Re: Did any one ever hear of a 66 camaro?
It went on the designing boards in 1965 in response to the success of the sheet metal hung on Ford's old Falcon platform renamed the Rustang (or something like that). But it didn't get into production until 1967 despite a lot of pressure from above to get a "pony car" in the sales rooms.
If GM 's top brass had looked at what a fella by the name of William Tyler Jenkins was doing in Super Stock with a 1966 Chevy II packing an L-79 327 they could have gotten some of the bugs out of the Camaro (and the new rushed into production 1968 Nova that shares about seventy percent of the Camaro's parts) before placing it in production.
Just my two cents worth on the subject. The first production Camaro was made in 1967, Chevrolet tested a fleet of over a hundred evaluation models in 1966 but they were all scrapped. If your state calls it a 1966 Camaro, there isn't much that any one else can do, it is a legal issue, but the rest of the world considers it to be a 1967 Camaro, despite what the title says.