Frame Up Restored Camaro RS Convertible 327 V8 4 Speed
If you're the kind of person that enjoys driving and working on a vintage car, you can't go wrong with a classic Camaro. First generation F-bodies have huge aftermarket support and everyone who has even the slightest knowledge of Detroit muscle knows what they are, giving you instant celebrity status. This restored 1968 Camaro Rally Sport convertible features a strong 327 V8 and is the perfect car for a weekend cruise to a show or a sight-seeing trip through the country side.
Built to be driven and enjoyed, this Camaro has been restored to a very high standard and is ready to be taken out and shown off by its proud new owner. It appears that great care was taken to ensure that all panel gaps were straight and narrow; and the solid and dent free body exhibits correct panel fit with a properly functioning hood, trunk and doors. On top of the straight body, GM code U LeMans Blue sits under a correctly stenciled and painted white Super Sport stripe that runs from the nose of the car to the back of its doors. Up front, a stainless trimmed '68 Camaro Rally Sport grille is flanked by correctly functioning Rally Sport headlights and features a centered, vertically oriented “RS” emblem. Below that grille, a body width chrome bumper is in good shape and rides above an option D80 SCCA Trans Am style front spoiler. At the sides of the car, great looking standard stainless rocker trim combines with dent free stainless wheel well trim to complement clear square marker lights. On the doors, nice looking chrome GM door handles complement optional stainless door edge guards and contrast body colored second generation Camaro rear view mirrors that look right at home and add a unique touch. The convertible features traditional first generation Camaro RS ornamentation which includes a chrome “Camaro by Chevrolet” header panel emblem, white inlayed chrome “327” emblems at the front of the fenders and “Rally Sport” scripts just above the SS stripe behind the front tires. On top of the car, a black vinyl top connects to stainless trim which frames a clear windshield and runs along the side of the car at the tops of the doors. At the rear, an option D80 decklid spoiler aligns well with the rear fenders and sits above two clear chrome trimmed tail lights and a correct black and chrome Rally Sport fuel cap. Below the tail lights, another chrome bumper sits above correct '68 Camaro Rally Sport reverse lights that are integrated into the cars roll pan.
Under the hood of this '68 Camaro you'll find a reliable 327 cubic inch V8 that's housed in a clean and surprisingly authentic engine compartment. On top of that small block, a correct chrome topped air cleaner features a correct “327 Turbo Fire” decal and sends air into a 4 barrel carburetor. Below that 4 barrel carburetor, a factory intake is painted Chevrolet Orange to match the car's engine block and houses a correct points distributor that sends spark through modern AC Delco wires. At the sides of the intake, correct valve covers are painted in Chevrolet Orange to match the engine block and sit above correct exhaust manifolds that send gases into a body length true dual exhaust system. In front of the engine, correct GM hoses with correct tower clamps are connected to an aluminum radiator that is cooled by a pulley mounted flex fan. On the left side of the motor, a master cylinder for the cars power brakes hangs from the fire wall, and on the right side of the motor, a correct Delco battery features an aftermarket kill switch. This car was designed to be driven so it's not too radical or temperamental; it fires up effortlessly, idles nicely, and pulls like a Camaro should.
The engine is backed by a tough 4-speed manual gearbox that is topped by a traditional Hurst shifter. That transmission sends power to a 12 bolt rear end which, by the looks of its paint, is one of the freshest parts of the car. Mechanically, it appears that everything underneath the car was rebuilt during the restoration. The steering and chassis equipment appears to be in good shape and front disc and rear drum brakes receive fluid through recently replaced hoses. A new stainless steel fuel tanks supplies fuel through new stainless fuel lines and the afore mentioned new aluminized exhaust runs from the cars manifolds into new performance mufflers. Being a street car, the chassis wasn't detailed to the nines, but the undercoating is tidy and everything was clearly installed after it was done so all the panels are clean and free of rust and dents. At the corners, 15 inch silver rally wheels carry correct stainless trim rings with slick stainless center caps which feature embossed “Chevrolet” scripts. Mounted to those rally wheels is a reliable and road ready set of 225/70 BF Goodrich radials.
Climb inside and you have one of the coolest driving environments ever created. The black vinyl bucket seat interior has been completely restored from headliner to carpet and everything is in good, functioning shape. The seats are firm and show no sign of dry rot or tearing and the front and rear door panels present as new featuring correct stainless trim, correct black “Camaro” emblems and chrome door and window handles. Below the seats, like new black carpet is protected by black rubber floor mats and provides a base for a great looking correct center console which is decorated with chrome trimmed wood applique. Above the console, the dash pad shows none of the typical convertible sun baking and the lower dash is full of cool-looking rebuilt gauges with brushed stainless faces. At the center of the dash, you'll find controls for the car heater/defroster and a correct radio, and in front of the driver you'll find a fantastic looking wood rimmed and silver spoked GM rally steering wheel. Behind the back seats a great looking black convertible boot sits above a correctly restored trunk which includes spatter paint, a houndstooth mat, a correct spare tire and jack, and correct jacking instructions.
Documentation for this car includes an owner's manual, a folding top operation manual and a few spare decals.
This 1968 Camaro Rally Sport pushes all the right buttons: it features first rate workmanship, reliable small block power and a shift-it-yourself transmission in a killer looking sunny day cruiser. Don't get all swept up in the hype that says collector cars have to be garage queens and are just too nice to drive. The real hobby is all about enjoying these cars. Call today!
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