Rough But Solid: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport

The owner of this 1967 Camaro Rally Sport does not make any outrageous claims about the vehicle’s mileage but is honest and open about its faults. This should allow a potential buyer to have a level of confidence to know exactly what they are buying, and what will be involved in whipping the car back into shape. It is located in Santa Ana, California, and is listed for sale here on eBay. This level of confidence is reflected by the fact that 10 people have already submitted bids on the vehicle, and while this has pushed the bidding war to $7,800, the reserve hasn’t been met.

The owner provides some pretty decent photos of the Camaro’s floors, and they look nice and solid. The only surface corrosion is on the passenger side from a leaking heater core. That isn’t to say that there isn’t rust to be addressed. The bottoms of both quarters and around the rear wheel arches have a bit, along with the area around the rear window, and the lower drip rail on the passenger side. There may be a few other spots, but these all appear to be pretty minor.

We don’t get any photos of the engine, but we do know that it isn’t original. We know that the engine is a 327ci V8 and that the transmission is automatic, but that’s about all we really know in that area. The owner says that the car has a healthy 185,000 miles on the clock and that it runs and drives well. It recently had a major service, along with the fitting of new brakes and new tires. The only thing that the owner says that needs attention is the carburetor. He suggests that it will need to be replaced, but doesn’t specify why this is.

The only obvious low points inside the Camaro are the cracks in the dash pad and the absolutely shredded cover on the driver’s seat. The rest of the interior actually looks pretty good and should respond well to being cleaned. It also seems to be quite original, with no holes cut for aftermarket speakers. Looking at the photos, there is a box up on the rear parcel tray, and I’m wondering whether this has been fitted for speakers. This may help to explain the lack of speaker holes, which was a common occurrence on these cars.

The owner says that this 1967 Camaro could easily be a daily driver and that it certainly doesn’t have any problems keeping up with freeway traffic. It seems to be solid, and is a car that could be driven and enjoyed, with restoration work being performed as time and money permits. There seem to be a few people who can see some potential locked away in this rough diamond, so it will be interesting to see where the bidding goes with it.

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Comments

  1. Bakyrdhero Member

    Spiff up the interior, add some poverty caps and rattle can black primer. Good to go!

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  2. 68custom

    rarely seen column shifter is still intact, make a nice project!

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    • JoeNYWF64

      It would be a lot rarer, but not more valuable, if it was a 6 cylinder RS. & perhaps 1 in a million if it was a sixty NINE rs with a 6 cyl, since i & my friends have never ever seen one!
      Hard to believe after all those miles, that one would pay money for another V8 2 into 1 single exhaust pipe from engine to muffler.
      Unless it’s original? nah.
      Time to switch the seats! lol
      Should have put a seat cover on driver’s seat decades ago.Would have saved it – even with a lot of use.

  3. TimM

    It’s a great start if the price doesn’t skyrocket over ten grand, needs quarters, doors and who knows what the engine looks like!! No pictures of it!! It’s probably got a stupid high reserve!!!

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  4. Gaspumpchas

    Rust around r window. Good luck to the new owner.
    Cheers
    GPC

  5. Superdessucke

    8 grand for this? Holy man. This was a $1,200 car not long ago.

    This might rival the best economy I’ve seen in my lifetime, and I’m no spring chicken!

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    • Chris

      I agree but those days of 1200 for cars like these have passed us by like a warm summer breeze. Wish it wasnt so but the internet & regularly broadcasting of muscle auctions have ruined the hobby for all us like to buy’em cheap guys oh the good ol days.

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    • Superdessucke

      Well, I still see this as a low dollar car. It needs a lot of body and interior work and probably mechanical too

      By the time you’re done you’re going to have 30 thousand dollars into a base Camaro. There’s a Chevelle SS 396 for sale right above this with 54k on it for 34.5k. So this doesn’t compute.

      I also think these cars are going to struggle as Boomers start leaving the roads.

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    • Steve R

      This was a $1,200 car in the late-1980’s. It’s not a particularly high dollar car based on the amount of work it needs, but it’s a worthy project, it’s in better shape than most projects that are coming into the market.

      Steve R

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      • Superdessucke

        I don’t know. I bought a 1970 Challenger with a healthy 318 in 1987 for five hundred bucks, and it was in better shape than this. I couldn’t see this going for any more than that back then. But academic I suppose.

        Anyway, it is good to live in an economy where people feel free to blow $8,000 on something like this. That means times are good. I wish some of that love would spread to old European cars like my E36 M3 haha! But I guess there has to be something for us mere mortals who have some time left and have to watch money to play with too ;-)

      • Steve R

        Super, I don’t know about you, but I’m happy when people make enough money to spend on things that make them happy. It’s none of my business to tell them what to spend it on or tell them they paid too much. It’s up to them to make those decisions.

        As for the prices going down, sure, it may happen, but that song has been sung for the last 30 years and it hasn’t happened yet.

      • Superdessucke

        Steve – As I said, it’s good when they have this kind of money, even when I personally think it’s mind boggling. I only hope it doesn’t get derailed by the next election. When times are good people tend to forget they can also be bad.

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  6. Bakyrdhero Member

    Well put Chris. Unfortunately classic car restoration isn’t a hobby anymore, it’s a full on business sector. I for one don’t have a chance of getting back into it with prices the way they are now. Two kids, middle aged, a home to take care of..
    Even “undesirables” from the 80’s are getting tough to afford. I’ll look for something from my own youth (80’s and 90’s) to enjoy, the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are nearly untouchable for the average person.

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  7. jim

    Overpriced chevelles and mopars

  8. Paul

    What’s nice about this cars is, you can buy for $10,000 add $20,000 in restoration cost (making it a more street friendly car to drive) with all the items the market has to offer for these cars.
    You can have fun tinkering with it (very easy to work on)

    drive the wheels back off it, even as an every day driver!……and not worry about the depreciation like a new car brings! Sell it and get you money back. That why this is a good car to purchase!

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