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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

This 1968 Camaro is perfect for what it was originally built to do: driving

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe.

I have written about the first generation Camaro before and really love these cars. Suffice to say that of all the pony cars of the 1960s, the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro is among my very favorites, even including the Shelby Mustangs of the era. There is just a purity to the design that I feel really hit its stride in 1968, much in the same way that the C3 Corvette did in 1971. Everything just comes together to make the 1968 Camaro a perfect pony car.

This specific 1968 Camaro has been owned by the seller for 25 years. It is powered by a 350cid V8 backed by an M20 four-speed manual transmission. Features include power steering, power front disc brakes, bucket seats, RS hideaway headlights, an SS hood, Z28 fender emblems, a rear spoiler, and RS taillights and reverse lights. Finished in Electric Blue Metallic over a black vinyl interior.

This is not a restored to original specification show car but one that is built to be driven. This specific Camaro was originally painted Sequoia Green (code V) and now has a high quality repaint in Electric Blue Metallic. Features include chrome bumpers, an RS grille with hideaway headlights, an SS hood, a fender-mounted antenna, chrome wheel opening and rocker moldings, a rear spoiler, and an RS fuel cap.

The car rides on a set of 15-inch Chevrolet Rally wheels with bright center caps and trim rings is wrapped in Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires that were installed 10 years ago, so I might consider budgeting for a new set of tires despite the fact that the ones on the car look good.

The interior of this Camaro features front bucket seats, rear seat, rear trim, and door panels that are said to be covered in the factory-installed black vinyl (code 712). Features include manual windows, a floor-mounted manual transmission shifter, a factory AM/FM radio, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. The interior looks to be in good condition overall, but it looks like it might be time for the drivers seat to get a new seat cover due to some seam splitting that can been seen in the photos. That being said, the rest of the interior including the dash and headliner look to be quite nice.

Mechanically, the car also looks to be in nice condition. It is powered by a non-original 350cid V8 and backed by an M20 four-speed manual transmission. The engine features chrome valve covers and a chrome air cleaner housing. The seller states that the battery, windshield wiper washer motor, and fuel pump have been recently replaced. The underside of the car also looks to be in good condition with some surface rust showing but nothing to be scared off by any means. The car looks solid and is one you could easily enjoy for years to come without any issues cropping up.

In the last decade a great many 1st generation Camaros have been restored to as-new condition. This is great but there is something to be said about a car that, while not perfect, would be a great car to drive and enjoy. I know I sound a bit like a broken record but driving a perfectly restored car is no always fun as I myself always worry too much about hurting the car I just restored. I honestly prefer driver level classic cars as they can be used for what they were built to do, driving.

The auction for this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro coupe ends Monday, October 2, 2023, at 1:15 p.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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