General Motors has just produced the five-millionth Chevrolet Camaro at the company’s Oshawa, Ontario production plant in Canada. The specific milestone model was a 2011 1LT in black with black wheels.
General Motors hasn’t really made a big deal about the milestone, and in fact, the five-millionth model was actually produced half way through last month, slipping past under the radar. But Camaro enthusiast website, moderncamaro.com, recently discovered production had hit this mark.
The model is a 233kW V6 fitted with a six-speed manual transmission. The model was also optioned with a dovetail spoiler and entry-level black wheels from the Kentucky dealership where it was ordered, and will delivered to its owner in the coming weeks.
General Motors sold 4,774,156 examples of the first four generations of the Chevrolet Camaro, from 1967 to 2002. Production of the model then ceased until the new generation came out in 2010. A further 129,405 2010 Camaros were sold, adding to the overall figure. Since then, Chevrolet has produced an additional 96,439 examples.
One reason General Motors and Chevrolet didn’t make a big deal about the milestone might be because its main rival, the Ford Mustang, reached five million units back in 1982. But that iconic car was introduced a little earlier in 1964.
Congratulations Chevrolet. It’s always great to see traditional, enthusiast icons still selling strong.