- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 454 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
During the design and initial construction of the Camaro, the car had the name "Panther." The 1965 concept bore the Panther emblem, and it retained the name until just a few weeks before the car debuted. However, Chevy always intended to give its Mustang competitor a "C" name to conform to its Corvette, Chevelle, and Corvair models.
Not all muscle cars were born that way, some were pedestrian 6 cylinder run of the mill cars when they started life. This LeMans Blue Camaro is one of the transformed. Starting life as a 6-cylinder Camaro it now sports a 454ci V8, 4-speed manual, transmission, spoilers, and a cowl induction hood. All the glitz without the fear of driving an original and much easier on the wallet!
A very nicely done color change from Ash Gold to the present LeMans Blue. A white wraparound grille type stripe makes its way rearward as a spear, culminating at the end of the door panels. New SS and 454 clean badging are seen on the front fenders as well as the grille, and rear gas cap. A small but effective rear spoiler is attached in matching blue, and a cowl induction hood has been added to allow the engine to breathe easier. Chrome drip moldings, window surrounds, handles mirrors and brite work is all in very good condition with nary a sign of any pitting, or fading. Period correct American Racing Torque Thrust wheels are on all corners and are wrapped in blackwall rubber for the front and raised white letter rubber for the rear.
The new interior presents cleanly and all black. Front buckets and a rear bench sit above that new carpet with Camaro embroidered floor mats, and all is clean in here. Original dash shows well, and a Hurst shifter sits proudly on top of the hump and between the seats is an aftermarket consolette. Some aftermarket gauges hang from the dash, as well as a column mounted tachometer. An aftermarket AM/FM/cassette stereo is mounted flush into the dash and replaces the factory radio. Headliner is tight, and the trunk has a clean but slightly stained black rubber mat and shows no rust.
A very clean, header added 454ci V8 sits within a restored engine bay. Chromed valve covers and cleaner can be seen and a 750cfm 4bbl carburetor feeds the air and fossils. This mill is attached to a 4-speed Saginaw manual transmission that sends ponies back to a 12-bolt rear axle
Like new exhaust with FlowMaster mufflers, clean tubing is fed via long tube headers. The unibody and floors are painted black and are rust free, as a bonus subframe connectors tie the front and rear of the unibody together. Independent coil springs provide the ride up front while leaf springs give the rear ride. Power disc brakes and power drums are on front and rear, power steering is noted and as per our consignor new brakes, pads, shoes, ball joints, coil springs and shocks have been installed.
I let my partner in crime and muscle car aficionado take the wheel for this ride and I took the passenger seat. With the turn of the key it's a quick starter, and a bit of time to warm up, and we were off to the test track. This car has Jesus bar grabbing acceleration, decent handling, and good brakes. We noticed the heater blower, the wipers, and the radio did not operate. The interior was very nice and smelled new!
A really nice example of the 68 Camaro Coupe, runs great, starts quickly, and can smoke the tires or sit there and win trophies. It doesn't get any better than this “Go-tie” Chevrolet pony car.
23-Camaro 6 Cylinder
37-2 Door Hardtop Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
373811-Sequential Unit Number
01B-2nd Week January
ST 68 12437-1968 Camaro Hardtop Coupe
BDY NOR73807-Norwood Body #
TR 722-Gold Standard Buckets
PNT GG-Ash Gold
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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