Rare Camaro Is A Generational Connection To Newly Discovered Kin

Car guy Zach S. was on a mission of discovery when he came across this 1967 Camaro SS/RS. While making contact with his birth mother for the first time, he discovered that not only was his grandmother into fast cars but his mom still had the Camaro that granny bought new in 1967. The car had been stored under a tarp in her Arizona back yard and for years it was left undisturbed. 

The Camaro which was originally found on the great Barnfinds.com website, is a true SS/RS from 1967 that has all of its original documentation. Zach’s grandmother purchased the Camaro from Courtesy Chevrolet in Los Angeles and it is well optioned with a 350 c.i. /295 hp small block with air, automatic with a column shift and a rare bench seat to name a few.

Being stored in the Arizona desert for many years, the car is in a remarkable state of preservation. Despite the degradation of vinyl, rubber and other fabrics, the metal parts are in great shape and the car as a whole looks to be in wonderful condition.

Since the car has never left the family, its history is known and complete. Even ownership of the dents placed in the bodywork over the years can be traced to specific individuals and events. Also found along with the original paperwork were two speeding tickets issued by the same officer in the same month! One has to wonder if grandma just felt the need for speed or if the officer just had an eye for women in fast cars.  We’ll probably never know! 

Zach has since acquired the Camaro with the assurance to his family that the car would be restored to its original glory. Then when the time comes for the classic ride to find a new home, granny’s hot Camaro will be passed to his sister’s kids rather than be sold to someone outside the family. Sorry folks, this one is spoken for!

About the author

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert is an independent writer who grew up during a time in Southern California car culture when big horsepower and high speed were celebrated above all. He now understands that turning, stopping, appearance and comfort are equal in importance...almost! Paul tries to find something likeable and interesting about anything with wheels and thinks that the people, history, and culture of hot rodding are often as important to the story as the cars and events being featured.
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