1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS Hardtop, The Franklin Mint
In 1967, the first Camaro® was born. This landmark year also introduced the first Camaro® powered with the famed Z/28® engine option which launched Camaro® to numerous first-place SCCA victories, even winning its first Trans Am appearance at Marlboro.
We have captured the essence of this Muscle Car monument with our first 1967 Chevrolet® Camaro® Z/28® RS® hardtop die-cast replica. Every significant detail has been faithfully reproduced, from the unmistakable pony-style body lines right down to the working headlight doors and 800 cfm Holley Carburetor.
In the mid-1960s, Ford and Chrysler "pony"-style cars were dominating the performance car market and the SCCA Trans-Am racing circuit. Additionally, cars like the Mustang and Barracuda were capturing the attention of both weekend racers and hot-rodders alike. GM needed something with a light curb weight and enough horsepower to grab its share of the "pony car" market and compete in the Trans-Am racing circuit. They answered with the 1967 Camaro®. The birth of the Camaro® was a landmark in Muscle Car history. From its low, aggressive profile to the high-performance engine options, this pony would ride straight into the hearts of sports car fans for decades to come.
Vince Piggins, Chevrolet’s® Product Promotion Manager, convinced GM to combine parts from the 283 cubic inch engine with the 327 small block and a solid lifter cam with a 4-inch bore, creating a 302.3 displacement engine just under the 305 cubic inch SCCA race requirement....and the Z28® option was born.
The engine was rated 290hp. Many claimed the rating misleading, placing actual hp closer to 400! To this day, the discrepancy remains a point of contention. But one thing is certain...the Z28® packed enough punch to consume the quarter-mile in less than 15 seconds. The Z28® won its first Trans-Am race at Marlboro, Maryland, getting the checkered flag ahead of Mustang, 'Cuda and Javelin, and continued to be a winner for years to come.
Now, this automotive icon of the Sixties is yours in a 1:24 scale model as awesome as the original. From the impressive power plant under the hood to the classic striped detailing and Bolero Red paint scheme, your 1967 Chevrolet® Camaro Z/28® RS® is a precision-engineered classic that will be admired for many years to come.
1:24 Scale. Hand-assembled from over 150 separate components, hand-painted and hand-finished.