1967 saw the first Chevrolet Camaro and it was Chevrolet's entry into the pony car wars. What they developed was a car that could be an affordable six-cylinder sporty looking 'pretender' or a serious high-performance package of excitement. What we have here is the latter equipped with both the SS and RS packages.
The base Camaro came with a 230 cubic inch six-cylinder engine producing 140 horsepower. You could also opt for a larger six at 250 cubic inches producing 155 horsepower.
The real fun started when you opted for the V8. A 327 Turbo-Fire was the standard V8 and would provide 210 horsepower. Upgrading to the SS package would get you the 295 hp Turbo-Fire 350 V8. You'd also get the 'SS' emblem on the fenders, 'SS 350' on the grille and gas cap, striped hood with non-functional scoops and bright body moldings on the sills.
This car now has a GM performance 350 horsepower crate motor. This is paired with a with Johnny Winters built Turbo 350 automatic transmission with shift kit.
Just like Ford did with the Mustang, Chevrolet encouraged you to personalize your Camaro with a multitude of options and configurations.
In addition to the SS package this Camaro was also optioned with the RS package effectively making it an SS/RS. While the name "Rally Sport" might lead you to believe it was a performance package, it is actually just a trim option. It gave you concealed headlights, parking lights mounted on the front valence, back-up lights on the rear valence, rocker molding trim and various emblems around the car. It is important to note however, that when the car had both the SS and RS packages the SS emblems would be used.
Check out the interior. You'll see the vinyl bucket seats (bench seats were an option) and the optional center console.
Some available Camaro Options for 1967
Floor console with shifter
Tinted glass (all windows)
Push-button radio with rear seat speaker
Stereo tape system with 4 speakers
Comfort-tilt steering wheel
Chevrolet produced 195,776 Camaros for the 1967 model year. They had a base price of $2,466 for the six cylinder and $5,572 for the base V8. 19,856 V8 convertibles were made. The SS package would have cost you $105 - a total of 29,270 were ordered but this is across both hardtops and convertibles. The RS package also cost $105.
This 67 Camaro is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)