This 1967 Camaro was actually Brian’s first car back around 1985-1986. It was a father/son project meant to be a fun street machine.
In this version of the 1967 Camaro, all of the modifications were relegated to the interior and drivetrain; the body was left untouched. Unfortunately, Brian’s father sold the car in the early 1990s since it was still ultimately his to sell. Brian did try to buy it back in the later half of the ‘90s without any success, but someone he knew did eventually wind up with it.
Fast forwarding to 2020, on Brian’s 50th birthday his wife of 22 years had quite the birthday surprise: she had bought back the 1967 Camaro. In the 23 years the previous owner had the car, the only things that were done to the Camaro were new wheels, a rebuilt engine, and a rebuilt rear end.
“The car is actually 98% the same way it was when we built it some 34 years ago!!”
Originally a 6 cylinder car, the 1967 Camaro sports a tunnel ram equipped 355 small block with a TH400 that has a 3500 RPM stall converter, and the rebuilt rear end is a 12 bolt unit with 4.11 gears. The motor retains the same heads, carbs, magneto and many other parts from when Brian and his father originally built it. The same can be said for the transmission, as it has not been touched since ‘85/86.
Brian is currently in the midst of giving the Camaro some slight updates. He is in the process of getting new headers, valve covers, and fuel lines onto the car. Eventually he would like to convert to front disc brakes as well, otherwise it will remain as it was originally built all those years ago.
“Not too much that would be “rare” but many unique features like the aluminum engine compartment, the car using a magneto, and many other parts are 30 plus years old (but they still work!!)”