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1968 Chevrolet Camaro

General Overview

The 1968 Camaro was almost visually identical to the ’67, with the exception of new front and rear side marker lights and vent-less door glass.

What really made the ’68 Camaro stand out was big engines, upgraded suspension, and special equipment features.

The popularity of the Z/28 package started to climb based on its first-year racing reputation of winning 10 out of the 13 races in the Trans-Am series. Chevrolet wasn’t sure if they wanted to market the option strictly for racing or to the public, but output climbed to 7,199 cars.

The RS package included numerous cosmetic changes including a blacked-out grille with hidden headlights, revised parking and taillights, upgraded interior trim, and RS badging.

The SS package contained a modified 350 V8 with an available 396 producing 325hp, and a 375hp version, along with simulated air intakes on the hood, special bumble bee striping, and a blacked-out grille. It was possible to order a RS/SS.

The Z/28 was once again available to the public as a full-pledged racer with no A/C or an automatic transmission available. Engine, suspension, and tranny were all built up. This was the real deal.

In 1968 the Z/28 Camaro dominated all Motorsport arenas winning the SCCA Trans Am series and NHRA Super Stock World Championship title thanks to the Penske racing team (SCCA) and Jenkins Strickler racing team (NHRA).

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Performance

Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
396ci/375hp 14.1 sec @ 99 mph Popular Hot Rod
396ci/325hp 6.6 sec 15.0 sec @ 94 mph
302ci/290hp 5.5 sec 13.8 sec @ 107 mph Hi Performance Cars 1968

Drivetrain

Available Engines:
Std. I-6 230ci 1x1bbl 140 hp 220 lb-ft
L22 I-6 250ci 1x1bbl 155 hp 235 lb-ft
Z/28 302ci 1x4bbl 290 hp 290 lb-ft
L30 327ci 1x4bbl 275 hp 355 lb-ft
Std. V8 327ci 1x2bbl 210 hp 320 lb-ft
L48 350ci 1x4bbl 295 hp 380 lb-ft
L78 396ci 1x4bbl 375 hp 415 lb-ft
L35 396ci 1x4bbl 325 hp 410 lb-ft
L34 396ci 1x4bbl 350 hp 415 lb-ft
L72 427ci 1x4bbl 425 hp 460 lb-ft
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-speed manual; shift lever is column-mounted unless floor-mount is specified.
  • Special 3-speed manual (available with SS 350 only)
  • 4-speed manual
  • Powerglide automatic
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic 3-speed Automatic

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Tuxedo Black
  • Ermine White
  • Grotto Blue
  • Fathom Blue
  • Island Teal
  • Ash Gold
  • Grecian Green
  • Tripoli Turquoise
  • Teal Blue
  • Cordovan Maroon
  • Seafrost Green
  • Matador Red
  • Palomino Ivory
  • Sequoia Green
  • Butternut Yellow

Factory Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Gold
  • Parchment/Black
  • Ivory/Black
  • Black Houndstooth
  • Ivory Houndstooth
  • Turquoise

Production Numbers

  • Sport Coupe
    Total productions 176,813
  • Sport Coupe Convertible
    Total productions 20,440
  • RS
    Total productions 64,842
  • Z/28
    Total productions 7,199
  • SS
    Total productions 34,411

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