396 4-Speed Indy Pace Car? 1967 Camaro RS Convertible

Billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, America’s Indianapolis 500 has thrilled spectators and drivers alike for over 100 years. Each year one privileged road car model paces the field during warm-up and caution laps. Cars used on the track usually receive unique preparation, and the manufacturer generally sells a limited number of cosmetically similar cars to the public. Sadly this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro convertible in Pensacola, Florida spent most of its life under a house, but it’s time to end that. Offered at auction here on eBay, this Chevy appears fairly solid and complete (though disassembled) and a $25,000 opening bid will get the auction in gear.

Instead of breaking it down for you, the seller invites buyers to individually spend 20+ minutes on the Internet decoding the cowl tag. That tag describes almost what’s for sale:  a 1967 convertible, Ermine White with white top, Rally Sport package, Bright Blue Interior paint, four-speed floor shift, bucket seats, console, and 325HP L35 396 cid (6.5L) V8. What doesn’t match up are the stripes, which could have easily been changed later, and most importantly there is no 061A Fleet Number Pace Car Code. However I’m not selling or buying the car; corrections are welcome in the comments below. Thanks to camaros.org and holisticpage.com for details.

While this picture suggests water intrusion and at least surface rust, note the condition of the visible front structure and fender. Pictures from under the car show similarly good, albeit imperfect, metal.

The sale includes parts not shown here including some New Old Stock bits. Buyers will want to validate that the cowl tag shown belongs to this car. If it does, you’ve got a blue and white convertible with the desirable 396 and four-speed. Smart money says this is not an original pace car, but that’s based solely on the absence of the 061A  Fleet Number code. What’s your vote… is this a real pace car or wishful thinking?

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Comments

  1. TimM

    Looks solid enough!! It could be someone’s jig saw puzzle for this coming winter!!! Slightly pricey for a carmaro in boxes!!!

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  2. gbvette62

    From my somewhat limited knowledge of 67 Pace Cars, I will say that the dash after “4N” on the trim tag, is usually a pretty good indicator of a real Pace Car. The dash indicates that the SS’s standard black nose stripe is to be left off of the car, so that the Pace Car specific blue stripe can be added.

    The paint and interior codes are correct for a Pace Car, and the build date of 04C (3rd week of April), also falls in line with when the Pace Cars were being built.

    Even if it can’t be proven to be a Pace Car, it does appear to be a real 67 396/325, 4 speed, RS/SS convertible, which means it’s definitely worth saving.

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  3. Will Fox

    It’s a Chevy. That alone has to make it worth $100K as-is, right? (eye roll)

    Like 6
  4. Kelly Last Name

    Back up the Brinks truck

  5. Chas358 Chasman358

    Will Fox, I like your comment.
    I guess this, or anything, is
    worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

  6. Paul

    I know these cars well….this is a real pace car replica. The 4N on trim tag only means it was a 396 …325hp. SS Camaro.
    What let’s you know that it was a real pace car replica is the dash line that is end of the trim tag options …. that means it had a special blue nose stripe on the header panel that only pace cars had…..normal SS Camaro’s had either a black or white nose stripe depending on body color.
    Starting in April of 67 you could order a nose stripe on any Camaro from the factory (did not have to be a SS) but NOT a blue one only pace car replica’s would get a blue stripe.
    A big block 67 pace car brings big money restored!
    Even though this one does not have original numbers matching engine it’s still a very valuable car!
    It would be very hard to find another big block 67 that is fairly solid for $25,000 so this is really not a unreasonable price for a car that could easily bring $80,000 when restored…..I which I had the extra $25 large because there is lots of room on this car not to be upside down after the restoration!

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    • Nate

      Sounds like the motor is included in the sale: “Correct disc brakes and 12 bolt rear, engine is date correct 396.”

    • Pat

      Hello Paul. I am looking at a 1967 Camaro. They say its a pace car but I’m not sure. I do have a picture of the trim tag.
      Can you help me figure out exactly what I’m buying?

      Thanks, Pat

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      • Paul

        Sure Pat…post trim tag

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  7. TomK

    Not enough pictures for the asking price for me. A little confusing between the first and second pictures. 1st pic a 70’s Monte Carlo against the driver’s door 2nd picture shows a garage wall on the driver’s side. Also no pics of engine or tranny, rest of the interior, etc. Pretty filthy dash and center console. Need much more information before I’m interested. As “they” say, you have to make a good first impression to get someones attention. Our author got my attention but the actual listing lost it.

  8. DayDreamBeliever Member

    Gone. “No longer available.”

    Someone thought it was worth buying, for sure.

  9. Tomk

    The green Monte Carlo on the right is now for sale on Hemmings

  10. Pat

    06B R ST 67-12667 NOR 132362 TR 732-Z C-1 2LG 3SL 4N 5Y The web page wont let me write it how it actually looks but I spaced it out so you can see it better. Thanks

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  11. Paul

    Does it have a dash after the 5Y – The dash means the it was special blue painted nose stripe that only the pace car replicas had……if there is no dash “-“ it was not a pace car replica….by the way the build date is correct for a Canadian delivered car.

    Remember all the options that you listed on trim tag are regular production options so and dealer could of ordered the car this way…however if it was not a pace car it would have black nose stripe. Look for that dash
    Your options are

    Built June second week

    732-Z
    Bright blue custom interior with no head rest

    C-1
    White car with white top

    2LG
    4 speed with center console

    4N
    SS 396 engine 325 hp

    5Y
    deluxe seat belts

    This is a very nicely equipped and valuable car!!

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  12. Pat

    It does not have a – dash after the 5Y. Thanks for your help!

    Like 1

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