Granny’s Red 1967 Camaro Convertible

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Chances are that straight-six powered pony cars don’t get your blood pumping, but we think this 1967 Camaro Convertible has enough going for it to give it some consideration. The little old lady who ordered it, cared for it until she passed away in 1991. It was then put into storage by her estate. It was recently pulled from storage, cleaned up, and is now running and driving. So if you can overlook the lack of power, it can be found here on eBay out of Geneva, Ohio.

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Chevrolet’s 250 cui inline six only put out 155 horsepower, but it proved to be a durable and reliable engine. It would certainly be more fun with a V8 under the bonnet, but the six cylinder should make do for most top-down cruising.

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Like the exterior of the car, the interior is in exceptional condition. The seller claims everything is original, and while it shows some wear and tear it looks like new. Either the previous owner took amazing care of this Camaro or someone has replaced some parts.

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This convertible looks fantastic and hopefully the seller’s claims of originality are true. The real question is, does the originality and history make up for the lack of V8 power? We aren’t sure the inline six will get our blood pumping, but that might be a good thing on those relaxing Sunday drives.

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Comments

  1. Mr. Dribbles

    This thing’s been gone through.

  2. rancho bella

    The upside is you’ll never expect it to have a lot of power. They are very tinny but cute.

  3. jim

    this is a great find. i like it better then the v8. the motor just looks like it belongs in there. if this is the optional 250 six, what was the base motor? wish it had a manual.

    • paul

      230 cu in.
      My dad had a 69 Malibu with this 250 cu in motor & it had decent power this car is close to 1000 lbs lighter so the power is ample this motor was bullet proof my dads car had over 250k miles & he sold it because the body had a lot of rust, the engine & trans had never been apart….. I like this car & because it has the lighter 6 it would handle quite well on twisty roads , the Malibu was great.

  4. jeff

    I think the 6 cyl. makes it more collectable.. The majority of sixes were pulled and big HP installed….. Not many true 6 Camaros still out there…especially in a convertible….I WOULD BUY IT!!!!!!

    • jdjonesdr

      I had one of these too. Sad I ever sold it.

  5. Justin in indy

    It is a scant few camaros I like, but this is one of them. Simpler looks from the first car before it got all machoed-up. Simple clean looks, Simple engine and wheel combo. Its actually a decent looking car without all the tough-guy add-on nonsense of every other camaro ever.

    • James Nichols

      Wife took mine in the divorce in 1974 and sold it to her new boy friend. Could not find it and I looked very hard. Still have the old title.

  6. Ernst jeske filho

    Uma tripla carburação ajudaria bastante !

  7. Dolphin Member

    Being a car oriented family, my mother owned a ’67 Camaro just like this one but green, and a coupe. It had the Six and Powerglide and had a lot more torque than my MGA, which always impressed me.

    Everything on it was bigger and heavier than what was on my MGA, especially the doors, which I remember really clearly. A Camaro door would knock you over if someone opened it quickly and you were standing too close. The doors on my MGA were made of aluminum and you could open them with one finger. The Camaro doors seemed many feet longer than the MGA doors, and could put a nasty vertical crease in those soft MG doors if you parked too close, so I quickly learned to park as far away as possible from Camaros and other 2-door American cars. Parking in the far corner of a shopping center parking lot and walking all the way across it was much better than having to get a door redone.

  8. Charles

    The base engine was a 230 CI six. An unmolested straight six Camaro convertible is a rare find. The 250 six will carry the car along pretty well. Even if the car has had some work done, as long as it was kept stock and it is solid it will make a nice addition to any F-Body collection.

    I collect Trans AM’s, the Pontiac version of the F-Body. I would love to add this Camaro to my stable, however this car will probably start a bidding war.

  9. LINY

    Outstanding.

  10. James Cardinale

    The other 6cyl was a 230 cube

  11. Jamie Wallhauser

    This is a jaunty little car and a nice find. Cars with original specs are hard to find and increasing in interest in the collector market, and with that “6” purring under the hood reliability and economy are yours! Can’t tell just exactly how original this car is but no matter — it won’t affect value much one way or other, but assuming the highest originality (or close to it) it deserves healthy bidding. This is a complete and attractive collectible package indeed and would make a nice addition to any collection.

  12. Charles F Member

    My wife, now a grandmother herself, bought a ’69, same engine, three speed, before I met her (I would have had her order a 327), we drove it 14 years, 200,000 miles, rust from belt line down killed it, nothing left to weld anything to, eventually. Given how little room there was in it to put stuff, it was a very strong runner and plenty of power on hills of Vermont and the Interstates, and other than being hard to tune due to slop in the timing chain/gears/distributor drive it drove like a champ day in, and day out.

  13. Richard

    I hope whoever gets this car fights the urge to make some one-of-none ZL1 convertible clone out of it or something. You want to stand out in a crowd at a car show? A six-cylinder convertible would be a great way to do it. Everyone and their brother seems to have an SS or a Trans-Am or a Boss, but nobody ever seems to show up with a six. I’ve even heard that some Mopar club shows give out awards for “lowest optioned car” (though it’s usually meant for the Road Runner/Super Bee cars), maybe there are some Chevy/Ford shows out there that do the same (and if not, there should be)?

  14. dj

    This is nice. I hope who ever gets it, doesn’t do the stupid idioit thing of pulling the engine and putting Z28 or SS emblems on it. Of the 602 67′ Z28’s they made, I bet there is 5000 of them here in Alabama.

    • Horse Radish

      are they like rabbits ? and multiply with time ?

  15. Lee

    Leave it as is!! The 6 would provide endless miles of cruising with the top down and great gas mileage!!!! Cheap to keep! YA want HP? Get a monster V8 already installed in another car meant for speed, or for wow factor as a carshow queen! Trust me, the 396 is awesome, but you ain’t going for long rides without a thick wallet…$$$$$

  16. Horse Radish

    The large font and wording as well as the phone number in bold suggest a professional flipper.
    Car stored 1991 to 2013 (22 years) with absentee owner and NO boxes and related dings and scratches to go along ??
    Paint REALLY looks to good to be 45+ years old.
    ONE (?) shot from underneath in no better than candle light ?
    Paahleeeze!
    too good to be true………..

    • paul

      Agreed, a bit too nice for the grandson to have detailed this in his garage unless he owns a body shop/ restoration shop.

  17. geomechs geomechs Member

    I like this car. It’s one of the best I’ve seen. And to find one in this good of shape that hasn’t been made into a ‘numbers matching’ super sport is like winning the lottery twice in a row with the same set of numbers. I hope whoever gets it keeps it original.

  18. hawk

    That lady had style. Must have been quite the girl in her prime. It should remain as it is.

  19. Charles

    These days there is no reason to modify an original Camaro. One can buy a all of the parts and a complete new 1969 Camaro body shell to build a new Camaro from scratch. The 67 is so similar to the 69, that it would take minimal changes in sheet metal to build a new 67. Real Deal Steel is one company that provides body shells for various collector cars. There are very few Camaro collectors that will modify an original car, unlike 30 years ago when these things were just old cars. This car will end up in someone’s collection.

  20. Charles

    The idea behind the replacement body shells is designed for someone who has a rusted out or bent up Camaro and wants to restore it, however the body shell is in very poor condition. By the time one purchases the shell, assembles the car, and completes all of the paint work they will have 75K invested in the car. Of course first gen Camaros are selling in the mid 70’s and up these days, and the prices will only increase with time. it will be interesting to see what this unique car sells for.

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  21. John Cargill

    Someone should preserve the base cars. These are history as well.

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  22. That Guy

    I’m interested to read these comments and watch the listing, because this is a near-twin for my dad’s car. This one looks like it’s been fully detailed for sale, while his needs new paint and some general spit-shining, but it’s not a million miles away from looking like this. His is the base-model I-6 with Powerslide. I’ve wondered for a while now if his car is becoming desirable just by virtue of being an original, unmodified low-spec model. This auction will give me a sense of that.

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  23. Billy Rockfish

    I’m glad there’s some sane folks on this website insofar as keeping the drivetrain “as is.” Of course, when I was coming of age in the mid-70’s, like every other dumbass gearhead kid, I would’ve wanted the SBC/THM. For a tri-monthly driver, the six/’glide is just fine and the face that this has the 250 straight six with a little more “oomph” won’t hurt things at all.

    Growing up, the most common model of these, at least in the San Francisco Bay Area, would’ve been a decently optioned sport coupe, 327 2-pot, Powerglide. Those things were everywhere!

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  24. Charles

    The 250 CI 6 was no slacker.

    My parents owned a 68 GMC PU with a 250 6. The truck came with a powerglide trans. It hauled a slide in truck camper, towed an 18 foot ski boat, and would run 70 MPH all day long.

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  25. Luiz

    Here in Brazil the 250 six is a very popular engine. We build some 250s that put a lot of V8s to shame.

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  26. Simon

    My great uncle has an original 69 Camaro Convertible with the 230 all original. Been in the garage since 1985. I’m working on getting it running. New Battery and carb rebuild. It has a 3 speed standard transmission. I plan to keep it original and take it to a few shows.

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    • John C Cargill

      One good thing, fun with lower insurance and fuel costs. Be different keep it as original as possible.

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    • Greg Chase

      This post is ancient so you probably know this already but yeah keep it as is, only maybe 1050 69 Camaro convertibles made with the 6 cyl, making them nearly as rare as a 67 Z/28 and probably hardly any left these days. Little over 5k 67 6 cyl verts made, and I have one still sporting its original drivetrain

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      • Michael VerBurg

        Great comments to read. I too have a 67 convertible 6cyl Camaro all original. It sat stored for the original owner from 1978-1997, until I brought it home. My dad got it running within a day. I parked it in 1998 and its been stored since, waiting for enough money to give it a proper paint job. I pulled the battery out and all the Chrome parts off to have it ready for paint. I don’t want to ever let it go, but I also don’t have the “extra” funds to paint it. A friend started to prep and sand down the hood for painting before it went into storage, so the rust on the top is just a dusty rust from sitting, it wipes off. It’s 100% original. The only thing I changed were the tires, it still had the skinny original tires from the dealership. It’s a 3 on the tree. Is there a way to find out how many of the 67 6cyl convertibles were built with 3speed column shifters? Assuming not many left. Look forward to any thoughts/suggestions.

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