Mystery Motor: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 350/4-Speed – SOLD!

by | Jul 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

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July 27, 2023 Update – We confirmed the seller deleted their original listing for their stunning ’67 Camaro. With no replacement listing, we’re assuming this example sold. Originally listed at $53,000, we wonder how close to that price the seller achieved that the car sold so quickly.

To say General Motors (“GM”) executives were not pleased when Ford launched the Mustang in April 1964 was an understatement.  The company’s competitive response came swiftly just three model years later when GM launched the Nova-based F-Body twins, better known as the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird.  Taking a page from Ford’s playbook, Chevrolet offered Camaro with a dizzying array of options, trim levels, and powertrains in an effort to meet a wide range of consumer tastes and budgets.

This Marina Blue 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible for sale, last spotted in July 2023 on Craigslist in Hidden Valley Lake, California, features the desirable SS and RS option package combination. First, checking the “SS” package option gave the buyer access to a 350 cubic inch engine combined with chassis upgrades for better handling and to deal with the additional power. The SS featured non-functional air inlets on the hood, special striping, and SS badging.  Many SS buyers went a step further by selecting option code Z22, better known as the Rally Sport appearance package, or “RS” for short. The most notable upgrade when buyers selected this option was the hidden headlights up front and upgraded taillights aft, combined with special badging and trim.  This example also increased the ante by ordering the interior decor group and center console.  The icing on the cake was selecting the optional M20 four-speed manual transmission.

Last offered for $53,000, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is right in line with this guide’s one-year results summary, indicating the asking price is below the average price of most comparable examples.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can get a sense of what comparable examples sold for in the past rolling twelve months:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $40,100 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $54,300 before adjusting various equipment.

The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS convertible is a classic American pony car that is highly regarded for its powerful performance and iconic design. Introduced as a direct competitor to the Ford Mustang, the Camaro quickly gained popularity among car enthusiasts and became an emblematic symbol of the muscle car era.

The Camaro SS/RS convertible features a bold, aggressive design that exudes power and elegance. Its sleek and aerodynamic body lines make it instantly recognizable on the road. The convertible variant adds an element of open-air freedom, allowing drivers and passengers to experience the thrill of the ride with the top down. The SS/RS package enhances the overall aesthetics with additional exterior styling elements, such as hidden headlights, a unique front grille, and distinctive badging.

Under the hood, the 1967 Camaro SS/RS convertible offered various powerful engine options that truly define its muscle car status. The standard engine was a 350 cubic-inch V8, producing around 295 horsepower. However, buyers could opt for the potent 396 cubic-inch V8 engine for even greater performance, which churned out an impressive 325 horsepower. The SS/RS package also included performance upgrades such as stiffer suspension, power brakes, and a dual exhaust system, further enhancing the driving experience.

Inside the Camaro SS/RS convertible, the focus is on driver-oriented comfort and style. The cabin features a simple yet sporty layout with high-quality materials and attention to detail. The front seats offer good support during spirited driving. The convertible top is easy to operate, allowing for quick and effortless transitions between open-air cruising and a closed cabin.

Considering the era in which it was produced, the 1967 Camaro SS/RS convertible does not boast an extensive range of advanced technological features. However, it comes with essential amenities of the time, such as a radio, heating, ventilation controls, and basic instrumentation.

The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS convertible is significant in automotive history. Its timeless design, thrilling performance, and wide range of customization options have made it an enduring symbol of American muscle cars. The Camaro’s introduction in 1967 marked the beginning of an iconic rivalry with the Ford Mustang, and to this day, the Camaro remains one of the most celebrated and sought-after classic cars among collectors and enthusiasts.  The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS convertible is a legendary muscle car that combines breathtaking design, powerful performance, and open-air exhilaration. Its place in automotive history is firmly established, and its timeless appeal continues to captivate car enthusiasts worldwide.

The Cars & Stripes YouTube Channel provides this nearly twenty-minute-long 1967 Camaro Promotional film:

While spending over fifty large won’t seem like much value to many, this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS convertible for sale appears to be very realistically priced for what is a nicely optioned example in a great color combination.  While the seller goes to great lengths in their description to list their car’s build sheet options, they fail to confirm whether their Camaro for sale has been restored or is a true survivor. Listing the mileage as “12345” has us leaning towards this example benefitting from a restoration, Further complicating matters is that they do not confirm whether their Camaro SS/RS remains a numbers-matching example.

If you are serious about buying this Camaro SS/RS for sale, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their Chevrolet pony car featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1967 RS/SS convertible Camaro for sale!
53k obo or trade! or possible trade, no boats, RVs or motorcycles
Located in Northern California
Drives really nice and anywhere! Message me with any questions
67 convertible RS/SS
12667: Deluxe interior convertible
NOR: Norwood, Ohio Dec. 5 week
732- Deluxe Bright Blue bucket seat interior Headrest
Z- Bucket seats without headrests.
Interior paint
R= Bright Blue Med. Bright Blue: 13(contact info removed)4 9387-L
Lower body paint
F- Marina Blue 13364 A-1(contact info removed)
Upper body paint
1- White convertible top.
Group 1
W- Tinted wind shield only. A02
Group 2
L- 4 speed manual transmission M20. M20 $184.3
G- Center console. D55
Group 3
S- Interior decor group. See RPO page for pricing and details. Z2
L- Rally Sport equipment. Z22
Group 4
*P- L30/M20 or SS350, see note, see RPO page for pricing..
*Note 2:On Norwood built Camaros the 4P code may indicate that the vehicle in question was either equipped form the factory

 

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