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A Sales Spike Has Been Credited To A “Last Call” Effect

2024 Chevrolet Camaro SS Panther Collector's Edition
Front 3/4 view of 2024 Chevrolet Camaro SS Collector’s Edition in Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat. Preproduction model shown. Actual production model may vary. Available late summer 2023.

After the second quarter sales statistics were released, it was revealed that the Chevrolet Camaro had seen a massive spike in sales surpassing the C8 Corvette and quickly approaching the Ford Mustang. How big of a spike? The percentage usually puts things in perspective, and based on our previous report, it’s an increase of 110 percent for the quarter and 54 percent for the year, with a whopping 9,557 units sold from April through June.

On the good news, we reached out to Chevrolet for more information.

What’s Going On With The Chevrolet Camaro?

It’s clear that with the official knowledge that the sixth-gen Chevrolet Camaro is approaching the end of its life, and that the future of the Camaro isn’t an immediate one, muscle car buyers are itching to get ahold of the vehicle before it’s gone.

Based on the latest sales data provided by Chevy, the Camaro LT and SS trims are currently the sales leaders in the lineup, while the ZL1 remains constrained. The ZL1 is the most powerful and athletic of the lineup, with 650 horsepower roaring from its 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 engine. This constraint also makes the ZL1 1LE track monster all but impossible to get.

2024 sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro Going Away Discontinued
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Interestingly, Chevrolet had a significantly higher number of four-cylinder Camaros available throughout the second quarter of this year compared to 2022, which helped contribute towards the rapid increase in sales numbers as buyers looking for a convertible or more affordable muscle car swiped them off the dealer lots. That said, the four-cylinder Camaro has been discontinued for the 2024 model year. It’s V6 and V8 only.

2024 model year production for the Chevrolet Camaro will kick off soon, heralding both the Collector’s Edition and the Garage 56 Edition, and there will only be 56 of made of the latter. That also means the start of production of the final year for the sixth-generation Camaro, which will run into next year. This means it will outlast the current Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger muscle cars by a few months (production for these two is expected to end no later than December 31.

After the departure of the Camaro, Challenger and Charger, the only V8 muscle car left will be the S650 Ford Mustang, which is launching now.

2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Final Collector's Edition muscle car sales
2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Collector’s Edition in Panther Black Matte.

2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector’s Edition: Details

If you didn’t know, Chevrolet is launching a 2024 Camaro Collector’s Edition for the last year of the muscle car’s production. This unique vehicle will be available for the LT/RS, LT1, and SS trims and will come exclusively with Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat paint, Satin Black accent stripes, and 20-inch Satin Black or optional Polished Forged Wheels. Those opting for the SS 1LE package and the coupe body style will receive the rear spoiler from the ZL1 package.

If you want to go all out for your purchase of this Collector’s Edition Camaro, the 2024 ZL1 trim is the one to get; with a limited production of just 350 units, it comes exclusively in Panther Black Matte, the first (and last?) matte paint offered on Camaro from the factory. On the inside, all 350 Collector’s Edition ZL1 vehicles receive a serialized steering wheel badge representing where that vehicle was built in sequence. In addition, all owners of the special ZL1 will receive a bespoke Shinola Canfield Sport 45mm watch that commemorates this special edition muscle car, with an inscribed serial number that matches the number on the vehicle’s steering wheel badge.

2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Garage 56 Edition Le Mans 24 Hours
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Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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