BIG BLOCK 396 V8, MUNCIE 4-SPEED, 12-BOLT REAR, FRNT DISCS, PWR STEERING, SWEET!
It's hard to go wrong with a 1968 Camaro RS finished in bright red and a sweet-running big block under the hood. The timeless shape will always look good, and these cars garner instant respect on the road and on the show field. The old adage that special cars will always be special most certainly applies to early F-bodies like this one.
The bodywork on this tidy little Camaro was restored not too long ago, and looks great today; not so perfect you're afraid to drive it, but you can certainly show up to the cruise night and expect a lot of attention. The workmanship is professional-grade throughout, with straight panels and good gaps and a deep shine that comes from using modern paints. As an original southern car that spent most of its life in the sun, it shows straight, clean sheetmetal and feels the way only an untouched body can feel. All the other goodies on the car make it easy to love, including the chin spoiler, hidden headlamps up front (upgraded to DetroitSpeed electric), the cowl induction hood, and factory ducktail spoiler that always finishes these cars with a flourish. There's also a nice black vinyl top that adds a bit of formality to the overall look. And without the usual SS stripes, it just looks plain mean. You show up with this Camaro, people are going to know you mean business.
Freshened a few years back, the black vinyl interior looks quite stock. There's some age on it, not quite enough to convince us that it's the original interior, but it does have a comfortable, lived-in look that's actually quite appealing. Everything inside is in good condition, don't get me wrong, with very nice original door panels, clean carpets, and a neat headliner overhead. A wood-rimmed steering wheel warms it up and works well with the all-black upholstery, and there's both a big tach on the steering column and auxiliary gauges down on the console. The original gauges all work properly, while an AM/FM/cassette stereo fits neatly in the dash with no cutting required. More warm weather goodness awaits in the truck where the sheetmetal is super clean and shows only a smattering of traditional spatter-finish paint.
'396' badges on the flanks mean there's a big block under the hood; in this car's case, it's a 396 out of a '69 Chevelle. The air cleaner suggests it has been rebuilt to 375 horsepower specs and it runs beautifully, with a crisp snarl from the exhaust and quick reflexes on the road. Horsepower enhancers include an Edelbrock intake and Holley carburetor, HEI ignition, and some long-tube headers to bolster low-end torque (as if it needs any help in that department). The Chevy Orange block gives it a nice OEM vibe, while the finned valve covers and chrome air cleaner dress it up enough that you'll be anxious to open the hood every chance you get. The Muncie 4-speed manual transmission feeds a durable 12-bolt rear end, and the suspension is all stock save for some traction bars out back, so you don't have to worry that someone has monkeyed with the geometry or created a lowered monster that rides like a brick. Handsome Rally wheels always look great on a Camaro, and this one wears suitably wide BFGoodrich T/A radials.
This is a big block Camaro you can drive and enjoy without worries, and it looks awesome on the show field. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Rear End
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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