If you want a classic car to drive and show off but don't want one that's been cobbled together, this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible would be a smart choice. From the great-running 350 V8, to the quick shifting 4-speed manual, to the gorgeous Pearl White paint, this sizzling ragtop is the kind of car that more than delivers on the fun promised by its killer look.
It's rare to find a no-stories Camaro these days, what with all the botched restorations, slapped-together basket cases, re-badged pretenders, and resto-mods running around, but this one is just what it appears to be. With very little signs of use and conscientious ownership in its lifetime, it's just a clean, honest Camaro convertible with nothing to hide. And it's not claiming to be an SS or RS or both, or any other trim package that's difficult to 100% authentically verify in a 1st generation Camaro, with only Bowtie and Camaro emblems proudly presented in their factory locations. Although it was originally code Y Butternut Yellow, this one now sports a coat of brilliant Pearl White, a hue so elegant it will make your eyes hurt if you look at it too long. Workmanship is fantastic all around, with no signs of any major repairs or flaws, and the black stripes are the perfect complement to the white finish. Yes, it's just as nice as it looks in photos. Maybe even nicer. It's not perfect, of course, but for a very nice high-grade driver, this Camaro has a lot to offer.
There's really no muscle car where white-on-black doesn't work, and in Camaro's case it's a slam-dunk. With houndstooth upholstery, it has an OEM look and feel, and the seats are terrific shape and blend in with the deluxe door panels wonderfully. The upholstery is an excellent contrast to the white paint as well, and even the plush black carpets and matching center console have a very uniform look, with beautiful woodgrain trim in the console and center of the dash providing an upscale feel to the cabin. The gauges are crisp and clear, a modern Sony AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been fitted in the factory slot to power the speakers in the doors and the subwoofers in the trunk, and the 3-spoke steering wheel has a beautiful wood rim that matches the other accents inside. Grip the high-end steering wheel with one hand, and the 4-speed shifter in the other, and get ready for some sensory overload. The black cloth top fits well and looks almost new, and the trunk is outfitted with that aforementioned stereo system yet still has room left for all your car show goodies.
The engine in this slick droptop is a stout 350 cubic inch V8, which, with solid horsepower and good torque, is plenty entertaining in its current form. Neatly detailed in Chevy Orange with chrome Moroso valve covers and an Edelbrock chrome air cleaner, it's the kind of engine bay that gets appreciative glances because this is how most of them were when these were actually being enjoyed in their day. A quick-shifting 4-speed manual is the top choice for pure drivers and a set of relatively tall gears in the heavy-duty 12-bolt out back make this a relaxed cruiser on the highway as well, where you can enjoy the burble of the V8 and still get reasonably good gas mileage. Or just dump the clutch and stand on it, because it does that really well too. The fuel tank is newer, the Flowmaster dual exhaust system sounds great, and the super-solid underside is finished in satin black which hides nothing and looks good. Rally wheels would've been original equipment on the Camaro, and wear staggered 215/65/15 front and 235/60/15 rear BFGoodrich white-letter radials.
So if a clean, honest, beautifully restored Camaro droptop has been on your wish list, we can recommend this one with confidence. Call today!