1968 Chevrolet Camaro

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Overview


The 1968 Camaro was almost visually identical to the ’67, with the exception of new front and rear side marker lights and vent-less door glass.


The 1968 Camaro was almost visually identical to the ’67, with the exception of new front and rear side marker lights and vent-less door glass. What really made the ’68 Camaro stand out was big engines, upgraded suspension, and special equipment features.

The popularity of the Z/28 package started to climb based on its first-year racing reputation of winning 10 out of the 13 races in the Trans-Am series. Chevrolet wasn’t sure if they wanted to market the option strictly for racing or to the public, but output climbed to 7,199 cars.

The RS package included numerous cosmetic changes including a blacked-out grille with hidden headlights, revised parking and taillights, upgraded interior trim, and RS badging.

The SS package contained a modified 350 V8 with an available 396 producing 325hp, and a 375hp version, along with simulated air intakes on the hood, special bumble bee striping, and a blacked-out grille. It was possible to order a RS/SS.

The Z/28 was once again available to the public as a full-pledged racer with no A/C or an automatic transmission available. Engine, suspension, and tranny were all built up. This was the real deal.

In 1968 the Z/28 Camaro dominated all Motorsport arenas winning the SCCA Trans Am series and NHRA Super Stock World Championship title thanks to the Penske racing team (SCCA) and Jenkins Strickler racing team (NHRA).

Production Numbers


Sport Coupe 176,813
Sport Coupe Convertible 20,440
RS 64,842
Z/28 7,199
SS 34,411
Total Production 303,705

Performance Specs


Transmission


  • 3-Speed Manual (shift lever is column-mounted unless floor-mount is specified)
  • Special 3-Speed Manual (available with SS 350 only)
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Automatic
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic  3-Speed Automatic

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Tuxedo Black
Ermine White
Grotto Blue
Fathom Blue
Island Teal
Ash Gold
Grecian Green
Tripoli Turquoise
Teal Blue
Cordovan Maroon
Seafrost Green
Matador Red
Palomino Ivory
Sequoia Green
Butternut Yellow

Interior

Black
Blue
Red
Gold
Parchment/Black
Turquoise

OEM Brochures


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Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
Std. I-6 230ci 1x1bbl 140hp 220 lb-ft - -
L22 I-6 250ci 1x1bbl 155hp 235 lb-ft - -
Z/28 302ci 1x4bbl 290hp 290 lb-ft 5.5 sec 13.8 sec @ 107 mph
L30 327ci 1x4bbl 275hp 355 lb-ft - -
Std. V8 327ci 1x2bbl 210hp 320 lb-ft - -
L48 350ci 1x4bbl 295hp 380 lb-ft - -
L78 396ci 1x4bbl 375hp 415 lb-ft 14.1 sec @ 99 mph -
L35 396ci 1x4bbl 325 410 lb-ft 6.6 sec 15.0 sec @ 94 mph
L34 396ci 1x4bbl 350hp 415 lb-ft - -
L72 427ci 1x4bbl 425hp 460 lb-ft - -