For the 1967 model year, Chevrolet threw Camaro’s hat in the ring to join the “pony car club,” bringing its own curvy style in coupe and convertible bodies, and offering a plethora of cosmetic, comfort and performance options. The most popular combination was a base coupe with a 327ci small-block V8 and a 2-speed Powerglide transmission. However, options of more muscular engines established Camaro’s street credibility. The SS package debuted a 350ci small block, and the 396ci big blocks were available with up to 375hp.
A regular-production option known as RPO Z/28, the Special Performance Package, included an exclusive 302/290hp high-compression engine and handling upgrades that made the Camaro eligible for the SCCA Trans Am Racing Series – and in its first year of racing, the reputation of winning 10 out of the 13 races made it all the more popular. The SS and Z/28 could be combined with the popular Rally Sport package – essentially hidden headlights, different taillights and an upgraded interior. Ultimately, the Camaro Z/28 was one of the most potent small-block production muscle cars ever made.
Originally painted in Rallye Green, this example now sports a beautiful combination of Ermine White with black interior. What makes this matching-numbers Camaro Z/28 RS very special is its highly optioned features, including SCCA Trans Am-style front spoiler (which is supported by correct brace bars), front and rear bumper guards, vinyl roof, J52 4-piston power front disc brakes, RS exclusive taillights and black/chrome Rally sport fuel cap, reverse lights, special quick ratio steering, Tic-Toc-Tach, center console, wood-grain steering wheel, and right-hand outside mirror. Inside are all-vinyl seats with a luxury fabric option, molded vinyl door panels with built-in armrests, carpeted lower door panel and bright pedal trim with wood-grain accents. Engine codes from the Flint, Michigan, engine plant, intake manifold casting numbers, detail-correct GM hoses and tower clamps, correct Muncie M21 manual transmission casting codes (factory warranty replacement), 12-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears and Cowl Tag information from Norwood, Ohio, all add up to a real-deal 1968 Camaro Z/28 RS with a matching-numbers drivetrain.
Editor’s note: This is the daily Arizona Auction Week 2020 sales report from Hagerty, the collector car insurance and value-tracking company that staffs each auction venue. Saturday was a big day for Arizona Auction Week 2020 with many of the auctions offering their star cars. As Arizona Auction Week 2020 enters the home stretch, total […]
Yes, it’s true, you can buy a vintage, low-mileage Shelby GT350 for less than $20,000. Produced by Ford for 1984, it’s a GT350 that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Mustang-based originals. Only thing, it’s really just a graphics package applied to a standard Mustang without any input from Shelby American. Carroll Shelby, who was […]
For 100 percent of the hammer price, Barrett-Jackson Auctions and Chevrolet raised $3,000,000 for The Detroit Children’s Fund here, in today’s auction of the first retail production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. One of nine charity vehicles, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray VIN 001 […]
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Editor’s note: This is the daily Arizona Auction Week 2020 sales report from Hagerty, the collector car insurance and value-tracking company that staffs each auction venue. At this point of Arizona Auction Week 2020, all auction companies have started or completed their sales, and results so far have further revealed polarization in the market. Cars […]
Morgan Motor Company celebrates 70 years of Plus 4 production in 2020 with the debut of the Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition. In addition to the milestone anniversary, the new car marks the end of Morgan’s use of a steel chassis for the Plus 4. The company is switching to aluminum chassis. The British automaker […]
“Hi! My name is Thelma…” is how the advertisement for the Pick of the Day begins. The car is a 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible and the advertisement, placed with ClassicCars.com by the private seller in Palmyra, Indiana, is creative, allowing “Thelma” to tell her own story. Obviously, this red T’bird is named Thelma because of […]
The Barrett-Jackson collector car auction company announced Friday that it was adding another celebrity car to an auction docket that reportedly had been filled to the brim. “Barrett-Jackson… announced today that it will auction the 1963 Modena Spyder California, serial number GTC001… made famous as the number one hero car in the iconic 1980s film […]
If you had any doubt about the desirability of Japanese Domestic Market vehicles in the current collector car marketplace, those doubts should evaporate when you learn that a 1970 Nissan Fairlady (aka Datsun 240Z) sold for a record $803,857 (88.55 million yen) on January 12 at the BH Auction in Tokyo. The Z432R was one […]
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of daily Arizona Auction Week 2020 sales reports from Hagerty, the collector car insurance and value-tracking company that staffs each auction venue. Thursday of Arizona Auction Week 2020 saw four more auction companies add to the bidding frenzy. Seven of the eight auction companies have now […]