Here's an unusual find: a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS that's an
original RS! So many of these cars are "upgraded" to SS
specifications during restorations that it's almost impossible to
keep track of them, so when an honest, nicely finished Rally Sport
shows up wearing correct badges and a beautiful restoration, we sit
up and take notice. We also have great documentation showing this
car was owned by famous guitarist Billy Davis of Foghat that really
adds to the cool factor!
Given that the cowl tag says this car was originally code G Granada
Gold with a code 711 Gold vinyl interior, I think it's safe to say
changing the colors on this one would be a bad idea. You just don't
see these unusual colors these days and even though most guys want
a blue or black or orange one, this is a car that will stand out at
shows. Add in the black nose stripe and matching vinyl top, it's an
elegant and unusual color combination that won't go out of style.
Fortunately, it has been applied over some straight bodywork, so
rework is not in this car's immediate future. The blacked-out RS
grille includes hidden headlamps that are fully functional, and it
has a period-correct look that's as aggressive as the rumbling
small block under the hood. All the stainless trim has been
polished up as well, including the wheel well trim and window
surrounds, and it wears correct 'rs' badges on the front fenders
and grille. You've also probably noticed the luggage rack with NOS
ski attachment as well. The vinyl top was replaced during the
repaint and looks great, with the correct grain and no signs of the
usual issues underneath. And the trunk rack is just plain cool.
The interior uses Gold Strato buckets with cream stripes, an OEM
combination that matches the exterior perfectly and is a definitely
a nice change from the same old black interior everyone else uses.
Restored several years ago, it's holding up nicely thanks to
quality materials and superior workmanship, as well as careful use
since it was finished. Almost all the soft parts are new, including
carpets, door panels, and headliner, and it's all in excellent
condition today showing only minimal signs of use. It also offers a
correct Rally Sport steering wheel, a console with an easy-to-grab
shifter for the PowerGlide, and unusual factory power windows. The
original AM/FM radio is still in the dash where it belongs, along
with the too-cool clock down on the console. The trunk is lined
with a nice-fitting reproduction mat plus a correct bias-ply spare
with jack assembly.
Power comes from a great-running 283 cubic inch small block, so you
can ignore the 327 decal on the chrome air cleaner, which was
simply installed to make it look right. You won't miss those extra
cubes, as this 283 runs great and pulls the lightweight coupe
around with enthusiasm. The engine bay is highly detailed, with the
engine wearing a correct coat of Chevy Orange paint and it's nice
to see that they didn't go overboard with aftermarket stuff.
Underneath it's solid and presentable, with a PowerGlide automatic
transmission and a 10-bolt out back, and as a warm climate car, the
floors are in good order. Those cast iron exhaust manifolds dump
into a dual exhaust system using a proper transverse muffler and it
sits on 14-inch Rally wheels with reproduction E70-14 Firestone
Documentation includes the original Protect-O-Plate, owner's
manual, and a reproduction window sticker. The car is a previous
AACA Senior Grand National winner so you know the restoration was
done right. Add in that it's been used in a few country music
videos as well as the Movie "Our Town" and this one is sure to turn
heads and tell some cool stories. Call today!