The history of the Chevy Camaro is perhaps more fascinating than you may imagine. 

Do you know where the name Camaro originated? 

Chevrolet built the Camaro sports vehicle to compete with the always well-liked Ford Mustang, and it succeeded

However, it goes beyond that. For automotive sales, the 1960s were an exciting decade. 

GM ran out of ideas when the Ford Mustang reached the market in 1964. 

Automotive News said that Chevrolet sought a product to rival the Mustang. 

Soon after, talk of a rivalry with the codename "Panther" began to circulate.