This scene was recorded on the front lawn of Phelps Chevrolet “Eastern Carolina’s Volume Dealer” located in Greenville, NC. The press photo was taken by a photographer from the Greenville “Daily Reflector” apparently for a year-end clearance sale held on August 1-3, 1967. In the line-up, visible here are seven Camaro’s four of which are Super Sport models and the third from the far end is a Rally Sport.
1967 was the beginning of production for the all-new Camaro, Chevrolet’s new offering that was under development since the early-1960s and rushed into production to compete with the Ford Mustang. The first examples were on sale in the showrooms in September of 1966 and available as the standard model, the Rally Sport (RS), the Super Sport (SS,) and later in the model year the Z/28 was introduced. A wide range of engines was obtainable including six-cylinders and V-8s in sizes all the way from 250 c.i. to 396 c.i.
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