The 1967 Camaro revolutionized the pony car, with an excellent selection of both
luxury and performance options. You could buy a Camaro as a coupe or
convertible, in several different styling trims, with an inline 6 or a V8, in
base model, RS or SS trim. In only its first year of production, the impact of
the Camaro was obvious when it was chosen to pace the 1967 Indianapolis 500.
Interior and luxury options included full Air Conditioning, power windows,
tinted glass, power convertible top, center console, and Speed and cruise
At its base, the '67 Camaro could be ordered with a 230 cube inline-6 producing
140 horsepower and 220 ft lbs. of torque. Other engine options included another
I6, two 327 small blocks and the new 350 small block, and at the top of the list
were two 396 big blocks offered in the Camaro SS (Super Sport), the latter being
the L-78 396 producing 375 horsepower and 416 ft-lbs torque. Transmissions
ranged from the 2-speed Power glide and 3-speed Turbo Hydromatic automatics, to
3-speed and 4-speed M20/M21 manual transmissions.
Performance options included Power brakes, Power steering, F41 Special
Suspension, dual exhaust w/deep-tone mufflers, and special gauges in the
instrument panel for the V8 models. A variety of rear axle ratios could be had
from 2.73:1 all the way to 3.73:1 with the optional Posi-trac rear end to get
both those bias plys smoking.
A record-breaking total of 220,906 Camaro's were sold in 1967, 195,765 coupes,
25,141 convertible, along with 34,411 Super Sports.
At the bottom of the list lay a little-known option ordered by 602 lucky buyers.
Little did they know that this option would become the legacy of American
performance for the next 3 decades: the Z/28.