EXCLUSIVE: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

It might be an inline six equipped car, but I think this first year Camaro is a pretty special find! Not only is it a great color combo convertible, but Reader Don L bought it from the original owner’s daughter and believes that it’s a highly original survivor. It has some rust issues but for a car that spent its life in Rhode Island, it doesn’t look that bad. He has it running and driving, but it still needs some work to be ready for regular use. When he bought it, he had plans of restoring the body, but upgrading it with an LS V8 engine and other modern components. Plans have changed and he’d rather see it go to someone else than to just sit, so be sure to take a closer look and make him an offer via the form below.

What Makes It Special? This is an original matching numbers Camaro that has never been restored. The original owner passed away and their daughter had it removed from the garage by an auto salvage company to sell. She claims her father bought it new and kept it registered till 2016. I bought it this year but haven’t gotten too it.

Body Condition: There is some rust, but the floors, frame, and truck look to be clean.

Mechanical Condition: It runs and drives, but needs brake work to be a safe and fun driver.

If you’ve been hunting for a first year Camaro Convertible, this one looks like it could be a great project to take on. Yes, it has rust in the usual places, but if you are going to take on a restoration project, you can’t go wrong with a Camaro. You can buy every part to restore it easily, including brand new bodies. While the inline six isn’t the most desirable engine option for a Camaro, it’s a great engine. Of course, you can always upgrade it with a small block V8 fairly easily or you could go the LS route and have a powerful and reliable driver. So, what do you think of this Pony? Would you keep the six or upgrade it with a V8?

  • Asking Price: $14,000
  • Location: Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Mileage: 86,788
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: 123677N234654

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Comments

  1. Dave

    Keep the original engine. V8s are not unique.

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  2. AndyinMA

    That color scheme was pretty popular it seems back then, I see more than a few survivors with it – mostly Mustangs, but some GMs and this is the first Camaro I have seen with it.

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  3. Matt steele

    I like it

  4. 70kingswood

    neat car deserves to be left as equipped! years ago I came across a 67-RS equipped with deluxe interior and A/C and the base or 250 six/PG combo, cannot remember which 6 popper it had. bet it was quite rare. probably an SS tribute by now?

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  5. Jay

    It is only original once……

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    • John Oliveri

      Sorry purists, there’s a 396 laying around somewhere that’ll make this a perfect car

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  6. JOHN

    I graduated form high school in 1970, neighbors and friends of mine bought their graduating twin boys a 68 Camaro convert for high school graduation, also a 6 cylinder, console shift automatic with the factory 8 track player mounted on the console compartment door, with the front of the unit facing the dash, complete with a matching padded top. Pretty cool!

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  7. 36 Packard

    What can I say? Sixes rock, must be left alone. This car so equipped will run forever, plus no strain on a 50 year old frame from a wicked V8. This is a mature persons classic, and if it were mine, I would be smugly proud that I was mature enough to drive a classic car with in the frame work of our motoring and noise laws.

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    • Paul

      Love it, keep it a 6 cyl please whom ever ends up with it! To many V8 clones out there….and the fact is that the 6 cyl handled better because of the 100lbs less of front end weight!

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  8. OhU8one2

    It’s too original and unique to throw any V-8 in it. I say that if new buyer wants 8 cylinders then look for a car that had it originally. Now what I would do is see if there is any original performace era parts and modify the car that way. Now that would be some nice eye candy at the next big car show.

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    • Mike

      Clifford and a few other companies are still in business making high prrformance parts for straight 6 engines.

  9. Bob

    Hmmm, from Rhode Island, as small as the state is it’s funny I’ve never seen this car in my travels.

  10. TimM

    Good find and not a bad buy!!!

  11. Chuck Foster 55chevy

    Perfect LS3 project, make it handle, but leave stock interior and exterior, sleeper time.

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  12. Johnmloghry Member

    Clean up the rust issues and drive it as is. Leave the 6 in it, if you want a fast one there’s plenty of them for sale.
    God bless America

  13. Del

    You only live twice. Now and in the future.

    It can be as original as you “fake it “.

    Buy it. Its nice and do whatever you want to it.

    Ce sera

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  14. Mike

    After repairing what look to be minor rust issues, the very next thing I’d do is rip out that 6 cylinder/powerglide combo. Would I put a V8 in it? Not a chance! The original engine/trans combo would be properly stored and replaced with another “buzzin’ half dozen” that I built for a friends C-10 project a few years ago. When he decided to go a different route, I bought the engine for what he had in the parts cost. It’s a .030″ over 250 with a hot Clifford cam, Clifford intake and a small Holley 4bbl. I’d put a TH350 behind it and install some sort of limited slip, and, probably a different gear ratio. This engine made just under 350 horsepower and just over 300 lb.ft. on the dyno. Now THAT would be a sleeper!

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