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Original 1967 Camaro RS/SS Last Driven in 1983 Is a Matching Numbers Surprise

Back in 1967, over 121,000 customers buying a Camaro picked the base version, while nearly 65,000 others chose the RS version for a sportier feeling. On the other hand, a little over 34,000 people went for the SS, while the Z28 was the rarest thing during Camaro’s first year on the market, with only 602 units getting to see the daylight.
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The Camaro you are looking at here is an RS/SS equipped with a 350ci (5.7-liter) engine developing 295 horsepower and paired with a Muncie 4-speed transmission.

As you can easily tell by simply browsing the photo gallery, the car has clearly seen better days, but on the other hand, it’s one of the best candidates for a thorough restoration. And here’s why.

First and foremost, it’s a one family-owned model that was last driven in 1983. In other words, this Camaro spent the last 38 years in storage, so it’s now 99 percent rust-free, with only small spots here and there needing to be fixed.

Bought new from Chip Barwick Chevrolet in Memphis, Tennessee, the car comes with the original papers and owner’s manual. More importantly, it’s fully original too, which means everything you see on this Camaro is exactly how the GM brand wanted it to be 54 years ago.

While we won’t comment too much on what the eyes can see anyway, because it’s pretty clear fixes are needed both inside and outside, worth knowing is the Chevy was parked back in 1983 after the owner allegedly hit a mailbox and caused some damage to the body. After his passing, another family owner tried to bring the car back on the road. While an engine rebuild was started, the process has never been completed.

So right now, what this Camaro needs is a new owner to restore it to the condition it deserves, something that shouldn’t be too difficult given its current shape. The car has been listed for auction on eBay by seller nhraoscar299u, and the top bid at the time of writing is $28,600.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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