1968 camaro

1968 camaro

1968 camaro

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    • The Rally Sport or RS package consisted of concealed headlights and several other appearance upgrades. It was optional on any version including the base model, the Super Sport or the Z/28. Of the 235,137 Camaros produced in 1968, 40,977 had the $105.35 option.
    • A single 1968 Z/28 convertible was built for then Chevrolet general manager Elliott “Pete” Estes.
    • General Motors finally decided to market the Z/28. At first they were not sure about offering the production race car to the masses. Sales took off with almost 7,200 being sold in 1968 compared to sales of a little over 600 in 1967.

    Muscle Car Specifications

    Little changed for the second year of Camaro production. Minor changes were made to the front and rear of the car. The square headlights from the 1967 Camaro were replaced with rectangular ones. Side markers were added and the vents were removed from the windows. All minor stuff which says that overall the designers got it right the first time. Pony Car fans were well satisfied with the car also. In 1967, Chevrolet sold about 221,000 Camaros. In 1968, sales were over 235,000. The car was well received.

    The base Camaro continued to be the car that emphasized looks over performance. The largest engine available in the base lineup was the 327ci small block. It was a good engine but it couldn’t compete with the big blocks or the high performance 302ci found in the Z/28s. The Super Sport or SS continued to be the ground pounder of the group. It was a ¼ mile machine. The Z/28 continued to display its road racing roots. While the SS may have been the power lifter the Z/28 was the tri-athlete of the group.

    Super Sport 396

    The Super Sport 396 package included a unique hood with twin banks of four square simulated air intakes, big SS 396 emblems and a host of other performance upgrades. Of course the heart of the car was the 396ci big block. Several versions were offered and they all offered very good performance. The straight line performance of the SS396 was very similar to the Z/28. Because the SS was much cheaper than the Z/28 GM sold about four Super Sports for every Z/28 sold.

    General Motors decided to let the public have their Z/28 in 1968. It was still a bare knuckles race car. Air conditioning was not an option. Neither was an automatic transmission. Disk brakes were a mandatory option. All the suspension Components were beefed up and many of the other critical drive train Components were built up. This was the real thing. Not some badged up pretend muscle car.

    Finally, for those not content with the SS396, one chevy dealership offered a more powerful Camaro and became a legend in the process. The ”Super Yenko Camaro” or SYC was billed as the ultimate Camaro. It’s easy to see why. The fine people at Yenko Sports in Canonsburg Pennsylvania ripped the 396ci big blocks out of about 100 Camaros and replaced it with a 427ci L72 Corvette engine producing at least 425hp. After the engine transfer, they beefed up a few other Components, added a unique hood and threw in a few badges for good measure. The result was a $3800 Camaro that could do 0-60 in less than 4 seconds and the ¼ mile in the low 12 second range.

    Pony Car Competition

    More manufacturers entered the pony car market in 1968. American Motors introduced the 1968 AMX and the 1968 Javelin in an attempt gain share in the rapidly growing market segment. The AMC AMX and AMC Javelin were similar cars with the main difference was the deletion of the back seat in the AMX. Other than the 1968 Corvette, the AMX was the only two seater widely available in the marketplace. The Camaro’s big sister, the 1968 Firebird, remained largely unchanged. Plymouth went all in with its 1968 Barracuda. They dropped a 426 Hemi in the engine bay. Seventy lucky owners got a pony car that was ridiculously powerful and, more than likely, ridiculously hard to keep on the road. Ford answered the sales challenge from the Camaro and the horse power challenge by adding the 427 Cobra and 428 Cobra Jet engines to the lineup for the 1968 Mustang.

    The 1969 Camaro was the last of the first generation Camaros. The body was updated to make it appear “longer and lower.” Many consider it the main inspiration for the reintroduced 2009 Camaro.

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    1968 Camaro Interiors

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    1968 Chevrolet Camaro Parts

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    1/4″ Thread Cutting Nut Retainer Set

    Speed nuts for use with various original and reproduction emblem mounting studs. Includes pliable sealant type gasket attached to nut. Speed nuts can be utilized for many of the emblems that do not include attaching nuts.

    1968 Camaro Coupe / Convertible Turquoise Deluxe Door Panels with Turquoise Carpet

    OER® reproduction deluxe molded door panels for an original appearance and fit. These panels are the highest quality deluxe door panels currently available anywhere. Features include correct Madrid grain and original.

    1968 Chevrolet Style #5 — Black and Chrome License Plate Frame with White Lettering

    Flaunt your Chevrolet pride with this OER&reg custom license plate frame that shows off your vehicle year and model. Produced in die-cast zinc with an elegant, rust-preventive triple chrome plating with top mounting holes. .

    1968 Chevrolet Style # 4 Black and Chrome License Plate Frame with White Lettering

    Flaunt your Chevrolet pride with this OER&reg custom license plate frame that shows off your vehicle year and model. Produced in die-cast zinc with an elegant, rust-preventive triple chrome plating with top mounting holes. .

    1968 Camaro / Firebird Complete Door Shell; RH

    Quality reproduction of the original complete door shell accurately reproduced to match the original for a complete replacement. Each door shell is stamped to OE specifications and ready to install! Simply remove the original.

    1968 Chevrolet Style # 5 Red and Chrome License Plate Frame with White Lettering

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    1968 Camaro / 1968-69 Firebird Ivy Gold Deluxe Door Grab Handle

    OER® reproduction of the original type deluxe door grab handle. Will replace cracked or missing originals and will install using existing mounting bezels. Mad e in USA Important: The door grab handle is of different.

    1968 Chevrolet Style #1 Black and Chrome License Plate Frame with White Lettering

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    1968 Carburetor Return Spring

    Reproduction of the original carburetor return spring for 1968 GM cars with Special/HIPO big block engines. Manufactured in the correct green color. Applications: 1968 Camaro Z28 with 302 or 396 1968 Chevelle SS with 396.

    1968 Camaro Rear Bumper To Valance Panel Bracket with Cushion

    Reproduction of the original rear center bumper bracket designed for use on 1968 Camaro models. Each bracket includes the center stamped steel bracket and rubber cushion unit attached to the bracket. This carefully formed.

    1968 Camaro Windshield Washer Jar Bracket Adaptor ; with Concealed Headlamps

    Reproduction of the original windshield wash jar adaptor bracket designed for use on 1968 Camaro RS models. This This bracket is used in addition to the standard washer jar mounting bracket. Necessary when replacing the.

    1968 Camaro RS Headlight Bellcrank ; LH

    Reproduction of the original 1968 Camaro Rally Sport bellcrank. The bellcrank installs from the headlamp actuator to the main headlamp housing assembly and enables the headlamp door to open and close when activated. Includes.

    1968 Camaro Console Assembly TH350 / 400 Auto Trans — with Gauges

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    1968 Camaro Rally Sport Actuator Bracket; RH

    This is a reproduction of the larger actuator support bracket which supports the rear portion of the headlamp actuator canister. This bracket is produced in steel and painted black.

    1968 Camaro Deluxe Horn Cap ; with Brushed Chrome Finish

    This is an OER® reproduction of the original zinc die-cast, brushed chrome horn cap desiged for use on 1968 Camaros with deluxe steering wheels. This steering wheel horn cap is a duplicate of the original and will replace.

    1968-69 Side Marker Bezel Gaskets ; Various Models ; Pair

    Reproduction of the original side marker bezel gaskets designed for use on various GM models. Each gasket is die-cut to match the original for an authentic replacement. Each pair of gaskets is designed and manufactured to fit.

    1968 Chevrolet Camaro

    Model Overview

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    History of the 1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro

    The 1967 Camaro was Chevrolet’s impressive, if belated, response to the Ford Mustang. Produced in sport coupe and convertible styles, Camaro offered an extensive «menu» of optional performance, appearance and comfort/convenience — much to the delight of enthusiasts, then and now.

    During the first year, a Trans-Am racing-inspired RPO Z28 302 V-8 Special Performance package and big-block SS396 options were added. Camaro paced the Indy 500 in 1967, and would do so again in 1969.

    Camaro sported subtle trim changes in 1968, and Astro Ventilation eliminated the need for vent windows. The rear suspension was also reworked. Popular SS, RS and Z28 equipment groups continued to attract eager customers.

    The 1969 redesign gave Camaro a longer, lower look, with squared wheelhouses and new detailing inside and out. A limited run of special-order 1969 Camaros was factory- equipped with a 427-cid V-8.

    Each first-generation Camaro has its adherents, but it was the ever-popular ’69 that inspired the 2010 revival of the marque. Parts for 1967-69 Camaros are limited only by the restorer’s checkbook; even new bodies are obtainable.

    1968 Chevrolet Camaro Info

    • Body Styles
    • 2dr Convertible
    • 2dr Sport Coupe
    • Engine Types
    • 6-cyl. 230c >2950 lbs.
    • Length: 184.7 in.
    • Wheel Base: 108 in.
    • Standard Equipment
    • 3-Speed Manual Transmission
    • Bucket Seats
    • Heater/Defroster
    • Seat Belts
    • Number Produced
    • 176,813

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    1968 Chevrolet Camaro COPO Survivor

    Why This Car Is Special

    It is not every day that you get a chance to purchase a 1968 Camaro COPO Special Order Verdoro Green with all its original drivetrain. But we have one here at Skyway Classics.

    This Camaro drives like a dream, and is ready to take home trophies at every level.

    Our COPO has the original numbers matching L30 327 cubic inch V8 engine that was factory rated at 275 horsepower and still rests under the hood. It has the original 4 speed transmission and 12 bolt rear as well as many of the small components like distributor alternator and such.

    This Camaro is documented with the picture on the following web site that shows numbers on the engine, alternator, rear end, axles, drive shaft, and other numbers that it is THE ORIGINAL DRIVETRAIN!

    It has power steering, power front disc brakes, and the A.I.R. air pump SMOG system too.

    The Camaro has bias ply Red Line tires mounted on factory original Rallye Wheels.

    The interior is excellent and several items have been replaced as needed like the front seat covers, package tray, and door panels and the steering wheel is in excellent original condition.

    All the interior looks great with the twin bucket seats, gauges in the dash, Am/Fm Radio, carpet, and original 4-speed shifter on the floor.

    This Camaro COPO was purchased new at Jack Head that has been a California car since new with original black plates. The original owner wanted a new Verdoro Green Firebird but none were available so he ordered the Camaro from the local dealer.

    For years it remained on the same street in California with only two owners. The outside is virtually rust free and we can only find a few imperfections near the lower rear passenger quarter. The hood and from the doors back look to be original metal and the front fenders and header are believed to have been replaced at one time.

    All glass looks to be original, bumpers original as well as trim and lenses. It has a new black vinyl top and the trunk looks nice with the original spare tire, jack, and tools.

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    1968 Camaro Parts and Restoration Information

    1968 Camaro Specifications

    By its second year, the Camaro was already stealing away some of the pony car market. The same basic body style was used for the 1968 Camaro and it is sometimes hard to spot the differences between a 1967 Camaro and a 1968 Camaro.

    Upon closer inspection, you will see that the vent windows were deleted and side markers were added (per new federal safety regulations). Rectangular parking lamps replaced the round ones on the grille. Also new for 1968 was a 350 horsepower version of the 396 cubic inch big block V8.

    The 1968 Camaro was available in many different configurations. From a plain Jane sport coupe to asphalt eating Super Sport, there was something for everyone! All 1968 Camaros shared the same body unlike the Chevelle and were available in either coupe or convertible. Buyers could choose from the base model Sport Coupe, drag strip ready Super Sport, or road racing Z-28. The Rally Sport option with hidden headlights could be added as a separate packing to any of those models.

    Interiors could be optioned with either bucket seats or bench seats and were available in a variety of colors and styles. Standard interiors were available in Black, Blue, Red, White, or Ivy Gold. Buyers who ordered a deluxe interior received unique door panels with molded in arm rests and Comfortweave seats with color choices of Aqua, Black, Blue, Pearl, Red, or Ivy Gold. Even rarer was the deluxe Houndstooth interior with unique pleats in Black, White, or Pearl. A fold down rear seat was available but very rare. An optional console was available with our without gauges on bucket seat cars. The buyer could have ordered a number of different exterior colors including Tuxedo Black, Ermine White, Grotto Blue, Fathom Blue, Island Teal, Ash Gold, Grecian Gold, Rallye Green, Tripoli Turquoise, Teal Blue, Cordovan Maroon, Corvette Bronze, Seafrost Green, Matador Red, Palomino Ivory, LeMans Blue, Sequoia Green, Butternut Yellow, or British Green.

    To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for on the 1968 Camaro. Base power was had by one of two available six cylinder engines. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for aV-8. Manual transmissions were either 3 speeds or 4 speeds. The 2 speed Powerglide was the standard transmission and a 3 speed Turbo Hydramatic was optional.

    About 235,000 1968 Camaros were produced. 214,707 coupe, 20,440 convertible, 235,147 total.
    Total Super Sports = 30,695

    Vehicle Identification Example: 123378N300001
    * Third digit is engine code: 3 = 6-cylinder, 4 = V8
    * Fourth digit is body style: 3 = coupe, 6 = convertible
    * Sixth digit is model year: 8 = 1968
    * Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys.
    * Last six digits increased one with each car built at each plant.

    Model Options:

    1968 Camaro

    Models

    • 1968 Camaro Standard Sport Coupe
    • 1968 Camaro Rally Sport (hidden headlights)
    • 1968 Camaro Super Sport
    • 1968 Camaro Rally Sport Super Sport (RS/SS)
    • 1968 Camaro Z/28
    • 1968 Camaro Rally Sport Z/28 (RS/Z/28)

    Body Styles

    • 2 Door Coupe
    • 2 Door Convertible (one Z/28 known to exist)

    Engine Options

    • 230 cubic inch 140 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)
    • 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinder (optional)
    • 302 cubic inch 290 horsepower V8 (base Z/28, Z/28 only)
    • 327 cubic inch 210 horsepower V8 (base)
    • 327 cubic inch 250 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 350 cubic inch 295 horsepower V8 (base Super Sport, SS only)
    • 396 cubic inch 325 horsepower V8 (optional Super Sport, SS only)
    • 396 cubic inch 375 horsepower V8 (optional Super Sport, SS only)
    • 427 cubic inch 425 horsepower V8 (Central Office Production Order COPO)
    • 427 cubic inch 435 horsepower V8 (Central Office Production Order COPO)

    a = Ratios given are for heavy-duty 3-speed; standard 3-speed also available with same ratios as L-30 327 V-8.
    b = Certain performance ratios from 3.55:1 to 4.88:1 optional.
    c = Alternate close-ratio 4-speed available with ratios identical to L-48 350 V-8, plus heavy-duty 4-speed with same ratios shown.
    d = RS came with 3.07 or 3.08:1 axle ratio.


    Block Casting

    • 302 ci
    • 327 ci
    • 350 ci: 3914660, 3914678
    • 396 ci: 3916323, 3935440

    ar=air injection reactor

    at=Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission

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    1968 Chevrolet Camaro Decoding

    VIN Number Decoding —
    Example — 124378N531332

    12437 =Model Number
    8 = 1968
    N = Assembly Plant (N=Norwood, L=Las Angeles)
    531332 = Unit Number (Starts at 500001 at each assembly plant regardless of series.)

    Model Numbers
    12337 = Camaro 6cyl, 2dr. Sport Coupe
    12437 = Camaro 8cyl, 2dr. Sport Coupe
    12367 = Camaro 6cyl, 2dr. Convertible
    12467 = Camaro 8cyl, 2dr. Convertible

    Cowl Tag Decoding —
    Example

    Body Style Code
    The 68 stands for 1968. The 12 stands for Camaro, the 4 is constantly a four regardless of the body type or engine. The next two digits are either 37 coupe or 67 convertible.

    Assembly Plant
    NOR = Norwood, Oh
    LOS or VN = Los Angeles/Van Nuys, Ca

    Body Date Code
    The first two digits are 01-12 and correspond with the model year not the calendar year.The letter (A-E) corresponds with the week of the month. So 02B would be February, second week, 1968.

    Norwood interior paint code, Los Angeles work order code
    If your car was built in Norwood, this is a single letter code.

    Norwood Cars
    B = Blue
    D = Red
    E = Black
    G = Gold
    K = Parchment/Black
    K = Ivory/Black
    Q = Black Houndstooth
    V = Ivory Houndstooth
    T = Turquoise

    Los Angeles Cars
    This code has yet to be determined. It is a letter, followed by one to three numbers.

    Assembly Plant
    NOR = Norwood, Oh
    LOS = Los Angeles/Van Nuys, Ca

    The Fisher Body Sequence Number — This is not the same as the VIN sequence number.

    Trim Code
    Standard Buckets
    712 = Black
    717 = Blue
    722 = Gold
    724 = Red

    Standard Bench
    713 = Black
    718 = Blue
    723 = Gold
    725 = Red

    Custom Buckets
    714 = Black
    719 = Blue
    721 = Gold
    711 = Ivory/Black
    716 = Ivory Houndstooth
    726 = Turquoise
    730 = Parchment/Black
    749 = Black Houndstooth

    Custom Bench
    715 = Black
    720 = Blue
    727 = Turquoise

    Body Paint Code
    AA = Tuxedo Black
    CC = Ermine White
    DD = Grotto Blue
    EE = Fathom Blue
    FF = Island Teal
    GG = Ash Gold
    HH = Grecian Green
    JJ = Rallye Green
    KK = Tripoli Turquoise
    LL = Teal Blue
    NN = Cordovan Maroon
    OO = Corvette Bronze
    PP = Seafrost Green
    RR = Matador Red
    TT = Palomino Ivory
    UU = LeMans Blue
    VV = Sequoia Green
    YY = Butternut Yellow
    ZZ = British Green

    Engine Decoding —
    Example: F1115BA
    F = Source Designation, (F=Flint Motor Facility, V=Flint Engine Factory, T=Towanda)
    11 = November, 10 would be Oct, and so on.
    15 = Day of month
    BA = Type Designation (BA = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp engine with a manual transmission)

    Type Designations —
    BA = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp — Manual Transmission
    BB = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp — Manual Transmission
    BC = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp — Manual Transmission
    BD = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp — Manual Transmission
    BF = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp — Automatic Transmission
    BH = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp — Automatic Transmission
    CM = 250cu 6cyl, 155hp — Manual Transmission
    CN = 250cu 6cyl, 155hp — Manual Transmission
    CQ = 250cu 6cyl, 155hp — Automatic Transmission
    CR = 250cu 6cyl, 155hp — Automatic Transmission
    EE = 327cu 8cyl, 275hp — Automatic Transmission
    EA = 327cu 8cyl, 275hp — Manual Transmission
    MA = 327cu 8cyl, 210hp — Manual Transmission
    ME = 327cu 8cyl, 210hp — Automatic Transmission
    MO = 302cu 8cyl, 290hp — Manual Transmission
    MQ = 396cu 8cyl, 375hp — Manual Transmission
    MR = 396cu 8cyl, 350hp — Automatic Transmission
    MS = 350cu 8cyl, 295hp — Manual Transmission
    MT = 396cu 8cyl, 375hp — Manual Transmission
    MU = 350cu 8cyl, 295hp — Automatic Transmission
    MW = 396cu 8cyl, 325hp — Manual Transmission
    MX = 396cu 8cyl, 350hp — Manual Transmission
    MY = 396cu 8cyl, 325hp — Automatic Transmission

    The casting numbers located on the rear, drivers side of the engine can be decoded at
    http://www.mortec.com

    Transmission Numbers
    Example: QBS8E01D
    QB = Type Designation
    S = Source Designation
    8 = Model Year
    E01D = Production Date and Month
    Months are decoded as follows:

    A = Jan K = July
    B = Feb M = Aug
    C = Mar P = Sept
    E = May S = Nov
    H = June T = Dec

    (01 is the first, 02 is the second, etc., D indicates day shift, N indicates night shift.)

    Type Designation
    QB = 3-Speed, 6cyl & V8 engine
    HI = 4-Speed, 6cyl engine
    XJ = 4-Speed, V8 engine
    TB = Powerglide, 6cyl engine
    YH = Powerglide, V8 engine
    — = Turbo Hydra-Matic, V8 engine

    Source Designation
    P = Muncie
    S = Saginaw
    C = Cleveland
    T = Toledo
    CC = Ypsilanti

    The casting numbers located on the rear, drivers side of the engine can be decoded at
    www.mortec.com

    Rear Axle Identification
    Example: PE0212B
    PE = Type Designation (PE = 3.08)
    0212 = Production, Month and Date (This one would be February 12th.)
    B = Source Designation (B = Buffalo, W = Warren) Rear Axle Type Designation

    Code Ratio Posi-Traction or Open Differential
    BA 2.56 Open
    BB 2.56 Posi
    BC 3.36 Open
    BD 3.36 Posi
    BI 2.73 Open
    BL 3.07 Open
    BM 3.31 Open
    BN 3.55пїЅ Open
    BO 3.73 Open
    BP 2.73 Open
    BQ 2.73 Posi
    BR 3.07 Posi
    BS 3.31пїЅ Posi
    BT 3.55 Posi
    BU 3.73 Posi
    BV 4.10 Posi
    BW 4.56 Posi
    BX 4.88 Posi
    BY 2.73 Posi
    BZ 2.73 Open
    PB 3.31 Open
    PE 3.08пїЅ Posi
    PG 3.07 Posi
    PH 3.55 Posi
    PK 3.55 Open
    PN 2.56 Open
    PO 2.56 Posi
    PR 3.31пїЅ Posi
    PX 2.73 Posi
    PY 2.56 Open
    Q2 3.55 Open
    Q3 3.55 Posi
    Q9 3.55 Open
    QE 3.55 Open
    QN 4.88 Posi
    QS 2.56 Posi
    QT 2.73 Posi
    QU 3.07 Posi
    QV 3.31 Posi
    QW 3.55 Posi
    QX 3.73 Posi
    QY 4.10 Posi
    QZ 4.56 Posi

    We would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the data provided on this site.
    This information has been gathered from several sources and has not been verified.

    Chevy Camaro 1968 Technical Specifications

    The 1968 Camaro looked very similar to the 1967 externally. Small body changes included the addition of side marker lights (due to a new gov ernment mandate), a pointier front grille, and divided rear taillights. Due to the 1968’s new Astro Ventilation fresh-air-inlet system, gone were the side window windwings.

    Engine offerings for 1968 were nearly identical to those of 1967, with the exception of the RPO L89 option that fitted aluminium cylinder heads to the RPO L78 396 big-block V8. Due to the high cost of the L89 option ($868.95), only 272 1968 Camaro’s were fitted with this performance upgrade.

    Inside, the 1968 Camaro was similar but incorporated a new centre console, newly styled door panels, and circular Astro Ventilation vents on the outer edges of the dash. Although the 1968 had new seat covers, the big news was the availability of trendy-looking houndstooth seat fabric.

    In late 1968, John Z. DeLorean became general manager of Chevrolet Motor Division, taking over from Elliott M. «Pete» Estes. It was a good year for the redesigned Camaro as production of 235,147 Camaro’s was realized in the model year. The total represented 2.8% of total U.S. industry production and compared to 220,906 cars and 2.9% of industry in 1967. According to automotive trade journals of the day, the total included 50,937 6-cylinder (I-6) cars and 184,178 V8 engine-powered Camaro’s, although this adds up to only 235,115 cars.

    Industry trade journals reported that 184,735 Camaro’s were built at the Norwood, Ohio, plant and 49,064 Camaro’s were made at a factory in Van Nuys (Los Angeles), California. In addition, the trade journals showed 1,248 Camaro’s «produced» at an assembly plant in Bloomfield, New Jersey. According to Camaro Brand Manager Scott Settlemire’s sources, these 1,248 cars were actually units produced at the Norwood factory and shipped to a site near Bloomfield (possibly Little Ferry), where they were «knocked down» for shipment overseas. This means that the total number of cars built in Norwood, Ohio, was actually 185,983.

    The 1968 Camaro Z28 was road tested by 3 major magazines with varying results. «Road & Track» magazine (June 1968) recorded a 3.4-second 0 to 30-mph time, a 6.9-second 0 to 60-mph time, a 15-second 0 to 100-mph time and a 14.90-second quarter mile at 100 mph. «Car Life» magazine (July 1968) recorded a 3.5-second 0 to 30-mph time, a 7.4-second 0 to 60-mph time, a 14.2-second 0 to 100-mph time and a 14.85-second quarter mile at 101.40 mph. «Car and Driver» magazine (June 1968) recorded a 2.2-second 0 to 30-mph time, a 5.3-second 0 to 60-mph time, a 12.3-second 0 to 100-mph time and a 13.77-second quarter mile at 107.39 mph. The «Car and Driver» car was specially prepped by the factory, but beat out a Mustang with similar modifications. A single 1968 Camaro Z28 convertible was specially built for Chevrolet general manager Elliott «Pete» Estes.

    Of the Camaro’s built in the model-year, 56.4% had automatic transmission, 20.2% had a 4-speed manual transmission, 21.7% were equipped with an I-6 (Inline 6-cylinder) engine, and 78.3% were equipped with a V8 engine. 82% had an AM radio, 3.1% had an AM/FM radio, 1.8% had a factory tape deck, 15.3% had air-conditioning, 2.3% had a tilt steering wheel, 49.0% had power steering, 10.2% had power drum brakes, 8.6% had disc brakes, 1.4% had power side windows, 97.9% had front bucket seats, 32.8% had a vinyl roof, 85.3% had white sidewall tyres, 25.8% had a tinted windshield (only), 27.8% had all tinted glass, 21.7% had dual exhausts, 15.6% had a limited-slip differential, 62.9% had wheel covers and 0.1% had cruise control.

    Camaro sales for calendar-year 1968 came to a new high of 213,980 units (2.50% of the industry) compared to 205,816 (2.7% of the industry) in 1967. A total of 209,822 new Camaro’s were registered in the 1968 calendar year compared to 204,862 in the 1967 calendar year and 41,100 in the 1966 calendar year. Chevrolet boasted that the 1968 Camaro SS (Super Sport) was dedicated to the «fun crowd.» The sales catalog said it was «a husky performer and looks it.» Big engines, a beefed-up suspension and special equipment features made this model-option stand out.

    The prices of the RPO Z27 SS package varied according to engine. With the L48 V8 the dealer paid $152 and got $210.65 at retail. With the L35 V8 engine the dealer cost was $190 and the retail price was $263.30. With the L34 V8 the dealer cost was $266 and the retail price was $368.65. The L78 version of the SS wholesaled for $361 and retailed for $500.30. The L78/L89 V8 version with aluminium cylinder heads retailed for $868.95 (dealer cost unknown).

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