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Friday, July 22, 2011

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Review-Popular Muscle Car

The Camaro was more than just an answer to the Mustang, which was an instant icon that captured the attention of the car market oriented young pony. Derived from a French word meaning "comrade" or "friend" Camaro was quickly recognized as a friendly word for sports car buyers looking for value. With its elegant lines and a long list of luxury and performance options, the new car was a hit with the audience. 

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS-red-Front Left View

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS-Black-Front Left View

All-new Camaro, semi-unified chassis became the basis for a variety of suspensions of performance and power plants. Wrapped around a body frame was destined to become a classic. The timeless time, a short deck design epitomized the concept of a pony car, and was perhaps the most fluid and change without disturbing the subject. Pages of options and upgrade packages, such as RS and SS, buyers allowed to build, literally, custom car listings from dealers' option.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS-Black-Rear Right View
Right out the gate, the Camaro can be powered with anything from a six cylinder to a large block of 396, but the buying public took a while to warm up the notion that a pony car can also be fast. Most F-bodies were ordered with a small-block 327 or 350 new, which easily held off Ford 289, and made excellent foundation for street performance. The mid-year introduction of 302-powered Z/28 reached an almost ideal combination of power and weight to the overall performance, and immediately began tearing the SCCA Trans Am circuit.

For die-hard horsepower enthusiasts, word traveled quickly that the Camaro had a terror straight into circulation. Big-block Camaro immediately began driving legends like Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins to victories in Super Stock drag strips across the country, and pilots of the weekend followed their lead. Recognizing an untapped market performance, as Dana Chevrolet dealer, Yenko Nickey and soon created some legends of their own, sliding under 427 engines Rat Camaro hoods before sending them out the door.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS-black-Front Left View

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS-white-Front View

The 1967 Camaro Z/28 had no external emblems. (They were introduced in 1968) However, the owners can always add aftermarket emblems of their 1967 cars. The result of this lack of badges mean't the only track on the 1967 Camaro Z28 is the dual stripes that go down the hood and deck lid.

GM-developed energy-absorbing steering column and wheel were introduced. In 1967, Elliot M. "Pete" Such was the general manager of Chevrolet Motor Division. It was a good year for the Camaro as production of 220,906 cars were made in the model year. Which represented 2.9% of total U.S. industry. The total included 58.761 6-cylinder (I-6) cars and 162,145 V8 engine-powered Camaro. Industry trade journals reported that 154,698 Camaro factory were built in Norwood, Ohio, and 65,008 were made in a Camaro factory in Van Nuys (Los Angeles), California. In addition, trade journals showed 1,200 Camaro "produced" in an assembly plant in Bloomfield, New Jersey. 

1967 Chevy Camaro Wheel Drive-Interior

1967 Chevy Camaro Interior

According to sources Camaro Brand Manager Scott Settlemire, these 1,200 cars were actually units produced at the Norwood factory and shipped to a location near Bloomfield (possibly Little Ferry) where they were "knocked down" for shipment overseas. This means that the total number of cars built in Norwood was actually 155,898. Camaro sales for the year 1967, reached 205,816 (2.7% of the industry) in 1967 compared with 46,758 (0.6%) in the fall of 1966, shortly after he was first introduced.

The March 1967 edition of "Road & Track" magazine featured a road test of a Camaro RS (Rally Sport) Sport Coupe with the 327-cid 275-hp V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission and rear axle ratio 7.3: 1. He did 0-30 mph in 3.7 Mon, 00 to 60 mph in 9.1 Mon and the quarter mile in 16.9 seconds. at 87 mph. The May 1967 edition of "Motor Trend" magazine road tested a Camaro Z28 coupe with the 302-cid 290-hp V8 engine and four-speed manual transmission. He made 00 to 60 mph in 7.0 Mon and the quarter mile in 14.8 seconds. to 96 mph. The magazine noted that this engine was "rumored to bring more than 400 hp faithful to the starting line." He also pointed out that the Z28 ran a slower tempo than a 0-60 mph (Super Sport) 396-cid Camaro SS, but increasingly fast quarter mile.

The 1967 Camaro convertible RS/SS-396 was selected to pace the Indianapolis 500 Mile race. A total of 104 similar convertibles were built for use "official" in the great race. Camaro front sub-frame was large enough to keep the engines big block Chevy V8 as the 396-cid V8 Turbo-.Jet. This meant that the 427-cid V8 engines could also be accommodated and a small number of 1967 Camaro's were converted to 427 power by Yenko Chevrolet of Cannonsburg, Pa., Mickey Chevrolet Chicago, Bill Thomas of Anaheim, California (who worked in Mickey connection with Chevrolet), and Baldwin Motion Performance, New York.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Interior

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Interior

Camaro is built on the model year, 56.2% had automatic transmission, 21.5% had a 4-speed manual transmission, 26.6% were equipped with an I-6 (inline 6-cylinder) engine and 73.4% were equipped with a V8 engine.

78.8% had an AM radio, 2.8% had an AM / FM radio, a clock was 18.2%, 12.8% had air conditioning, 3.6% had a tilt steering wheel, 41.7% had power steering, 8.3% had power drum brakes, 6.7% had disc brakes, 2.2% had power side windows, front seats were 97%, 23.7% had a vinyl roof, 63% were white side tires, 37.1% had a tinted windshield (only), 15.7% had all tinted glass, dual exhaust was 16.3%, 14.4% had a limited slip differential , 67.9% had wheel covers and 0.1% had cruise control.

A total of 204,862 new Camaro was registered in calendar year 1967, compared with 41,100 in calendar year 1966. 1967 Camaro SS 350 package (RPO Z27) Chevrolet dealer cost $ 152 and retails for $ 210.65. In 1967 RS package (Rally Sport) (RPO Z22) Chevrolet dealers cost $ 76 and sold for $ 105.35.

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