1968 Chevrolet Camaro Motion

Volo, IL 60073
United States

1968 Chevrolet
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Category  Classic Cars

Ultra rare Motion Performance 427, 1/4 mile record holder and it took a bullet from the police after a street race! It has lived a wild past. Today it is a meticulously restored, heavily documented piece of muscle car history.

History: Barry Maskery worked for GM and participated in the R&D of the Mark IV big block engine. Barry wanted a 427 and it was unavailable even to him, so he ordered this L-78 396-375 hp SS Camaro with a Rock Crusher 4-speed and a 4.88 posi. He then drove it to .....
Motion Engineering and had it upgraded with a 427-425 hp long block. He stayed at his aunt's house nearby while the car was being modified. Barry went on to race it on a regular basis and the car earned a reputation of being a street bruiser. On May 9th, 1969, Barry set a track record of 10.45! (We have a copy of the certificate) That's fast, even by today's standards. On July 4th, 1976, Barry won King of the Hill in the very competitive Bracket 1 racing. (We have newspaper article). Barry is alive and well, we have contact with him.

The 2nd owner won a lot of money racing on the street. He recalls one night beating a 1970 Hemi Cuda and the police set up a blockade at the end of the street. The Cuda stopped, but he blew past the blockade in the Camaro and the cops tried shooting his tires and bullet went through the 1/4 panel!

More recently the car went through a nut and bolt rotisserie restoration to new condition. This rare piece of muscle car history could be the center piece of any collection!

EXTERIOR: The fit and finish is amazing. The sheet metal is perfectly aligned and straight. It has the fiberglass stinger hood and spoilers. Repainted its original Tuxedo Black without a vinyl top. The finish is better than the day it left the factory. Every piece of chrome and trim has been restored or replaced, it has optional bumper guards. Every weather strip and seal has been replaced; glass is crystal clear. Correct T-3 headlights. It's sitting on a set of chrome 15 inch Cragers, obviously wider in back and they're wearing Mickey Thompson tires.

INTERIOR: Restored like brand new and it a factory born deluxe interior with factory gauges, console, tilt wheel and an extremely rare AM-FM multiplex stereo system. A deluxe interior includes molded door panels, upgraded upholstery, wood grain trim and trim around the pedals. It also has a vintage Stewart Warner oil pressure gauge below the dash. From carpet to headliner, it is in excellent condition.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The car was ordered with the biggest engine possible: 396-375 hp L-78. It was then taken to Motion Engineering for the 427 long block upgrade which makes 425 hp. It is an authentic, properly dated CE block. Original square port heads and matched GM aluminum intake, correct Holley dual feed carburetor and it is dressed in Motion valve covers. Completely rebuilt and Dyno tuned, a spec sheet is included. Factory spec Crane solid lifter cam, roller timing chain and a set of headers. Correct 4 core radiator, reproduction hoses and clamps. Proper deep groove pulleys. Delco battery topper and spring clamp cables. It is detailed to authentic condition.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Under the trunk lid and the jamb is painted gloss black. Inside is perfectly clean metal with a neat spatter finish. It is complete with a restored rim, reproduction red line tire and complete jack assembly. The trunk mat and weather strip were replaced. It also has optional trunk lamp.

UNDERSIDE: Body off frame restored, every component was removed. Rust free, clean floors were painted a smooth satin black. Everything was put back together with new or rebuilt authentic parts. All the steering and suspension was redone, it even has correct spiral shocks. The entire brake system was redone, disc in front and drum in back. Replaced lines, e-brake cables etc. Fuel system was replaced. It was upgraded with a fatter exhaust, h-pipe and Flowmaster mufflers. Looking up at the motor it's clean Chevy orange with a correct starter. Correct M-22 "rock crusher" Muncie 4-speed with a Hurst linkage. Correct 12 bolt rear with special ordered 4.88 gears! Obviously, gas mileage was not the goal.

SERVICE: We inspected the car and replaced a few bulbs, lubed the speedometer cable and replaced the trunk lid springs.

Motion Camaros are extremely rare and very difficult to document. This is one of the best documented examples in existence. It has 4 binders of documentation. GM of Canada doc showing how it was sold new, letter from original owner of whom we are still in contact with, owner history and their stories, restoration receipts and photos. This Camaro exemplifies what the muscle car era was all about!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail. **These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car, make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded, and you will be given a 1 year membership.

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Power disc brakes
M22 rock crusher
4.88 Posi
Deluxe interior
Factory gauges
Multiplex Am-Fm stereo
Tilt wheel
Lamp group
Stinger hood
Cragar wheels
Bumper guards

Volo IL 60073
United States
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