RS/SS Optioned: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 350

General Motors joined the “pony car” frenzy in 1967 with both the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. And the Bow Tie guys put up some strong numbers in their car’s first outing at more than 285,000 units. Super Sport and Rally Sport editions are the most sought after from the car’s first generation (1967-69), but when they’re together in the same set of wheels, all is right in the world. The seller’s car has both these options along with the new-that-year 350 V8 and is in Lexington, Tennessee. This Chevy is a serious project waiting for someone to restore. It’s also available here on eBay where the bidding has reached $10,000 with no reserve.

While there’s the old saying “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” in the case of the automotive world, it’s simply good business. Whenever one manufacturer hits on a winning formula, the competition is apt to follow. Both Plymouth (Barracuda) and Ford (Mustang) introduced sporty little compacts in April 1964 and it wouldn’t be long before the other guys got in on the act when the numbers for the latter car went through the roof. Ford sold more than a million Mustangs before the first Camaro was ever delivered.

It’s hard to say if the seller’s ’67 Camaro is rare because available production numbers don’t reflect any bundling of packages. Of the total built that year, 64,842 had the Rally Sport option, 34,411 were SS models, and 29,270 of those were SS 350 cars (the rest had one of two 396 engines). The 350 was the L48 that produced 295 hp with a 4-barrel carburetor in its first year of production.

It’s hard to gauge the overall condition of this car because all the photos are taken in a dark garage (we assume the car doesn’t move). Its blue paint is quite faded and not even blue anymore in some places. There’s quite a bit of surface rust that we can see, at least on the panel below the rear window and on the trunk lid. There are a variety of parts reflected in the photos, including part of a frame that may have been intended for this car, suggesting rust or some other body damage down below.

Inside the Chevy, at least the bucket seats will need to be recovered and there is a lot of ripped-up paper laying on one, hopefully not an indication that critters have gotten inside and chewed up stuff. While all this can be disheartening, the car has a lot of pluses. It’s numbers matching. It has lots of documentation. It’s a 4-speed. And we’re told it’s complete. The seller shares that he bought it to restore, but simply has too many projects going on to devote time, energy, and (maybe) money to make this car a winner again. Checking online, I found another Camaro with the same attributes and color like this one and it’s going for $65,000. So the potential is certainly here.

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Comments

  1. PATRICK LABARGE

    There’s a 2bbl carb where there should be a 4bbl. That’s not numbers matching.

  2. DICK THOMPSON

    I see so many that say one owner but then state I bought it to fix up. Doesn’t that make it a two-owner car?

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    • Niceday

      Not if they do not title it. Aka the flipper.
      I hope they paid the Original owner a reasonable price.
      Not a rip the seller ( and buyer)

    • CamaroNiki

      Probably didn’t transfer title 👀

      I see mice and rust which must cause more

    • Steve R

      At least two owners, the loophole is that the title hasn’t been transferred. It saves the seller money while simultaneously creating a selling point naive buyers will pay extra for. It also leaves the seller free and clear if there are issues with the DMV including back fees.

      Steve R

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  3. James Bishop

    1967 Camaro’s don’t have any “Bundling of packages” . The only thing that came with several items was the RS or SS options , You could get just about any option on a 1967 Camaro . The owner should show a picture of the cowl tag , bad photo’s of what the seller does show . You can see the cowl tag far away on the picture of the motor or what’s under the hood . Looks like someone took out the brake booster system , can’t see many options at all . It does show deluxe interior , console , SS deluxe steering wheel ,It’s definite a good project Camaro , Be nice to see the paperwork that is included in the sale. Looks real legit .

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  4. johnny

    If memory serves me right, the first year 350’s still had the small journal crankshafts like the prior 327s and even 283s. It was only for1967, one year and then the 350 crank mains grew to the larger diameter still used today (crate motors). Also the 350 didn’t come with a 2 barrel in the Camaro, only a 4 barrel quadrajet. This looks like a 2 barrel Rochester on a 307 and doubt it’s original to this car. Unless someone threw a two barrel manifold on it maybe for better mileage. Hardly likely though with a four-speed.

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