If you’re looking for the ideal car to hit the cruise nights this summer, what could be better than a rockin’ early Camaro? Sporting a muscle-bound small block, awesome paint, and lots of upgrades, this bright red 1968 Chevrolet Camaro is ready to have fun.
Nobody can argue that the early Camaros, with their smooth looks and minimum of fussy ornamentation, were not awesome-looking cars. Heck, GM itself practically started reproducing the things with the latest generation of F-bodies, but even they don’t quite hold the appeal that cars like this ’68 hardtop do. A good amount of time and effort was invested in making this slick SS hardtop look like it does, and you can instantly tell that this wasn’t built in some guy’s garage. Nice, straight panels and decent fit and finish make it appealing in person and a delight to park in your own garage. Code R Matador Red is this car's original color, so when it was time to repaint it, that's what went on and it looks fantastic. It's also wearing a cowl-induction hood that says 'Muscle Car' on its flanks (as if this could be anything else?) as well as a traditional ducktail spoiler out back. A black strip around the nose is a classic styling touch, and with nice chrome bumpers and two-element taillights, it has a proper high-performance look.
Camaro interiors are always well-designed, and the guts of this hardtop have been freshened without erasing the factory look. Reproduction seat covers were installed a while ago and show some wear, but the durable materials will probably look good for years to come. It's possible that the door panels may very well be nicely preserved originals and soft parts like the carpet, headliner, and dash pad are probably recent. The matching red center console works quite nicely with all the fresh upholstery and you'll note that this car is equipped with factory A/C, which now has modern hardware working behind the scenes. The factory gauges remain in those deeply recessed binnacles, with a tach strapped to the tilt steering column and an auxiliary temperature gauge under the dash, along with the optional gauges on the center console. The original AM radio remains in the dash, the trunk is neatly finished with spatter paint, and it carries a full-sized spare.
That's the original, numbers-matching 327 cubic inch V8 living under the hood, which is always a nice benefit, especially in a '68 which can be notoriously difficult to document. The smooth-running small block offers an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, MSD ignition, as well as a set of satin black dress-up parts that look purposeful. The block itself is painted correct Chevy Orange, and it has been fitted with a modern billet aluminum accessory system with a serpentine belt and new alternator and A/C compressor. A set of long-tube headers dump into a great-sounding exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, while a TH350 3-speed automatic handles gear swaps and feeds a rugged 12-bolt rear end. Body-colored floors, satin black suspension components, and a new gas tank make it look highly detailed underneath, and traction bars are probably a necessity at this point. Fresh Rally wheels wearing recent Toyo radials give it an awesome old-school stance that’s ready to rumble.
Great colors, big power, awesome pedigree, and lots of options. How can you go wrong with a Camaro that does so many things right? Call today!