This 1968 Camaro RS/SS is how you do a resto-mod. Totally
stock-looking on the outside, but with the supercharged heart of a
Corvette inside, it's a fantastic blend of a timeless design and
Hugger Orange Camaros are high-profile fun, but this one is somewhat of a wolf in sheep's clothing thanks to the beautiful paint, which is pretty close to the original code D, Grotto Blue. OK, so a Camaro with Z/28 stripes isn't exactly a subtle machine, but the bodywork on this one suggests little more than a nicely restored stock F-body. They obviously focused on getting the bodywork straight, lining everything up nice and straight, and giving it a correct, factory-fresh look, and if not for the flashy wheels, this would easily pass for a restored stocker. The paint is urethane, so it has a great shine, and the white Z/28 stripes add the right amount of aggression. Add in a ducktail spoiler, beautiful chrome bumpers, and a blacked-out SS grille with RS hidden headlamps, and you have an attention-grabbing hardtop that doesn't give away any secrets. Even the badges still say '350.'
The same holds mostly true inside, where it wears a handsome light blue bucket seat interior, and there's no denying that it was a complete slam-dunk for GM stylists. In addition to the new seat covers, this Camaro also offers crisp new door panels and carpets that have the correct weave. There's also a center console framing the famous horseshoe shifter, but if you look closely you'll note that there are four forward gears on the shifter quadrant, not three (more about that in a minute). The dash features a full array of beautiful gauges from Classic Instruments in the original instrument panel, and a fat wood-rimmed Grant GT steering wheel handles the steering duties better than a skinny original ever could. Add in cold A/C, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD stereo radio, power windows, and a tilt column, and you have one of the more luxurious Camaros of the period. Even the trunk is finished with luxurious-looking carpets with matching piping.
But mechanically, this Camaro is an entirely different animal. Pop that cowl-indcution hood and you'll find a thundering 6.0 liter LS-series V8 that's been punched out to 6.8 liters and fitted with a big honking Procharger intercooled supercharger making 8 pounds of boost. Thanks to some careful cutting and fabrication, it bolts right in and looks right, albeit now fed by fuel injection instead of a carburetor. It's a tight fit, but the big horsepower and factory-style reliability are worth the effort, because this sucker is not only ferocious but also docile enough to drive every day. A big aluminum radiator with electric fan keeps it cool and helps the A/C do its job, even in traffic, and overall the installation is quite tidy, almost as if the factory intended to build injected Camaros. The engine is backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission linked to a beefy 12-bolt rear end, so this sucker is built to take the power. The undercarriage is clean, the suspension is upgraded with big Hotchkiss sway bars, and the Flowmaster exhaust sounds awesome. 18-inch Torque Thrust wheels help make the most of the power and carry 225/45/18 front and 265/35/18 rear performance radials.
More than a handful for even modern muscle machines, this Camaro combines the best of the early cars' look with modern technology that improves both performance and efficiency. With that combination, this Camaro is an impressive performer. Call today!