2019 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction
Lot
69

1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS Coupe (LHD)

$33,000

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Specifications

Engine 350ci V8
Gearbox Three-speed automatic
Body Work Two-door coupe
Colour Black
Interior Red
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Factory steel sports
Brakes Disc/drum

Description

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Developed in response to the runaway success of Ford’s Mustang, Chevrolet’s Camaro, unveiled for the 1967 model year, was initially conceived by GM’s design team as a four-passenger Corvette. Chevrolet's entry into the burgeoning pony car market proved a more than a worthy competitor for its more established rival, rapidly capturing a sizeable portion of the youth market. Available either as a coupe or convertible, the new Camaro was marketed with a wide variety of engine choices, from the mild - the base engine was a six-cylinder developing a scant 140 horses - to the wild, with the ultimate option being a 375 horsepower L78 396-ci big-block. But most buyers opted for the classic 327-ci or 350-ci V8 small block engines, which had more than enough grunt for the enthusiast driver. The Camaro certainly looked fantastic, with clean styling under the direction of Bill Mitchell and the curvaceous ‘coke-bottle’ lines foreshadowed the Stingray of 1968, as did the instrument panel. The first-generation Camaro was offered with a huge options list, allowing the customer to personalise their new toy into just about anything, whether it be a luxury cruiser or a drag strip bruiser. The Z22 Rally Sport package added distinctive hidden headlamps and unique grille, parking lights, revised tail lights plus additional exterior brightwork, including the rocker trim and around the wheel arches.  The first-generation Camaro makes a great alternative to the more common Mustangs. With the RS covered headlamps and Rally wheels, these cars look particularly eye-catching and are sure to turn plenty of heads on a cruise or club run.