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#41086 09/09/03 01:05 AM
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What was the name Chevrolet used to refer to the Camaro during it's development process? Did it have a code name?

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#41087 09/09/03 03:05 PM
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from what i can see camaro was code named XP836. even bebore it went to the public GM couldn't decide what to call it. they thought of nova, panther, chaparral & wildcat(later used by Buick) before going with the name Camaro which means friend in an old French dictionary

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