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December 16, 2021

1967 Chevrolet Camaro


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Step into the world of classic American muscle with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Camaro isn’t just a car; it’s an icon of power, performance, and timeless style, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic Camaros meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive history shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, we’re not just restoring a car; we’re rekindling the essence of American muscle car excellence. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every facet of this iconic muscle car, from its aggressive design to its exhilarating performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced power and reliability, we’re crafting a Chevrolet Camaro that captures the heart-pounding essence of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s roads. Whether you’re a muscle car enthusiast, a collector, or someone who craves the thrill of vintage Camaros, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of American automotive heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro into a roaring testament to classic American muscle, ready to hit the streets with style and power once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage Camaros are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.

History

The Chevrolet Camaro is a mid-size American automobile manufactured by Chevrolet, classified as a pony car and also as a muscle car with some versions. It first went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The Camaro shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.

Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro; production started on March 16, 2009. Over 5 million Camaros have been sold.

According to the book The Complete Book of Camaro: Every Model Since 1967, the name Camaro was conceived by Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett, while they were reading the book Heath’s French and English Dictionary by James Boielle and by de V. Payen-Payne printed in 1936. In the book The Complete Book of Camaro, it states that Mr. Lund and Mr. Rollett found the word Camaro in the French-English dictionary was slang, to mean “friend, pal or comrade”. The article further repeated Estes’s statement of what the word caramo was meant to imply, that the car’s name “suggests the comradeship of good friends, as a personal car should be to its owner”. The accepted French word with the closest meaning is “camarade”, from which the English word “comrade” is derived.

The Camaro was first shown at a press preview in Detroit on September 21, 1966, and later in Los Angeles, on September 19, 1966. Public introduction of the new model was on September 26, 1966. The Camaro offically went on sale in dealerships on September 26, 1966 for the 1967 model year.

The first-generation Camaro debuted in September 1966. It was produced for the 1967 to 1969 model years on a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform as a two-door 2+2 in coupe and convertible models. The base engine was 230 cu in (3.8 L) inline-6, with a 250 cu in (4.1 L) six or 302 cu in (4.9 L), 307 cu in (5.0 L), 327 cu in (5.4 L), 350 cu in (5.7 L), and 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8s as options. Concerned with the runaway success of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet executives realized that the sporty version of their compact rear-wheel drive Corvair, the Monza, would not be able to generate the sales volume of the Mustang due to limitations with that layout (including its inability to share that whole range of Chevrolet engines) and declining sales, partly due to the negative publicity from Ralph Nadar’s book, Unsafe at Any Speed.

Before…

We will be removing the engine to rebuild it, installing power steering, radiator, stereo and connecting speakers.

During…

We have removed the hood and radiator in order to get the engine out.

The engine has been removed from the vehicle.

We have torn down the lifters and cams are worn down.

Installed new spindle, wheel bearings, calipers, and brake line to the vehicles.