RS/SS 396, FACTORY CORRECT MATADOR RED, 4 SPEED, 12 BOLT, NICE CAR!
There's a reason we can't keep early Camaros in stock: they look great, drive well, and with big block power like this 1968 RS/SS hardtop, are pretty formidable on the street. Stunning paint, gorgeous 18-inch wheels, and a highly original interior make this the one that you've been waiting for.
Matador Red is this car's original color (code R-R) and the recent repaint definitely delivers in a big way. Super straight bodywork certainly helps and suggests that someone was working overtime to get this one to look this good. Great panel alignment and a factory-style hood add to the highly-detailed look, and only the big block cars got to wear the blacked-out tail panel, probably so you knew who just blew your doors off. RS hidden headlights look especially good on the '68 cars, and black stripes embedded under the clear add an aggressive edge. Bright chrome bumpers, correct badging, and, of course, the ducktail spoiler all add up to a traditional Camaro performance look, but so much nicer than the factory ever managed.
Camaros have always offered performance-oriented interiors, and the black buckets flanking a center console make for an awesome driving experience. The interior is in great shape, perhaps done a few years ago, offering reproduction seat covers, correct carpets, and matching black door panels, all of which take you back to 1968. The original gauges set deep into their own round binnacles are in good condition and are joined by a set of auxiliary gauges down on the center console. Only the steering wheel is not correct, although it is an OEM piece from a later car and looks at home in the early F-body. And yes, that's a 4-speed shifter in the center console, making this the Camaro you'll look forward to driving every single time. The trunk is finished with spatter-finish paint, a new mat, and a full-sized spare that appears to be on a Rally II wheel.
That 396 inch big block is the reason why this car rises above the ordinary and why it won't likely last long. Rebuilt with a few notable upgrades like an Edelbrock intake and carburetor plus a set of long-tube headers, it delivers a solid hit of torque when you nail the throttle. Chrome valve covers were part of all big block engines and a matching open-element air cleaner gives it a clean look. Bright Chevy Orange paint pops against the satin black engine bay and makes the bare aluminum pieces like the intake and water pump look clean and crisply detailed. Clean floors aren't so over-detailed that you're afraid to drive it and they make a great background for the new mandrel-bent Flowmaster exhaust system. The Muncie 4-speed spins a 12-bolt rear end, so you don't need to worry about breaking this heavy-duty hardware, and with newer shocks at all four corners, it rides and handles well for its age. Those big 18-inch alloys wear SS center caps, which seems entirely appropriate, and the fat 245/45/18 Bridgestone rubber totally fills the wheel wells.
So it's an SS396 Camaro, with a 4-speed, and just a few tweaks to make it enjoyable to drive. Is there anything better? Call today!
- CD Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- Body Color
- Bolero Red
- Body Style
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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