1967 Camaro RS/SS – Classic Style with Modern Performance

1967 Camaro RS/SS – Classic Style with Modern Performance

Bill Jamison’s 1967 Camaro RS/SS is a testament to the fun and passion that drive automotive enthusiasts. Powered by a 6.2L GM-style LS3 crate engine, this classic muscle car offers modern performance and drivability.

“I wanted the drivability, I wanted the horsepower with it, it just drives amazing,” Jamison shared at the Goodguys Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jamison, an aerospace engineer from Phoenix, found the car in Arizona in rough shape. Over three years, he replaced over three-quarters of the sheet metal, transforming it into a stunning piece of automotive art. His high school experience building a ’71 Chevelle SS with his brother sparked a lifelong love for car builds.

His current Camaro, his first LS project, features fuel injection for easy startups and hands-off, high horsepower. The LS3’s adaptability and power delivery impressed Jamison, especially with the exhaust cutouts that adjust automatically.

The build includes custom modifications like a firewall, Dirty Dingo engine mounts, Holley conversion plates, and an American Autowire Classic Update electrical system. The engine is paired with a TREMEC T56 six-speed manual transmission and a McLeod dual-disc clutch.

Underneath, the Camaro features a SpeedTech Performance Road Assault front suspension, a nine-inch rear end with Torque Arm rear suspension, and Viking dual adjustable shocks. Jamison retained the stock subframe but upgraded it with a gunmetal powder coat.

The exterior, originally Butternut Yellow, is now a sleek Still Night Pearl blue from Acura, painted by Charly’s Garage in Mesa, Arizona. Other exterior modifications include a modified cowl hood, shaved locks, bumper bolts, and Gen II mirrors.

The Camaro rides on Firestone Firehawk tires wrapped around Ridler wheels, with a Baer brake system providing stopping power. Inside, TMI Products customized the seat covers, door panels, dash cover, console, and trunk kit, all with upgraded foam and blue stitching to match the exterior.

Jamison’s passion for automotive creativity extends beyond his Camaro. He has built and shown several other late ’60s vehicles, including a 1967 Camaro and a ’68 Corvette for his twin brother. He enjoys the camaraderie and creativity of car shows, which inspire and connect him with fellow enthusiasts.

“It’s been so much fun,” Jamison said of his 1967 Camaro. “I just love this thing.”

Shortlist of Variants, Specs, and Performance
Engine and Drivetrain

  • Engine: 6.2L GM-style LS3 crate engine
  • Transmission: TREMEC T56 six-speed manual
  • Clutch: McLeod dual-disc

Suspension and Chassis

  • Front Suspension: SpeedTech Performance Road Assault
  • Rear Suspension: SpeedTech Performance Torque Arm
  • Shocks: Viking dual adjustable
  • Subframe: Gunmetal powder-coated stock subframe

Exterior

  • Paint: Still Night Pearl (2018 Acura color)
  • Modifications: Modified cowl hood, shaved door/trunk locks, shaved bumper bolts, Gen II mirrors
  • Wheels: Ridler wheels (17 x 7 front, 18 x 9.5 rear)
  • Tires: Firestone Firehawk (215mm front, 275mm rear)
  • Brakes: Baer Front Track4 and SS4+ rear system with 13-inch vented discs

Interior

  • Customization: TMI Products seat covers, door panels, dash cover, console, and trunk kit with blue stitching
  • Dash: Custom-built carbon-fiber panel with Dakota Digital HDX gauges
  • Technology: Digital Guard Dawg keyless entry and push-button start system

Jamison’s 1967 Camaro RS/SS combines the best of classic muscle car aesthetics with modern performance and convenience, making it a standout at any car show.

Source: chevrolet.com/the-block
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