Classic Car Overview
Early Camaros will always be in demand. The trick is finding one thats both affordable and usable, a feat easier said than done. Fortunately, there are still cool cars like this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro coupe out there, a brilliant combination of style and performance at a decent price. We always like to see traditional colors, and while this one was originally code Y Butternut Yellow (always an acquired taste), its been repainted in something a bit closer to Marina Blue. Marina Blue looks great on early Camaros, especially with white stripes, and this F-body is a handsome, straight car with a super paint job that grabs your attention. It doesnt appear to have ever been rusty or damaged, and Id bet lunch that it still carries all its original sheetmetal, simply because of how well it all fits together. The paint job is in excellent order and is probably just about right if you want to drive it; cars nicer than this usually end up in a trailer and thats just no fun. Z/28 stripes and a cowl-induction hood were added during the refresh and you cant argue with the high-performance look. Out back theres a proper ducktail spoiler, and it has been subtly shaved of most of its emblems save for the Camaro badges on the front fenders. Its not like anyone wont know what it is, right? All the chrome and stainless is either excellent original or restored, giving the car a very honest overall look. Nothing works better than a black Strato interior in your early Camaro, and this one sports a pleasing combination of restored and stock components, with a few thoughtful upgrades as well. The front seats are new covers over the original frames, and it appears that the back seat was re-covered at the same time, so it all has a complete, all-of-a-piece look with proper white inserts. Nice door panels, fresh carpets, and a taut headliner also add to the fresh feeling inside, while a big Hurst shifter for the 4-speed manual underneath delivers shifts that feel like a bolt-action rifle. Its also worth noting that this is a factory A/C car, with the system backed by modern components so it blows ice cold today. The original gauges are augmented by a coolant temperature gauge under the dash and a modern digital AM/FM radio has been fitted in the original location. Pop the trunk and youll find some clean sheetmetal thats only a repro mat away from being ready to go. The engine bay holds a nicely detailed Z Z350 cubic inch crate motor with proper Chevy Orange paint, a billet air cleaner, matching valve covers, and a few other dress-up items. For performance, a GM Bowtie intake manifold and 4-barrel Holley carburetor, aluminum heads, and a set of long-tube headers were installed, and the engine runs beautifully. The engine has about 12,000 miles on it, along with the transmission, so it remains fresh and ready to rock. Underneath theres a solid, clean chassis, a rebuilt Muncie 4-speed, a fresh gas tank, and a 10-bolt rear with 3.42 gears inside. That Flowmaster exhaust system sounds wicked and turns down just behind the rear wheels as original, so nobody will think twice. Shiny chrome Torque Thrust style wheels fit great and carry staggered 235/45/17 front and 255/45/17 rear performance radials that accentuate the stance perfectly. This is a sharp early Camaro with no needs, in a great color combination, and with a manual transmission. What could be better? Call today.