With the arrival of the LS engine in January 1995, Chevrolet revolutionized its long-standing Small-Block V8 workhorse. The LS was a clean sheet design, with little held over from the venerable “mouse motor”. With this new powerplant came all new possibilities: startling power potential made even more potent with turbocharging, great durability, the ability to bring classic cars modern power, and the new mantra from the gearhead faithful, “LS swap the world.”
Untold numbers of classic cars have found new life with an LS housed in their engine bay. This 1967 Camaro LS Pro Touring is the recipient of just such a transplant, with a 6.0L LS motor backed by a beefed-up 4L80E four-speed auto. The exterior has been treated to a glossy coat of Synergy Green Metallic paint, a color that makes all the design lines on the Camaro’s body pop. The rocker and fender trim reliefs are accentuated by the “nuclear waste” green paint. Billet Specialties wheels are shod in modern performance rubber, mounted in front of Wilwood cross-drilled and slotted rotors.
All exterior brightwork has been either painted or anodized black, matching the broad racing stripes that run up the hood and down the trunk. All emblems have been removed for a clean look.
The “RS” moniker that would normally adorn the gas cap has been replaced by an “LS” emblem, a nod to the beast that lurks beneath the hood. The taillights have been revamped with a solid lens surrounded by a brushed aluminum bezel. The longer one looks, the more subtle details one sees. It’s obvious that someone has gone to great lengths to make this a very cool car.
It gets even better beneath the hood of this Camaro LS Pro Touring. It is surgical-theater spotless. The firewall has been smoothed. The paint quality is better than what one would find on the exterior of most other cars. Stunning billet hinges support the hood, which has a glossy finish on both sides. The covers on the LS mill are painted the same shade of bright green metallic. The intake is a two-sided affair, splitting into right-angle curves just behind the raw aluminum radiator, topped with dual cone-stye air filters. Of course, modern A/C and a Wilwood brake booster are both present. The front of the engine bay has a clean appearance, with a large painted cover filling the gap between the radiator and the bodywork.
The interior continues the modern theme, with luxurious tan leather trimmed in black. Door panels are mostly tan, with black leather and polished metal accents. The handles are chrome curves. The steering wheel is custom made, with black leather from 10 to 2, and tan wrapping the rest. The polished center is adorned with a Chevy Bow Tie.
The top of the dash wears black leather, while the rest of it is tan. The gauge binnacle houses Dakota Digital VHX gauges. Seats are tan with a black accent line running down the center. All the modern amenities are here, including brushed aluminum cupholders and a touchscreen infotainment system.
The undercarriage is spotless and shows off some interesting features. There’s a true dual exhaust complete with Kooks stainless steel long-tube headers, an X-pipe, and electronic cut-outs, perfect for announcing one’s arrival. A full QA-1 coil-over suspension with double A-arms up front ensures a smooth ride and high-performance handling.
The work and componentry here speak for themselves. For sale at Classic Car Liquidators for just $67,999, this Camaro LS Pro Touring seems like a helluva bargain.