Classic Car Overview
Even at this price, this dialed-in 1968 Chevrolet Camaro has to be considered a bargain. Restoring a matching-numbers car to this level takes serious dollars, and they didnt stray far from the factory specs while doing it. Combined with a great color combination and expert detailing, youll quickly see that this is a car thats worth every penny of the asking price. In 1968, the guy buying this sleek high-performance Camaro was sure about what he wanted. Code NN Cordovan Maroon paint gives it a subtle look, but he specified the Bumble-Bee hood stripe in white, arguably the best look for these early cars. He checked off the option boxes for a super-rare L30 327/275HP V8, a Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission, along with a 12-bolt rear end - and if you follow the Camaro model at all, you know how incredibly special that drivetrain is for a non-SS or non-Z/28 Camaro. It was restored to those same specifications a few years back and was so unique that it landed in the pages of the Camaro Enthusiasts publication. The paint is deep and rich, the stripe is crisply rendered and buried under clear, and it retains things like the factory hood and no ducktail spoiler, so it has a rather unique look thats very attractive. It was restored for show and still presents like a top driver-quality car, although as youd expect there are now a few minor signs of use. Nothing serious, mind you, but this is a car thats going to get a lot of respect when you roll into the next cruise night. Complementing the dark burgundy paint is the code 712 black standard bucket seat interior, which is also correct for this car. There were seat covers, door panels, and carpets replaced at the time of restoration and theyre holding up rather well thanks to quality materials and workmanship. In fact, the seatbelts are actually original, which should give you a good idea of how nice this car was before the work even started. The stock gauges ahead of the driver are still in place and work as they should, but because this car came so bare from the factory, a trio of auxiliary units under the dash keep a closer eye on the engines vitals. A correct 3-spoke steering wheel is in place and feels great in the hands of the driver, but the best part of the cabin is just a short reach away the 8-ball topped floor shifter that manages the 4-speed below. This car was built to be quick and agile, and to that end, theres no better match than a Muncie. A taut headliner above adds a nice finishing touch and the trunk is outfitted with a new mat, spare hub cap, and original jack set. That is the original, numbers-matching L30 327 cubic inch V8 under the hood, and I have to admit that Ive never seen one in a 68 Camaro before. Running great and standing at attention at all times, it makes a rather substantial 275 horsepower in factory trim, but the torque is what moves this F-body. Neat detailing and minimal overall use provide an engine bay thats show-off worthy, with Chevy Orange paint on the block and valve covers, and a proper blacked-out snorkeled air cleaner up top. And its so 100% GM that even the factory smog equipment is still place. Now when was the last time you saw that on a 1st generation Camaro? There are no power options, because this 68 is all about the powerful small block thats under the nose, and the quick-shifting, numbers-matching Muncie 4-speed manual doesnt even flinch with all the torque churning through it. And if youre perplexed why a 12-bolt is in a factory 327 V8 car, you should be, because the factory only put them in these rare L30 cars that are so rarely seen. The chassis is detailed with burgundy spray-coating on the floors, new shocks, and a fresh gas tank out back, just behind the chambered mufflers of the dual exhaust. Dark burgundy steel wheels are adorned with dog-dish Bowtie hubcaps and wrapped in white-letter 235/60/14 Cooper Cobra radials that finish off this killer Camaro perfectly. Beautifully restored and expertly maintained since it was completed, this is an extremely rare and high-quality Camaro with a bulletproof pedigree. Call today!