While there’s nothing like the rush of tracking down a forgotten classic buried in an old barn, some of the best automotive discoveries have happened purely by accident. While it might not bring the same satisfaction, stumbling on a great find can be just as much of a rush. For Reader Sam B, being misdirected by his GPS accidentally lead to the discovery of this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro.
Here is the event in Sam’s own words, “We traveled from NC to Arizona to buy a 68 GT350 Mustang convertible (S code). While traveling around Tucson our GPS took us the wrong way and we had to make a U-turn in a neighborhood, as we were turning around we came face to face with this perfectly straight and rust free 67 Camaro P/S, P/B, A/C, 327 car.”
“The Previous owner’s husband died while working on the car and she kept it under a car cover, in a car-port since about 1999. She spent all the years since refusing to sell it because the thought that she might see someone driving it around her home town was too heart breaking for her, but since we were not local, there was no chance of that and she named a price and we gladly took possession of this fine car.”
“Sometime in the 90′s the original 327 was replace with a Blue Pontiac 350 motor. Our plans include a rotisserie restoration, powder coated sub-frame, 454 cid power plant and an M21 Muncie transmission. Paint will be Tuxedo Black with flat black stripes.”
This might not be a well optioned or rare Camaro, but it is extremely solid and will make a great starting point for a project. It sounds like Sam has some big plans for it and we would love to see it once it’s completed. Special thanks to Sam for sharing his find with us and we wish him the best with it. You never know what you might stumble upon in someone’s carport, garage, or barn, so be sure to always be looking!