In 1968, the Pony car war was still raging on and the Chevrolet Camaro was going head to head with the Ford Mustang. Even today, the war between Camaro and Mustang still rages on. Both cars had tons of available options to suit the needs of every customer. This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible SS Tribute is from Just Toys Classic Cars. It originally came in the Ermine White finish with a black top. On the inside, it features a beautiful red interior which is still original. It has obviously received a repaint and now comes in a mirror-shine black finish.
Although it is now perfect, this Camaro certainly looks great for its age. It is a very solid example that only needs a few finishing touches to bring it to show quality standards. It is a turnkey classic that you can immediately enjoy right off the dealer’s showroom, it’s perfect for those looking for their first classic muscle car and doesn’t want any hassle. The dealer has ensured that this classic is a reliable turnkey classic that won’t need any work done for a long time. But for those who like to bring it to the next level, it is also a great project car and does complete body-off restoration, and a few modern touches, and to get it ready for the next car show. Whatever its next life will be, it is surely a great example of a very iconic classic.
Now it’s time to take a look at the interior of this beautiful 1968 Camaro. Everything is original and looks great. Although there some signs of patina on both the seats and carpet, it is still a very intact interior despite its age. All of the flaws are fairly minor and you can’t see any major tears or rips on the dash, convertible top or seats. The top is fairly new and looks good. Originally, this Camaro had an A/C unit but has been removed some time ago and has not been replaced by a new one. There are vintage air conditioning kits available that can easily be installed in this Camaro and will provide a cold breeze. But that isn’t really an issue if it isn’t raining or scorching hot, you can just enjoy this Camaro with the top down and fresh air into your face.
It is powered by the Chevy 350 V8 engine that starts up on command and runs smoothly without any problem, and there are no weird noises when on idle. This car features power steering and drum brakes on all corners. This is certainly a hassle free classic than can immediately be enjoyed. And with the tuned Chevy 350, it still lives up to the legendary power of the classic Camaro. A great car you can bring to your local drag strip and burn some rubber.
Just Toys Classic Cars are very transparent with their cars and just like any good dealer, also points out the flaws of their cars. Although this car drives smoothly, it does have some things that will need some repairs in the near future. The rockers and the underbelly of this car have some rust spots which are not major but will need to be prevented from spreading. All the rust repairs can easily be attended to but if you want something better, you can bring this to a professional shop and do a full restomod to turn this simple classic into an amazing road beast.
This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is one of 27,884 SS models built in 1968 and is a very solid example which shows why the Camaro is one of the most popular muscle cars of its time. It is part of the 1st gen Camaros that started the legendary name and still continues today which is now in its 6th generation. The Camaro has certainly come a long way since its made its debut in 1966.
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