Some Barn Finds are just plain better than others, for instance this 1968 Camaro RS/SS. Why wasn’t this in our barn? Listed as a true barn find, in original condition, this ’68 Camaro is such an appealing car. Featuring a 396 V8 with 4 speed manual transmission, this is a beautiful survivor. Offered at $26,000, we are fishing out loose change from our sofa in the hope that $26,000 magically appears. Find it here on eBay out of Fort Pierce, Florida.
The mighty 396 V8 engine is a numbers matching unit, but there is no information on its condition. At the least, we hope it isn’t locked up and that it may be serviceable. Examining the bay reveals some surface rust but overall the engine and bay look to be dirty in need of a good cleaning. The 396 feeds power through a 4 speed manual transmission, back to a 12 bolt rear end. With this combination, we know this Camaro is a riot to row through the gears.
The interior of this Camaro is honest and solid. The carpet has been removed as it is apparent this RS/SS has been exposed to some moisture. The floors wear an even layer of surface rust, but thankfully the floors in this Camaro are as solid as you could hope for. The dash could use some attention suffering from a split dash pad, and some minor surface rust on some various edges of the dash. The steering wheel likely looks the worst of the interior suffering from cracking and discoloration.
The seats are very nice, as are the seat belts. If you were of the mind to preserve this Camaro’s condition, you could replace the carpet and steering wheel, then focus on the dash rounding out a nice interior.
Looking over the exterior of this Camaro makes the heart race in lust and excitement. The paint, though original, has held on fairly well to the test of time. Although there are some blemishes on this Camaro. The hood has some various surface rust, as does the front driver fender. All of this rust looks to be purely cosmetic superficial rust, with no severe rust or rot. Moving to the quarters may reveal what is some bubbling, or perhaps if we are lucky just some chipping paint from being driven. Taking a sharp look reveals some rust at the tops of the rear wheel arches, though very well hidden by the arch trim. This Camaro is by no means perfect, but it is certainly a great view no matter what angle you look at it. What would you do with this Camaro? Restore it, or maintain it?