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Old 02-25-2013, 07:25 PM   #69
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for all the newer members, ABM was available as were all other colors when pre-ordering the Camaro starting August 2008, BUT ABM was NOT available on SS models.
Camaro5 started petition, Scott (fbodfather) announced that GM changed it's mind around thankgiving, I ordered my ABM in December and prior orders 80% (about) were SS, so until then NO ABM SS's were ordered. No one wanted to change their order, problems with RS option being lost with order changes were common, and people did not want to lose their place in first allocation, as orders were placed and accepted by GM months later, I moved from 7 of 9 to number three at dealership, many, because of economy let their orders slip, mine was built on the friday that GM was still GM and delivered when GM was government motors 7 days later, mine never sat in dredded Hold.
So with all the preorders very few were ABM, since most preorders were SS, so very few ABM exist. because sales were low, I believe only 2200 ABM SS out of 3700 built.
Mine was 147th built in June 2009, of the 80,000 orders, so how could ABM not be lowest production, hence CUT.
I see you're from Butler PA.. I'm in Johnstown and also own an early build ABM SS... i believe mine is the 77th car built. It was built in may and sold new at Nick Chevrolet in Tarentum, PA in June of 09 . What's your VIN? I bet our cars are close.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #70
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Vin 13345, 147th built. Ordered Dec. 31st, was built May 29, delivered June 5. Was allocation 7 of 9 , but ended up no. 3 at Kelly Chev., lot's of people bailed out of preorders.
First three were all ABM, one went out to Denver, a 1SS, was bought by a member here, as person who ordered backed out due to economy.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:29 PM   #71
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Once a color is gone in the Auto world it's gone, no comebacks or second go a rounds.
This memo never made it to Dodge/Chrysler.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:03 AM   #72
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some good looking ABM's!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #73
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Nope.

If Chevy is going to bring back a blue for the Camaro it needs to be a classic color to match the retro styling. Bring back Nantucket Blue.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:23 AM   #74
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I wish they'd bring back ABM and IBM, most specifically IBM. They current blue does nothing for me. Both ABM and IBM are awesome blues in the sun. The currect BRM, looks dull, no pop... boring. Maybe if you get it in just the right sun angle you see ok there is a little blue to it, it's kinda cool... but put ABM or IBM in any light and they always look awesome.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #75
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Wasn't even going to order my car until after my kidney transplant at end of Dec 09, but when I saw the deadline for ordering the ABM announced, I ordered my Camaro at the beginning of November. I specifically told my salesperson I don't want a Camaro if she can't get me my ABM...I had a blue '69 when I was in HS and this ABM brought me back in time....I actually had my wife and son drove me to the dealer to pick up my car 4 days after I got out of the hospital and was on pain killer...LOL...IMO, in the sun, ABM is simply the best color...I am perfectly happy with GM not bringing back ABM but another medium blue...
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #76
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Well I do know 3.5 years later people keep asking me can they get one in this color?
Now would they buy one if they could, who knows?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #77
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There are better blues in GM's color charts than ABM.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:03 PM   #78
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It's a nice color but let it go......
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:50 AM   #79
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Ha! good luck getting GM to put a medium blue on the Camaro.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #80
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I'd like to see the Hotwheels Camaro Blue (think its Kinetic Blue) on all the Camaros.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #81
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There are better blues in GM's color charts than ABM.
Yep.. many more.

But the fact is GM's people in management "think" people want so called "safe" colors. This is from a top GM exec. (Ed Welburn). The video is on youtube when he was being interviewed and asked why GM keeps picking the silverish/greyish subdued colors (boring depressing colors). Ed said they feel that people dont want colors that stand out they want "safe" colors.

Sorry Ed, but as a paying customer i DO NOT want "safe" colors.

I want a great looking color that stands out and looks GOOD.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #82
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They definitely need a better blue color. One of the things that shoots me down for trading in for a new one.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #83
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My comments about Indy 500 parade cars being Hot Wheels models:

here we go with Chevrolet promoting an UGLY unsaleable medium BLUE color (like ABM) to the American public, why show a color that will not sell or should not be produced? We need a petition to have Chevrolet repaint these cars to avoid the embarrassment.

Now get rid of the UGLY Laguna Blue on the 2014 Corvette (but wait until I get one to go with my ABM Camaro).
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:47 PM   #84
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Another Lighter Blue would be great. I couldn't get the ABM so I have what I have.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #85
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If no medium blue shows up for our Camaros, then I might have to look at the Cuda Convertible in 2016 as my next car. Especially if the Cuda is smaller & lighter than the current Challenger. Dodge has had pretty good color selections for the Challengers...I'd take Plum Crazy instead of a medium blue
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