396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
12-bolt rear axle / Eaton posi-traction differential / 3.08 Richmond gears
Correct Seafrost paint / Correct Black vinyl roof
Correct Standard Black interior
Factory air conditioning
Factory power steering
Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
14-inch Rally Wheels
Sale includes four Cragar S/S wheels complete with mounted tires
Like any longstanding nameplate that's fortunate enough to enjoy a rabid fanbase, the Camaro is equated with quite a few amusing stereotypes. High among those judgments is the common theme of loud pipes, loud paint and loud owners. While some enthusiasts fully embrace that mindset, others focus on the innate negativity associated with each of those attributes. That's why it's always nice to find a car like this awesome F1 Super Sport. Dressed in subdued Seafrost paint and pliable Black vinyl, it's certainly classy enough to fly under the radar. Sporting a tweaked 396/4-speed drivetrain, it's the kind of car that walks softly and carries a big stick. And, well, you can decide if you want to be a loud owner. If you're looking to slide behind the wheel of a vintage panther, but don't really want look-at–me paint, polarizing Rally Stripes and earth-shaking acoustics, here's a well done Super Sport that puts the "class" back in classic!
Conducted sometime prior to 2004, this Chevy's detailed restoration began with massaging the car's rock-solid body in to better-than-new condition. When that shell was smooth and aligned, correct Seafrost base was accented with thick and glossy clear. When that pigment was dried and buffed, a black Super Sport stripe was complemented with traditional black rockers and a familiar black valance. And today, this coupe rolls as one top-notch cruiser that's ready to turn heads and win trophies!
Thanks to the variety of factory options available for the 1968 model year, this Camaro features a nice mix of common traits that work extremely well together. At the front of the car, a traditional Rally Sport grille centers a classy "SS" emblem above a bright bumper and familiar Rally Sport parking lamps. Above that grille, a "Camaro" branded header leads the eye to a requisite Super Sport hood. Behind that hood, tinted glass sits inside stainless wipers, straight stainless frames and a correct vinyl roof that was installed by our own RKM Performance Center. At the sides of that glass, a sculpted profile floats correct mirrors, correct door handles and correct marker lamps around bright wheel trim, deluxe rocker trim and appropriate fender badging. And at the back of the car, monochromatic Rally Sport taillights illuminate Rally Sport reverse lamps, an "SS" branded fuel cap, a D80 decklid spoiler and a second bright bumper.
Lift this F1's chrome-trimmed hood and you'll find a date-correct, 396 cubic inch Chevrolet big block wedged inside a Satin Black engine bay that's detailed all the way down to its fresh decals and reproduction paint marks. Power originates when wind whips from a polished air cleaner in to a 670cfm Holley Street Avenger, which is anchored between stainless fluid lines and an aluminum Chevrolet Performance intake. That air/fuel mixture travels to factory-spec heads, which ride under polished valve covers. Sparks get sequenced from an MSD Pro-Billet distributor to loomed Packard TV R Suppression cables. Spent gases roar through aluminized pipes via fully restored exhaust manifolds. Charge comes courtesy of a fresh alternator, which spins between a 5-blade pulley fan, factory power steering and a familiar Frigidaire compressor. A lightweight aluminum radiator provides cooling. And details like a fresh brake booster, Harrison AC components and a Delco Energizer battery create a clean and purposeful appearance.
Park this Chevy on a lift and you'll find solid floors that provide a fitting backdrop for first-rate hardware. Behind the buff big block, a 1969 Muncie 4-speed utilizes a high quality Hayes clutch to twist power through an Eaton posi-traction differential and 3.08 Richmond gears. Beneath that drivetrain, a tagged and rebuilt suspension employs factory power steering and a sturdy rear sway bar. Stops come courtesy of power-assisted discs and drums. Charred dinosaurs travel the aforementioned pipes to a factory replacement muffler that, like the car's top, was installed by our own RKM Performance Center. And torque meets the pavement through 14-inch Rally Wheels, which turn F70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport redlines.
During this Camaro's thorough restoration, a simple and purposeful interior was equipped with a few carefully chosen amenities and wrapped in quality Dynamat insulation. Correct trim abounds, with Standard door panels and Standard bench and bucket seats framing a factory-spec console that's complete with a familiar Hurst shifter and 4-pack accessory gauges. Above that console, a stylish dash hangs factory air conditioning next to a digitally tuned radio that makes good use of two rear-mounted speakers. Below that console, durable, bowtie-branded floor mats protect fresh, color-keyed carpet. In front of the driver, a classy Walnut steering wheel laps a tilting column. And behind the passengers, a restored and matted trunk hides a space saver spare tire beneath fresh decklid decals.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES
A vintage marketing brochure
A vintage Owner's Manual
Vintage factory literature
Miscellaneous service records
Four Cragar S/S wheels complete with mounted tires
Always remember: it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for, and that goes double for this classy Chevy. With its beefy big block, enhanced driveline and tasteful aesthetics, this coupe combines excellent performance with great drivability and classic American appeal. And with a starting price just south of $60K, it'll be gone in no time. So, what are you waiting for? Claim this clean Camaro and experience the true meaning of the marque: great muscle that backs up great looks!