Tuxedo Black
Parchment
396 V8
3 Speed Automatic
  • 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
  • GM Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Factory-spec Custom Parchment and Black interior
  • Ground-up restoration completed in 2007
  • Fully documented
  • Winner of multiple national awards

SUMMARY

* Ground-up restoration completed in 2007
* Winner of multiple national awards
* 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
* GM Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
* Factory-spec Custom Parchment and Black interior
* Sale includes a copy of the car's build sheet, an original retail order form, an original sales invoice and an original P-O-P
* Sale includes restoration receipts and photos of the car's engine build
* Factory power steering / Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
* 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential

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The best thing about being a Camaro fan is: through five generations and 48 years of cars, GM has continuously provided a variety of purpose-built packages that are brimming with charisma. And today, when it comes to high dollar classics, you simply can't go wrong with a documented, national award-winning F1. Pedigreed first generation cars continue to be some of the hottest selling metal on the market. And this investment grade panther has all the right ingredients to bring big value and even bigger appeal. For starters, it's a professionally restored show queen that features a Custom interior. It also packs an era-correct big block. AND the car is documented all the way back to its factory build sheet. If you're in the market for a professionally restored collector car that you can enjoy and build equity in, this slick drop-top demands your full attention!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled in July of 1967, and delivered to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Des Moines, Iowa, this awesome Camaro is the beneficiary of a ground-up reboot that was conducted by Rics Restoration of Chesterfield, Michigan. The work began with stripping the car's body to bare metal and fitting a solid center-section with new fenders and fresh quarters. When those pieces were smooth and tightly aligned, a rich coat of Tuxedo Black 2-stage was accented with a vivid bumblebee stripe. And today, a 3-time Detroit Autorama champion, this drop-top rolls as top-notch classic that preserves some of the best attributes of Chevrolet history!

With its timeless proportions and modernist panels, the first generation Camaro is an inherently attractive design. And with today's world-class restoration techniques, it has become an excellent canvas for any skilled builder to create a seriously nice car. At the front of this clean F1, a black Rally Sport grille centers bright “SS” lettering between a fresh header emblem, '67-exclusive parking lamps and a fully guarded bumper. Above that grille, a louvered hood leads the eye to like-new glass that's bordered by straight trim and a pliable, power-operated roof. At the sides of that hood, sculpted fenders and dent-free rocker guards combine with a polished mirror, traditional door handles and an array of correct emblems to detail the car's glossy, wet-look profile. And at the back of those fenders, Rally Sport-exclusive taillights illuminate a Camaro-branded trunk, an “SS” branded fuel cap and a second guarded bumper.

ENGINE

Under this coupe's Kansas-flat hood you'll find 396 cubic inches of era-correct, big block V8. Professionally rebuilt by the pros at Wot Now Performance of Merrillville, Indiana, that fully blueprinted engine utilizes a Clevite cam, Speed Pro rings, Manley valves, Crane springs and Comp Magnum rockers to twist stout compression into massive horsepower! At the top of the mean mill, a chrome, open-element air cleaner swirls wind in to a color-keyed intake via Quadrajet carburetion. At the sides of that intake, factory heads hang polished valve covers over restored exhaust manifolds. And at the back of those heads, a mandatory points distributor shoots spark through fresh Packard TV R Suppression cables. When fired, the infamous 396 rumbles as expected. Its ancillary components are top-notch in every way, with pliable, GM-branded hoses, a refinished brake booster and a fresh, Delco-topped battery accompanying a correctly shrouded radiator. And an evenly sprayed combination of Chevy Orange skin and Satin Black framing is carefully interrupted by variety of correct decals.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Given the power that 396 produces, it seems only natural that the car's restorers chose to stick with GM's tough Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed. That stalwart gear slinger is backed by a correctly marked driveshaft, which is connected to a 12-bolt, posi-traction axle. That first-rate drivetrain is held off the ground by a completely rebuilt suspension, which includes power front disc and rear drum brakes, factory-spec power steering, mono-leaf springs and correct spiral shocks. It is all dissected by a beefy, true-dual exhaust system, which is fitted with a correct, transversely mounted muffler and framed by mostly-original floors and clean paint perfectly highlighting a stainless fuel tank. Those floors roll on predictable Chevy Rallys, which spin D70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sports around dent-free trim rings and correct stainless center caps. And that chassis has, like the car's engine, been restored to fully sorted, road-ready condition.

INTERIOR

The Custom Parchment and Black interior hiding behind this Camaro's small doors illustrates the true, no frills intentions of Chevrolet's original pony car. Its striped Strato Bucket seats look and feel fantastic. In front of those seats, a stainless-trimmed dash, which exhibits no signs of warping or peeling, hangs stainless-trimmed foot pedals below optional factory telemetry and a Delco pushbutton radio. A correct console founds a simple chrome shifter behind small accessory gauges. That seat, dash and console trifecta is completely framed by fade-free carpet, Fisher-branded lap belts and Deluxe door panels that found optional power windows. A familiar, wood-rimmed steering wheel spins satin spokes and a patriotic Chevrolet centerpiece around a tilting column. And behind the passengers, a folding seat leads to a solid trunk that's been correctly restored with a new mat, a new jack, a full-size tire and fresh decklid decals.

AWARDS

Even though much of this Camaro doesn't exactly reflect Van Nuys' official build sheet, the car's appeal simply can't be denied. Here's a list of this Chevy's major national awards.

* First Place in the Outstanding Restored class at the 2007 Detroit Autorama
* First Place in the Outstanding Paint class at the 2007 Detroit Autorama
* First Place in the Outstanding Restored class at the 2008 Detroit Autorama
* First Place in the Outstanding Restored class at the 2013 Detroit Autorama
* First Place at the 2010 Super Chevy Show in Norwalk, Ohio

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* A copy of aforementioned build sheet
* The car's original retail order form
* The car's original sales invoice
* The car's original Protect-O-Plate and warranty booklet
* A vintage registration
* A vintage Owner's Manual
* A vintage Folding Top Operation Manual
* Restoration receipts
* Photos of the car's engine build
* Written engine specs

“IMPRESSIVE” is merely one word to describe this Chevy. Given the swaths of pro-tourers and resto-mods that have popped up as American muscle continues to gain popularity, having a documented, era-correct F1 is what separates the enthusiasts from the fans. If you want a classic that'll draw a crowd for reasons other than bright paint and aftermarket badges, this investment grade panther is exactly what you're looking for!

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