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So as you know, the Camaro will be built at Oshawa Assembly.

Here's what's going on there over the next couple months:

FWIW, Oshawa is actually 3 assembly plants:
Oshawa #1 - Cars
Oshawa #2 - Cars
Oshawa #3 - Trucks

Sometime next week (the week of Nov 26) the last Chevrolet Impala will be built in plant #1.
Plant #1 is the future home of the Camaro, and other Zeta cars (G8, Impala...) :)
After that last Impala is out of the bodyshop, construction and demolition of the entire plant will begin. This will continue until fall 2008 (as it takes nearly a full year to re-tool an automotive assembly plant) when all new equipment is installed and production will start up for Camaro.
So just as planned, Camaro should be rolling off the assembly line sometime between mid-October to late November 2008. :thumbsup:

The Chevrolet Impala and Buick LaCrosse will be built in plant #2 starting in January 2008. That is when the shift of all car producution to plant #2 will be complete. At that time, production of the Grand Prix will end.
 

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Thanks for the update. Always good to know whats going on, keep em comming. :thumbsup:
 

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So as you know, the Camaro will be built at Oshawa Assembly.

Here's what's going on there over the next couple months:

FWIW, Oshawa is actually 3 assembly plants:
Oshawa #1 - Cars
Oshawa #2 - Cars
Oshawa #3 - Trucks

Sometime next week (the week of Nov 26) the last Chevrolet Impala will be built in plant #1.
Plant #1 is the future home of the Camaro, and other Zeta cars (G8, Impala...) :)
After that last Impala is out of the bodyshop, construction and demolition of the entire plant will begin. This will continue until fall 2008 (as it takes nearly a full year to re-tool an automotive assembly plant) when all new equipment is installed and production will start up for Camaro.
So just as planned, Camaro should be rolling off the assembly line sometime between mid-October to late November 2008. :thumbsup:

The Chevrolet Impala and Buick LaCrosse will be built in plant #2 starting in January 2008. That is when the shift of all car producution to plant #2 will be complete. At that time, production of the Grand Prix will end.
Just to add an update , last night at work GM posted that the last Grand Prix will be building out of the plant # 2 bodyshop on Nov 28th and rolling out of Chassis on Nov 30th. The last of the GXP's (v-8) was produced on Nov 16.

Here in plant # 1 (Camaro) the construction trailers and workers are starting to assemble around the plant and getting ready for the buildout of Impala and have even started some interior construction work. I will have more updates early next week.
 

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Another update...

The last Chevy Impala will go though the plant #1 bodyshop around midnight tonight and off the end of the line late Friday afternoon.

As of 6:00am tomorrow plant #1 will be known as the Flex Line Camaro.
Work has already started with regards to demolition and change over.

Our dreams of a 5th Gen are about to begin!!!!! :D :D
 

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