1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
In 1966 Mustangs were flying out of Ford showrooms, and Chevrolet needed an answer. After many secret meetings, and covert internal press events, engineers unveiled the official name for what had been known up to this point as XP-836. Camaro was the chosen namesake, and immediately the question became “but what does it mean?”. This question has no official linguistic answer, but as Chevrolet marketing people would answer “It's an animal that eats Mustangs!”
For consignment, a nice slightly modified Chevrolet Camaro from its second year of offering to the public. This car has a very cool, (actually hot!), paint job with ghost flames and a hood fade with more flames to die for.
Leading the way is the RS trim hidden headlight egg crate grille with a reverse scooped hood just above and a chin spoiler below. Some snazzy flames which are full in on the front of the hood begin in purple then fade to a burnt orange as they go rearward on the hood. Nice Viper Blue background provides the foundation for the side ghost flames and all paint is excellent on this rust-free car. Wheel well edge trimmings provide a frame for the deep dish 15-inch rally wheels on all 4 corners. Well preserved chrome is on all the trimmings which include window surrounds, door edges, mirrors, and wipers. On the back we see a small spoiler and rectangular taillights for this first gen iteration. A side view gives you a great view of the awesome stance of this car with its larger rear tires and slightly jacked up suspension. Truly a wild pony car which has those flames licking at the hood and sides.
Black bucket front seats covered in vinyl, and a rear bench seat are in good condition. Black carpeting covers all floor surfaces and just like the seats, headliner and door panels they are virtually new. The original steering wheel frames 2 deep round gauges clusters on the angled in dash front. Attached to the steering column is an aftermarket Autogauge tachometer with a shift light and in the dash center is a wood appliqué panel which houses the climate control sliders and the factory AM/FM radio. This panel is framed by a ribbed chrome trimming and has 2 aftermarket gauges hanging for the bottom of the panel. A black headliner is tear and blemish free. Door panels are new vinyl covering, and pull handles show no cracks or tears. Sitting in the middle of the hump is a Hurst shifter with a T handle.
Under the hood is a gleaming consigner stated 383ci V8. He also notes there is only 500 miles on this gleaming screamer which has all polished bolt ons right down to the headers. This mill has aluminum heads and a single 4-barrel carburetor feeding it. A 4-speed manual Muncie M21 circa 1970 is on back. Waaay back is a 12-bolt rear.
All very clean with no road dirt everything appears as it has been well taken care of under here. Independent coil springs for the front and leaf springs for the rear, and power drum brakes on the front and rear. Flowmaster provides the exhaust and mufflers.
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. All functions were working at the time of this test track tool around, and it is a satisfying car to the eye.
With some modifications, a clean engine bay, new interior, and stunning undercarriage this is a goer and a shower. Great color, excellent flames, nice stance and no rust. That sums it up for this car whose namesake means it eats Mustangs. Flame on!
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
347273-Sequential Unit Number
11D-4th Week November Build
ST 68 12437-1968 Camaro 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY NOR47220-Norwood Body #
TR 712-Black Vinyl Standard Buckets
PNT G2-Ash Gold, Black Vinyl Top
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