Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro provides a refreshing lesson in honesty. While other coupes from this desired year have been pulled apart and made into something else, this inaugural Camaro coupe has spent over a half-century largely untouched and is now one of the rarest original F-bodies you'll ever find. With extremely low ownership (original owner bought this car brand new and didn't sell it until 2014!) and an unbelievably low 28,483 actual miles on the clock, this is a California survivor Camaro we don't often come across, and that's exactly why we love it.
It's hard to resist a Camaro still painted in its original shade of code Y Butternut Yellow. This one has not been made into something it is not, but it rather shows off the sleek 1st generation lines that GM was so proud of, without any flashy distraction. No stripes, chin or decklid spoilers, or unnecessary badging, just pure GM design on parade, as stock as can be. Repainted several years ago to a good standard at the time, this Camaro offers a wonderful light patina that still shows well today, albeit the car has acquired a couple bumps and bruises in the last 50 years. Regardless, the car still presents very well when you consider its originality, and the overall stance and appearance is like a time capsule that reminds you of those days when you saw your first Camaro. It ignited something in you, because the styling was more aggressive, but just as affordable as the Mustang. This is the model that truly started the pony car wars. All the chrome and brightwork is original too, and the bumpers are in particularly great condition, and even the glass all around the car is believed to be factory-issued. How cool is that?!
The original interior was always code 760 "black standard buckets", with very clean and tidy seat covers, door panels, and a taut headliner, and even though the carpets and seat belts are a bit faded in a few spots, and all of these components are in great condition considering the age of the car. But this sea of black is not alone, as the chrome accents are all in place, including the Camaro nameplates on the doors and the bright trim contrasts in the dash. And even though Astro Ventilation wasn't introduced until the following year, this is indeed a factory A/C car and the underdash unit is still pumping ice cold R12 air into the cabin. But if you want to conserve the refrigerant, the '67 Camaro was the only year that offered vent windows, and simply cracking those open on each side when you're out cruising make the cabin very comfortable as well. Options are scarce otherwise, although the original three-spoke steering wheel is still in place, along with the original AM radio that fits perfectly into the dark panels and keeps the dash stock, another testament to conscientious low ownership and their commitment to the overall preservation of originality.
Under the hood is where this Camaro continues to show its personality, even after 50+ years. The previous owners resisted fitting a V8 crate motor, and instead, the numbers-matching 250 cubic-inch inline six-cylinder has been carefully maintained over the last five decades. This resistance to change is what gives the car its unique personality today, but if putting a small block into the engine bay is the new owner's thoughts... well, that would be money well invested too. For a small price you could push this 1st Gen. Camaro to the next level, although we really love that it's one of the few left on the road with a strong straight six under the hood, that quite frankly will run virtually forever if it's properly maintained. The current engine is really a true cruiser, comfortable with seven main bearings and what appears to be the factory-installed Rochester carburetor. It will take you just about anywhere you like, and save on gas as well, all while looking sharp. A 3-speed on the column manual transmission shifts through gears effortlessly, and the suspension still feels great thanks to the miniscule amount of time this car's ben on the road. It's such a smooth runner that it offers a kind of comfort not seen in many first-generation Camaros today. Painted steelies match the bodywork and are adorned with correct Bowtie hubcaps and wrapped with 195/75/14 blackwall radials to finish the period-correct look.
This is an affordable cruiser with great performance looks and a true Camaro pedigree. Nicely documented with an original warranty card, owner's manual, and some good historical and title docs to back up the pedigree, this low mileage/low ownership Camaro is truly a special find. Call today!
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