1999 Montery Maroon Camaro Production Numbers

August 20, 1999

In order for the Ste. Therese assembly plant to produce F-cars in a new color at S.O.P. (Start of Production) it is necessary to do what is called a “color pull-ahead.” While new colors are built during pilot build, it is important to build a “batch” of cars in the new color to ensure that paint quality meets the high standards that General Motors insists upon.

Thus, a “batch” of prior model year cars are ordered and built in the new color. They receive a comprehensive list of paint quality checks and then are shipped to the U.S. for use in the General Motors “Captive Fleet” of vehicles. These cars are used, for the most part, as company vehicles and then disposed of through the GM Dealer Auction.

In 1999, a group of Camaros and Firebirds were produced in the “new for 2000″ color 44U – Monterey Maroon. All Camaros were built with FE9 Federal Emissions. A total of 45 Camaros were built in 5 combinations. (at least 10 of each combination with the exception of the 2 lone Z28 coupes without CC1 or Body side moldings) 3 additional convertibles were to be built, but were changed to 10U White prior to build.

The breakdown is as follows:

Camaro V6 Coupe

14B Dark Gray Cloth Interior
36 Engine with MX0 Automatic
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N96 Wheels
CC1 Roof Panels
Total 10 units

Camaro V6 Convertible

522 Neutral Leather Interior
56T Neutral Top
L36 Engine with MX0 Automatic
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N96 Wheels
Total 13 units

Camaro Z28 Coupe

522 Neutral Leather Interior
LS1 Engine with MX0 Automatic
CC1 Roof Panels
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N98 Wheels
Total 10 units

Camaro Z28 Convertible

522 Neutral Leather Interior
56T Neutral Top
LS1 Engine with MX0 Automatic
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N98 Wheels
Total 10 units

Camaro Z28 Coupe

14B Dark Gray Cloth Interior
LS1 Engine with MX0 Automatic
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N98 Wheels
Total 2 units

Are these units rare? A total of just over 42,000 1999 Camaros were built for the US – with 45 being painted Monterey Maroon. Are these cars worth more or are more collectible than a 1999 Camaro painted in another color? Not necessarily. In the final analysis, this will be determined by the buyers of these cars in the years ahead.

Special thanks to Scott Settlemire and General Motors for supplying this information.

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