First year Camaro. Simple, clean, classic look. Serious power on tap just itching to be cut loose. Can a red car be understated? Sure it can when it's a '67 Camaro RS with its clean body lines, hideaway headlights and classic 5 spoke wheels. Then, it is the ultimate understated pony car with the surprises hidden inside.
First generation Camaros are probably the most desirable classic cars anywhere. Being a '67, the very first year of production, makes one even better. It was the perfect vehicle to go on the hunt for its primary prey, the Mustang. Classic red paint catches the light. It bends along the curves of the fenders and doors, and highlights the bulging cowl induction hood along with the duck-tail rear spoiler. Moving down the boulevard at night creates a light show of reflections as it passes envious onlookers. These '67s have bright work that enhances the look with graceful touches of polished metal that accentuate the fender wells and tail lights, thin chrome bumpers, and rocker trim that make the car look low and lean. Tasteful badges identify how special this car is. The hideaway headlights of the RS, (electrically operated in 1967 only), allow for an uninterrupted blacked out grill up front for a super clean look front to back. Understated in red? Definitely.
This car has the “deluxe” interior option, with only about a third of Camaros being delivered that way. That means that the black bucket seats in this car have tasteful white highlights, and the door panels have a full-length arm rest molded in for comfort. A Sony head unit and Sony Xplode speakers were added for listening pleasure and both the dash and console were recently redone to return them to an original look. A B&M ratchet shifter is topped with a popular custom touch of the day, an 8-ball shift knob with matching mini 8-balls capping the door lock knobs for some added fun. The cockpit gets serious with a RS, brushed aluminum 3 spoke steering wheel and just a few gauges. A couple Summit Racing gauges are visible at a quick glance, which is good because it's best to keep your eyes on the road if you explore the upper reaches of the 160 mph speedo.
And explore you can, because the drive train in this car is built for speed. The heart of this car is a 383 cubic inch stroker motor that makes lots of both horsepower and torque. When you start it up, you will hear a tell-tale whine, but no, it's not a blower. It's a Pete Jackson gear drive that keeps the cam in proper time and doesn't wear like a timing chain. Street racers will recognize the sound, and others will just wonder what's under that cowl induction hood. All that power flows back through an automatic transmission to a Ford 9” rear end. Why a Ford rear end? Because it has gears and axles that can handle higher output reliably, and has the added advantage of easy gear changes if you get serious about tuning that for racing purposes. The power gets to the ground through 315/35ZR17 tires in the back, complimented by 205/50ZR17s in the front, all mounted on Ridler 5 spoke alloy wheels.
Come on down and check this car out. Simple clean look. Serious power on tap. President Roosevelt said “Walk softly and carry a big stick”. He would have liked this car and so will you! Call now!