1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Coupe
RS in Camaro speak stands for Rally Sport which is available on all
trim levels. It includes hidden headlights, and reverse lights
below the bumper, as well as other trim options that could be had.
It was basically an appearance package, although you could have an
RS/SS package which included a more powerful engine and the
trimmings of an RS.
For consignment an RS coupe that was resprayed about 15 years ago
and still retains its sparkle. A rebuilt 327ci engine bored .030
over, period correct traction bars, and the houndstooth inserts for
the chairs, welcome back to 1968.
Blue is the new addition to this otherwise original badging,
brightwork, bumpers, and top. Some overspray/orange peel is noted
on the doors below the belt line but otherwise presents nicely.
Silver stripes run the length and add plenty of Sport to the rally
option. RS option hidden headlights are functioning and are fairly
well aligned with the grille. Stock Chevrolet Motor Company rally
wheel trim and hubcaps are framed by Goodrich radial Invicta black
wall tires all around. The RS gas cap is planted firmly in the
center of the rear panel. Also seen are nicely preserved and shiny
trimmings around the wheel wells and rockers.
Houndstooth broadcloth inserts are surrounded by smooth black vinyl
bolsters for these throwback seats which are very groovy looking. A
center console races through the seats and up to the dash. Included
within this console is a storage box, and airplane throttle like
gear shift lever. The console also has wood applique on the top.
This wood works its way upward to where the radio and temp sliders
are located in the center of the dash. Prior to getting up to the
radio, is a trio of aftermarket gauges mounted in the "crease" and
these are in a chromed panel. Deep round angled analog gauges
create the gauge cluster in front of a padded smaller rally
steering wheel with a tachometer attached to the column. A matching
houndstooth insert motif bench seat in the rear completes the
seating arrangement. All seats are in very good condition. Black
carpet in good clean condition is on the bottom and a nice tight
headliner in light gray is up top.
A GM orange/red block and intake manifold has shiny chromed valve
covers and a chromed air cleaner holder atop and is showing a
correct 327ci V8 form. The consignor states that during the rebuild
a .030 overbore was snuck in. This engine has a 4-barrel Edelbrock
carburetor on top, and fossils go through an Edelbrock intake
manifold. A 2-speed correct Powerglide automatic transmission is
behind this mill and it throws power rearward to a 10-bolt 3.08
posi rear axle. Very nice presentation under this hood for this RS
with headers and plenty of engine bling to show off when you look
Underside is fully restored, and no rust is present. Drum brakes
are all around and a dual Flowmaster exhaust system is seen all in
good condition. Independent coil springs for the front and leaf
springs with period correct traction bars are on back. Looking all
good underneath, just like the topside.
A good driver, quick starter, smooth shifter, and some good grabby
brakes. The car rode smoothly, and the interior was spacious. When
it started it came to like with a mighty roar, and the sound out of
this car's exhaust is exhilarating. The horn was a bit lesser as it
did not work.
A 1st generation pony car, completely restored, with an RS option
package. All surfaces interior and exterior are good to go, and in
good working condition. Noteworthy is that the correct drivetrain
is intact. A check back in time reveals that all advertising money
went into the SS. Hence a beautiful option RS was somewhat ignored,
creating a lesser seen Camaro and seen right here at Classic Auto
Mall. This Camaro has it all...
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
303353-Sequential Unit Number
08E-5th Week August Build
ST 68 12437-1968 Camaro 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY NOR3539-Norwood Body #
TR 749-Black Houndstooth
PNT LL-Teal Blue
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