1968 Camaro Z28: Missing Something?

1968 Camaro Z28

While I would love to have a super rare and valuable Yenko Camaro, the truth is I would be perfectly content to have an early Z/28! Sure it doesn’t have a big block churning out huge amounts of power, but the Z/28 is in my book the perfect balance of brute force and handling. It was actually developed so that Chevy could homologate their 302 V8 for Trans Am. Rather than just shove the engine into a standard Camaro, they decided to go ahead and build a race car for the street. The Z/28 came with a high performance suspension, front disc brakes, and a 4 speed Muncie. There are claims the high revving 302 was actually good for nearly 360 horsepower, so it was no slouch! This one can be found here on eBay in Huntington Station, New York with a BIN of $8k! While that might sound like an amazing deal, don’t get too excited just yet as the heart of this machine is long gone. If you just happen to have a spare 302 laying around, this could be a good buy.

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Comments

  1. TBall

    Wow! What can you say. Many thanks for sharing, awesome opportunity for a full resto and I hope someone takes it on, but $8k for something that has no front clip, not many photos, not drive train, requires floors throughout – it would have to have a bow-tie fan with deep pockets and plenty of time. I’ll stick with my ’68 fastback stang that is approx. 90% complete, thank you. Best of luck, thanks for sharing.

  2. Scot in San Jose

    Rattling around in my head is the memory of the 302 being a de-stroked 327. I loved the sound of the solid lifters in these.

    Wonder how much work would need to be done to the original motor in order to run on today’s pump gas.

    Neighbor had a ’67 when I was a kid. After a ride your feet were burnt, your ears were ringing, and your face hurt from smiling.

  3. Blindmarc

    It has disc “breaks”

  4. JW

    After seeing all the SBC motors in Fords I’d be tempted to throw a Small block Ford 302 in that thing and take it to some shows and watch the jaws drop when they seen that dizzy sticking out of the front of the motor. I know I’m a big butt hole but I can’t pass up some revenge.

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  5. Karl

    I’m a Ford fan but I’ve always liked this body style Camaro. In fact, one of my dream garage scenarios would have a ’67 Mustang 289 fastback and a ’67 Camaro 327, just so people would think I’m schizophrenic. Since that would require a very large pile of dinero, let’s move on.
    These cars draw big money, or so their owners think. I recently saw one like this on Craigslist, so badly rusted out that the rear structure had collapsed and the back bumper was touching the ground. The owner wanted only $4,500. A regular philanthropist, eh?

  6. Keith

    This 68 z has a serious bend in the passenger side front frame rail and in the photo you can see the mounting pad – firewall area is shoved back 2-3 inches. Evident buy the rinkles in the firewall where the heater box would mount. Buyer beware because the seller has not disclosed this damage.

  7. blindmarc

    Nice catch Keith!

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