We all have our own ideas as to what makes up the ideal muscle car, but outstanding power and first class curb appeal are always going to be up high on that list. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 Tribute scores big on both accounts - it carries a clean-looking, aggressive exterior for maximum visual impact and harbors a strong running big block underneath its hood, with more than enough power to knock you back in your seat.
The Camaro wasn't Chevy's first entry into the muscle car wars, but when it was introduced the year before this one came out, notice was served to competitors that there would be no ground conceded to anyone in terms of style or power. This '68 is fortunate to benefit from the best upgraded aspects of both the Rally Sport and Super Sport packages offered at the time of its release - its hidden headlights, sitting against the textured black grille, have to be one of the coolest looks in all of the muscle car realm and you'll find a pair of chrome scoops on the hood and SS badging on all four sides that really pop against their jet black background. The broad stripe running the width of the nose and along the sides provides a nice contrast and it's no mere decal " it's painted on, with a nice consistent color and edges that are impressively sharp. Take a lap around this street machine and you'll appreciate the precision of its body alignment - it's got tight and consistent gaps between panels and doors that sit flush and open easily.
Chevy's houndstooth checked upholstery conferred a special edition status on its muscle cars of the era, and you'll find it on display here on front bucket and rear bench seating that virtually calls out to you to climb in and get behind the wheel. As you do so, you'll find yourself in the midst of one seriously compelling interior that remains largely in its original configuration, yet sports a consistently fresh appearance. The center console running between the buckets features a fresh looking woodgrain insert and harbors another one of Chevy's unmistakable styling cues - its signature horseshoe shifter. The dash area is crowned by a fresh-looking dash pad, and the stock gauges in its instrument cluster sit behind crystal clear lenses. You'll find a JVC AM/FM/CD player with USB and Auxiliary ports positioned at the center, and a trio of in-dash vents stand ready to bring air-conditioned air into the cabin. The trunk area in back has been well-prepped to deal with the elements and with no liner in place, you can see just how precisely its inner wheelhouses merge with the trunk floor.
A 396-cubic inch V8 sits inside the very clean engine bay, dressed with an open-element Chevy air cleaner and branded valve covers to enhance its look, and a pair of aftermarket heads and 4-barrel carb for added power. It's in great form - starting up promptly, pulling with all the brute force you could want and sounding great while doing so. It teams with a 3-speed automatic transmission, smooth power steering and power brakes at all four corners to create a driving experience you'll want to be part of every chance you get. This skillfully restored Chevy classic sits on a set of 15"" Centerline wheels outfitted with Firehawk GT tires in front and Firehawk Indy 500 tires in back.
This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 Tribute offers an outstanding blend of exhilarating power and magnetic curb appeal. Call today!