Everyone knows the Camaro made its debut for the 1967 model year. There was the base model, the custom-looking Rally Sport package, and the hi-performance Super Sport package with Chevy’s brand-new 350 small-block. Additionally, the Z/28 package for the base Camaro was a road-racing package meant to certify the muscle car for Trans Am racing. To whit, the RS package was also available on any base, SS, or Z/28 Camaro, giving buyers the opportunity to create what was practically a bespoke car. The base Camaro was fitted with L30 327 motor making 275 horses, which was quite frisky, but not quite the muscle car that the Camaro could be. Standard was a three-speed manual on the column, but a floor-shifted three-speed, four-speed, or PowerGlide automatic were options.
So the reason that this L30-equipped Camaro RS convertible on eBay is refreshing is that it looks like many other Camaros that were built but tend to be ignored by magazines and blogs. Likewise, hot rodders haven’t gotten their hands on the car to bastardize it into another fake Super Sport. What kind of stuff does the car in question have? For starters, the base “Saginaw” three-speed manual with console shift, a manual (manual!) top, and Rally wheels. The Camaro then makes a concession to modernity with a radio that has been updated to modern standards, while still retaining the old look.
So, if you want a Camaro you can drive without feeling afraid something will plow into you, not to mention a Camaro that you likely won’t encounter at a car cruise, you could do worse than this ’67. Currently the bid is at $17,377, and it has yet to make reserve.
Update: the auction has ended, with the Camaro selling for a flat $22,000.