1967 Camaro RS
In 1964, General Motors gave the
"green light" and go-ahead for the F-car
project, in response to Ford's Mustang "Pony
Car." Two years later, the Chevrolet Camaro hit
the ground running!
From the get-go the Camaro was available
in a hardtop coupe and convertible body styles, and
could be ordered with nearly 80 factory options and
40 dealer accessories, including three main option
packages and a choice of four different engines.
The RS package included numerous
cosmetic changes including a blacked out grill with
hidden headlights, revised parking and tail lights,
upgraded interior trim, and RS badging.
The SS package included a modified
350 V8 with an available 396 big block producing 325hp
and later a 375hp version, along with simulated air-intakes
on the hood, special bumble bee striping, and a blacked
It was also possible to order both
the RS and SS packages, and get a RS/SS Camaro, in
which case the RS badging took precedence.
The Z-28 included mandatory front
disc brakes with power assist, and the Muncie 4-speed
transmission and was available to the public solely
to qualify the car for racing. The Z-28's 302 V8 was
one of Detroit's hottest small blocks, and was created
by installing the 283's crankshaft in a 327 small
block, which allowed Chevy to comply with regulations
and stay within SCCA racing's 305 cubic inch limit.
Rated horsepower was said to be at just 290hp, but
rumored to be a lot more! The Z-28 also came with
competition suspension, broad racing stripes on the
hood and trunklid and could be combined with the RS
option package. There wasn't any Z-28 badging as it
would have attracted to much attention. The Z28 was
tough to beat and boasted a 140mph top speed and numerous