1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
The 1967 Camaro appeared on the scene and the General instantly became a big player in the pony car wars. The Camaro had gotten ahead of the curve and was now a leader in the style department because the car already looked like a car from the early 70's even though that era was still 4 years in the future in October 1966. I can recall the first time I saw a first-generation Camaro in the October 1966 Popular Science new car preview edition. The 1967 Camaro was the star attraction when it debuted in the fall of 1966 and it gave the General an instant classic in the pony car battle.
For consignment, a “worked” first generation Camaro. Maintaining its original color combination, but now with a 350ci crate V8, aluminum cylinder heads, with a 3-speed automatic transmission and upgraded for more power and efficiency. This car presents in beautifully restored condition, and is a wonderful example with great paint, chrome, and larger engine. Read ON!
The newer versions of the Camaro are nice and all with their neoprene bumpers etc etc etc, however there is something about the simplicity of design with these earlier Camaro models. A thin grille, nice small bumper with actual chrome on it just below, and the hidden headlight option, which are just not seen on cars of today. With a very well-done Bolero Red respray covering the straight steel panels which are minding their gaps very nicely, there are minor faults, however really unremarkable. RS and crossed flags badging, a rocker chromed strip, nicely restored bumpers, shiny polished Weld Draglite racing wheels wrapped with blackwall skinny and fat radials, and ladies and gentlemen, we are ready to go. Up top is a cleanly installed black vinyl top with blingy highlight molding and we note a slighted canted to the passenger's side stance to the car. Oh, and let's rock and roll a little bit with a slightly raised rear suspension, and a super cool spoiler on the trunk lid. More RS badging for the rear along with the simple horizontal taillights and another small bumper below. Do not leave out the iconic front wrap around stripe in black, just pure Camaro...Light it UP!
A swing of the door, and we are met with near showroom door panels in black molded vinyl with shiny window cranks, door handles, black carpeting, and shiny gloss black sills. We're going in and plopping ourselves on the pristine new black vinyl buckets with white highlighting strips, which grab you when you have a seat in them. Or grab your high school sweetheart and have some fun on the rear bench, which appears unused but slightly wrinkled to this point, also in black vinyl. The angled dash front has lost its deeply embedded gauges, and now sports a full gamut of AutoMeter gauges to monitor all engine vitals. In the center we note temp and fan controls, and a bare hole where the factory radio was once mounted. A black plastic console races between the buckets and holds an exposed Hurst Quarter Stick style shifter within reach of the driver. Noted are very nice headliner and black carpet showing very little faults and fade. Dream ON!
Our biggest changes have taken place here where the original inline 6 cylinder has been replaced with a consignor stated 350ci V8 crate engine. It sits within the nicely restored engine bay and presents with a black painted block, lightly polished and Chevrolet valve covers, and a fully pleated air cleaner cover. This mill ingests its air and fossils through a 4bbl carburetor and aluminum intake manifold before sending the mixture to the engine via a pair of GMPP aluminum cylinder heads. All this power is put through a 3-speed TH350 automatic transmission and back to a 10-bolt rear axle. Crank that BABY!
No issues seen here, just straight unadulterated steel with only surface rust seen. Subframe connectors have been added to stiffen the chassis and headers feed down from the mill and send spent fossils to the rear of the car via Flowmaster mufflers. A power disc brake conversion was performed up front and power drum brakes are on the rear. Leaf spring rear suspension with traction bars keeps the rear firmly planted while independent front coil spring suspension with rebuilt control arms braves those fast corners…Scrrrrrrreeetttch!
A good driver, quick starter, smooth shifter, and some good grabby brakes. The car rode smoothly, and the interior was spacious. It's great to be able to crank the windows down on a nice day and go for a spin so I can write about these fascinating cars! A few frowns showed themselves during our drive, the wiper motor is bad and will need replaced, the fuel gauge is nonfunctional, the headlight doors do not open on their own and the driver's headlight door was not reinstalled during the redux.
A generation 1 first year pony car, well restored, with an upgraded engine, some correct RS badging , all surfaces interior and exterior are good to go, and dig those snappy Weld wheels “See the USA in your Chevrolet!”
23-Camaro 6 Cylinder
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
152975-Sequential Unit Number
12C-3rd Week December Build
STYLE 67 12437-1967 Camaro 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BODY NOR53105-Norwood Body #
TRIM 760Z-Black Standard Buckets
PAINT R2-Bolero Red, Black Vinyl Top
3L-Z22 Rally Sport Equipment Group
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