Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
The Chevy Camaro has always delivered big performance in a slick package, and this 1968 RS/SS continues that muscle car tradition. Painstakingly restored by top professionals with an eye toward the sinister quality of classic cars, this beauty is now packing a rompin' stompin' 454 big block V8 in a fantastic black-on-black tuxedo. If showing up in an awesome piece of vintage Chevy muscle is your idea of fun, this just might be your next car.
This sucker could probably compete for trophies and pose for pictures all its life, but to be honest, it's too good out on the streets for that pampered existence. This Camaro was built to brawl, caging it would be an affront against its muscle-clad nature. The sinister black paint is surely more appealing 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. Again, this Camaro was purpose-built to hit the streets, not to win all the blue ribbons on the national circuit, so a few minor imperfections could be found under heavy scrutiny, but the finish is high-quality overall and worthy of bragging about. The builders skipped the stripes in favor of a slick monochrome look, but the cowl hood and ducktail spoiler add a touch of aggression that really makes this car stand out in a crowd. It also has correct RS equipment like the popular hidden headlights up front and separate back-up lights out back, bookending the Camaro for a highly-desirable look. True to form for a big block car, the tail panel is properly blacked-out, and the chrome bumpers and all the brightwork looks great against the black paint and it's all like the rest of the car: better than new.
A black interior really is the only color that you'd choose on a Camaro like this, and the buckets wear fresh reproduction seat covers that fit well and are very comfortable. The interior, like the bodywork, is pretty stock with a few thoughtful changes that enhance the driving experience. The plush black carpets are correct, the door panels are in excellent shape, and there's a factory center console with a desirable horseshoe shifter in the middle and a set of Rally gauges just ahead of it. The big round gauges in the dash are standard issue, and the wood-grain applique on the dash and center console warms things up inside while adding a touch of sophistication. A new retro-style AM/FM/AUX radio slots neatly into the original spot in the dash, there's a dash pad up top that's in great shape and free of any cracks, and the headliner above is taut and looks fantastic. The rear seat probably hasn't been sat in since the car was restored, while out back the surprisingly spacious trunk is finished with a correct plaid mat.
The burly 454 cubic inch V8 under the hood brings big block firepower and with mountainous torque production, it'll pretty much shred the tires at will. But it's not just a street fighter, this big block is more than capable of pulling this Camaro all around town with civility, but just in case it gets tested at a red light, it can handle itself. Topped with a bright chrome air cleaner, proper chrome valve covers, a Weiand intake, and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, it has all the goods to help with the vintage performance look inside the superclean engine bay. There are also neatly braded hoses and organized wiring, along with a giant aluminum radiator up front, further signs that this Camaro isn't like the others. The engine starts with a wonderful big block bark from the long-tube headers that feed the Flowmaster dual exhaust system and it pulls like a freight train, as you'd probably expect by now. The chassis is super clean and includes fresh suspension components throughout, and power steering and power front disc brakes ensure a great drive experience each time out. The ride height is stock, so it looks right sitting on American Racing Torque Thrust wheels with staggered 215/65/15 front and 235/60/15 rear BFGoodrich white-letter tires.
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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