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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

A better alternative to a C2 Vette

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 327 V8-powered 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

Yes, if you have not already figured it out, I really like the first generation Camaro. These cars to me are the perfect Pony car, and I even liken them more than the C2 Corvette. They offer better build quality and are a better driving car with similar drivetrains and possibly even better performance. Sacrilege I know, especially to C2 Corvette owners, but I had the opportunity to drive a 1967 Corvette the other day and then follow it up by driving a 1976 Camaro coupe, and the Camaro felt better built, was much more comfortable, handled well, and was just as fast as the Corvette. In addition you can carry a friend or two in the back seat, not to mention some luggage, just the thing for that classic car weekend getaway.

The 1967 Camaro featured here is said to be powered by a 327cid V8 backed by a Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission. Features include bucket seats,Ā a center console,Ā a Custom Autosound AM/FM stereo, power steering, and power front disc brakes. It is painted in Butternut Yellow and equipped with a black convertible top over a black and white vinyl interior; this Camaro comes from the selling dealer with a clear title.

The body is described by the seller offering this car for auction as featuring a black front spoiler, chrome bumpers, a black nose stripeĀ (RPO D91), SS emblems, an SS hood, a fender-mounted antenna, rocker and wheel well moldings, a driver-side rearview mirror, a folding black convertible top, a rear spoiler, and a matte black taillight panel. The car rides on a set of 15-inch silver Chevrolet Rally wheels with stainless steel trim rings wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. Overall the pictures show a very nice looking 1967 Camaro.

The interior of the car features stock black vinyl front bucket seats with white accent stripes and a matching rear seat surrounded by black vinyl Deluxe door panels and trim. Features include manual windows, power steering, a center console-mounted automatic transmission shifter, and a Custom Autosound AM/FM stereo with kick panel speakers. Instrumentation includes a 120-mph speedometer and a 7,000-rpm tachometer located ahead of the driver. A clock and auxiliary gauges are mounted at the front of the center console. The odometer reads 52,849 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown. I have always loved these early Camaro gauges as they have a very sports car or GT look to them.

Under the hood is the aforementioned period-correct 327cid V8 engine that is backed by a Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission. Engine bay features include chrome valve covers, an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and a chrome air cleaner housing.Ā There’s a true dual exhaust system fed by stock exhaust manifolds to a pair of Flowmaster mufflers, which I am guessing sound terrific.

The undercarriage of the car looks to be in excellent condition with no rust in evidence, a Chevy 10 bolt rear end, and what appears to be newer suspension components all around.

No, I am guessing this is not a matching numbers 1976 Camaro but I will say it again, who cares. This car would be a great car to drive and enjoy, which is what it was built to be in the first place. So if you are considering a Pony car or possibly even C2 Corvettes, I might take a hard look at this Camaro as the next car to add to your garage.

The auction for this 1976 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ends Monday, December 11, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 carsā€”none of them normal or reasonableā€”as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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