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1968 Chevrolet Camaro
the 1968 Camaro SS, dedicated to the "fun crowd."

1968 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1968 Chevrolet Camaro was virtually unchanged as it entered its second year of production, although a close inspection would reveal the addition of new front and rear side marker lights and vent less door glass. Chevrolet described cars equipped with the optional Rally Sport package as "a more glamorous version" of the Camaro. Chevrolet boasted that the 1968 Camaro SS was dedicated to the "fun crowd." The sales catalog said it was "a husky performer and looks it." Big engines, upgraded suspension and special equipment features made this model stand out.

The popularity of Camaro Z/28 Special Performance package started to climb based on the car's first year racing reputation. The Z/28s were common in the Trans-Am winner's circle that season, winning 10 of the 13 races.Chevrolet wasn't sure if it wanted to market the option strictly for racing or to the public. Output climbed to 7,199 cars, making it clear that a decision had been made.

 

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Production and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Camaro Series 23 - Six-Cyl
23 37 2d Cpe $2,565 3,040 lbs Note 2
23 67 2d Conv $2,802 3,160 lbs Note 3
Camaro Series 24 - V-8
24 37 2d Cpe $2,670 3,050 lbs Note 2
24 67 2d Conv $2,908 3,295 lbs Note 3
Camaro Rally Sport Series 23 - Six-Cyl
23 37 2d Cpe $2,670 Not Available Note 4
23 67 2d Conv $2,907 Not Available Note 4
Camaro Rally Sport Series 24 - V-8
24 37 2d Cpe $2,775 Not Available Note 4
24 67 2d Conv $3,013 Not Available Note 4
Camaro SS Series 24 + Z27 - RPO L48 "Turbo-Fire 350" V-8/ 3-Speed Manual Transmission
24 37 2d Cpe $2,881 Not Available Note 5
24 67 2d Conv $3,119 Not Available Note 5
Camaro SS Series 24 + Z27 - RPO L35 "Turbo-Jet 396" V-8/ 3-Speed Manual Transmission
24 37 2d Cpe $2,933 Not Available Note 5
24 67 2d Conv $3,171 Not Available Note 5
Camaro SS Series 24 + Z27 - RPO L34 "Turbo-Jet 396" V-8/ 3-Speed Manual Transmission
24 37 2d Cpe $3,039 Not Available Note 5
24 67 2d Conv $3,277 Not Available Note 5
Camaro SS Series 24 + Z27 - RPO L78 "Turbo-Jet 396" V-8/ 3-Speed Manual Transmission
24 37 2d Cpe $3,170 Not Available Note 5
24 67 2d Conv $3,408 Not Available Note 5
Camaro SS Series 24 + Z27 - RPO L78/L89 "Turbo-Jet 396" V-8/ 3-Speed Manual Transmission
24 37 2d Cpe $3,539 Not Available Note 5
24 67 2d Conv $3,777 Not Available Note 5
Camaro Z/28 Series 24 + Z/28 - V-8/4-Speed Manual Transmission and Power Brakes
24 37 2d Cpe $3,297 Not Available Note 6
Camaro Z/28 Series 24 + Z/28 - V-8/4-Speed Manual Transmission and Power Brakes
24 37 2d Cpe $3,376 Not Available Note 6
Camaro Z/28 Series 24 + Z/28 - V-8/4-Speed Manual Transmission and Power Brakes
24 37 2d Cpe $3,755 Not Available Note 6
Camaro Z/28 Series 24 + Z/28 - V-8/4-Speed Manual Transmission and Power Brakes
24 37 2d Cpe $3,834 Not Available Note 6

NOTES:

  1. Total Production = 235,147
  2. Base Coupe = 176,813
  3. Base Convertible = 20,440
  4. Rally Sport = 64,842
  5. SS = 34,411
  6. Z/28 = 7,199

Model Series Identification

Camaro - 12300, 12400, 12500, 12600 Camaro Std. Sport Coupe - 12337, 12437
Camaro Std. - 12300, 12400 Camaro Std. Convertible - 12367, 12467
Camaro Deluxe - 12500, 12600 Camaro Deluxe Sport Coupe - 12537, 12637
Camaro Sport Coupe - 12337, 12437, 12537, 12637 Camaro Deluxe Convertible - 12567, 12667
Camaro Convertible - 12367, 12467, 12567, 12667  

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Camaro 108 in 184.7 in 59 in 58.9 in 7.35 x 14
Camaro SS 350 108 in 184.7 in 59 in 58.9 in Not Available
Camaro Z/28 108 in 184.7 in 59 in 58.9 in E70 x 15


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VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code. Also the serial number was on the top of the dash, left side, visible thru windshield.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 33 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino/Custom Nomad six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 34 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino/Custom Nomad V-8
07 = Corvair Corsa six-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino six-cylinder
11 = Chevy II four-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino V-8
R12 = Corvir Forward Control six-cylinder 37 = Chevelle Concours six-cylinder
13 = Chevy II Nova six-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours/Super Sport/El Camino SS V-8
14 = Chevy II Nova V-8 53 = Biscayne six-cylinder
15 = Chevy II Nova exc. Super Sport six-cylinder 54 = Biscayne V-8
16 = Chevy II Nova exc. Super Sport V-8 55 = Bel Air six cylinder
17 = Chevy II Nova Super Sport 56 = Bel Air V-8
18 = Chevy II Nova Super Sport 63 = Impala six-cylinder
23 = Camaro six-cylinder 64 = Impala V-8
24 = Camaro V-8 66 = Caprice
25 = Deluxe Camaro 67 = Impala Super Sport six-cylinder
26 = Deluxe Camaro 68 = Impala Super Sport V-8
31 = Chevelle 300/Std. Nomad six-cylinder 94 = Corvette
32 = Chevelle 300/Std. Nomad V-8  
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 39 = four-door hardtop or sport sedan
15 = two-door station wagon 6p 45 = four-door station wagon 9p
17 = two-door hardtop 47 = two-door hardtop
27 = two-door sedan 67 = convertible
35 = four-door station wagon 6p 69 = four-door sedan
37 = two-door hardtop or sport coupe 87 = two-door hardtop
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
8 = 1968
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (P) Pontiac, Michigan
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Doraville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(F) Flint, Michigan (U) Lordstown, Ohio
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (W) Willow Run, Michigan
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (Y) Wilmington, Delaware
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (Z) Fremont, California
(L) Los Angeles, California (1) Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(N) Norwood, Ohio (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001
 

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl-- Stamped on a pad behind the distributor on right side of block. 8-Cyl-- Stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
BA 6-230 140 220 Manual 3 & 4 Speed 1 BC
BB 6-230 140 220 Manual 1 BC
BC 6-230 140 220 Manual 1 BC
BD 6-230 140 220 Manual 3 & 4 Speed 1 BC
BF 6-230 140 220 Powerglide 1 BC
BH 6-230 140 220 Powerglide 1 BC
CM 6-250 155 235 Manual 3 & 4 Speed 1 BC
CN 6-250 155 235 Manual 3 & 4 Speed 1 BC
CQ 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
CR 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
EA 8-327 275 355 Manual 3 & 4 Speed 4 BC
EC 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
EE 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
MA 8-327 210 320 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 2 BC
ME 8-327 210 320 Powerglide 2 BC
MO 8-302 290 290 Manual 4-Speed 4 BC
MQ 8-396 375 415 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
MR 8-396 350 415 Turbo-Hydramatic 4 BC
MS 8-350 295 380 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
MT 8-396 375 415 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
MU 8-350 295 380 Powerglide 4 BC
MW 8-396 325 415 Manual & Automatic 4 BC
MX 8-396 350 415 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
MY 8-396 325 410 Turbo-Hydramatic 4 BC

 

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Options

Code Description Price
AK1 Custom Deluxe Seat & Shoulder Belts $11.10
AL4 Strato-Back Front Bench Seat $32.65
AS1 Front Shoulder Belts $23.20
AS2 Strato-Ease Headrests $52.70
AS4 Custom Deluxe Rear Shoulder Belts $26.35
AS5 Rear Shoulder Belts $23.20
A01 Soft-Ray All Tinted Glass $30.55
A02 Soft-Ray Tinted Windshield Only $21.10
A31 Power Windows $100.10
A39 Custom Deluxe Front and Rear Shoulder Belts $7.90
A67 Rear Folding Seat $42.15
A85 Custom Deluxe Front Shoulder Belts $26.35
B37 Color Keyed Floor Mats $10.55
B93 Door Edge Guards $4.25
C06 Power Convertible Top (Convertible) $52.70
C08 Vinyl Roof Cover (Sport Coupe) $73.75
C50 Rear Window Defroster (Sport Coupe) $21.10
C60 Air Conditioning $360.20
D33 Left Hand, Remote Controlled, Outside Rearview Mirror $9.50
D55 Center Front Seat Console $50.60
D80 Auxiliary Panel w/ Spoiler $32.65
D90 Sport Striping $25.30
D91 Front End "Bumblebee" Stripe $14.75
D96 Accent Striping $13.70
F41 Heavy-Duty Sport Suspension $10.55
GT1 Optional Rear Axle Ratio 2.56 $2.15
G31 Heavy-Duty Rear Springs $20.05
G76 Optional Rear Axle Ratio 3.36 $2.15
G80 Positraction Rear Axle $42.15
G94 Optional Rear Axle Ratio 3.31 $2.15
G96 Optional Rear Axle Ratio 3.55 $2.15
G97 Optional Rear Axle Ratio 2.73 $2.15
H01 Optional Rear Axle Ratio 3.07 $2.15
H05 Optional Rear Axle Ratio 3.73 $2.15
J50 Power Brakes $42.15
J52 Front Disc Brakes $100.10
KD5 Heavy-Duty Closed Positive Engine Ventilation $6.35
K02 Temperature Controlled Fan $15.80
K30 Speed and Cruise Control $52.70
K76 61-Amp Delcotron Alternator $26.35
K79 42-Amp Delcotron Alternator $10.55
L22 250 cid Inline Six-Cylinder Engine $26.35
L30 327 cid/275-hp V-8 $92.70
L34 396-cid/350-hp V-8 $368.65
L35 396-cid/325-hp V-8 (SS Only) $263.30
L48 350-cid/295-hp V-8 $210.65
L78 396-cid/375-hp V-8 $500.30
L89 396-cid/375-hp V-8 w/ Aluminum Heads $868.95
MB1 Torque Drive Transmission (6-Cyl only) $68.65
M11 Floor Mounted Gearshift Lever $10.55
M13 Special 3-Speed Manual Transmission $79.00
M20 Wide-Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission $184.35
M21 Close-Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission $184.35
M22 Heavy-Duty Close-Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission $310.70
M35 Powerglide Automatic Transmission $184.35
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission $237.00
NF2 Dual Exhaust System w/ Deep Tone Mufflers $27.40
N10 Dual Exhaust System $27.40
N30 Deluxe Steering Wheel $4.25
N33 Comfortilt Steering Wheel $42.15
N34 Walnut- Grained Steering Wheel $31.60
N40 Power Steering $84.30
N44 "Quick-Response" Variable-Ratio Steering $15.80
N65 Space Saver Spare Tire $19.35
N95 Simulated Wire Wheel Covers $73.75
N96 Mag-Style Wheel Covers $73.75
PA2 Mag-Spoke Wheel Covers $73.75
PQ2 7.35 x 14 Nylon White Sidewall Tires $52.00
PW7 F70-14 White Stripe Tires $64.75
PW8 F70-14 Red Stripe Tires $64.75
PY4 F70-14 Belted White Stripe Tires $26.55
PY5 F70-14 Belted Red Stripe Tires $26.55
P01 Bright Metal Wheel Covers $21.10
P58 7.35 x 14 White Sidewall Tires $31.35
T60 Heavy-Duty Battery $7.40
U03 Tri-Volume Horn $13.70
U15 Speed Warning Indicator $10.55
U17 Special Instrumentation $94.80
U35 Electric Clock $15.80
U46 Light Monitoring System $26.35
U57 Stereo Tape Player $133.80
U63 AM Radio $61.10
U69 AM/FM Radio $133.80
U73 Manual Rear-Mounted Radio Antenna $9.50
U79 AM/FM Stereo Radio $239.15
U80 Rear Seat Speaker $13.70
V01 Heavy-Duty Radiator $13.70
V31 Front Bumper Guard $12.65
V32 Rear Bumper Guard $12.65
ZJ7 Rally Wheels $31.60
ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting Group $13.70
Z21 Style Trim $42.15
Z22 Rally Sport Package $105.35
Z23 Special Interior Group $17.95
Z28 Special Performance Package $400.25-$858.40
Z87 Custom Interior $110.60
GRP1 Appearence Guard Group $27.45-$40.10
GRP4 Operating Convenience Group $9.50-$46.40

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Passenger (exc. Corvair) Immediately behind right hand machining lug with the bottom of the sticker parallel to mold flash.
Powerglide All models stamped on the right side of transmission oil pan.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical surface of transmission case
3-Speed Corvair and fully synchronized Passenger (exc. Warner Gear) transmissions stamped on square boss on left side below and rear of cover
4-Speed Passenger models (exc. Corvair) stamped on right side of case ahead of the extension.
4-Speed (Corvair) Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
 
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
N Muncie 4-Speed
W Warner Gear 3 and 4-Speed
P Muncie 4-Speed
R Saginaw 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
M Muncie 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
T Toledo Powerglide
CA Hydra-Matic 3-Speed, Automatic Turbo Hydra-Matic
D Saginaw Overdrive
K McKinnon 3-Speed
E McKinnon Powerglide
O Saginaw Overdrive
X Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
B Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
Y Toledo Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
A Cleveland 2-Speed, Manual Powerglide
*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions (exc. Warner Gear) will carry a production code number such as: C1116N (C = Cleveland Powerglide, 11 = November, 16 = 16th, N = Night Shift). The Warner Gear transmissions will carry a production code number such as: WG1031 (W = Warner Gear 4-Spd., G = July, 10 = 10th, 7 = 1967, 1 = First Shift).

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.
Codes - Non Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
BA, PN, PY BB, PO, PZ 2.56 12 Bolt
BC BD 3.36 10 Bolt
BI, BP, BZ BQ, BY, PX 2.73 12 Bolt
BL, PP BR, PG 3.07 12 Bolt
BM, PB BS, PR 3.31 12 Bolt
BN, PK, Q2, Q9, QE BT, PH, Q3 3.55 12 Bolt
BO BU 3.73 12 Bolt
  BV 4.10 12 Bolt
  BW 4.56 12 Bolt
  BX 4.88 12 Bolt
PA PE 3.08 10 Bolt
 
Code Ratio Inspection Cover
QN 4.88 12 Bolt
QS 2.56 12 Bolt
QT 2.73 12 Bolt
QU 3.07 12 Bolt
QV 3.31 12 Bolt
QW 3.55 12 Bolt
QX 3.73 12 Bolt
QY 4.10 12 Bolt
QZ 4.56 12 Bolt
Note: QN - QZ - All are with disc brakes front and rear.
 
Manufacturer Identity
B - Buick C - Chevrolet Buffalo
O - Oldsmobile K - GM of Canada, St. Catharines
P - Pontiac M - GM of Canada
G - Chevrolet Gear & Axle  

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

L - Teal Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4893L
Dulux® Code - 4893D

C - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-37774

N - Cordovan Maroon (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4915LH
Dulux® Code - 4915DM

D - Grotto Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4892L
Dulux® Code - 4892D

P - Seafrost Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4897L
Dulux® Code - 4897D

E - Fathom Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4899L
Dulux® Code - 4899D

R - Matador Red
Lucite® Code - 4948LH
Dulux® Code - 4948DH

F - Island Teal (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4901L
Dulux® Code - 4901D

T - Palomino Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4895L
Dulux® Code - 4895D

G - Ash Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4896L
Dulux® Code - 4896D

V - Sequoia Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4898L
Dulux® Code - 4898D

H - Grecian Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4902L
Dulux® Code - 4902D

Y - Butternut Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4620L
Dulux® Code - 93-96908

K - Tripoli Turquoise (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4900L
Dulux® Code - 4900D

 
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination RA on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Matador Red and the roof area in Tuxedo Black.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Medium Gold (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9478L

Dark Gray/Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9485L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9457L (flat)

Dark Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9480L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9456L (flat

Medium Turquoise (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9469LH

Dark Turquoise (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9471LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9454LH (flat)

Midnight Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9489L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9459L (flat)

Medium Blue (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9461LH

Medium Saddle (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9475L

Dark Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9463LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9452LH (flat)

Dark Saddle (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9488L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9458L (flat)

Red (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4688LH

Medium Teal (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9465L

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9385LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)

Dark Teal (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9467LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9453LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

Medium Gray/Green (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9483L

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

 

Striping Colors

Striping Colors Station Wagon Wood Grain Touch-Up Colors

Black
Lucite® Code - 88

Dark Tan
Lucite® Code - 9427L

White/Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4024L

Light Tan
Lucite® Code - 9548L

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259

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