LS1-Swapped 1967 Camaro is the Perfect After-Christmas Gift
Early Camaro could use some paint work, but the build details make it sound like a fun cruiser.
While flipping through the LS1Tech Marketplace, we came across this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, listed by “pontiackid”. The paint job is 25 years old and it is showing its age, but the built LS1 and the extensive chassis work make this an awesome street-and-strip car. A little body work and a new coat of paint would make this a sweet restomod show machine, but for someone looking for a straight first generation Camaro to drive and race, this could be the best Christmas present that you will ever give yourself.
When the OP listed his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro for sale earlier this month, he started with a basic introduction followed by extensive detail into the key modifications.
“1967 camaro ls/t56 swapped. 19k on it when I got it in 2014. Doors shut like new. I Have original cluster to prove miles when was it bought. Interior is pretty nice. The Cars paint is older and from 83. Does have a fiberglass front clip. Must see to appreciate. Just had it appraised in August. Now this doesn’t have heat or ac. Has maybe 300 miles on it since ls swapping it. Could be tuned more yet.”
The OP also included 10 pictures of the classic muscle car inside, outside, under the car and under the hood. As you can see, the paint is far from perfect, there are some odd ‘80s graphics on the rear quarter panel and it is hard to tell whether the paint is beat up behind the wheels on the passenger side, or if the seller didn’t bother to wash the car before taking these pictures. In any case, this Camaro doesn’t look bad by any means, but the paint is rough enough to turn off a car show buyer who doesn’t want to get into body work.
On the other hand, the undercarriage and engine bay look incredible. The inner fender wells have been removed, but all of the custom work appears to be very cleanly done. The underside is just as clean, with everything finished in silver or black. Really, the undercarriage looks factory-clean, although there is very little on this car that came from the factory.
The interior looks pretty solid in the pictures, with a factory look aside from the Dakota Digital gauge cluster.
The heart of this 1967 Camaro is an LS1 that has been upgraded with TMS cylinder heads, a TMS custom camshaft, ARP head bolts, an F-Body oil pan, MSD ignition components, a ported LS6 intake manifold and many other accompanying parts. Also, helping this engine breathe and announce its presence is a set of SpeedTech headers and a full Magnaflow stainless steel three-inch exhaust system. There are no power numbers offered, but in this lightened-up first generation Camaro, this LS1 should make for a quick street car.
The power is sent to the rear wheels by means of a T-56 manual transmission with internals from a Dodge Viper and a “Spec stage 4 clutch”. A 9-inch rear end that has been narrowed 1.25-inches on each side and fitted with 4.30 gears helps put the power to the ground with help from a set of Weld 177 wheels measuring 18-inches by 9.5-inches.
In addition to the new differential, this Camaro also features Wilwood front brakes, tubular A-arms, Viking coilover front suspension, Viking rear shocks, Hotchkis 1.5-inch lowering leaf springs in the rear and subframe connectors.
This 1967 Camaro is listed in the marketplace for $32,000, so it is far from a budget-buy, but if you have some money left over from the holidays and you are looking to get into a new cruiser for next season, this classic Chevy muscle car could fit your needs.