Publish date: 2015-12-04 10:45:59
Name: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 350
Year(s) Produced: 1967-1969
Number Built: 96,275 (All SS Camaros)
Class: Muscle Car
Body Type: 2-door coupe
Engine: 350 cu in; L-48 90º V8
Power: 300hp @ 4800 RPM
0-60mph: 7.9 seconds
Top Speed: 121 mph
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Length/width/height: 184.6 in/72.3 in/50.9 in
Wheelbase: 108 in.
Base Price: US$2,500 to US$3,310
Current Value: US$39,400 (Hagerty)
Sometimes, tracking down a barn find can be as hard and tiresome as listening to a tall tale from your local barber or from a good-intentioned, but misinformed neighbourhood guy. The further the message is passed on from the dubious, original source, the more it sounds like too much to be true. But for barnfinds.com reader named ‘Zach S.’, the journey in discovering his own barn find is not only personal, but closer to family. Indeed, having a great barn find such as a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS in an almost new condition is a dream come true, much more if it is part of family legacy. Its discovery may be as great as the barn find itself.
Zach S. recounts his story, “The story of the Camaro begins in June 2006. That’s when I found and met my birth mother in Arizona. At our first meeting, we shared stories and pictures. Once she found out I was into cars, she told me that my grandmother’s car was stored in the back yard under a tarp. I got my first look at the ’67 SS/RS Camaro! Stored in the Arizona desert for over 20 years, it was a time capsule. My grandmother purchased it new in Los Angeles from Courtesy Chevrolet in 1967. She ordered it with the SS/RS package, 350 cubic inch 295 horsepower small block, rare bench seat, tinted windows, automatic on the column, air condition, power steering and hideaway headlights. “Granny” wanted a fast car, but she also wanted a comfortable car. I learned then that she was the original little old lady from Pasadena.”
Exquisitely preserved by the Arizona desert, the car was tired but mostly original. Better yet, its entire life was well documented, and what could be the best part of it according to Zach S. was a pair of speeding tickets that his grandmother had racked up from the same officer in just a single month. I surely would like to see how his grandma drives!
Upon his mother’s death in 2008, he asked his brother if he can buy the Camaro and in 2010, Zach’s brother agreed to sell him the car and since then, began the process of a full restoration. Since the car has been excellently preserved with only a few slight fender benders, dents, with some cracked rubber and vinyl due to the desert heat, it will not take long for this Camaro to be restored in its original condition. Speaking about his family legacy, Zach said, “I am proud to have been entrusted by my family to restore this car to its original glory. The plan is to show and drive the car for a few years, then it will be passed on to my sister’s children for them to enjoy for generations to come. A barn find that’s all in the family!”
We hope to hear from Zach soon, as we are excited to see and hear this one-of-a-kind family legacy.