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This multiple overall show winning, California built 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS hardtop was subject to a 5+ year restoration that was completed in 2009. Since that time, the seller estimates the car being driven less than 2K miles with the car being trailered in a custom Featherlite trailer from show to show and used occasionally on clear California days. The car has never been driven in the rain and has been stored in a climate-controlled environment when not in use. The cars show history is extensive with highlights as follows:
- Best In Show “Pismo Car Show” 900 Cars 2009. Best In Show Runner Up “Pismo 600 Cars 2010
- “Best Of the Best” Solvang Car Show, 2015 and again same award 2018
- Best In Show “Pacific Christian Center” 2015 – Judged and Presented by Barry Meguiar
- Best In Show Golden State Classic Show 2013 Paso Robles, Ca
- First Place “American Classic Modified 2017 “Automotive Concours at Monarch Dunes” 81 Cars in Class
- Best In Show Cambria Pinedorado, 2013
- Best In Show Arroyo Valley Car Club Show, 2014
- Blackie Gejeian Invitational Only 2010 Fresno Autorama “Outstanding Elegance Award”
- Attended numerous car shows from 2009-2018 Winning at least 50 or more 1st Place Awards
The Camaro was built in the Van Nuys, CA plant the 2nd week of October 1967. The car was highly optioned with the trim code (photo in photos and decoded below) indicating it was produced with factory air-conditioning, Rally Sport Package (RPO Z22), SS350 (“P” Code), Powerglide (TH400), Black Custom Interior/Bucket Seats (765Z), Interior Décor (RPO ZR3). Power Steering, Power Brakes, Center Console, and Deluxe Seat Belts (“Y”). The comprehensive restoration encompassed a complete refurbishment of the drivetrain, suspension, braking system, and body along with the addition of several custom upgrades / enhancements. The work that was performed is documented in detailed photographs.
The VIN # decodes as follows:
- = GM
- = Camaro
4 = V8
37 = Coupe
7 = 1967
L = Van Nuys, CA production
106673 =Sequential production number
Trim Tag decoding as follows:
-10B- 2nd week of Oct build
– ST67- 1967
– 12637=- Sport Coupe Custom Interior
– LOS- Van Nuys
– 765Z Black Custom Interior; Bucket Seats
– YZ- Butternut Yellow/Black Vinyl Top
E- Air Con
G- Center Console
M- Powerglide (TH400)
S- RPO Z22 Rally Sport Equip
L- RPO ZR3 Interior Décor
P= SS 350
Y- Deluxe Seat Belts
NOTE: Several options not shown including factory power windows, power brakes, power steering, dual mirrors, and others.
This F-body Camaro is presented as a true RS/SS that is powered by a 355c.i balanced and blueprinted engine with significant performance modifications including: Street & Performance fuel injection, Dart heads, competition roller cam, 1.6 roller rockers, serpentine belt set-up, and Doug Thorley Tri-Y headers. Transmission is a heavy duty, rebuilt 700R4 automatic coupled to a posi-traction rear with 4:11 gears. Stopping power is handled by Wilwood disc brakes & calipers on all four wheels. The front end has 2” drop spindles and adjustable suspension.
Equipment includes custom Billet Specialties wheels with Continental tires that were installed within the previous 6 months, and 50 miles. The Camaro is finished in striking burgundy 3-stage metallic paint with a black interior including all new dash, door panels, carpeting and trim. Brightwork includes front & rear bumperettes, dual chrome mirrors, rocker panel moldings, window trim, and additional exterior accents in excellent condition.
The interior features custom leather seating and fold forward front bucket seats, center console with floor shift, vintage air, a full complement of Dakota digital gauges, factory correct GM seat belts, factory power windows with improved internals, an updated radio in the stock opening. Instrumentation is Dakota Digital including readouts for speed, tachometer, oil pressure, water temperature, fuel, voltage, high-revs, and odometer. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 1,826 miles, although true mileage on the chassis is TMU (Total Miles Unknown) due to the age of the Camaro.
The Camaro muscle car launched in 1967 on the semi-unibody General Motors F-body platform, available as a two-door hardtop and convertible. This Camaro from that initial model year is a true RS/SS model and was the recipient of a cost-no-object restoration completed in less than an estimated 1,800 miles since that time. Exterior features includes hideaway headlights, a lower front air dam, non-functional custom designed hood inlets/screens, special front grill, SS/RS badging and factory rear spoiler.
Billet Specialties 17” wheels are wrapped in Continental radial tires in size 235/45/17 front & 245/50/17 in the rear (date codes 34/20F; 40/20R). The entire suspension was rebuilt including adjustable front suspension, rear traction bars, braking system updated to Wilwood disc brakes with slotted/drilled rotors and stainless brake lines. Jet coated “tri-y” headers & exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers and chrome exhaust tips, polished fuel tank, aluminum rear end cover, stainless steel lines, and much more. The undercarriage is totally devoid of rust, damage free and reflects the cars lifetime in California.
The engine bay is spotless and finished to show level with considerable chrome, stainless steel and polished components. The extensive photographs support the reason why the car has had numerous overall show and first place recognition at competitive California car shows. Power is provided by a highly modified, fuel injected 355c.i. V8 that has been balanced and blueprinted with high quality internals and other components. Dart heads, Street & Performance fuel injection, Competition roller cam, 1.6 roller rockers, serpentine belt set-up, and Doug Thorley tri-y headers. Transmission is a heavy duty, rebuilt 700R4 automatic coupled to a posi-traction rear with 4:11 gears. The front end has 2” drop spindles and adjustable suspension. The underside of the hood is finished with a custom vinyl mat.
The trunk is highly detailed, fully carpeted down to the hinges and has a hidden compartment for the battery.
This first-generation Camaro is located in Pleasanton, CA and is offered with current registration and a clear California title in the seller’s name. License plates are restored and were issued to the car when it was first registered in California in 1967.