It was June 1966, and many automotive journalists were anxiously waiting. What they were waiting for was the release of Chevrolet's answer to Ford’s hit Mustang. Chevrolet's General manager, Pete Estes, officially revealed a new lineup of a car named the "Camaro" at a press conference held at the prestigious Detroit Statler-Hilton Hotel. The name had been changed from Panther to Camaro. They figured the car would have to start off with the letter "C" to signify comradery between the other models on the Chevrolet line up, such as the Corvette, Chevelle, and Corvair. When automotive journalists inquired what the name Camaro stood for, Chevrolet product managers replied by stating a Camaro is "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs". This no doubt was a reference to Chevrolet's entrance into the Pony car market and showed they meant business. So, check out this beautiful 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible on sale. Located in Florida and with a reported 62,000 miles on the clock this car doubles down as a piece of American history whilst also being a tasteful open-top driver.
Finding American classics that are in factory condition while also having a tasteful color scheme is a rarity. This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is finished off with its reportedly original Irmine white exterior and blue interior. The retractable top of the car is also blue, which perfectly matches the car's interior. The blue theme is also complemented by the blue stickering all around the car, which pays homage to the "SS" trim of the first-generation Camaro. The car rides on a set of 15-inch Weld Racing wheels wrapped around a set of Cooper tires, giving the car a sporty presence. The blue interior features a wooden steering wheel with center Chevrolet logo, and the original gauges. While it has many original features, this car also sports a few upgrades that perfectly compliment it. Nestled neatly underneath the dash and blending in with the wood and nickel trim of the dashboard is a set of gauges so that you know everything is running just right on the car. The car also has a custom auto sound stereo to crank up those tunes while having the roof down and enjoying a chilled drive. Check out the gear selector – very aircraft-esque!
The first-generation Camaro was available with many engine trims and transmission choices. This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible was geared to provide its owners with a smooth drive while also having a bit of power when needed. This car's performance feature is its 5.7L 350ci V8 engine that sends the power to the rear wheels via a three-speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission. Power steering is a tasteful upgrade that this car enjoys, enabling its driver to enjoy the drive without working up a sweat at slow speeds.