Here's an unusual find: a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS that's still an
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 with no stories, we sit up and take
notice. Presented in a great color combination with a
strong-running small block V8, this handsome cruiser is just the
thing for those Saturday night cruises and Sunday afternoons at the
Given that the cowl tag says this car was originally code T Capri Cream with a code 6 Fawn Beige vinyl top, I think it's safe to say changing the colors on this one was a smart idea. Now Grenada Gold with a cream bumblebee stripe and matching vinyl top, it's an elegant and unusual color combination that won't go out of style like the original combination obviously did. 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 additions like the chin and deck lid spoilers give it a period-correct look that's as aggressive as the rumbling small block under the cowl induction 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. The vinyl top was replaced during the repaint and looks great, with the correct grain and no signs of the usual issues underneath.
The interior uses Gold Strato buckets with cream stripes, an OEM combination that matches the exterior perfectly and is a definitely upgrade over the original stuff. 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. With the complete color change, 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 us. It also offers a correct Rally Sport steering wheel, and an easy-to-grab shifter for the TH350 3-speed automatic, and a center console that's always a desirable upgrade. Even better, there's factory-style A/C, a tilt column, and power windows, both somewhat unusual options in an early Camaro. The only significant alteration from stock, besides the color, is a modern AM/FM/CD head unit, although the original AM radio remains in the dash for a correct look. The trunk is lined with a nice-fitting reproduction mat with no secrets hiding underneath.
Power comes from a correct, if not numbers-matching 327 cubic inch small block, so you can ignore the 350 decal on the chrome air cleaner. The engine bay is clean, 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. The air cleaner housing is right for the cowl induction hood, there's a 4-barrel carburetor on a factory intake, and original-style accessories spin up front. Underneath it's solid and presentable, with a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a 10-bolt out back, and as a warm climate car, the floors are in good order. Cast iron exhaust manifolds dump into a dual exhaust system using Flowmaster mufflers. 15-inch Rally wheels fill the wheel wells with BFGoodrich T/A radials that complete the sporty package.
Admit it, this is the cruiser you've always dreamed of owning. Imagine pulling into your favorite car-guy hotspot behind the wheel of this rumbling Camaro; you can't deny that it has a ton of eyeball appeal. Call today!
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