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Chevy celebrates Camaro's 50th birthday with special edition

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To mark the Camaro's golden anniversary, Chevrolet has announced a 50th Anniversary Edition trim level loaded with unique cosmetic touches.

The first Camaros popped on the scene as 1967 models, so the 50th Anniversary Edition trim will be offered for the 2017 model year.

Chevrolet reminds us that it actually took the wraps off of the original Camaro on September 26, 1966. By then, the Ford Motor Company Mustang, which debuted in 1964, had already developed a cult following, but careful positioning and an aggressive marketing campaign meant that the Camaro was so well received that one of motoring's great rivalries was born. The current Camaro represents the sixth generation of the nameplate.

The celebratory Camaros will be swathed in Nightfall Grey metallic paint with an orange and black stripe kit running from nose to tail. Unique 20-inch alloy wheels will cover orange brake calipers (front only on V-6-powered models), and special "Fifty" badges" will be festooned to their front fenders. Inside, the 50th Anniversary Edition models gain badges and orange stitching for their seats.

The package will only be offered on top-trim versions of the V-6 and V-8-powered Camaros, the 2LT and 2SS, respectively.

Pricing and an on-sale date for the Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition haven't been announced.

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