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1968 Chevrolet Camaro

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Chevrolet Camaro

1968 Chevrolet Camaro
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History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Camaro (first generation) page on 31 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The styling of the 1968 Camaro was very similar to the 1967 design. With the introduction of Astro Ventilation, a fresh-air-inlet system, the side vent windows were deleted. Side marker lights were added on the front and rear fenders which was a government requirement for all 1968 vehicles. It also had a more pointed front grille and divided rear taillights. The front running lights (on non-RS models) were also changed from circular to oval. The big block SS models received chrome hood inserts that imitated velocity stacks.

The shock absorber mounting was staggered to resolve wheel hop issues and higher performance models received multi-leaf rear springs instead of single-leaf units. A 396 cu in (6.5 L) 350 hp (261 kW) big block engine was added as an option for the SS, and the Z28 appeared in Camaro brochures. The 427 cu in (7.0 l) was not available as a Regular Production Option (RPO). Several dealers, such as Baldwin-Motion, Dana, and Yenko, offered the 427 as a dealer-installed replacement for the factory-supplied 396 cid engine.


Multimedia

2012 Mecum Fall Premier Auction: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro (Frame-Off Restoration)
October 26, 2012
Duration: 1:31
Video ©2012 Bill Crittenden
for $30,000 at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
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Photographs

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS Modified SS
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS Modified SS
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Baldwin Motion Model Baldwin Motion
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2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Model Car Show
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1968 Yenko Camaro Yenko
Photo by Peggy S. Simoni
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The Desert Rat 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko "The Desert Rat" Yenko Camaro
Reserve not met, high bid $440,000 - Mecum Auctions
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
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Custom 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS Custom SS
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
3rd Annual Grass Lake PTO "Cars for Kids" Classic & Hot Rod Show
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Custom 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS Custom SS
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Custom 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS Custom SS
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Penske-Godsall Racing Penske-Godsall Racing
Photo by Nathan Bittinger
2004 Watkins Glen SVRA
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Dick Harrell/Fred Gibb Chevrolet Funny Car Model Dick Harrell/Fred Gibb Chevrolet Funny Car
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2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Model Car Show
November 21, 2010
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Body Specifications

HardtopConvertible
Body CodeSTD37STD67
Length184.7"184.7"
Wheelbase108.0"108.0"
Weight2,810 lbs. w/I6 engine
2,955 w/V8 engine
3,110 lbs. w/I6 engine
3,245 w/V8 engine
Base MSRP$2,588$2,802


Engine Specifications

Engine Displacement230250302327327396427
Engine TypeI6I6V8V8V8V8V8
Bore & Stroke3.875" x 3.25"4.001" x 3.25"
Compression Ratio8.508.5011.008.7510.0011.011.25
Brake Horsepower (BHP)140 @ 4400 RPM155 @ 4200 RPM290 @ 4400 RPM210 @ 4600 RPM275 @ 4800 RPM375 @ 5600 RPM435 @ 5800 RPM


Production

HardtopConvertibleTOTALS
6-Cylinder Standard37,2632,75640,019
8-Cylinder Standard131,37313,294144,667
6-Cylinder Deluxe10,19375710,950
8-Cylinder Deluxe35,8783,63339,511
TOTALS214,70720,440235,147


Options

CodeNameCost
A01Soft-Ray all tinted glass$30.55
A02Soft-Ray tinted windshield only$21.10
A31Power windows$100.10
A39Custom deluxe front and rear belts$7.90
A67Rear folding seat$42.15
A85Custom deluxe front shoulder belts$26.35
AK1Custom deluxe seat and shoulder belts$11.10
AL4Strato-Back front bench seat$32.65
AS1Front shoulder belts$23.20
AS2Strato-Ease headrests$52.70
AS4Custom deluxe rear shoulder belts$26.35
AS5Standard rear shoulder belts$23.20
B37Color-keyed floor mats$10.55
B93Door edge guards$4.25
C06Power convertible top$52.70
C08Vinyl roof cover$73.75
C50Rear window defroster with Sport Coupe$21.10
C50Rear window defroster with convertible$31.60
C60Air conditioning$360.20
D33Left-hand remote-controlled outside rearview mirror$9.50
D55Center front seat console$50.60
D80Rear deck lid spoiler$32.65
D90Sport striping$25.30
D91Front end "bumblebee" stripe$14.75
D96Accent striping$13.70
F41Heavy-duty Sport suspension$10.55
G31Special heavy-duty rear springs$20.05
G80Positraction rear axle$42.15
J50Power brakes$42.15
J52Front disc brakes$100.10
K02Temperature-controlled declutching fan$15.80
K30Speed and cruise control$52.70
K7661-amp Delcotron alternator$26.35
K7942-amp Delcotron alternator$10.55
KD5Positive crankcase ventilation$6.35
L30327-cid 275-hp V-8$92.70
L34396-cid 350-hp V-8 in Camaro SS only$368.65
L48350-cid 295-hp V-8$210.65
L78396-cid 375-hp V-8$500.30
L78/L89396-cid 375-hp V-8 with aluminum cylinder heads in Camaro SS only$868.95
M11Floor mounted gearshift lever$10.55
M13Special three-speed manual transmission$79
M20Wide-ratio four-speed manual transmission$184.35
M21Close-ratio four-speed manual transmission$184.35
M22Close-ratio heavy-duty four-speed manual transmission$310.70
M35Powerglide automatic transmission with six-cylinder engines$184.35
M35Powerglide automatic transmission with small block V-8s$194.35
M40Turbo-Hydra-Matic transmission$237.00
MB1Torque drive transmission$68.65
N10Dual exhaust system$27.40
N33Comfortilt steering wheel$42.15
N34Walnut grained steering wheel$31.60
N40Power steering$84.30
N44"Quick-Response" variable-ratio steering$15.80
N65Spacesaver spare tire$19.35
N95Simulated wire wheel covers$73.75
N96Mag-style wheel covers$73.75
NF2Deep-Tone dual exhaust system$27.40
P01Bright metal wheel covers$21.10
P587.35 x 14 white sidewall tires$31.35
PA2Mag-spoke wheel covers$73.75
PW7F70-14 white sidewall tires$64.75
PW8F70-14 red stripe tires$64.75
PY4F70-14 fiberglass-belted tires$26.55
PY5Fiberglass-belted red stripe tires$26.55
T60Heavy-duty battery$7.40
U03Tri-volume horn$13.70
U15Speed warning indicator$10.55
U17Special instrumentation$94.80
U46Light monitoring system$26.35
U57Stereo tape player$133.80
U63AM radio$61.10
U69AM/FM radio$133.80
U73Manual rear-mounted radio antenna$9.50
U79Push-button AM/FM stereo radio$239.15
U80Rear seat speaker$13.20
V01Heavy duty radiator$13.70
V31Front bumper guard$12.65
V32Rear bumper guard$12.65
Z21Style trim$47.40
Z22Rally Sport package$105.35
Z23Special interior group$17.95
Z27Camaro Super Sport package$210.65-868.95
Z28Special Performance package$400.25-858.40
Z87Custom interior$110.60
ZJ7Rally wheels$31.60
ZJ9Auxiliary lighting in Sport Coupe without custom interior option$13.70
ZJ9Auxiliary lighting in Sport Coupe with custom interior option$11.10
ZJ9Auxiliary lighting in convertible without custom interior option$9.50
ZJ9Auxiliary lighting in convertible with custom interior option$6.85
Optional axle ratios$2.15


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
9 September 1968NHTSA Recall 68V085000 1968 Buick Skylark, 1968 Buick Special, 1968 Chevrolet, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1968 Chevrolet Chevy II, 1968 Chevrolet El Camino, 1968 Oldsmobile F-85, 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 1968 Pontiac Tempest
Vehicle Speed Control
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - AMT PK-4166'68 Camaro Z28Street Machines, Matchbox, 1:25 scale


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 January 2016Screen Stars: The Cars Featured in Summit Racing Equipment's New TV CommercialsSummit Racing Equipment
21 January 2016New As Seen on PowernNation TV Parts at Summit Racing: Auto Metal Direct Body Panels for 1967-69 CamaroSummit Racing Equipment


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