FRESH 350 CRATE MOTOR WITH ABOUT 1,000 MILES, VERY STRAIGHT AND SOLID CAMARO
Tribute cars always seem to mimic the big-dollar machines, but this beautifully finished 1967 Camaro is simply keeps it simple by replicating your basic bread-and-butter V8 Camaro hardtop. After looking at so many stripe-wearing SS clones, this one's simplicity is quite refreshing.
The paint looks like it's somewhere between Bolero Red and Hugger Orange, and the hue gives the Camaro a racy look without seeming out of place and despite how bright it is, the car remains quite subtle. For fans of the simplicity of the early Camaros, it's easy to see why the car was such a runaway success when it first hit the market and before we even knew what "SS" meant. The bodywork is quite well done - just look at the kick-up behind the doors and the sharp crease that runs the length of the body, neatly bisecting the doors and rear quarter. As I said, there are no flashy stripes, although a ducktail spoiler is always a welcome addition, and there aren't many Camaro fans who don't love the simple single-element taillight lenses that are part of the package. Chrome is quite good throughout thanks to new bumpers, and the only item that seems out of place might be the SS gas cap, but that's easy to remedy.
Complementing the bright paint is a set of freshly restored black buckets that greet you when you climb aboard. Fresh carpets and matching door panels complete the OEM look (709 Gold is the car's original interior color code, which is kind of interesting). This one also carries a few neat upgrades, including auxiliary gauges fitted at the leading edge of the center console and an AM/FM/CD stereo. The steering wheel is a new stock-style unit with a woodgrained rim that's a big improvement over the original hard plastic piece, and A/C has been discreetly added using a modern system that stays mostly out of sight. Open the deck lid and you'll find a very tidy trunk wearing correct spatter finish paint and showing no signs of the dreaded tin worm.
Power comes from an ultra-clean and sweet-running 350 cubic inch crate motor. Finished in Chevy Orange with a stock air cleaner and a set of stamped steel valve covers, it has an OEM vibe with performance just underneath. 327 heads help build power, and an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and long-tube headers are traditional ways to improve performance. There's also a new alternator with its own chrome bracket and reproduction decals are used throughout for authenticity. The original PowerGlide 2-speed automatic transmission lives behind the warmed-over small block while out back it spins the stock rear end. Dual Flowmasters give it a snarling exhaust note and the stance says "high performance" in no uncertain terms. Classic Rally wheels wear fat 235/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials that fill out the wheel wells nicely.
Well built, clean, and a lot of fun to drive, this is an awesome Camaro in great colors and just a bit of attitude. If you're weary of early Camaros pretending to be something they're not, perhaps this is the answer. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Build Receipts
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Power Drum
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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