The Mustang may have gotten there first, but the Camaro got it right in 1967 when they permitted the installation of oversized big block V8s in their first-generation pony car. This beautiful '67 Camaro ragtop has been given a thorough makeover, including SS trim and RS details to create a big-block stunner you can drive every day.
Personally, I'm a big fan of Butternut Yellow, and kudos to the guys who put this one together for not building yet another bright red Camaro convertible. Camaros are undeniably appealing cars, don't get me wrong, but it's not often that you get to call one pretty. The soft color works well with the performance-oriented SS stripe and blacked-out grille, creating a contrast that makes onlookers wonder if it's just a poser or if it really has the goods under the hood. Bodywork is nicely done to a good standard and the paint appears to be two-stage urethane, so you'll have no problems with maintenance down the road. Correct SS badges have been fitted, and who doesn't love the RS hidden headlights that totally transform the Camaro's face. Other cool features include the 1967-only vent windows and just enough chrome to remind you that this is 1967, not 1987.
The sparkling new interior is just what you'd expect from a high-visibility Camaro convertible. Black buckets with fresh seat covers, new black carpets, and a center console with a proper 4-speed Hurst sticking out of it make this an interior you'll want to spend some time in. Upgrades were kept to a minimum to preserve the factory feel, including original gauges and heater controls, and you won't even find a column-mounted tach to spoil the illusion. The only real deviation from stock specification is an Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo head unit that fits quite neatly in the center stack. Overhead there's a newer black convertible top, and the trunk shows off correct spatter-finish paint and rock-solid sheetmetal.
But the real surprise in this F-body is under the hood, where a burly 454 has been fitted and dressed like a factory-issued 396. Chrome valve covers and an open-element air cleaner are appropriate choices, and the Chevy Orange paint keeps the OEM theme alive. Upgrades include an Edelbrock Performer RPM manifold and carburetor, which always work well. And with all that mass over the front end, you'll be glad for the power steering, and although the car looks subtle, there's just no hiding the sound of 454 cubic inches bellowing through long-tube headers. The chassis appears to be solid and original, with a few signs of repairs and solid maintenance throughout. Ladder bars out back are probably a good idea with all that torque on tap and I tip my hat to the guy who got that exhaust system to fit so well. Handsome Rally wheels with SS center caps complete the transition.
Have fun with this Camaro, and we can guarantee that the low-profile color will create a high-profile stir at shows. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.