All Original? 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

There’s nothing like finding a classic car with a few decades under its belt that the seller claims is original. It represents the opportunity to own a car nobody has molested in the noble quest for performance or appearance improvements. That is the seller’s claim with this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, and while they candidly admit it isn’t perfect, it presents well for its age. The time has come for it to find a new home, so the seller has listed it for sale here on eBay. The Camaro is located in Show Low, Arizona, with a BIN of $38,500. The seller will entertain reasonable offers if that’s too rich for your blood.

The Camaro rolled off the production line wearing Granada Gold paint, with the seller indicating the car has never undergone any restoration. It shines nicely, with the only flaw being a small spot on the top of the passenger side front fender. The panels are as straight as an arrow, while rust is confined to a small area appearing below the back window. It hasn’t progressed far, so addressing it before it deteriorates further could be a wise strategy. I can’t spot any further rust in the supplied photos. Considering the car has split its time between California and Arizona, a personal inspection could reveal it to be rust-free. The glass seems flawless, adding to this classic’s presentation. I guess we need to address the elephant in the room before we proceed further. This Camaro sports front and rear spoilers, and while they look like genuine Chevrolet parts, the manufacturer wouldn’t have fitted them during the build process. The spoilers carried an RPO Code of D80 but were only available over the counter from late 1967. The wheels also carry a question mark. Buyers could order their Camaro wearing Rally wheels, but they came as a set of five. This Camaro carries a standard steelie as a spare, suggesting that the Rally wheels aren’t original or someone has misplaced the correct spare. That is a question worth pursuing further. However, if I am wrong, I’m happy to be corrected on those points.

Many readers would have been disappointed if we lifted the hood on this Camaro to reveal a six-cylinder engine. Those that crave good performance will smile when they find a 327ci small-block producing 210hp. The power feeds to the rear wheels via a two-speed Powerglide transmission, with power steering taking the physical labor out of the driving experience. If someone pointed this classic at a ¼ mile, it should cover the journey in 17 seconds flat. The Powerglide might offer a relaxed driving experience, but there’s no denying the lack of ratios negatively impacts performance. If that sweet little V8 were backed by one of the two available manual transmissions, it would knock a full second off the ¼-mile ET. However, it is a competent choice for potential buyers seeking a mechanically bulletproof tourer. The odometer shows a reading of 46,000 miles, but it is unclear whether the figure is genuine. The Camaro runs and drives well and appears to be a turnkey proposition.

It is common to find survivor vehicles of this age with interior trim looking rough around the edges. That isn’t the case with this Camaro, although there are a few minor flaws. The carpet has a visible dirty mark on the outer edge near the driver’s left foot, while there is some stretching on the rear seat, suggesting something heavy has been sitting there for a while. Otherwise, the remaining upholstered surfaces look excellent, and there’s no damage to the dash, pad, console, or wheel. Somebody has swapped the factory radio for a modern CD player, with speakers cut into the rear parcel tray. If the new owner wished to return that aspect to its original appearance, reproduction parcel trays retail for under $100. The CD player may prove more problematic because the installer would have cut the dash to accommodate the upgrade. The buyer could still achieve the desired result, but it will take additional time and effort.

I would love to state categorically that this 1967 Camaro is 100% original, but it appears to have received enough small changes to undermine the claim in the eyes of purists. Reversing the changes is possible, and the next owner may choose to pursue that goal. Addressing its minor rust and single visible paint imperfection while leaving the rest of the car untouched is another option worth considering. The next owner could throw caution to the wind, transforming the Camaro into a custom guaranteed to draw attention. What would you do if you handed over the cash for this classic?

Comments

  1. Melton Mooney

    Pretty clean little Camaro, At a glance, the spoilers were added and the wheels, and exhaust have been upgraded for appearance or performance. A nice car that you could probably jump in and drive anywhere.

    Easily worth about half the ask.

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  2. Mountainwoodie

    So ‘original’ is a pretty misused word these days.

    To me it means a car is pretty much the way it came off the factory floor.. It would be nice if there weren’t huge speakers cut into the parcel tray but I dont think that affects the issue of originality. Wheels and trunk spoiler…….dress up items on a pretty generic model. They were a common add on over the years so technically they’re not original….but reversible

    The larger issue to me is the slushbox. If you’re going to spend this kind of money on a pretty common Camaro of the time , albeit a lovely one, I want to row my own. Otherwise the driving experience is meh……he says.

    Since value seems to have come unmoored from price imho, what this sells for will determine it’s worth. Looks to me like the seller likes to go fishing.

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  3. Paul N

    resembles the camaro in Remember The Titans; that crashed and paralyzed Gary Bartier

  4. joenywf64

    Was body side molding avail in ’67?
    The radiator overflow bottle & hose are either custom or aftermkt. Was a radiator overflow plastic tub std in ’67?

  5. Ken

    Not original not worth buying

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