When it comes to muscle cars, options are everything in valuing a car or determining its rarity. The seller of this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS barn find claims it’s a very rare car, but is it really that rare? We decided to do some investigating and find out just how rare of a car it really is. If you’re interested in doing some digging of your own, the car can be found here on eBay.
Let’s start at the most important option, the engine. This car is a true SS and came with the L48 option, which means this car came with the 350 cui V8 and a Muncie four speed gearbox. For those that aren’t Camaro experts the L48 option also included the heavy-duty 12 bolt rear end from the Z/28 and a traction bar. The SS350 was rated at 295 hp and offered decent performance, but wasn’t the most powerful option. There were over 34,000 cars built in ’67 with the SS option and while it’s a fraction of the Camaros built, it’s still a decent number of cars. As you can see this engine is rough, and while the owner claims it turns freely, will need to be rebuilt.
This car was also optioned with the RS visual package and the Y code interior, which included the Strato-bucket seats with the optional headrests. Exact production numbers of this option are hard to come by, but it seems to be a fairly uncommon option. Sadly, it is very rough and in need of some serious attention. We wonder if this color combination is an uncommon combination, but sadly specific production numbers are hard to find.
After all our digging, it doesn’t appear that any one of this car’s options is extremely rare. That isn’t to say it isn’t rare, but not because of just one option. The combination of options and that fact that this car is an early production car is what makes it rare. While it isn’t as rare as a Z/28, it’s still a very desirable car. Our biggest concern isn’t the desirability though, it’s the condition. With all the surface rust, we would be sure to inspect it closely for any serious rust. What do you guys think? Is this a project you’d be willing to take on, or is it too rusty? If you dig up any more Camaro production numbers, please share!