It amazes us some of the places people have stored cars. Places like barns, garages, and storage units make sense, as they were designed to house vehicles, but there are some places you just don’t think of storing a car. One place that we’ve never thought of storing a car is the basement, but that’s where reader Dave L found his 1967 Camaro, granted it was a partial basement.
As it turns out, the previous owner bought the car with the plan of swapping out the original 230 cui straight six for a big block V8, but never got around to it. Many of the six cylinder cars have had their original engine swapped for a V8, making the originality of this car refreshing. The car looks to be in great condition and the story of being a basement find would be a great conversation piece at most car shows.
Dave say he is “going to go through the brakes, clean the gas tank, change the oil, tune it up and drive it as much as possible, as is!” The six cylinder might not produce a lot of power, but it’s a solid engine and we think Dave’s plan is a good one. Why ruin a good thing when you can enjoy it just the way it is without the expense and headache of an engine swap? Our special thanks to Dave for sharing his find with us and we wish him the best luck with his basement find.