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Old 05-05-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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So I was at the dealer today...

I was getting an oil change today and in the lobby there was a nice hard cover book that all about Camaros. As you could imagine pretty much a history of the car but it was mostly on the 5th gen. It was showing a lot of photos of the car as concept up to production and I saw something pretty odd. There was a picture of a camaro that was probably 1/3 scale but it had the 2014 tail lights. I thought that was odd because the age of the book but then I checked and it was published in 2009. I would have took a picture with my phone but my battery was dead. Did Chevy have this design of the tail lights for some time know?
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
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go back tomorrow and get a pic
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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Did Chevy have this design of the tail lights for some time know?
Yes. It was probably an earlier concept that may have been put on the back burner for the 2014 refresh and transition the styling over to the next generation. Changes like this don't just happen.
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Yes. It was probably an earlier concept that may have been put on the back burner for the 2014 refresh and transition the styling over to the next generation. Changes like this don't just happen.
yeah, it was called 69 camaro
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Was it this book?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/141271...&pi=SX200_QL40


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Old 05-05-2014, 11:25 PM   #6
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yeah, it was called 69 camaro
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As you could imagine pretty much a history of the car but it was mostly on the 5th gen. There was a picture of a camaro that was probably 1/3 scale but it had the 2014 tail lights. Did Chevy have this design of the tail lights for some time know?
Eeeesh! If it was truly a "history" of Camaros book, it may have been a photo of a '69 Camaro. You do know that is what the 2014 tail lights are retro'd from... don't you?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:56 PM   #8
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No it was not that book. I'll have to go back and take a pic.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:00 AM   #9
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Eeeesh! If it was truly a "history" of Camaros book, it may have been a photo of a '69 Camaro. You do know that is what the 2014 tail lights are retro'd from... don't you?
No it was definitely a fifth generation. And I didn't know that about those taillights.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:55 AM   #10
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Like this?

One of the original concept designs for the 5th gen, pulling heavily from the 1st Gen.


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No it was definitely a fifth generation. And I didn't know that about those taillights.
Yeah. Here is a 69 for comparison. Also notice the gills. Retro influences for the 2014/Gen5.

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So your suggesting that 2010 was not the first year for camaro
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So your suggesting that 2010 was not the first year for camaro
Well... that's what I've heard.
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Well... that's what I've heard.
I am going to have to see proof before I believe this. We all know you can find anything on the internet. That doesn't mean it really existed.
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another look at the '69.
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I am going to have to see proof before I believe this. We all know you can find anything on the internet. That doesn't mean it really existed.
A coworker of mine swears her brother in law owned a 2007 Camaro at one point. I've also seen a 2009 Camaro advertised on Craigslist.

Oh, they're out there...
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A coworker of mine swears her brother in law owned a 2007 Camaro at one point. I've also seen a 2009 Camaro advertised on Craigslist.

Oh, they're out there...
I could see the 2009 as my car was built in June 2009, but is a 2010 early build. We also just bought a 2015 Tahoe and it's April of 2014. Crazy how early some model years start and are still considered a year later than it is.
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I am going to have to see proof before I believe this. We all know you can find anything on the internet. That doesn't mean it really existed.
But... they can't put anything on the internet that isn't true.
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My wife has a broke ass '95 in the garage..

They do exist...however, not many will admit they own something with a LT-1 engine in it....
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A coworker of mine swears her brother in law owned a 2007 Camaro at one point. I've also seen a 2009 Camaro advertised on Craigslist.

Oh, they're out there...
No such thing as a 2007 production Camaro.
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My wife has a broke ass '95 in the garage..

They do exist...however, not many will admit they own something with a LT-1 engine in it....
i had a 97 ss and trying to fix them will break your ass (miss it like the plague)
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i had a 97 ss and trying to fix them will break your ass (miss it like the plague)
I wish ours would just burn to the ground....lol
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I wish ours would just burn to the ground....lol
I spent 2000 bucks so the car would be worth six, my buddy had a 96 and we would call each other to tell the other what was next, horrible motor and to tell the truth, not a good looking car its just what they had. This new body is the cats ass
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I'm glad they came to there senses, and shelved that taillight till 14, they must have known the style till 2013 was a better bet for sales with early Gen 5's. Brilliant!
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