No Reserve 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Hey folks, Summer is just around the corner. You know what that means, don’t you? Yep, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the warmer weather now that Winter is becoming a distant memory. I can’t think of any better way to make the most of all of that great weather than from behind the wheel of a classic convertible. That’s the sort of fun that awaits the next owner of this clean and tidy 1967 Camaro. It really needs nothing, and it also comes loaded with plenty of tasty optional extras. The Camaro is located in Modesto, California, and has been listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding has reached $23,100, and just to add to the good news, it is being offered in a No Reserve auction. Yes, the winner is guaranteed to take this one home.

The Camaro is finished in sparkling Ermine White while the top, finished in Black, provides a nice contrast. One of the few exterior faults on the Camaro relates to that top. Apparently it has one tiny hole that isn’t visible in the supplied photos, while the rear window has followed the common trend of beginning to become cloudy. Both of these problems should be able to be addressed without having to replace the top. Even if the next owner is seeking perfection, a replacement top can easily be found for between $300 and $600, depending on the choice of material. The paint looks extremely nice, with a great shine, and no signs of any obvious chips or scrapes. The panels are very straight, while the gaps are tight and consistent. The owner makes no mention of any rust issues, and there are certainly no problems visible in the supplied photos. I believe that the Camaro has spent its life in California, which will have helped it in this area. It even still wears its original black plates. The trim, chrome, and glass all appear to be in great condition, while there are no signs of any damage on the Rally wheels.

Lifting the hood reveals a great little 327ci V8, which is believed to have never received a rebuild. The owner does admit that there is a small oil leak from the engine, but he emphasizes that it is tiny. It has been treated to a lot of cosmetic updates, and I also suspect that the intake and carburetor have both been changed. Now we get to the moment where we find that this car isn’t completely original. I believe that it probably started life with a Powerglide bolted to the back of the 327, but that is now a distant memory. Someone has chosen to substitute this with a 700R4 transmission. That brings overdrive to the party and should make this a truly effortless open-road cruiser. The driving experience is made even easier with the inclusion of power steering and power brakes. The owner states that thanks to the upgraded transmission, this is a classic that is fun to drive. It would certainly be more responsive to the loud pedal now than when the Powerglide was in residence. It tracks straight and true and rolls on relatively new tires.

If you are the sort of person who likes their classic to be original and unmolested, you probably should look away now. The Black interior trim in this car looks very tidy, with only some stretching of the upholstery on the front seats as points to note. The rest of the trim and the dash are in great condition, while the carpet also looks pretty good. Aftermarket additions? Yes, there are a few. We start with a new shifter to accommodate the updated transmission. The console has an addition to the rear, and while I don’t mind it, I can bet that some people would want to remove it. There is a brace of gauges at the front of the console, while a CD player has been fitted in place of the original radio. Speakers have been fitted into the kick panels, but if the next owner wants to return the interior to a more original appearance, replacement radios and kick panels are easy to find. As far as luxury appointments are concerned, there are quite a few. What we find is a factory tachometer in the dash, power windows, power locks, remote entry, a tilt wheel, and cruise control.

If you are searching for a stock and original 1st generation Camaro Convertible, then this won’t be the car for you. If, however, you are searching for one that represents an effortless and comfortable cruiser that is ready to be driven and enjoyed immediately, then this is a car that is well worth a serious look. It would seem that if you do like it, then you are not on your own. Bidding has been strong, with 14 different people submitting an impressive 36 bids up until this point. I can certainly see the attraction of this car, and when that sun comes blazing through, I will really envy the new owner. Will you? Or will you be that new owner?

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Comments

  1. doug

    No spoiler in ’67. Has PS, PB,PW and deluxe door panels with cheap seats. ’68 hubcaps. Not a bad looking car.

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    • Ray

      My ’67 had a spoiler.

      • 19sixty5 Member

        1968 was the first year the rear spoiler was available from the factory. Many were installed on 67’s at some point. The 67 Z/28 that that Chevrolet provided as a test car to the media had one, and the part was available over the counter. The early 67 deck lids didn’t have the inner structure pre-punched for access to the mounting studs, they are fairly rare and valuable.

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  2. J_Paul Member

    I really like this car a lot, and it seems like a great example of a turnkey summer cruiser. The upgrades seem thoughtful and the overall look is just about perfect.

    But now that the niceties are out of the way, time to focus on something small and petty: what the heck’s up with the “rs” emblems on this obviously not-a-Rally-Sport car?

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    • 19sixty5 Member

      And not to mention the SS gas cap! I’m pretty sure there are aftermarket detents and shift plate bezels available to convert the stock shifter to a 4 speed automatic. The shifter in my opinion ruins the interior, and I’d ditch that steering wheel, as well as the stereo/bezel. The RS emblems and the SS gas cap would have to go as well. Swap out the derby center caps for the small 67 style as well. But… a nice cruiser to enjoy as you fix up a few things or enjoy as is.

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  3. TimM

    Perfect time to sell a ragtop!! The car looks to be in really good shape!!

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  4. John Mardy

    Those aren’t original plates. They should be start with V or maybe W and be int the format ABC 123.
    Nice Camaro.

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    • Steve R

      Most of those options were probably added well after the car left the dealership, I don’t think power door locks were even available in first generation F-body’s. In the 1980’s it was popular to add as many options as possible, especially if the car was a keeper.

      Steve R

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      • redwagon

        Camaro’s could be ordered with PW as RPO A31. Had to be a rare option as it cost $95. I have seen PW in two first gen Firebird’s but never in a Camaro. Could they have been added? Yes, the first one had a tilt wheel and would have been about ~1975/76 at a used car lot in Detroit. Doubtful it was added as it looked very factory.

        http://www.camaros.org/pdf/options.pdf

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      • Steve Hafner

        Yes, my ’68 Camaro has factory power windows – power door locks would have had to be added. I ordered a ’74 Firebird in October 1973, and it had factory power door locks ( and every other option too ) My dealer added things like cruise control from a Grand Prix ( and a few other options that were not available ) to my Firebird shortly after it was delivered.

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  5. JoeNYWF64

    I guess that’s the computer on the passenger inner fender for the 700r4?
    Better to mount it inside the car? Is there a way to make a 700r4 or 4 speed turbo 200 work w/o a computer? – even if you manually have to hit a switch to go into lockup on highway?
    Radio may not have a CD player – today’s radios w/o cd player are very shallow – is that a plastic extension housing to preserve the dash behind it, so you don’t have to cut holes in the steel to make a modern radio fit?
    1st time i seen a steerin wheel like that fitted to 1 of these.

  6. John Oliveri

    I’m not a Camaro guy by a long shot, but this is a nicely appointed car, add vintage air, and it’s perfect

  7. Michael Babinetz

    There are multiple ways to lock the converter on 700 r4 and 200r4 transmission without a computer. I put a kit in one time that locked it half way through 3rd gear and it worked great without a puter

  8. DonC

    Did they actually put cup holders in a Camaro in ’67?

    • Steve Hafner

      No, that’s an aftermarket “armrest” that just lays on top of the console ( or carpet )

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  9. charlie Member

    Tempted to buy it for my wife, she had a ’69 which she dearly loved, bought new, died of rust in ’83. But we have 4 cars for 2 people already. She would not know, or care, that it is not entirely “original” and I like the transmission change, don’t care about the hubcaps, or other non original items. She would drive it, daily, except in the winter, and I would take it to cars and coffee.

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  10. Tarzan1153

    I have a 69 Camaro with original power windows. The heads on this engine are 69 and newer, so I don’t think this is the original engine. The metering block is missing another valve for the braking system. Interior options are nice. Not a bad car, but needs to be checked out carefully.

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