Sometimes it's best to stick with what works. Why reinvent the
wheel? The F-body was perfected decades ago, and as this 1968
Camaro hardtop clearly shows, doing it the right way delivers a car
that's fast, fun, and reliable, and the early Camaro look will
never go out of style.
Finished in sizzling bright Matador Red, this SS coupe needs to be fast because it certainly looks the part. It was originally code Z British Green, which was that year's most subtle color, but the shade it now wears is a lot more effective in advertising its performance credentials. The work was done a few years ago, so it's no longer show quality, but there's no shame in great drivers that look good and work well. And honestly, few cars look better in bright colors than an early Camaro, especially with those white SS stripes that wrap around the nose and trail back towards the rear of the car. A black SS grille, a few well-placed SS badges, and the ubiquitous Chevy performance details like the chin and ducktail spoilers give it a look that screams "high performance" in virtually every language. We'll also admit that we're suckers for the stock hood with the chrome velocity stack inserts, which add detail that really dresses up the F-body shape.
Camaro buckets with upgraded gray cloth seat covers were fitted inside, flanking a big T-handle shifter, so it has an all-business look. There's a very mild resto-mod vibe inside, with an Autogauge tach on the steering column and auxiliary gauges underneath for monitoring oil pressure, amperage, and coolant temperatures. Red carpets work well with the gray seat covers, which are piped in burgundy vinyl in a way that looks very upscale and they're a lot more comfortable now. Custom door panels were created to match, and wear complementary "Heartbeat of America" embroidery that looks great. For updated sounds, they slid a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo head unit into the dash, and under the deck lid, you'll find a neatly finished trunk with spatter paint and no signs of rot.
Like most early Camaros, this one carries reliable small block V8 power, a 350 cubic incher in this case. As with most of its siblings, it's a strong runner with a fat torque curve, all of which comes from the right choice of equipment. Intake duties are handled by a Holley carburetor and matching intake manifold, and it's all lit up by a Mallory ignition system. Long tube headers and a snarky dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers gives it a potent growl, and you'll note that it carries a heavy-duty TH350 3-speed automatic, so it's up for just about anything. Other upgrades include subframe connectors to reinforce the body tub and a set of traction bars on the 12-bolt rear end to plant the horsepower as effectively as possible. Nobody can claim this car wasn't built for combat. It also looks ready to rock, with classic Torque Thrust wheels and fat BFG radials.
If it's attention you crave, this Camaro delivers. Fortunately, it also delivers a great driving experience and performance that will make you grin like an escaped convict. Call today!