1968 Chevrolet Camaro
In 1966 Mustangs were flying out of Ford showrooms, and Chevrolet
needed an answer. After many secret meetings, and covert internal
press events, engineers unveiled the official name for what had
been known up to this point as XP-836. Camaro was the chosen
namesake, and immediately the question became "but what does it
mean?". This question has no official linguistic answer, but as
Chevrolet marketing people would answer "It's an animal that eats
For consignment, a nice slightly modified Chevrolet Camaro from its
second year of offering to the public. Purchased by our consignor
in 2021 from the prior owner who kept it for 28 years, this car has
a nice paint job, a 383ci stroker V8 with paperwork on the build,
and a modern fuse panel. That makes this ride not only a good
looker but also a cooker. Read on and prepare to be impressed.
A very nicely done color change from Island Teal to the present
beautiful silver with dual stripes racing over the hood and
decklid. A few bubbles and flaws are noted in the finish but
nothing to detract from the overall nicety. Leading the way is a
blacked-out egg crate grille that supports a pair of inboard
parking lights and outboard headlights that appear to float in the
sea of black. A mustache thin chrome bumper is below and above is a
reverse scooped hood complete with black painted stripes that show
some misalignment between the hood and header panel. Out back, the
stripes continue on the short trunk lid and race up and over the
small but effective rear spoiler is attached in matching black.
Chrome drip moldings, window surrounds, handles mirrors and brite
work is all in very good condition with nary a sign of any pitting
or fading. Modern 17" Boyd Coddington polished saw blade style
wheels are on all corners and are wrapped in blackwall rubber and
accentuate the awesome stance this car has when viewed from the
Black high back Procar racing bucket front seats covered in vinyl
and cloth and a rear bench seat in its factory black vinyl are in
good condition. Black carpeting covers all floor surfaces and
presents with a pronounced fade to orangish red. A Grant Pro
steering wheel sits atop a tilt column and fronts a deep set silver
gauge cluster on the angled in dash front which is filled with
AutoMeter carbon fiber Ultra-Lite gauges. Dash central holds a
texture black insert which houses the climate control sliders and
an aftermarket AM/FM digital radio. This panel is framed by a
ribbed chrome trimming and has an ashtray hanging below. A black
headliner is tear and blemish free but does present with heavy
sagging throughout. Door panels are black vinyl covered and are
looking good with the exception of the faded black armrests.
Sitting in the middle of the hump is a Hurst Pro-Matic 2 shifter
with a black ball topper.
Under the hood is a gleaming 383ci V8 of which our consignor has
the paperwork for. This mill has aluminum Edelbrock Performer RPM
cylinder heads, an Edelbrock Performer RPM camshaft and a single
Edelbrock 800cfm 4-barrel carburetor feeding it through an
Edelbrock intake. A 3-speed automatic TH350 is on back. Waaay back
is a 10-bolt rear weighing in with a 3.42 ratio and Positraction.
Our consignor notes that he has re-gasketed the engine and
transmission as well as installing a new radiator.
All very clean with an all black finish with only light surface
rust where the paint has chipped off. Very solid down below and
everything appears as it has been well taken care of under here.
Independent coil springs for the front and leaf springs with
traction bars for the rear, and power disc brakes are seen both
fore and aft. Magnaflow provides the exhaust and mufflers which
start with snakelike headers and worms its way rearward, each side
ending just behind the rear tires.
A quick starter, and a bit of time to warm up, and we were off to
the test track. This car has a Jesus bar grabbing acceleration,
decent handling, and good brakes. All functions were working at the
time of this test track tool around, and it is a satisfying car to
With some modifications, a clean engine bay, an updated interior,
and stunning undercarriage this is a goer and a shower. Great
color, nice stripes, blingy wheels and a nice stance and no rust.
That sums it up for this car whose namesake means it eats Mustangs.
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
304328-Sequential Unit Number
08E-5th Week August Build
ST 68 12437-1968 Camaro 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY NOR4390-Norwood Body #
TR 712-Black Standard Vinyl Buckets
PNT FF-Island Teal
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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