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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod

An awesome Camaro for driving and rallies


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this two-owner 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod.

I’ve said it before, the 1968 Camaro is my single favorite year and model of the entire Camaro lineup. The changes made from the 1967 model, such as the removal of the vent windows and the lack of the rear quarter panel “gills” that were on the 1969, combined with the slightly different grille that better incorporate the marker lights all make it my favorite of the entire run of Camaro cars.

Despite all that is cool about a 1968 Camaro, they are old cars and drive like an old car. In the last 20 years owners have made different modifications to these cars to make them both better performers and better drivers. These cars have become known as restomods and this 1968 Camaro is a perfect example of one of these modified and improved cars.

The seller describes this 1968 Camaro as having fresh paint, a new interior, and an upgraded engine. Features include power steering, a tilt steering column, a vintage-look digital AM/FM radio, a Vintage Air climate control system, and power four-wheel disc brakes. Finished in Grabber Blue with white stripes over a black vinyl interior, this first-generation Camaro comes from the selling dealer with a clear title.

The exterior of this 1968 Camaro is thought to have started as a rust free example. It was then stripped and refinished in Grabber Blue paint with white accent stripes. Features include a black chin spoiler, chrome bumpers, a cowl-induction hood, a fender-mounted antenna, dual rearview mirrors, wheel opening and rocker moldings, and a rear spoiler. The car rides on a set of 20-inch US Mags Santa Cruz two-tone wheels that are wrapped in radial tires.

The interior looks to be in amazing condition and very well restored with slight modifications I like. It features a new stock style black vinyl front bucket seats and a matching rear seat surrounded by black vinyl door panels and trim. Features include manual windows, power steering, a tilt steering column, a Vintage Air climate control system, the iconic center console-mounted horseshoe-style automatic transmission shifter, and a vintage-look AM/FM radio. In addition the dash has been upgraded with a set of AutoMeter instruments which includes a 160-mph speedometer, a 10,000-rpm tachometer, and gauges for the fuel level, oil pressure, water temperature, and voltage.

Under the hood is where things get extra special. This Camaro is powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 that is backed by a 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission. Engine bay features include a body-color firewall, Corvette fuel rail covers, a custom aluminum air intake tube, and an aluminum radiator.

The chassis was not overlooked either, and this 1968 Camaro now features an independent front suspension with tubular A-arms, and a 12 bold Chevy rear end. Stopping is performed by power four-wheel disc brakes. A dual exhaust system exits at the rear.

This is a great example of a Chevy Camaro restomod that looks to be a well planned and executed build. It has enough original to make it still look like a Camaro but now has power, handling, and brakes that an original 1968 Camaro could only dream of. If you are looking to buy a Camaro that performs like a modern car but has the awesome look of a classic, this is your car.

The auction for this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod coupe ends Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. (PDT).

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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.


  1. This is a great looking car. Not sure how well the 4L60 transmission will hold up to the LS3’s power. My understanding is the 4L60 is good for 350 ft lbs of torque, more or less. Understand the Camaro is lighter vehicle, but something the buyer should think about if he / she has a heavy foot


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