The Awesome 1968 Camaro

1968 Camaro

Chevrolet introduced its version of a compact muscle car for the first time in 1967 in response to the release of the Ford Mustang. It was built atop the same F-body platform as the Pontiac Firebird. The Camaro’s first generation lasted from 1967 until 1969. The 1968 model didn’t feature any major changes but did see a few cosmetic and performance upgrades.

New for the 1968 Model Year

1968 marked the Chevrolet Camaro’s second year in production. It didn’t see any major changes from its 1967 model, but did feature several minor tweaks and improvements both cosmetically and to performance. The 1968 model featured new front and rear side marker lights. Due to the introduction of Astro-ventilation that circulated fresh air through the Camaro’s interior, the Camaro featured vent-less door glass. Buyers had the option of including the Rally Sport package as well.
The 1968 Camaro was offered in both a coupe and a convertible body style which included a heavy duty suspension and selection of powerful engine options. Chevrolet offered numerous factories and dealer options so that buyers could customize the Camaro exactly to their liking.

Body Styles and Trim Packages

The 1968 model was produced in SS (Super Sport), RS (Rally Sport), and RS/SS trim packages. The SS featured the 5.7L 8 cylinder engine with a 6.5L big-block available as an option. The RS included a number of cosmetic upgrades such as updated taillights, and revised exterior rocker trim. The RS and SS packages could be ordered together. The RS/SS featured both the performance features and the aesthetic upgrades.
Chevrolet developed its Z28 model as a competitive racing vehicle. Due to the lack of press coverage, many buyers were unaware of its existence until the 1968 model year. The Z28 model featured a V8 engine, an aluminum high rise manifold and dual-feed Holley four-barrel carburetor. Other features included in the Z28 package include a Muncie 4 speed gearbox, power steering, and an upgraded suspension.
In addition to the optional trim packages, there were a number of other optional features available. Options included everything from performance upgrades to interior features. A Custom interior package added a wood grained instrument panel, a glove compartment light and a luggage compartment mat. Other options included air conditioning, a heavy duty battery, and radio equipment.

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