One Family Owned: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport

There’s never a shortage of first-generation Camaros featured here on Barnfinds.  Whether it’s a rust bucket or a cream puff, we don’t discriminate.  This ’67 RS, available here on eBay with a BIN of $22,500, is reported to have been owned by one family before it was purchased from the family’s estate by the current seller.  Included in the description of the car are some typical buzzwords, such as “true time capsule,” “unrestored,” and “all original.”  Claims like that call for scrutiny and a closer look at this beauty is certainly needed.  Nonetheless, it appears to be a very nice RS that’s priced to sell.  Located in Eads, Tennessee, bidding has already surpassed $17,000 with 6 days left in the auction and the reserve price not met.

Much nicer (less dark) pictures than the one above are included in the eBay listing, however, I purposefully chose to post this photo because of one glaring detail: the wheel covers and tires.  Did you happen to notice they’re different from the ones in the featured photo?  This is the only picture in the ad that shows the car wearing N96 mag wheel covers with whitewalls, the rest show it with P01 hubcaps and blackwalls.  The seller claims he recently replaced the tires and that the car will be sold with its original wheels/wheel covers.  I assume this photo shows the older set of tires, but I’m confused as to which wheel covers are original to the car?  Will both sets be included with the sale?  It’s amazing to me how different the car looks in this photo.  I definitely prefer the P01 wheel covers with the Blackwall tires, it gives the car a beefier look and the appearance of a wider, more squatted stance.  Which do you prefer?

The car is reported to have been repainted “many years ago back to its original Bolero red.”  It shows nicely in the photos, although the seller warns there are some nicks and scratches and “if you are looking for a perfect/$60k trailer queen with an award-winning paint job this is not your car.”  The Camaro is reported to have been purchased new in March 1967 in Tampa, Florida but spent the majority of its life in the Knoxville area.  It’s a true southern car that’s “never [been taken] up and down salty roads or subjected to salty climates.” Its frame rails, body, floor pans, rockers, and all “critical areas” are nice and solid, although there is a small amount of rust on the lower portion of the front fenders and some “slight bubbling” under the vinyl top.  The hideaway headlights are reported to be in working order but from the photo above, there seems to be an alignment problem on the right side.  Photos show a series of holes drilled in the trunk lid, however, the seller has since finished the original owner’s job of adding a rear spoiler.

The seller claims the red-on-red combination is rare and that the interior is deluxe and completely original.  No rips or tears are visible in the seat coverings and the carpet still looks plush.  The black vinyl covering the console is faded, but no worse than what is typically found in a car less than half its age.  The dash seems to be the area that’s suffered the worst, showing significant discoloration in a few spots.  Pictures don’t show any cracks in the vinyl covering, however, and that’s good news.  All of the glass is said to be original although the seller reports a scratch in each door window and a wiper mark on the windshield.  The factory-installed AC is “all hooked up but does not blow cold” according to the seller.

The Camaro has been in storage since the 1980s and the 327 V8 is claimed to be original to the car.  Considering the car hasn’t been driven in over 30 years, mileage is a bit high at 134,707, although it looks like those were easy miles.  The motor is reported to be in running condition and it’s paired with a 2-speed automatic Powerglide transmission.  Because it’s been sitting in storage for such a long period of time, the seller recommends the engine be given “a good once over before driving for any long distance.”  All of the car’s original documentation will be provided with the sale right down to the protect-o-plate.  Assembled in Chevy’s Norwood, Ohio plant, it’s documented to be an early build first-gen Camaro.  It will be interesting to see if someone grabs this gem at the BIN price before the auction ends.  Do you think it’s worth the price?

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Comments

  1. Arthell64 Member

    I would consider this a good buy.

    Like 6
  2. 86 Vette Convertible

    It’s sold. Good looking car, hope the new owner enjoys it.

    Like 1
  3. matthew B steele

    It wouldn’t last long with the world wide exposure on the internet

    Like 1
  4. Tort Member

    In my mind there wasn’t any other car built in the 60’s than an Camaro RS when it came to styling. A negative that really stands out to me is the white vinyl top. It really takes away from the appearance of RS and looks like the basic model. Still a very nice car.

  5. Cadmandan

    And she’s out of here!!!

  6. irocrobb

    What a beauty. I look at his and think of the ugly Camaro they build now and want to vomit. I real good deal and love the hideaway lights.

    Like 2
  7. Roseland Pete

    I like the car but I wouldn’t call it “unrestored” or “all original” after a repaint.

  8. Miguel

    This is what I like to see, a clean original well optioned car.

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