When the Camaro entered the showrooms there were nearly 80 factory and 40 dealer options to choose from. The Camaro's base powertrain was the 230ci L6 engine rated at 140hp, connected to a manual Saginaw 3-speed transmission. You could get the car with just about any motor Chevy made all the way up to the 375hp 396ci in the SS packgage, but not the RS. Transmission options included a Muncie four-speed manual, a two-speed "Powerglide", and in late 1967 the new three-speed "Turbo Hydra-Matic 350".
1967 saw the introduction of one of the most famous packages Chevy ever offered. Few knew about it, because it was not advertised. Even some dealers didn't know about it. That package was the Z-28. You could only get the Z-28 package by ordering a base Camaro with the option. It included front disc-brakes with power assist, competition suspension, the Muncie four-speed transmission, and a unique 302 small-block that was created by taking the 327 block and installing a short stroke 283 crank.
The engine was designed to compete in the Club of America Trans-Am racing series which placed a 305cid limit on entries. The 302 was advertised at 290 hp, but on the dyno the actual reading ran between 350 and 400 hp. The 302 could launch the Camaro to 60 mph in under 7 seconds and run a 101 mph quarter-mile in 14.85 seconds.
The Z-28 package was offered to the general public only so the car could qualify for racing. As such, you could not get many of the other factory and dealer options on the car. No air-conditioning, for example and the package was not available in the convertible, but could be combined with the RS option package. The Z-28 was a tough sell to the public at first because the high-reving motor was sluggish below 4000 rpm. But once it got moving it could blister the pavement at 140 mph. Only 602 were made in 1967, but once this unadvertised option started winning races, demand jumped in the following years. In 1968 production jumped to 7,199, and came off the line sporting the Z-28 or 302 badges. By 1969, Z-28 production had climbed to over 19,000.
One of the things that helped put the Camaro in the public eye was being chosen as the Official Pace Car for the 1967 Indianapolis 500. Chevrolet produced a white convertible RS with a 396cid motor (not normally available for that package), and distinctive blue bumble-bee stripe around the nose. 81 special reproductions of the pace car were produced as promotional sales vehicles for various dealerships. In 1969 Camaro again did the pace car honors at Indy with another white and blue striped convertible in the RS/396 combo.
Model Year: 1967
Date Of Introduction:
29th September, 1966
Camaro Base Hard Top - 160,648
Camaro Base Convertible - 25,141
Camaro Z28 - 602
Camaro RS - 64,842
Camaro Pace Car - 104
Camaro SS - 34,411
The total production for 1967 Camaro factory models was - 220,906
Price at Introduction:
Camaro SS 396: $2,835
Camaro SS/RS35: $2,888
Camaro Z/28: $3,273
Unitary construction (Monocoque)
Driver-side A-pillar (front pillar) visible when the driver-side door is open
The thirteen-digit VIN used during the first-generation Camaro period has the following format:
1 = Chevrolet
2 = Camaro
e = 3 for 6-cylinder engine, or
4 for 8-cylinder engine
bb = 37 for coupe body, or
67 for convertible body
y = 7 for 1967 model,
8 for 1968 model, or
9 for 1969 model
a = N for Norwood, OH assembly, or
L for Los Angeles, CA assembly
xxxxxx = vehicle serial number sequence
At each plant, the vehicle serial number
started the year at the following number:
100001 for 1967 models
Total Length: 4689 mm 184.6 inches
Total width: 836 mm 72.3 in
Height at kerb weight: 293 mm 50.9 in
Wheelbase: 2746 mm 108.1 inches
2,770 lbs - 3,295 lbs
3 speed Manual-Standard
3 speed Heavy Duty for 295hp
4 speed Manual
3 speed Automatic
Rear Axle Ratio:
140 hp 6 (230 cu. in.); 210 hp (327 cu. in.)
Standard, 155 hp 6 (250 cu. in.); 275 hp (327. in.)
option includes 295 hp V8 (350 cu. in.), heavier front and rear springs, heavier duty clutch, red stripe wide oval nylon tyres, a special hood with simulated louvers and special accent bands around the car nose.
Performance 0-60 mph:
Camaro SS 396: 6.0 sec
Camaro SS/RS35: 8.0 sec
Camaro Z/28: 6.7 sec
Standing Quarter Mile:
Camaro SS 396: 14.5 sec @ 95.0 mph
Camaro SS/RS35: 15.4 sec @ 90.0 mph
Camaro Z/28: 14.9 sec @ 97.0 mph
Ignition and Electrical:
12-volt electrical system with a 9-37-amp Delcotron diode-rectified generator
Special hood with simulated louvers and special accent bands around the car nose
Radio (Push Button) AM, AM-FM, Stereo Tape Player
Rally Sport Option; included concealed headlights and special ornamentation, Air Conditioning, Tilt Wheel Steering, White wall tyres, Wheel trim covers, Vinyl roof, Speed and cruise control (V8 only), E-Z-Eye Glass. Front Disc Brakes
1967 Chevrolet Comaro
Nantucket Blue Met.
Deepwater Blue Met.
Marina Blue Met.
Granada Gold Met.
Mountain Green Met.
Verde Green Met.
Emerald Turquoise Met.
Tahoe Turquoise Met.
Plum Mist Met.
Madeira Maroon Met.
Sierra Fawn Met.
Antique Pewter Met.
Note: The first letter indicates the lower body color, the second letter indicates the top color.
1 is a white vinyl or convertible top.
2 is a black vinyl or convertible top.
eg: D2 = Nantucket blue with a black top.