With a production run spanning 54 years, six generations and counting, the Chevrolet Camaro is among the greats of American automotive history. The Camaro started life off as a new rear-wheel drive General Motors F- Body platform. It was offered to the public as a 2 door 2+2 coupe and convertible. The car was offered with multiple engine and trim options, and was set to be a competitor to the iconic Ford Mustang. The 1st generation Camaro had a production run of three years during which the model underwent mild refreshment. 1968 was a special year for the Camaro as it had a few design changes. This was the year Chevrolet wished to release the Z28 performance variant to the public. The Z28 was virtually a race-ready Camaro, available at any Chevrolet dealer. The first-generation Camaro we have on sale today is a 1968 Z28 model, of which only 7,199 were made. Our subject car is in Florida and has 31,000 original miles on the clock. With the steady increase in prices for American classics this car’s great condition represents a sure investment. This car underwent a frame-off restoration in 2003 and is reported to have been stored in a climate-controlled garage since then, with zero rust. All numbers are said to be matching.
This iconic 1968 Camaro Z28 sports its Original "J" Code Rally Green paintwork with a black interior and its factory console with gauge pod and in-dash tachometer still intact. A push-button radio is installed in the dash too. The car sits neatly on a set of original 14" Rally DF wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich T/A tires. The owner reports that all sheet metal is original except for the cowl hood, and the car is ‘laser straight’. Truly discerning collectors will appreciate the original 1968 Camaro instruction manual that is included.
Pop the hood and gaze at the original 302cid (5.0L) V8 engine that is coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox. The gearbox drives the rear wheels through a period-correct BV 4:10 12-bolt rear. The original Winters intake and Holley carb are included. Stopping power is taken care of by disc brakes.