Stalled Restomod: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

After sitting in a New Mexico shed as a stalled project for the past 10-years, the time has come for this 1967 Camaro to find its way to a home where it will be returned to the road once again. There have been some modifications made to the car, but if the next owner wishes to undertake a faithful restoration, then these changes could always be reversed. The Camaro is located in Marenisco, Michigan, and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding has reached $7,100 on the Camaro, but the reserve hasn’t been met. There is also a BIN option available, and this has been set at $10,500.

It appears that if the seller’s information is correct, the only real rust issues that the next owner will be facing with this Camaro will be of the surface corrosion variety. The car has been sitting for 10-years, but the floors, including the trunk pan, and the frame rails have all been cleaned and painted. The photos really aren’t the greatest, but apart from showing a few areas of surface corrosion on the car, it really does look to be rock solid.

The interior of the Camaro is partly dismantled, but once again, the news here seems to be quite positive. The seats all wear their original upholstery, but while they look pretty dusty and dirty, I believe that they will clean-up okay. The floor has been fitted with new carpet, and the dash pad has also been treated to a new cover. There is still going to be some work to do inside the Camaro, but at least the owner is providing a good base from which to work.

Now we get to the part where the buyer will have some decisions to make. The original drive-train has been removed from the car. There is a transmission included, but it is a 5-speed. Similarly, the rear end is not original and is actually a Ford unit fitted with disc brakes. Taking it a step further, the rear of the car has been modified to fit a 4-point rear suspension setup. The owner’s plan was to build a Restomod, but these plans have now stalled. The changes that have been made could all be reversed to return the car to original, or the next owner could follow through on the Restomod idea. It is worth considering that while the car does come with a transmission and rear end, there is no engine included. This would open up all sorts of possibilities for the next owner.

As a starting point for a project car, this Camaro seems to be a solid proposition. It offers a world of possibilities for the next owner to pursue, and I can definitely see the attraction to following the Restomod path. If you were to buy this car, what would you do with it?

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Comments

  1. JOHN

    Looks like a fun project to me!

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  2. Dan

    Not a bad start for someone looking for an early Camaro project. I, however, would be more drawn to the ’79 Mustang with Indy Pace Car graphics that’s in the background.

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  3. Troy s

    Hot Rod Camaro, that’s what it looks like that’s what it outta be. No chrome under the hood, all business, very loud. That’s it.

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  4. Steve R

    The passenger rear quarter panel wasn’t installed very well and is showing signs of rust in the door jamb.

    The description references a previous owner was setting it up for 4 point suspension, it doesn’t seem like it was ever finished. There should be pictures of any work completed, mistakes in setting up a suspension can be costly to rectify. It would also be nice to know what 5 speed transmission comes with the car, GM never put any behind car with much more than 200 horsepower before they switched to the T56 6 speed. There is a very good chance someone will have to redo much of the previous work, if that’s they case, they are buying a roller and would be wise to bid accordingly.

    Steve R.

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  5. Jeremy

    Being on a Ramen noodles budget,i would be fine cleaning, buffing, scrubbing etc what’s there. Locate a wrecked LS1/6speed/373 posi Camaro or Trans am and drive her.Id keep the vette rally’s too

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    • Steve R

      Why spend the extra money on an LS1 and late model Camaro rear? This car has a Ford rear end with disc brakes already and LS1’s usually go even for $2,000 and up, even for ones with 200,000 miles. You can find complete 5.3’s for under $1,000, then change the cam and still have money left over to help pay for the engine swap. That’s the budget friendly swap.

      Steve R

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      • 36Packard

        Stove Bolt six, nuff said.

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  6. rpol35

    Looks like a 1968 model year replacement fender, front left; there’s a cut-out visible for the ’68 mandated side marker light.

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  7. Jay Bree

    Typical NM cars… rust free and bleached out! Great start

  8. JOHN

    I was curious as to what Ford rear it has, but it doesn’t say, just that it has discs. It would be a bonus to be a 9″, but it could be the more common 8’8″ Ford rear, they came in a lot of widths, and most with disc brakes. The real find would be the Lincoln Versailles rear… 9″ with discs, but really hard to find, they were found in the rare Lincoln of the Granada family, they sold about as well as the
    Cadillac Cimmaron, which was basically a Cavalier. No matter what it has, I still think this could really be a fun project!

  9. stillrunners

    Looks like a good start for the money – trans/motors are the easy part.

  10. poseur Member

    could be a sweet start for a sweat equity resotmod but not much has been done and seller does not offer enough data to know if what’s there is worth keeping.

    plus it’s in the northern UP so unless you live in CA or MN or WI it’s a longass way to go check it out & deliver it home.

    i’d be tempted if my situation was different though

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  11. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Gone! Someone hit the BIN button.

  12. TimM

    The body work looks to be minimal so jump on the mechanicals and get ready to drive!! Someone had the right idea!!

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