Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
In 1966 Mustangs were flying out of Ford showrooms, and Chevrolet needed an answer. After many secret meetings, and covert internal press events, engineers unveiled the official name for what had been known up to this point as XP-836. Camaro was the chosen namesake, and immediately the question became "but what does it mean?". This question has no official linguistic answer, but as Chevrolet marketing people would answer "It's an animal that eats Mustangs!"
For consignment, the beneficiary of a slew of new body panels, a sandblasted undercarriage, new convertible top, and rebuilt 350ci engine with a rebuilt TH350 automatic transmission, you are good to hop this 1967 Camaro SS350 tribute convertible and turn the key, and get better performance than you would have with this car in 1967 off the showroom floor.
With a very well done white respray covering the straight steel panels which are minding their gaps very nicely, our consignor states all new body panels were used in this redux but we do note some rust bubbling in the bottoms of the doors. While we are at it, add on a new canvas convertible top in black, and let some sun in baby! Simple SS and Camaro badging dot this exterior and are nicely chromed. A chromed rocker strip, nicely restored bumpers, shiny steel wheels with dish trim rings and correct Camaro hub caps wrapped with Coker red stripe GR-70 radials which are nearly new, and ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Oh, and let's get a little gnarly with a super cool spoiler on the trunk lid, and do not leave out the iconic front wrap around stripe in black. No hidden headlights here, just pure simple Camaro...Wheels UP!
Red riding hood, Red riding hood, except it's the seats, carpet, dash and door panels all in their red vinyl glory. Front buckets and a rear bench looking good as new, door panels straight and true, with nearly no wear seen throughout, and new red carpet in very nice condition floods the floor. A nice center console sweeps by the buckets and houses the mid-century modern styled gearshift. The dash has nary a scratch or flaw in it with deeply inset gauges which are all original. This red is HOT!
A new and rebuilt 350ci V8 replaces the original engine, but this one is painted correctly in orange/red and has some added bling in the form of black valve coverings and a black Holley air cleaner assembly. This redone mill is topped with aluminum cylinder heads and roller rockers which are actuated by a .480 lift camshaft. Feeding this work of engine art the proper dosage of air and fossils is a Holley intake manifold and a Holley 650cfm double pumper 4bbl carburetor. This mill sits within a very clean and restored engine bay which was recently repainted black and has new hoses and a new heater core. A rebuilt TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, with a shift kit and 2000rpm stall converter, which shifts succinctly and smoothly, attached to its backside. Rounding out the tour is a stock 10-bolt rear axle with unknown gearing. A new Cold Case aluminum radiator has been added to keep temperatures in check.
It has been sandblasted and shows as such, just pure newly painted black and straight un-rusted steel with just a hint of road dirt and surface rust on some of the suspension components. A front brake conversion is noted changing out to discs and drum brakes are retained in the rear. A fully rebuilt suspension, consisting of an independent coil spring front arrangement and leaf spring rear are on. Imagine that?
A good driver, quick starter, smooth shifter, and some good grabby brakes. The car rode smoothly, and the interior was spacious. All functions save for the horn were working and it's always great to be able to put a top down on a nice day and go for a spin so I can write about these fascinating cars!
A super clean, super cool restoration, certainly not purporting to be perfect, but a real driver. Nicely done all around, you can be secure in the thought that all the work has been done on this first year's offering classic, and you just get to enjoy it.
N-Norwood OH Assy Plant
237096-Sequential Unit Number
06C-3rd Week June
ST 67 12667-1967 Camaro Custom Interior Convertible
BDY NOR137824-Norwood Body #
TR 742 Z-Red Custom Vinyl Buckets
PNT R1-Bolero Red, White Top
3K-Z21 Style Trim Group
4P-Correct For SS350 Package
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