Rotisserie Restored Numbers Matching Camaro Z/28 302 290 HP V8 4 Speed
- Original 302 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
- Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
- Correct GM 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.73 gears
- Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
- 15-inch Rally Wheels
- Correct Rallye Green paint
- Correct Standard Black interior
* Original 302 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
* Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct Rallye Green paint
* Correct Standard Black interior
* Correct GM 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.73 gears
* Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
* 15-inch Rally Wheels
The best thing about being a Camaro fan is: through six generations and 49 years of cars, GM has continuously provided us with a variety of purpose-built performance packages that normally wouldn't make it off the boardroom floor. And today, when it comes to pedigreed classics, you simply can't go wrong with a numbers-matching, first generation Z/28. Well-done small block pony cars continue to be some of the hottest selling metal on the market. And this impressive panther has all the right ingredients to bring big value and even bigger appeal. For starters, it's an authentic Rallye Green car, which features a correct Black interior. It also packs an original, 290 horsepower 302. AND it rows power through an original Muncie 4-speed. If you're in the market for a professionally restored collector car that you can enjoy and build equity in, this slick F1 demands your full attention!
Assembled in May of 1968 in Van Nuys, California, this awesome Camaro is the beneficiary of a ground-up restoration that spared no expense massaging the car's rock-solid body in to better-than-new condition. When those panels were smooth and aligned, a correct coat of Rallye Green 2-stage was accented with Ermine White racing stripes. And today, well-traveled and gracefully aged, this coupe rolls as a road-ready classic that preserves some of the best attributes of Chevrolet Performance history.
With its timeless proportions and modernist panels, the first generation Camaro is an inherently attractive design. At the front of this clean F1, a black-trimmed grille centers a small Chevrolet emblem between halogen headlights, '68-exclusive parking lamps and a mirror-like bumper. Above that grille, a Camaro-branded header leads the eye past a correct hood to like-new glass that's sealed in straight stainless frames. At the sides of that glass, a small mirror combines with traditional door handles, fresh rocker trim, simple “Camaro” emblems and bright “Z/28” badges to detail the car's sculpted profile. And at the back of that profile, a Camaro-branded decklid shades a body-matched fuel cap, '68-exclusive taillights and a second mirrored bumper.
Under this coupe's Kansas-flat hood you'll find an original, 302 cubic inch small block that fronts a correct 3914678 casting number with a correct “MO” assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. Straight from the factory, Chevrolet's high performance SCCA Mustang slayer utilizes high-flow, rectangular-port heads, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods and forged aluminum pistons to twist stout 11 to 1 compression into more than 350 horsepower! At the top of the red-hot mill, a chrome, open-element air cleaner swirls wind in to a correct 3917610 Winters intake thanks to a correct 3923289-DZ Holley carburetor. At the sides of that intake, authentic 'double hump' heads hang chrome valve covers over shielded exhaust manifolds. And at the back of those heads, a mandatory points distributor shoots spark through 7mm AC Delco Packard TV R Suppression Cables. When fired, the infamous 302 snarls and barks like a real competition piece. Its ancillary components are top-notch in every way, with fresh GM hoses, a refinished brake booster and a reproduction Delco Energizer accompanying a correct 1100814 deep-groove alternator and era-correct smog equipment. And an evenly sprayed combination of Chevy Orange skin and Satin Black framing is carefully interrupted by variety of correct decals.
Back in 1968, the only transmission you could get with your Z/28 was a tough Muncie 4-speed, and that's exactly what lives behind this car's mean small block. Naturally, that original gear slinger centers a correct 3925660 casting number between a Muncie (P) assembled on May (E) 10th (10), 1968 (8) build stamp and matching partial VIN. There's a correct 12-bolt rear end, which hangs a posi-traction differential and big, 3.73 gears in a completely rebuilt suspension that includes 4-piston, Corvette-style brakes. That suspension is dissected by a beefy, true-dual exhaust system, which is fitted with a correct, transversely mounted muffler. That exhaust system is framed by solid floors, which are layered in smooth, Satin Black paint. Those floors roll on 15-inch Rally Wheels, which spin E70-15 Goodyear Wide Tread GTs around dent-free trim rings and correct stainless center caps. And that chassis has, like the car's engine bay, been restored to fully sorted, road-ready condition.
The Standard Black interior hiding behind this Camaro's small doors illustrates the true, no frills intentions of Chevrolet's original Z/28. Its pleated vinyl seats look and feel fantastic. In front of those seats, a wood-trimmed dash, which exhibits no signs of warping or peeling, hangs a correct tic-toc-tachometer beside a correct Delco AM radio. At the base of that dash, a correct console founds a chrome Hurst shifter behind factory 4-pack accessory gauges. That seat, dash and console trifecta is completely framed by a tight headliner, fade-free carpet and pliable door panels. In front of the driver, a familiar Chevrolet Rally Wheel spins satin spokes around a red, white and blue centerpiece. And behind the passengers, the car's solid trunk hides a correct mat beneath a full-size spare tire and fresh decklid decals.
To confirm the accuracy of this Chevy's restoration, I'll go ahead and break down both its VIN and cowl tag numbers.
* 1 – Chevrolet Motor Division
* 2 -- Camaro
* 4 -- 8-cylinder engine
* 37 -- Coupe
* 8 -- 1968 model year
* L -- Assembled in Van Nuys, California
* XXXXXX – Production Sequence Number
* 05D -- Assembled during the fourth (D) week of May (05), 1968
* P625 – Fisher Body scheduling code
* 68 -- 1968 model year
* 12437 – Chevrolet (1), Camaro (2), Fixed digit (4), Coupe (37)
* LOS -- Assembled in Van Nuys, California
* 39994 -- Fisher Body number
* 712 – Standard Black interior
* J-J – Rallye Green exterior paint
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* A reproduction Owner's Manual
Early Z/28s are certainly rare, and “IMPRESSIVE” is one word that definitely describes this Camaro. Given the crops of clones and fakes that popped up as the marque gained popularity, having a correctly restored, numbers-matching car is what separates the enthusiasts from the fans. If you want a cool classic that'll draw a crowd for reasons other than candy paint and custom graphics, this fully sorted F1 is exactly what you're looking for!