The original Chevy Camaro was introduced in September 1966 for the 1967 model year. The 2022 model year will therefore represent the 55th for the storied muscle car, so it seems reasonable to expect General Motors to produce a 55th anniversary Camaro for the next model year.
There is precedent for this. Chevrolet made a Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition available for both the 2017 Camaro. The commemorative package was available in both Coupe and Convertible body styles and was offered on the 2LT and 2SS trims. The package, which was assigned the GM RPO code H50, included various unique exterior and interior touches.
- Nightfall Gray Metallic exterior (Convertible models include a Black top)
- Specific 20-inch 50th Anniversary wheels and wheel center caps
- 2LT includes RS Appearance Package
- Specific 50th Anniversary stripe package and exterior badges
- Unique grille with satin chrome accents
- Body-colored front splitter
- Orange brake calipers (front only on LT)
- Unique Black leather interior with suede inserts and orange accent stitching
- Distinct 50th Anniversary treatments on instrument panel, seatbacks, steering wheel and illuminated sill plates
The package made these cars special, but it was also relatively easy for Chevy to produce. With another landmark year coming up, it would be simple enough for the Bow Tie to offer a 55th anniversary Camaro with similar features.
A 55th anniversary Camaro is undoubtedly possible and it would be a great way to commemorate the muscle car’s existence, since the sixth-gen could very well be the last Camaro with an internal combustion engine.
If a 55th anniversary Camaro does come to exist, then it will be based on the 2022 Camaro, which is expected to receive only minor changes to features/equipment, packages and a handful of new color choices compared to the current 2021 Camaro. The model will continue to be underpinned by the critically-acclaimed GM Alpha platform, which has provided the basis for the muscle car since the introduction of the sixth-generation model for the 2016 model year. The powertrain lineup is expected to continue unchanged from the four gasoline engines offered currently.