Sometimes it's best to pick up someone else's finished project rather than start your own. This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 tribute is a great case in point: an expensive repaint with better than average finish work, a fresh stroker motor under the hood with a lot of nicely detailed go-fast parts, and a gorgeous red interior full of new components. This summer, drive your dream instead of working on it in the driveway.
Originally Ermine White with a six-banger, this handsome Camaro now sports a stunning coat of charcoal silver paint that looks extremely slick and grown-up. There's no trace of the original paint, so the car was obviously blown apart for the repaint and the crisp trim lines and excellent fit and finish attest to the fact that it wasn't a cheap project. After a few weeks of block sanding and alignment, the two-stage urethane went on, and the results speak for themselves with great gloss and a deep finish that would be hard to duplicate using 1968 paint technology. The stainless trim was properly straightened and polished, and reproduction Z/28 badges were fitted to the front fenders, although this is obviously not a real Z. A cowl induction hood and a ducktail spoiler out back complete the classic look, and it includes such niceties as a power antenna on the rear deck and a chin spoiler, so it really looks sharp.
The red bucket seat interior definitely has the basics covered, with reproduction seat covers, correct carpets, and clean door panels that make this F-body look a lot younger than its 45 years might suggest. It's got a stock steering wheel on a relatively rare factory tilt column, and the center console houses a Hurst shifter for the 4-speed Muncie transmission living underneath. A pair of auxiliary gauges was mounted down low and angled towards the driver, a cool twist on the factory theme, and the factory gauges are in excellent condition. Experts will spot the eyeball vents and realize that this car had factory A/C, which is now backed by modern hardware from Vintage Air. Entertainment comes in the form of an OEM-looking AM/FM unit with an iPod interface, so it's definitely keeping up with today's technology. And one glance in the immaculate trunk will convince you that this is not a car that ever had serious rust issues.
This car definitely has the right equipment under the hood, where there's a 383 cubic inch stroker motor correctly dressed in Chevy Orange, although the intent wasn't to duplicate an OEM look. The 383 is a neat fit under that cowl induction hood, and makes all the right sounds thanks to a big 4-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock intake, and a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and turn-downs. There's a lot of brightwork under there, too, including the Endura-Shine on the intake manifold, polished A/C compressor, aluminum heads, finned valve covers, and an open element air cleaner. To make driving easy, power steering and power disc brakes are part of the package, and all the workmanship is professionally done. The engine turns the aforementioned 4-speed and a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear with 3.90 gears and a Posi inside. Traction bars do their best to hook it up and it sits on classic Cragars with 235/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear BFGoodrich tires.
Take advantage of this opportunity to drive an awesome early Camaro with all the right parts for a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself. Call today!
|Exterior Color:||Silver Metallic|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
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