Along with the Camaro's 1967 debut, Chevrolet set its sights on competing in the SCCA Trans-Am series. With a 5.0-liter (305 cubic-inch) engine size limit, Chevrolet got creative and combined the 283's short-stroke crank with the 327's block, resulting in a new, high-performance 302 cubic-inch V8. Forged pistons, an 11:1 compression ratio, a high-lift cam and an 800-cfm Holley carburetor were highlights of the exciting, high-revving small block. Conservatively rated at 290 horsepower, the 302's actual output was in excess of 350 horses. This new Z/28 performance package also included firmer suspension calibrations, front disc brakes, quick-ratio steering and larger (15- versus 14-inch) wheels. For 1968 Chevrolet proudly put Z/28 emblems on its track-focused Camaro, unlike the first-year version that had no tell-tale badges. We are proud to offer this documented and very rare 1968 Camaro Z/28. When the original owner, Jack Meade of Richardson, Texas, saw it at a Chevy dealer while having his 1966 Caprice serviced he just had to have it. Indeed, the Z/28 was still on a car transporter when Jack struck the deal. Finished in Ermine white with black stripes and interior, the car made a strong visual impact. Before taking delivery Jack had the dealer swap out the original 3.73 rear end gear for a 4.10 setup. Sharp-eyed enthusiasts will see it has a 1969-style cowl induction hood, a popular upgrade made after the 69s debuted. The correct flat hood gs with the car. This Z/28 has led a rather interesting life. Within a week after purchase the rear seat bottom was removed to accommodate a couple of coolers in the seat wells. As such the car got the nickname The Drunk Skunk due to its color scheme and its occasional beer hauling duty. Reportedly, that rear seat bottom was hidden away by Jacks mother, likely in disapproval of his actions, but was found a few days later and has since been reunited with the Z/28. Not to be outdone by a buddy who hauled his boat with his 1967 Plymouth GTX, Jack assigned the Z/28 to boat hauling duty and even had black stripes painted on his white boat to match the Z/28. Sometime around the mid-1970s Jack pulled the original 302, set it aside and swapped in a supercharged 283 to go street racing. When his girlfriend griped about having nothing to hold onto while he blew away stoplight rivals, he installed a factory correct passenger grab handle. After 15 years of enjoyment, Jack sold the Z/28 to a friend. The car then changed hands several times before ending up with Scott Shaffer in 2007. Scott soon began a restoration on the low-mileage, solid southern car that spanned approximately five years. The Camaro was gone through completely, with the matching-numbers powertrain, suspension and brakes all rebuilt and refinished to factory specification. Still boasting its pristine original interior, the car was given a high-quality respray in its original colors. To say this Z/28 is still striking would be an understatement. And it drives as good as it looks. In addition to having less than 83,000 original miles, this 1968 Z/28 comes with impressive documentation. The latter includes the original sales contract (which shows that 1966 Chevrolet Caprice being traded in), the Protect-O-Plate, the owner's manual and even the manuals for the emissions control systems. If you are interested in this rare and beautiful Z/28 just give us a call at (603) 627-5595 for further information or to schedule a closer look. Trades are always considered and we offer easy finance terms.