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The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by the Chevrolet division of General Motors, classified as a pony car.] The "F" Body owes its creation to John Delorean who wanted to build a "sport car" called "Banshee" it was much like the Chevy "vette" but for Pontiac Motor Division, after a prototypes were built Chevy took many of the style cues from the car and added them to the third-generation Corvettes in 1968. The car was abandoned because of the possibility of sales cutting into Corvette. Delorean then went to work of making it into a "pony car". Originally a Pontiac idea Delorean was given the ultimatum to first build a "Camaro" for Chevy before building "Firebird" for Pontiac. It went on sale on September 29, 1966 for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967. Four distinct generations of the car were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived again on a concept vehicle that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro, production started on March 16, 2009.