Final Collector’s Edition Commemorates Camaro’s Original Code Name

As the Gen Six Camaro retires at the conclusion of the 2024 model year, Chevrolet is celebrating the car by offering a final special Collector’s Edition on the LT/RS, LT1, SS and ZL1 trims, the company announced.

The 2024 Camaro Collector’s Edition resurfaces ties that date back to the development of the first-generation Camaro. Panther, the original code name for the program that became Camaro in the 1960s, provided inspiration for the Chevrolet Performance Design Studio’s efforts, the manufacturer said.

“We found it fitting for this Collector’s Edition Camaro to officially recognize the significance of the original code name and share it with Camaro enthusiasts,” said Rich Scheer, design director, Chevrolet Performance. “Of course, the name ‘Panther’ influenced the colors used, Panther Black Metallic for SS and Panther Matte Black for ZL1.”

The Collector’s Edition equips LT/RS, LT1 and SS trims with a new Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat paint, Satin Black accent stripes, 20-inch Satin Black or optional Polished Forged Wheels, the front splitter from the 1LE package and coupes receive the rear spoiler from the ZL1 package.

The 650 horsepower LT4-powered ZL1 Collector’s Edition, limited to 350 units, will feature a Panther Black Matte exterior color – the first matte paint offered on Camaro from the factory. The ZL1 will also feature the front splitter from the ZL1 1LE, and the rear wing from ZL1 1LE on coupes. The Black Metallic ZL1 stripe, red brake calipers and black lug nuts complete the exterior look. On the inside, all 350 Collector’s Edition ZL1 vehicles receive a serialized steering wheel badge representing where that vehicle was built in sequence.

Across all builds, Camaro Collector’s Editions receive exclusive front fender script badging that integrates a panther into the “R,” and a panther on the steering wheel badge. These Camaro builds also feature special floor mats with a laser-etched aluminum Collector’s Edition logo and black interior treatments, Chevrolet said.

Those who purchase a Camaro Collector’s Edition will receive a welcome kit which contains two posters commemorating the Camaro generations and the Collector’s Edition. Camaro ZL1 Collector’s Edition owners will also receive a bespoke Canfield Sport 45mm watch from Shinola commemorating the Collector’s Edition, with an inscribed serial number that matches the number on their vehicle’s steering wheel badge. The watch also hosts Camaro and panther motifs, from the panther engraved watch band to the Camaro logo housed on the watch face.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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