1968 Chevrolet Camaro

Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth, TX



Year 1968
Mileage 2754
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model Camaro

Camaro 1968

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Exterior Color Lemans Blue
Interior Color Black Houndstooth


The 1st generation Chevrolet Camaro has always delivered big performance in a slick package, and this 1968 RS/SS 396 continues that storied tradition of kickin' tail and takin' names. Rotisserie restored to a show-quality standard, this big-block beauty is now packing a rompin' stompin' 402 V8 (aka 396) motor and a fantastic look. If showing up in an awesome piece of Chevy muscle is your idea of fun, this is your next muscle car.

This sucker could easily compete for trophies at top levels, but to be honest, it's probably too good of a performance car for that. The luxurious Lemans Blue paint is surely worlds better than anything the factory could have managed, and as always, it looks fantastic on the F-body shape. They worked hard to get it into shape, nailing the gaps and prepping the steel to make it look right once everything was said and done, and the depth of the reflections in the body's surface is proof enough. Uber-cool white SS stripes were painted on with precision, and they're the perfect complementary contrast to the vivid blue finish, so this car is sure to stand out in a crowd. It also has correct RS equipment like the popular hidden headlights up front and separate reverse lights out back, plus the usual ducktail spoiler on the trunk. Original big block car's came with a blacked-out tail panel, but we're glad that was skipped during this build so more of that blue paint could shine, and the addition of the cowl hood and chin spoiler at the front of the car really set the tone for the rest of the car. Tell me you wouldn't shiver if you saw this baby quickly getting bigger in your rearview mirror, and I'd call you blind or a liar. Chrome bumpers and the rest of the brightwork on the body looks great against the blue paint and it's all like the rest of the car: better than new.

Black really is the only color that you'd choose on a Camaro like this, but just in case that may have looked too bland, upscale houndstooth hides were added to the center of the seats for a little sophistication inside. The buckets up front and matching bench in the rear wear reproduction seat covers that fit perfectly and remain all-day comfortable, showing nary any signs of use after only 2,754 miles on the clock since this build was completed. The interior, like the bodywork, is in excellent shape, and it's been restored back to factory specs in almost every way. Why mess with a good thing, right? The black carpets are plush and come protected with Chevrolet Racing mats, the door panels are in excellent shape, and there's a center console with a horseshoe shifter in the middle. Anchoring the cabin is a wood-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel atop a tilt column, and it matches the splash of woodgrain trim surrounding the staple shifter. The gauges ahead of the driver are standard issue, and this one is also equipped with SS-spec center console auxiliary dials that help keep an eye on the big block under the hood. A Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX radio slots neatly into the original spot and yes, this sucker is air conditioned and blowing hard and cold (what, you thought all that big block power was going to go to waste?). Out back, the trunk is finished with matching black carpets and has enough room for all the trophies you'll be bringing home.

If you're looking for streetable horsepower, look no further than the thundering 402 cubic inch V8 motor under the hood. Built with a healthy cam inside, the powerful motor is topped with a Holley 4-barrel carb, Winters intake, HEI ignition system and ceramic-coated long-tube headers, it runs strong and sounds menacing. Professionally installed when less than 1k miles ago, it snarls and burbles at idle and at any point on the rev counter, just the way you'd expect and looks great doing it with chrome valve covers and matching air cleaner complete with correct factory decals, along with the Chevy Orange block, chromed alternator, and new A/C compressor. Underneath, it's incredibly well-detailed and was obviously built for combat, with a stainless 3-inch dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and turn-downs tucked behind the rear wheels. The front-end suspension is new, including the bushings and coilovers, while a capable 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with 3500 TCI stall handles all that added power and spins a heavy-duty 12-bolt posi-traction rear end out back. Power steering and a big sway bar up front improve handling, while the 6-piston 4-wheel disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors stop the car on a dime. It rides on staggered Ridler rims wearing fresh 215/35/18 front and 245/30/20 rear low-profile performance radials to finish off the killer restomod look.

There are inferior Camaros out there for more money, but this one skillfully blends big performance, correct details, and an outstanding look to make one heck of an early F-body. They really don't get much better than this. Call today!


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