Camaro beats Mustang

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: The new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible is revealed at the two-day media preview event for the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. More than 20 North American debuts, as well as green and new alternative fuel technology vehicles, are being featured. The 10-day LA Auto Show begins November 19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

According to AutoBlog.com, it’s been a quarter-century since the last time Chevrolet’s reborn Camaro took down the Ford Mustang in sales but it’s on the verge of doing it now.

According to AutoWeek, the Bowtie Brigade has cleared 75,685 Camaro sales through the end of November, while the Blue Oval has shifted 68,264 units. Extrapolating the monthly sales totals to the end of December, AW estimates that Chevrolet will finish 2010 with around 82,500 sales, besting the Ford’s estimate of 74,500. Trailing the muscle car pack in sales is Dodge’s Challenger lineup, trending at around 36,000 units.

There has certainly been pent-up demand for the Camaro among consumers after its prolonged absence, but what’s even more impressive about its yearly sales total is that if the lead holds, the Chevy will have outsold the Ford and the Dodge with far fewer special editions and no convertible bodystyle like the Mustang. (A droptop Camaro is slated to go on sale next year, and a high-performance Z28 variant is also expected).

Check out a photo gallery of both cars!

  

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