The backbone of the old car hobby is not pedigreed cars that cost six figures, but rather the cars that the rest of us drive on weekends and nice days. They may not be perfect, they may not be investments, but they're a lot of fun and make us smile every time we drive them. That's the story on this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, which is simple, affordable fun, and that's what makes it great.
The bright green and white paint scheme gives this early F-body a road race look, and while it isn't quite the same as the original code Z British Green, the 2013 paint job was very thorough. It was never intended to be a show car, so it has a few signs of use, but there's no denying that this car has a ton of eye-appeal. A custom white stripe encircles the nose then streaks back over the hood, roof, and trunk, giving this F-body an aggressive look that's a little different from the usual SS setup. A cowl induction hood was added along the way, so it has the proper high-performance Camaro look and these cars just look incomplete without the traditional ducktail spoiler out back. The chrome and stainless appears to be mostly nice original stuff, and if you want to take it up a level, there are little detail things you could do that are not expensive.
Black buckets are standard Camaro fare, and it appears that almost everything inside this car is original save for the carpets. The seat covers show some age but they're still good to go, and the same is true of the door panels and dash; there's no shame in originality. The headliner was replaced, so it's in good order, and there's a custom green Hurst shifter knob for the 4-speed manual transmission. The factory instrument panel covers speed and fuel level, with a trio of auxiliary gauges under the dash for things like oil pressure, voltage, and temperature. The steering wheel is from a later model but it looks right here, and there's an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the center of the dash that sounds pretty good. The back seat is in excellent condition with few signs of use and the trunk is outfitted with a correct mat and full-sized spare tire with cover.
If you want to have fun in a Camaro, the 400 cubic inch small block V8 here definitely delivers. Rebuilt about 25,000 miles ago, the strong-running small block has performance enhancers like an Edelbrock Victor Jr intake manifold and a Quadrajet carburetor up top, HEI ignition, and ported heads, a combination that was perfected decades ago and works wonderfully here. There's Chevy orange on the block itself, so it looks right sitting in the Camaro's engine bay, and it's surrounded by reasonably correct-looking accessories including a recent alternator, power brake booster and master cylinder, and a few chrome dress-up pieces. A good deep cleaning here would really pay off. Long-tube headers feed a throaty Flowmaster dual exhaust system and you'll note that the floor behind it is quite good. The 4-speed feeds a 10-bolt rear end and it sits on a set of later SS wheels with black centers and recent BFG rubber.
Sometimes you just want a car that works right and looks great without the worries that come with treating it as an investment. Take this Camaro home, get in, and have some fun. Call today!