1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS
Highly Optioned SS/RS
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
- 396ci V8
- 325 Horsepower
- Automatic Transmission
- Factory Air Conditioning
- Rare Factory Optioned Center Console Volume Controls
- Original Window Sticker
- Original Protect-O-Plate and Service Book
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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....”
Offered here in Butternut Yellow over black vinyl (under a black vinyl roof) is a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe, a beautifully maintained, survivor example that's still true to the marque's heritage, distinctiveness, and inherent appeal. Delivered new at Harvey Chevrolet of Radford, Virginia, the car's odometer currently shows 90,095 miles, just 700 miles per-year on average. The Camaro's factory window sticker and a copy of the car's build sheet together listing all standard and optional equipment—and documenting the car as a true, highly optioned “SS”—are included in the sale and can be viewed in the accompanying gallery.
The car's exterior, factory-applied Butternut Yellow paint has been well-maintained and displays excellent gloss and color across the entire car. There are no dents or dings on the body, and the panel fit and alignment is excellent. The black vinyl top, lower-front-valance and rear-deck-lid spoilers, and “ice tray” hood add visual interest and display the same flawless condition. The blacked-out front grille with hidden headlights and front horizontal black rally stripe are like-new. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) All chrome trim, “SS” emblems and all other badging (including the ”396” front-fender emblems), lighting lenses and cabin glass are all excellent. Original silver-painted steel rally wheels (with “Chevrolet Motor Division” hubcaps and chrome trim rings) are mounted with period-correct, thin-red-stripe 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 vinyl seat upholstery has been extremely well-maintained, as has the door trim. Black carpeting is protected with Camaro-branded rubber floor mats. The woodgrain-trimmed dashboard is stock and complete with no modifications or added equipment. The factory-optioned, 3-spoke, brushed-metal trimmed sport steering wheel with a red-white-and-blue-trimmed bowtie emblem center badge is in place, as is the original AM-FM radio. The full complement of gauges—including the 120-mph speedometer and 5,500-rpm-redline tachometer as well as four engine-monitoring gauges forward on the center console—are correctly in place. The grab-handle-style shifter for the automatic transmission is mounted on the console, which features wood-veneer trim matching that on the center stack. Optional (and very rare) factory-optioned stereo controls are on the console to the rear of the shifter. Other factory options included air conditioning, power steering, and power disc brakes. Door sills show no sign of wear from inattentive passengers dragging their feet upon entry. The car's trunk is correctly appointed and spotless.
Under the hood, the Chevrolet performance 396-cubic-inch V8, wearing its correct Chevy-orange engine-block paint, is the star of a spotless engine bay. Chrome valve covers are in. place and an open-sided chrome air cleaner assembly includes the proper factory-mounted crossed-flags with “396 Turbo Jet 325-HP” sticker. All components are pristine and display their correct original finishes. The car's undercarriage continues the “spotless” theme and nicely showcases the dual exhaust system. (Be sure to check out the startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site for a sampling of the engine note.) The chassis is complete, straight, and free of damage.
The Camaro's original identification, build and information tags and stickers remain mounted.
While the more than 160 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '68 Camaro RS/SS in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have 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 completely, especially with that last line.