As I stood outside with friends on the block playing cops and robbers with toy guns—yes, you heard it right, cops and robbers (when the robbers were still the bad guys and you weren’t a bad parent if you bought a toy pistol for your child)— I spied a beautiful new red car coming down the street. And, OMG! It pulled into my driveway! What is that??? Well, it was my dear Uncle Julie visiting with his newest baby, a 1967 Chevy Camaro.
First introduced in the Fall of 1966 as Chevy’s effort to take some market share from the popular Ford Mustang, the Camaro was built on a new F-body platform rear wheel drive, available as a 2-door, 2+2 seat, hardtop and convertible with a choice of six cylinder and V-8 engines.
Chevrolet produced 220,906 Camaros in 1967, 25,141 of which were convertibles.
How Much things cost in 1967
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.78%
Average Cost of new house $14,250.00
Average Income per year $7,300.00
Average Monthly Rent $125.00
Gas per Gallon 33 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,750.00
Movie Ticket $1.25
Polaroid Camera History$50.00
Parker Pen Set $11.95
The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40 an hour
Popular Films 1966
The Bible: In the Beginning
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Sand Pebbles
A Man For All Seasons
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming