How do I tell what engine a '67 Camaro came with from the factory?

I know the VIN only tells if the car was a 6 or 8 cylinder car. And I don't think the Cowl tag gives any engine information. So how can I tell what size engine the car came with?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Simply put, you can't. Not unless you have original documentation that was supplied with the car either during assembly or delivery, such as the original buyer's order or a factory build sheet. Your assumptions are correct about neither the VIN nor the cowl tag containing any engine info (other than indicating 6 or 8 cylinders). This has been a frustrating fact of life for collectors of first-generation Camaros for years now. Not until 1972 did GM add engine-specific information to the VIN.

    Source(s): Knowledge of vintage Camaros. Also, see for validation.
  • inkjax
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    "car guy" has pretty much summed it up for you . although---knowing the option this car had sometimes gives you a bit more insight on which motor they may have used.. all power options and and a six cylinder would have lower rearend gears. the v8s generaly came with 3.08's. since the car could be ordered with a 230/250 6cylinder or the 327 and the 396 , you have some work ahead of you. multy leaf springs--big block.. orr/s and ss.. single(mono) leaf--small block..and 6 cylinders. confusing, but if you can do the searching and find all the right things, you can probably hit the nail on the head.. there were not alot motors used that were real rare. i was told by a real big camaro nut that 25 percent of the 67's were 6 cylinder cars and 60 percent of the 67's came with 327's if they were v8 cars and the others were a very few 302's (z28's)and big blocks.. for the most part you have 2 realistic choices if this was an original v8 car.. most likely a 327.. i believe in the later model year the 350 was also available for the 67 but there were not alot of those until 68 along with the usless 307.... good luck

    Source(s): 35 years in the car biz
  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    The absolutely free reverse vin check sites generally provide fake information. To get real information, money will have to be paid. The free searches provide fake information so they can get your email address to send spam.

    Stay away from shady reverse vin check sites, most likely you won't get any information after you make the payment. Not to mention you won't get a report and you won't get an answer if you try to call for a refund. Stick with a reputable reverse vin check site like that has been around since 1995.

  • 1 decade ago

    See the link below. It tells how to decode the body tag and the VIN tag.

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