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post #1 of 9 Old 01-10-2007, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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how long do you think the covertable has been around at gm?

I think that it might hace been toole at the same time as the hardtop but I might be wrong on this one
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Well, the new Camaro was designed from day one to have both coupe and convertible body styles.
I suspect work started on the convertible shortly after the coupe was finished.

Actually now that I think about it I remember hearing one of the designers say that it's been done since November.

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I wouldn't be suprised if the Convertible was in the works while they were introducing the Camaro in Warren in August

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If the car looks as good with top up as it does in coupe form, I would bet they were designed at the same time, and finished at nearly the same time. I think they held on to the convertable to keep the hype up for another year until they can show us a production model.

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If the car looks as good with top up as it does in coupe form, I would bet they were designed at the same time, and finished at nearly the same time. I think they held on to the convertable to keep the hype up for another year until they can show us a production model.
I have no doubt the platform was designed with the convertible in mind, same way it was for the C5 Corvette

I'm looking at a Convertbile myself. It also gives them one year to work out a few bugs before one ends up in my driveway

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i think it was a close go after the rave press the hardtop got..soon after that I think it was a go..

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They were definitely designed at the same time.

I'm not usually a fan of convertibles, but after seeing this car... I might just have to have me a drop-top!!

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Dunno I would bet they were both designed very closely given the classic convertable camaro.

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only thing is what if it was a flop..not saying it could have but..you think GM would of had a convert sitting under the tarp for a year and hoping the press eat it up like they did?? Maybee therunning gear but not the panels and the interior?? Could it be a line of the same drivetrain and maybee we will see the GTO on a similar chassis set up for next years NAIAS??

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