Survey says that 1969 Camaro is the best Chevy of all time

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 15, 2011

After a hundred years of carmaking, a nagging question popped up: Which Chevrolet is the best of all time? To answer this, Chevrolet let the fans decide. It took four rounds and 124,368 votes before the result was known. With a final vote of 25,058, the 1969 Camaro was named as “Best Chevy of All Time,” edging out closest rival 1970 Chevelle SS. Chevrolet Design director Tom Peters – himself an owner of a 1969 Camaro – remarked that this Camaro is one of the best vehicles not only in Chevrolet’s 100 years of history but also ever.

According to Peters, he could still remember seeing a 1969 Camaro for the first time as a 14-year old kid.

He shared that even to a kid like him, the intent of the Camaro was immediately understood, thanks to its dynamic personality and an elegant yet simple design. He described the 1969 Camaro as cool, as it offered great style, high performance, and affordability.

Peters added that the 1969 Camaro is now considered one of the best examples of timeless design in the auto industry. He noted that the Camaro is a timeless vehicle that evokes powerful emotions in people of all ages.

Thus, it provides inspiration in designing the fifth-generation Camaro. As a global auto brand, Chevrolet designs and produces vehicles that are fuel-efficient, reliable and safe but are also of high quality and value with expressive design and high performance. Its current portfolio in the United States includes: the Corvette and Camaro classic performance cars; the Silverado pickups and Suburban SUVs; Malibu, Equinox and Traverse passenger cars and crossovers; and the Cruze Eco and Volt gas-friendly and gas-free vehicles.

The Cruze Eco is estimated to log 42 mpg highway while the Chevrolet Volt is expected to deliver 40 miles of electric driving and 300 more miles of extended range. Chevrolet also offers a number of OnStar safety, security, and convenience technologies for most of its models, like OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Automatic Crash Response. Chevrolet sells around 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries annually.

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1969 CAMARO NAMED BEST CHEVY OF ALL TIME

Nearly 125,000 Chevrolet fans have spoken, naming the 1969 Camaro the “Best Chevy of All Time.”

As part of Chevrolet’s Centennial celebration, fans were asked to vote for their favorite vehicle from Chevrolet’s 100-year history. During the four-round, elimination bracket, the 1969 Camaro garnered 25,058 of the 124,368 votes cast, edging out the 1970 Chevelle SS in the final round.

Tom Peters, Chevrolet Design director, believes the ’69 Camaro is not only one of the best vehicles in Chevrolet’s history but one of the best vehicles ever. He is a little biased, however, having owned the same 1969 Camaro for nearly 20 years.

“I can vividly remember seeing one for the first time as a kid,” Peters said. “The intent of the Camaro was instantly understood, even to a 14-year old like me, because it possessed a very powerful personality and an elegant, simple design. The Camaro was so cool because it offered this great style, high performance, and yet was attainable for someone just getting out of school.

“Today, the ’69 Camaro has become one of the best examples of timeless design in the industry,” Peters said. “Like the very best designs, the Camaro is much more than just a machine because it evokes powerful emotions in people of all ages. That’s why we looked to the ’69 for inspiration when designing the fifth-generation Camaro, and why the ’69 Camaro is an example of the timeless vehicles Chevrolet will strive to deliver for the next 100 years.”

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