The opportunity to own one of the most coveted classic muscle cars of the late '60s is pretty enticing in itself and this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS ups the ante further, with potent big block power waiting for action beneath its aggressively scooped hood and an exterior that's in top form and wearing its original color. If you're searching for one of those charismatic classics that invariably draws crowds wherever it may roam, this is definitely one to see.
The Camaro may have been a relatively late entry into the muscle car wars of the '60s, but it only takes a quick glance at a specimen like this one to see that its manufacturer fully understood the importance of a strong first impression. This '68 takes the timeless appeal of the model and adds a fiberglass hood with a sharp-looking cowl scoop that both lightens curb weight and serves notice of the power lurking below, all of which is topped with the same shade of blue it wore upon cruising off the showroom floor in front of a throng of admiring onlookers more than a half century ago, fully refreshed and ornamented by a pair of broad white painted stripes over its hood and deck lid. It's a very nicely finished car - the bumpers both fore and aft are in good shape - as is the collection of chrome trim it's carrying. Its collection of badging is razor sharp and the glass surrounding the cabin is clear.
Climb inside and you'll find that the black vinyl interior is in clean condition. The buckets up front and bench seat in back show only a slight bit of wear and feature the original Camaro design. The buckets straddle a center console that's equally well-preserved - its wood grain accent appears to have been recently applied and surrounds one of Chevy's most stylish interior elements during this era, a signature horseshoe shifter. The console merges seamlessly with the dash area, which carries functional factory gauges in its instrument cluster that are joined by an aftermarket Super Tach II tachometer on the steering column and a trio of additional gauges just below. The dash pad retains a fresh appearance with no warpage or splits, a welcome detail with UV sensitive black upholstery. In back, the trunk area is in solid shape - with no lining on the floor, you can get a clear view inside and see that the components are looking good and a solid rubber seal sits below the deck lid to keep the elements at bay.
Raise the hood and you'll see an expansive 402 cubic inch V8 standing by in a well-maintained compartment, armed with a 4-barrel Edelbrock carb and Weiand Stealth intake manifold to take full advantage of its considerable displacement and nicely dressed in a chrome air cleaner and matching valve covers. The big block sends a great sounding exhaust note through its dual exhaust and pairs with a 3-speed automatic TH400 transmission that's shifting with optimum smoothness to make for a very solid drivetrain - this Chevy is ready for action just as soon as you get it home. Power steering makes this classic muscle car easy to maneuver, while power brakes that position discs up front bring its set of 15"" Rally wheels wrapped with Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires to prompt, fade resistant stops. Below, the undercarriage is well up to the challenge of plenty more fun-filled future miles.
Propelled by all the displacement you could ask for and offering plenty of vintage curb appeal, this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 is an outstanding representative of its model in top tier, Super Sport form. Call today!