norwood plant was the 1st thru 3rd generations. A friend of mine still owns the last
camaro to run off the line at Norwood.
Fenwick......it seems there are a number of us on this forum that have Dads that worked
at Norwood.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:40 AM   #12
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Does anyone know why GM chose to build the new Camaro in Canada and not the US?
A few reasons. Part of it was that they had to come good on an original agreement with the CAW when they closed the 4th gen plant in Quebec. Not going into detail there except to say part of the deal was that they not build the Camaro in any other country.

Secondly, the Oshawa plant is the highest quality plant in North America. It produces more higher quality cars then any other GM plant in Mexico, Canada or the US. Why wouldn't you want it built there? If the car was built at any other GM plant, the quality would suffer. American made isn't always the best.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #13
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I stand corrected!! My previous post was wrong. My buddy does not have the last
to roll out of the Norwood plant....He has "One of the last that rolled off the assembly
line in Norwood"

Sorry for the misinformation
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:44 PM   #14
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hylton you're correct. but before the camaro was awarded to oshawa, what model they were doing? monte carlo,lumina--at the time--impala? correct me if i'm wrong..

but when st-therese was doing the f model, it was THEM who had the highest quality at that time.that didn't stop gm to shut it down. hope it doesn't happen to oshawa too..
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