This 1968 Camaro provides a refreshing lesson in honesty. While other coupes from this desired year have been pulled apart and made into something else, this one has spent a half-century nearly unaltered " right down to its original motor. That makes this a distinctive and terrific value.
It's hard to resist a Camaro in its original shade of Corvette Bronze. It's part of an older respray, but the real key is it's the factory-correct color. And because this was only offered for one year, it makes this Camaro an instant standout. Plus, this very honest car also is a great reminder that GM had a long option sheet. The black vinyl roof, the bright rocker moldings, and the addition of a D80 spoiler are all some of the most desirable options from the '60s. The overall appearance is like a time capsule that reminds you of those days when you saw your first Camaro. It ignited something in you, because the styling was more aggressive than the Mustang, but just as affordable. This is the model that truly started the pony car wars.
Just like the exterior, the inside is nicely optioned. After all, having a black interior to match the black vinyl roof on the exterior is a great premium touch. So is the center console with wood-like paneling. And the horseshoe shifter is absolutely iconic. The bright accents are all in place, including the Camaro nameplates on the doors and the lockable glovebox. A welcomed introduction for the 1968 model year was the Astro Ventilation system. This not only helped get more fresh air into the car, but it also eliminated the need for vent windows in the front. So unlike the first year Camaro, you now have the true pillarless look with all the windows rolled down. One upgrade to the interior over the years was an AM/FM/CD stereo, and it means more modern tunes can be played in this very vintage ride.
Under the hood is where this Camaro continues to show its personality. For the last half-century, the previous owners resisted fitting a V8 crate motor, and instead, the numbers-matching 250 cubic-inch inline six-cylinder has been carefully maintained. This resistance to change is what gives the car its unique personality today, but if putting a small block into the engine bay is the new owner's thoughts, it certainly would push this value-priced 1st-gen Camaro to the next level. Still, in a world that values honesty, this one really has it. There have been all the right investments to keep it a smooth runner, but it also has great originality. This includes the correct carburetor, and even the original Powerglide automatic transmission. Plus, with power steering and BF Goodrich tires on the larger 15-inch Rally wheels, this is a true cruising Camaro.
A classic this significant also comes with a ton of great paperwork. It includes the original bill of sale, warranty card, owner's manual, title documentation, and maintenance records. You even get the original dealer invoice showcasing many of this car's original features. This is an affordable cruiser with great performance looks and a true Camaro pedigree. So no matter what you do with this one, you already know this is a terrific deal. Call today!!!