We love first generation Camaros and this '68 396 SS Coupe is no exception. This is a pro-tourer done right; a rust-free, no expense spared build. It has some incredible curb appeal coupled by a complimentary powerplant that produces some awesome exhaust notes. The car was fully restored by Rhodes Auto in Delaware and has only 7,500 miles on it since the restoration. Our client, a Camaro enthusiast, continued to perfect the car over the past seven years of ownership. It clearly has been owned, built, driven, and maintained with meticulous care. Words can only say so much about this car, so for all you engineers out there, heres what the numbers have to say…
Under the Hood: Engine built to 396ci/375hp specs with a solid lifter cam, which gives it an estimated 400hp. It has a Short Block 3999290, Mark IV 402, T031CTB (Towanda, 3/10, 240hp), 72 Model, 2 Bolt Main, Heads 3964291, 3964291 402-454 70 Sq. Port L-78, LS 6, 64-70 Model, 375 HP, L88 (68), Pistons KB160.060, with 108cc Chamber 9.5:1 CR and 8.39 Dynamic CR at 49 degree ADC, Wolverine Cam, 375 HP replacement grind #386314 Wolverine/Crane 242/242, LSA, 114/IC 108, .520/.520 gross lift, Hooker Super Comp Headers, Jet-Hot, 2-3.5-inch collector, Edelbrock Torker Intake, Port matched to cylinder heads, Street Demon 750 dual feed vacuum secondary carb, MSD 8630 pro billet distributor, MSD 6A Ignition, Flow Master Exhaust 17104
Under the Body: SSBC Slotted Disc brake conversion kit A123-1 Front, A125 Rear. Standard height spindles, Tremec TKO 600 5 Speed transmission 2.87 first gear .64 fifth gear with new 621 Aluminium Bell Housing, Science Friction 1126 Stage I Slayer Ceramix Clutch, 1,700 miles on transmission and clutch, Performance Suspension P/U Kit, MCC21339L rear spring set 1.5-inch lowered, Hotchkiss HOT1906F coil spring 2-inch lowered, Summit Racing bolt in frame ties, Competition Engineering Slide A Link traction system, Delco 400 Steering Steering box with rack and pinion valving.
Body: Fesler Billet 356 T Aluminium SS Hood Trays, Fesler Fender Braces, Boss 18-inch wheels, Nitto Extreme 270-40 ZR 18 rear, 225-45 R 18 front.
All in all, the car is dialed in. It fires on command, runs strong, shifts smooth, and handles well. It is a no excuses, no corners cut, no BS first-gen Camaro, with a 5-speed gearbox for the driving purist. You can't build a car like this at the price offered here. Be sure to check out all the photos on our main website, including the undercarriage and walk-around video. Call or e-mail if interested. Thank you for looking.
1 - GM Division: Chevrolet
2 - Series: Camaro
4 - Engine: 8-Cylinder
37 - Body Style: Coupe
8 - Year: 1968
N - Assembly Plant: Norwood
462100 - Production Sequence
Data Plate Decoder:
06D - Build Date: 4th Week of June
68-12437 - Style: 1968 Camaro Coupe
NOR162706 - Assembly Plant: Norwood and Fisher Body Number
712 - Trim: Black Standard Bucket
02 - Paint: Corvette Bronze