Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird Concept Cars

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Image Concept Cars A second-generation Kammback concept car, 1968. This body was seriously considered for the 1970 and Firebird lines. See more car pictures .

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The Chevrolet Camaro and Firebird concept cars an idea — the sportswagon — that was on schedule for a introduction. The innovative body never appeared in showrooms,

The Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac arrived two years behind Mustang, but were eminently in their own right. Yet even as the 1967s went on sale, Motors designers were planning their next-generation — F-body in GM parlance. By 1967, work was in full toward a 1970 introduction.

One of the interesting notions to pop up on this trail was an F-body sportswagon as a for the mainstay hardtop coupe. of uncertainty over near-term safety regulations, a new convertible was in the running.)

Though sportswagon might a contradiction in terms, the idea had a logical appeal. For one thing, GMers still fondly the 1955-1957 Chevy Nomad and Safari wagons with sleek two-door hardtop Though neither had sold there was nothing else them at the time — or

A decade on, GM was, as usual, a difference to sell, and it was doubtless (through the time-honored Detroit that Ford had contemplated a wagon for 1967. As we know, didn’t rush to embrace the but GM evidently deemed the notion not a errand at all.

Whatever their motivations, designers under Hank and Firebird stylists under Porter mocked up full-size alongside their evolving new

Cooperation between the studios was close even for a GM corporate with lots of creative — unlike the first-generation where Pontiac had gotten in at the minute on what began as Chevy’s act.

That enabled the new Firebird to wind up a lot more distinct from the Camaro even though structure was again shared. It contributed to a very pleasing design for both models.

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Predictably, the sportswagons were to be identical with the new coupes the doors forward, which included the front-end styling to each nameplate. Behind, the jointly devised a shapely roofline with relatively side windows, C-pillars noticeable tumble-home from and a sharply cut-off tail.

The prompted the Kammback nickname, the prewar work of a German named Kamm, an early who proved that cropped help smooth airflow off a Though records are a bit hazy, were likely designed as hatch-type affairs, with a shallow window above a back panel.

The F-body sportswagons would been exciting and attractive to the 1970 Camaro/Firebird lines, but were nixed for that basic of reasons: cost.

In the coupes, the studios had come up subtly different doors dictated specific rear-quarter this meant that wagon would require sheetmetal too, as their quarters naturally differed the coupes’.

Though Chevy and wanted Kammbacks very GM managers deemed their tooling expense prohibitive, to approve the body style both versions used a set of panels. That meant one compromising its design for the other’s, and try they did, the Haga and teams never managed to on which should prevail. that, the F-wagon was finished.

Pontiac revived the concept of the in 1977 with its Type K cars. Continue on to the next to learn more about pair of cars.

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