Derived from the second-generation Chevy II through mechanical lineage, the Camaro shared a unibody design, featuring a stub frame ahead of the cowl. Powering the Camaro were a range of engines and transmissions sourced from the company’s catalog. In the inaugural year of 1967, a total of seven engines were on offer, spanning from a 230 cubic inch six-cylinder to a mighty 396 cubic inch V8, complemented by a multitude of transmission and axle ratio options.
The Camaro made its debut on September 12, 1966, providing customers with the choice of either a coupe or a convertible body style. Of the nearly 221,000 units sold, approximately a quarter were soft tops, while three-quarters boasted the robust V8 powerplant.
Notably, the iconic 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS, standing for ‘Rally Sport’, was unveiled within the Camaro’s very first year of production. Derived from the popular Chevy Nova, this vehicle featured a distinctive unibody design with a separate steel rail subframe for the front end. Whether in coupe or convertible form, the base Camaro showcased an aggressive, timeless aesthetic that continues to captivate enthusiasts today.
Beneath the hood of this captivating machine resided a potent 327 cubic inch V8 engine, paired with a well-regarded manual gearbox, promising an unforgettable and engaging driving experience. This dynamic combination catered to those who relish the exhilaration of engine power and the art of manual gear shifting.