2017 Chevy Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition Celebrates Golden Anniversary with Orange and Black
This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the Chevrolet Camaro—which is another way of saying that the classic rivalry between the Mustang and Camaro has now been going on for half as long as the famous Hundred Years’ War fought between France and England.
And make no mistake, when it debuted on September 26, 1966, the Camaro was indeed a declaration of war. When the automotive press asked Chevy product managers what the heck a Camaro was exactly, they defined it as a “small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.”
So in much the same way that Ford unveiled a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition model back in 2014, this year the bowtie brand will celebrate with a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition.
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Billed by Chevy as “the most epic Camaro yet,” the special 50th Anniversary Edition is distinguished by a cool Nightfall Grey paint job that’s accompanied by orange striping, satin chrome accents, and orange-accented brake calipers (front wheels only on the LT model). There’s also distinctive “FIFTY” badging on the car, as well as a unique grille design and specific 20-inch 50th Anniversary wheels and wheel center caps.
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2LT models come equipped with the RS Appearance Package. Convertible models featuring a black top will also be available.
Inside, “distinct 50th Anniversary treatments” appear on the instrument panel, seatbacks, steering wheel, and illuminated sill plates. The interior of the special edition Camaro also features black leather with suede inserts and orange accented stitching.
So basically, there’s going to be a lot of orange and black, which should make this vehicle perfect for the Cincinnati Bengals fan in your life (seriously, he could use the picker-upper).
The 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition will go on sale this summer, though no pricing details or official sales date have been revealed yet.
- Patrick GrieveEditor
Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.