For Sale: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin


Vehicle Description

All vehicle trades considered, including classics and performance. Here is a gorgeous 1968 Z/28 Camaro that is one of the nicest looking I've seen. It has been through a lot of recent restoration work including new paint and a rebuilt 302ci motor with less than 500 miles. It runs and drives as good as it looks, but there is so much more to tell. Built in May 1968, this rust-free car remained in Colorado until 2015. After spending its initial years on the road, it then found its way to the race track. The original engine was a casualty of this lifestyle, as was the transmission. So too were a few parts typically removed for lighter weight, such as the bumpers, radio, heater, and dash pad. But in 1978 it began the journey back to street duty. Missing parts were replaced (receipts included), and a new 350ci short block was purchased from Luby Chevrolet on 11-13-78. Of course a 350 seems sacrilegious now, but it made sense back then. After going through an inspection on 4-19-79, it was returned to the street. The car spent the next 24 years and 60,000 miles living a quieter life. Along with general maintenance, it was repainted brown and had a power steering conversion. Then in 2003 it was purchased by its last owner who spent the next twelve years restoring the car to its present state. Which brings us to today. As mentioned, this is a rust-free Z/28 that also looks great from underneath. It has a nice straight body that was stripped and repainted in 2014. The quarter panels were replaced and a cowl hood installed (while not an option in 1968, it really adds to the car's look). The pearl metallic blue paint is beautiful day or night. The trim and moldings were all reconditioned for a nice shine. It also has new 15" Rally wheels, center caps, and trim rings along with BF Goodrich tires. The motor is now a 302ci setup that was professionally rebuilt and balanced in April 2015. The block was overbored 0.030" and received Racetec 1000760 domed pistons with file fit rings. A Comp Cams 12-210-2 hydraulic camshaft was used for good, reliable street driving. Cylinder heads are the correct 3917291 castings from 1968 and have hardened valve seats. The aluminum high rise intake is topped by a Holley 750cfm carb with electric choke. The transmission is a correct 1968 Muncie M21, and the 3894860 12-bolt rear end houses an Eaton positraction setup with 3.73 gears. There are many new suspension, brake, and steering components throughout, contributing to a safe and comfortable ride without any squeaks or rattles. Body mount bushings have also been replaced. Much of the original code 711 Ivory/Black custom interior has been replaced in kind, maintaining the black carpet, dash, and steering wheel along with ivory seats and door panels. The shoulder belts and passenger grab handle remain in place, and the N30 steering wheel appears original to the car. The gauges, wipers, and heater all work properly. There is also an aftermarket stereo that sounds nice. Now with any first generation Z/28 Camaro there are always questions of authenticity. The following appear original and are unique to the 1968 Z/28: - Radiator: UH-code 3-core 21" - Tachometer: 6k redline / 7k range - Glove box decal: E70x15 tires - Rear springs: 4-leaf assemblies Further, the following are also present and required for a 1968 Z/28: - VIN staring with 12437 - Front power disc brakes with proportioning valve - Factory stamped holes in the left frame rail (for dual exhaust hanger) - 5-blade fan with clutch - Deep groove pulleys (except power steering) - Speedometer cable routed to right of steering column Finally there are also the correct rear bumper guards and 3/8" fuel line, and of course the fender badges. There are also many receipts from the last 40 years, some of which refer to the car as "Camaro Z28". This iconic Camaro is one of the most desirable cars from the 1960's. In addition, it really is a sharp car with a great ride and nice power. All the hard work has been done, saving all the good stuff for you.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-920013
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Camaro Z28
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:25040
  • Stock Number:1385
  • Trim Level:Z/28
  • VIN:124378N438427
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive