1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS
- 355ci V8
- 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- Black Over Black
- Super Clean
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“America's other ponycar is high on the 'gotta-have' list.” –Motor Trend, 1967-69 Chevrolet Camaro Buyer's Guide, July 2006
“Anyone who's ever owned a 1967-1969 Camaro will smile when telling you stories about his car--and a look of wistful regret comes over his face when he explains why he had to sell it. For many, the Camaro is the one that got away. Not only was the body style unique, but it came to market with something for everyone: value-minded sixes, mid-level V-8s, and knock-your-socks-off, take-'em-to-the-track small- and big-blocks. This is a big reason why Camaros are now so highly sought and why the legend continues to grow.”
“Bottom Line: One of America's greatest ponycars ever....”
Some 52 years later, the triple-black 1968 Chevrolet Camaro offered here is a beautifully restored and tastefully upgraded example that's still true to the marque's heritage, distinctiveness, and inherent appeal. The car's odometer shows just 12,000 miles since the restoration work.
Beginning under the hood, the Chevrolet performance 350 cubic-inch V8 (bored out .030” to 355 cid) is the star of a spotless engine bay. Chrome valve covers and other visual enhancements to the engine are reflected in mirror-like surfaces incorporated into the underside of the hood. Included in the powerplant's list of upgrades are: 4-bolt main, forged pistons, 10-1 compression, Edelbrock aluminum heads, Dart intake manifold, Holley 750 double-pumper carb, and a Moroso 7-quart oil pan. The power makes its way to the rear wheels by way of a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission with aluminum flywheel, Centerforce clutch and pressure plate, a 3.73 positraction rear differential, and Moser axle. On the basis of the engine work alone, the car could've won its multiple awards, but the rest of the car is executed to the same high standard. The car's undercarriage continues the “spotless” theme and nicely showcases the custom exhaust headers and dual exhaust system. (Be sure to check out the startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site for a sampling of the engine note.)
The car's exterior features high-quality black paint evenly applied and uniformly glossy. There are no dents or dings on the body, and the panel fit and alignment is excellent. A black vinyl top, lower-front-valance and rear-deck-lid spoilers, and a cowl-induction-style hood add visual interest and display the same flawless condition. Chrome trim, “SS” emblems and badging, lighting lenses and cabin glass are all excellent. Rocket 17-inch mag-style, 5-spoke, gray-finish wheels are mounted with Kumho performance tires; both wheels and tires are free of curb rash or other damage.
Inside the car, every surface is free of damage or even signs of abrasion. Horizontally pleated black seat upholstery is well maintained, as is door trim. Black carpeting is protected with “Heartbeat of America” Chevrolet carpet mats. The dashboard is stock and complete with the additions of a steering-column-mounted AutoMeter tachometer and auxiliary water-temperature and oil-pressure gauges mounted below the dash. A replacement wood-rim steering wheel with a blue Chevrolet bowtie emblem center badge is in place, as is a replacement Chevrolet-branded radio in the proper factory location. The 4-speed shifter is mounted on the console, which features wood-veneer trim matching that on the center stack. Door sills show no sign of wear from inattentive passengers dragging their feet upon entry.
We expect and invite in-person inspection of this beautiful, collectible '68 Camaro SS. We ask only that you call or email us for an appointment in advance so that we can devote our full attention to you during your visit. Meanwhile, the more than 160 high-definition photographs of the car and the short walk-around-and-startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully represent the car's condition, but feel free to call or email with any questions.
Motor Trend concluded their buyers-guide take on the early Camaros this way: “Whether it's love of the look of the first-generation F-car, ... or the desire to have something to take to the Burger Biggie on cruise night, the 1967-1969 Camaro is one of the most popular muscle/ponycars out there. Don't let it get away this time.”
We agree, especially with that last line.