1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
During the design and initial construction of the Camaro, the car had the name "Panther." The 1965 concept bore the Panther emblem, and it retained the name until just a few weeks before the car debuted. However, Chevy always intended to give its Mustang competitor a "C" name to conform to its Corvette, Chevelle, and Corvair models.
In already great condition and enjoyed immensely by the current consigner, she decided to take the car to the next level in 2014 where a quality color matching respray was put on, a new vinyl top installed, and new carpeting laid down. This brought the car to a point where it started winning more awards and trophies, as well as still enjoying the driving.
A very nicely done respray on this car is seen in Grecian Green. A black wraparound the grille type stripe makes its way rearward as a spear, culminating at the end of the door panels. Correct and clean badging is seen on the front fenders and quarters, as well as the grille, and rear gas cap. A small but effective rear spoiler is attached in matching green, and on the hood are twin 4 inlet, black, flush hood vents to allow the engine to breathe easier. The black vinyl top as noted is new from 2014, and still holds its shine and seams. Chrome drip moldings, window surrounds, handles mirrors and brite work is all in very good condition with nary a sign of any pitting, or fading. Standard Chevrolet wheel covers are on all 4 corners, have dish rings, and are wrapped with Goodrich T/A's.
The interior presents original is clean and all black. Front buckets and a rear bench sit above that new carpet, and all is clean in here. Original dash shows well, and a Hurst shifter sits proudly on top of the hump. Some aftermarket gauges hang from the dash, as well as a column mounted tachometer. An aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo is mounted flush into the dash and replaces the factory radio. Headliner is tight, and the trunk has clean slightly stained black carpet, and shows no rust.
A very clean, header added 350ci V8 sits within a restored engine bay. Chromed Chevrolet logo valve covers, and an Edelbrock Chromed air cleaner can be seen. This mill is attached to a 4 -peed Muncie manual transmission with a blow proof bell housing.
Like new exhaust with FlowMaster mufflers, clean tubing, and an overall spotless rust-free undercarriage including the frame, rockers, floor pans, and fenders.
A really nice example of the 68 Camaro Coupe, runs great, starts quickly, and can smoke the tires or sit there and win trophies. It doesn't get any better than this “Go-tie” Chevrolet pony car.