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Old 04-25-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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Under wraps still in CT

There was an article in today's newspaper about the effect of the plant shutdowns on the local GM dealerships, and it said that one dealer about 10 miles from me actually had a Camaro presently in the showroom. So, not having seen one in person yet, I drove down there, and sure enough it was there -- a Victory Red LS with RS option. But get this, it was under a cover! And yes, it did have a sign on it, saying to come back for the May 6th "unvailing" (yes, that's how they spelled it...)

Despite the gorgeous day today, 75 degrees and bright sun, the dealership was a ghost town. So I was there alone with the two salesman for probably half an hour, BS'ing about Camaros and muscle/pony cars in general. After a few minutes of getting friendly with these guys, the lead guy looks around as if he's being monitored or something, and says "check this out." It was all I could do to not laugh out loud at the absurdity of the whole secrecy thing, but I went along with it...gladly. He then proceeds to lift the cover off the rear of the car. Even though I am definitely in the market for the 2SS and the 2SS only, the V6 Camaro is the best V6 pony car there ever was. True dual exhaust, massive 275/40R20 tires, and independent rear suspension -- I mean how do you beat that? And if it had the 6-speed manual, it would even have a posi rear...

But I digress. A few minutes later, and the salesman now has the cover off the driver door so I can see the interior. I was duly impressed. The steering wheel and gauges look spectacular!

That was the extent of my "sneak peek" however, and I was not able to sit in the car. Still, the trip was more than worthwhile. It was fun talking muscle cars with the two salesman, who both were way more knowledgeable about the car's finer points than my Mustang salesman was. And not only did I get to see about half of it, but I also got a copy of the dealer's "2010 Camaro Details Book," instructing the dealerships how to market and sell the car, and specifically how to compare it to the Nissan 370Z, Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, Mustang GT, and Dodge Challenger R/T! The book is spiral bound, 30 pages, and was the worth the trip even if I had just gotten that.

Anyway, since everyone likes pictures, here's one of the stupid cover:
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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Tell them the dealers here have no covers on them and are ALREADY selling Camaros!!!!
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:53 AM   #4
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This dealer should get real. Two dealers near Hartford Ct have Their showroom Camaros (one red, one black). One is uncovered on the floor and the other is driving around with a dealer plate. Over a week ago I sat in both and actually was able to start one up.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:08 AM   #5
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I don't know why, but as I ready the OP the voice in my head reading it was wisperingThanks for the post and picture
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:39 AM   #6
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Blasius Chevrolet in Waterbury has a black Camaro sitting outside under there carport as I type this.....go look and drool over it until your hearts content!
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #7
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I kinda like the carcover....now buy the car underneath it!
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:47 AM   #8
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My dealer in CT has one right near the road. Cant drive it yet but I got to start it and go thru it all I want. My 2 SS should be here on Monday!!
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:21 AM   #9
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The vin list has 21 CT cars to date, before it started updating with dealers cars there were 7 presold units.
I was watching the different dealers to see where they were headed... but honestly, I got to see the Camaro at the NY autoshow last week and at this point I don't see what's gained by going to look at anyones car but my own!! :(
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:28 AM   #10
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My dealer told me as well that most all dealerships will be getting V-6 Demo Camaros because of the big Unveiling May 6. Not sure waht they have planned but I cant wait!
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