1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396/375 Convertible
Rare RPO L78 Convertible Example | NHRA Record Holder as the “Batcar”
In April 1967, Dave Conner went to Mahlon Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, and placed an order for a new Camaro Convertible destined for fame as a Super Stock drag racer.
In 1968, Conner’s Camaro appeared at Raceway Park in New Jersey wearing a new “Batcar” livery inspired by the Batman franchise’s distinctive color scheme. In the current owner’s care, it was carefully restored to showroom condition, preserving original details where possible, including the original gold upholstery. Since 1967, this Camaro has covered just over 1,500 miles – the majority accrued a quarter mile at a time.
Of the 1,138 L78 Camaros built for 1967, it is estimated that fewer than 150 were Convertibles. Today, just 27 examples are known to survive; far fewer retain their original, matching-numbers engine. Even among this extremely rare breed of Chevrolet muscle cars, few compare with the Batcar – a big-block Camaro with a rich history, competition pedigree, and presentation that is sure to impress the most discerning collector.