Vintage Drag Car: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

It’s easy to love vintage performance vehicles, especially ones personalized in a past era. This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro drag car that’s available here on eBay is a relic from the “old school” era of racing, and it would definitely make a neat project for someone.

This Camaro is available in Taunton, Massachusetts with a bill of sale and a transferable registration. The seller mentions that it once raced at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire, where it supposedly performed the quarter-mile sprint in 9 seconds. Additionally, they note that the muscle car, nicknamed “The Alcoholic,” was once featured in various drag racing magazines.

The exterior of the vehicle has plenty of patina, but it looks structurally solid. Though the paint is rather worn, it still shows plenty of character from its glory days.

As you can expect, the interior on this Camaro is rather bare, with no carpeting and various amenities removed. While the cabin features an aftermarket steering wheel and a B&M shifter, it does not appear to have a roll cage, which is surprising considering how many tracks require one during this day and age.

Under the hood, you’ll find a V8 engine, which pairs to a manual transmission to drive the rear wheels. Unfortunately, the advertisement lacks vital information regarding the drivetrain, but the seller does state that the muscle car runs and drives.

At the time of publication, bidding for this Camaro is at $6,500. Would you breathe some new life into this old school drag car?

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Comments

  1. Steve R

    It looks to have been largely stripped of its race parts. No cage/bar, which it would have had even in the mid-1970’s, street oriented engine and who knows what else has been removed. It’s still identifiable due to its remaining paint job, and could be returned to track duty if so desired. The easiest route for a return to the track would be to put in a six point cage and requisite safety equipment to run slower than 10.0 and less than 135mph. That could be done on a reasonable budget.

    Steve R

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      I’m with Steve R on this one. All of the safety gear is missing and no mention of the engine at all means that all of the things from the glory years of this beast are long gone.

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  2. grant

    Those wheels say late 80s or early 90s.

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  3. Dave

    Before drag racing “matured”, for lack of a better description, class requirements were defined by the racers and the times. This car was called a “doorslammer” for obvious reasons and roll cages weren’t required. Throw in the presence of competing sanctioning bodies (think AHRA vs NHRA) and what we take for granted today simply didn’t exist.
    That said, this Camaro is close enough to stock and sound enough that the next owner can do pretty much anything with it. I’d leave the track behind and restore it to where it was street legal and drive it.

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  4. Classic Steel

    Put it back 70s street racer look on body.

    I did not see much details on drag days other than a picture or so of a local racer.

    This is a nice or okay but many 60s cars went to the strip, street or back roads..
    If one goes under the-wow factor-look at the car not the weekend race or two.

    I would shove a modern drive train under this baby , refresh interior to stock,and paint it with Cragars or SST wheels 👀👍

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  5. Pat L Member

    The write up says manual transmission but that really looks like an automatic B&M shifter.

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    • Léo Maisonneuve

      Look like a clutch pedal on the left !

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  6. Scott Lempert

    Interesting, it has the deluxe door skins, or RS/SS level trim. Would be cool to see the VIN tag. Also, not a 4 spd, Was at one time, which makes it more interesting, notice the clutch pedal at the floor, no linkage on the sub frame. Seems very solid. Wonder how it was originally born.

  7. Paul

    I would like to see it turned back into a street driven car.

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  8. Troy s

    Claims of being a nine second car, pretty quick for ’75 and not with that mild engine. Even on nitrous, which nobody had back then.
    A nine second car running nearly 140 miles an hour is quite spectacular to see,.. especially a stock bodied one. If those claims are true here I can just imagine this Camaro attempting to idle, hard romp on the throttle to keep it from stalling then falling back into that melodic almost stalling out idle, wah-bel-dee…wahh- bel dee…Womfffaaaa!!!..then the ear piercing scream of open headers as the slicks create a massive cloud of smoke with scent of high octane racing fuel….okay, I’ll show myself out.

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    • leiniedude leiniedude Member

      Nice job really Troy.

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  9. Gaspumpchas

    Yea Troy good stuff. Love it when an old race car surfaces. I’m sure this has plenty of history, and it looks cool when a little worn. Great Project for someone.
    Good luck to the new owner.
    Cheers
    GPC

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  10. bog

    It sold for ninety-three hundred bucks. I can see a heavily padded roller cross-brace through the windshield in the wheelie photo, along with the short style ladder bars Camaros often used. One can see in the trunk photo where cutting, strengthening and reattachments were done…but as mentioned earlier, all that stuff is now gone. If I still had my drag racing magazines from the 70’s, it would have given the other specs. I’m guessing a big block, possibly alum 427 to pull the wheels like that and get a nine-flat. That being said, Europe ruined me for drag racing, witnessing Ford GT40’s, Porsche 904 through 908s and various Ferraris (not to mention F1 cars) on the Nurburgring etc. Accelerate, go very fast, turn, brake very fast, repeat for 1000 kilometers. Amazing.

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