The 1967 Camaro – A Legendary Classic Car
It is my opinion that the 1967 Camaro is one of the finest muscle cars ever built. It is simply a work of art, an awesome piece of machinery, and a big old slice of Americana.
The Camaro is like a woman, it is shaped just right. The long hood and short deck styling gives the car a sense of movement even when the car is sitting still. You can almost imagine it burning out even when at rest. The car exudes muscle car to the max.
After the lackluster Corvair success, Chevrolet was looking to curb the Mustang fervor. In September 26, 1966, the 1967 Camaro was introduced to the world. The new “pony car” was an instant hit. As a testament to its popularity, even to this day, the Camaro is in production.
When it was introduced, the 67 was the only first generation Camaro to not have the RPO-Z28 Special Performance Package and the 396-cid displacement engine for SS models. Other distinguishing features include: lack of side marker lights, no front quarter windows, VIN tag mounted in door hinge pillar, center console, and had side-vent windows. If you ever see one, you won’t forget it.
Camaros have held their own in value over the years, and are very popular with classic car collectors. Even in poor condition, a 67 Camaro is often priced at about $8,000. It is a classic car that really holds its value.
The 1967 Camaro was built on brand new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform. The body was available as a 2-door, coupe, 2+2 seating, or a convertible.
The 67 Camaro came factory-built in a choice of the inline-6 and the 302, 350, 396 engines or the powerful 396 V8. Let me tell you, the 396 motor can burn tires like nobody’s business. It is a big boy’s toy, that’s for sure. In the hands of teenage boy, it will peel off 15 foot black rubber marks regularly from sitting still. It is a hoss.
If you haven’t ever driven a 67 Camaro, let me tell you, you are in for a treat. The car not only looks great but it is definitely a driver’s car. It rides great with great handling and performance for this era of muscle car dominance. If you decide to buy one, you won’t regret it.
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