Camaros remain perennial favorites and this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro hardtop has a lot going for it that will make it a hit at the next cruise night. There's a sweet-running, built-up 350 V8 up front with an easy-to-drive automatic behind it, a few choice options, an awesome stance, and a fantastic color combination that is sure to attract a ton of attention.
There's just no way to make a 1968 Camaro look bad, but dressed in a very shiny coat of black with silver Z/28-style stripes, this .....
one takes on an entirely different attitude. In a sea of Hugger Orange and Red cars, this one will definitely stand out, and the solid driver-quality workmanship is good enough to stand up to fairly intense scrutiny. It's two-stage urethane, so there's a durable shine that'll look great for years to come simply by washing and waxing it on weekends and they obviously invested the time needed to make a black car look its best. A chin spoiler and cowl induction hood combination always looks cool without disrupting the smooth, low-key look, and there's a ducktail spoiler out back along with a blacked-out gas cap, so the rear is as interesting as the front. Bright chrome bumpers glitter against the black paint, while bright rocker panel trim and 'Camaro' and '327' badges have been installed as needed to give it an authentic look.
The black bucket seat interior was probably restored about the same time as the bodywork and uses reproduction seat covers, correct door panels, and black carpets with the proper weave to give it a very OEM look. The driver's seat shows some very minor signs of use and the carpet is slightly color-faded in the higher traffic areas, but there's nothing here that will stop you from getting in and enjoying the car right away. The TH400 3-speed automatic transmission is managed by the ultra-cool horseshoe shifter inside a factory center console adorned with woodgrain applique, a leather-rimmed billet steering wheel was added atop a polished tilt column to add flash, and all the factory gauges were replaced AutoMeter digital/analog gauges with carbon fiber inlays that look super racy. That refreshed gauge layout now includes a tachometer and four auxiliary gauges that keep an eye on the engine under the hood, which is probably not a bad idea when you're dealing with big horsepower. There's also an updated Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the center of the dash, a set of seatbelts up front, and the back seat looks practically untouched. The trunk is bare, but sometimes that's a good thing because there's nothing to hide here, just correct spatter-finish paint and no signs of a former life in the rust belt, which is always reassuring on an F-body.
The built 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood has been pumped up with performance goodies, making it the ideal dancing partner for this lightweight 1st generation Camaro. It's plenty potent, with Brodix aluminum heads, a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor, and an aluminum air-gap intake up top all adding power, an HEI ignition and modern alternator provide immediate spark, and long-tube headers at the flanks help the small block breathe. A front-runner kit drives all the accessories, organized by custom billet pulleys and brackets, while the chrome valve covers and mini air cleaner dress the block up and help it pop from the blacked-out engine bay. Power steering and power front disc brakes ensure a great ride every time out, while the H-pipe dual exhaust bellows threw a set of throaty Flowmaster mufflers that sound great. The TH400 3-speed automatic transmission feeds a 10-bolt rear end, making for a sturdy powertrain combination and monoleaf springs out back help with ride quality and handling at the same time. Staggered Boyd Coddington wheels look right on any early Camaro and carry 215/45/18 front and 27535/20 rear performance rubber that tucks under the fenders just right.
Cars like this Camaro make up the backbone of the hobby, totally usable for show-or-go and never out of place when car guys are around. Call today!