Drop Top 4-Speed: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

1968 was only the second year model for the Chevrolet Camaro, and the car started out so strong that Chevy only made a few minor tweaks from the initial 1967 offering.  One of the more noticeable differences between the 1967 and 1968 model Camaros is that Chevrolet eliminated the vent windows upfront in 1968 that supplemented the roll-down windows, but if you happen to own a convertible model you’re probably not going to miss them very much!  If you’ve been looking for an original first-generation Camaro and you dig open-air driving, this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible may be a good match for you.  Located in Coldwater, Michigan, it can be found here on Craigslist with an asking price of $35,000.  Barn Finds wants to thank reader Gunter Kramer for the great tip on this one.

The seller says that the drop-top works great and does not need anything.  Judging from the photos, it really does look like a problem-free piece of equipment so the next owner shouldn’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon.

The odometer reads just a shade over 83,000 miles and the mileage is said to be original.  Taking a look around this Camaro leads me to believe this could be a realistic claim.  While not perfect, the body is in overall well-preserved condition and the paint looks OK too, although there is a small area near the front on the passenger’s side fender where some paint is chipped away.  No word on whether the paint is original or if the car has had a respray sometime during its life.  Inside, we have a red interior which nicely compliments the red exterior, again not in perfect condition but in pretty good shape for a driver quality vehicle.  There’s also an aftermarket tach on the steering column, a trio of gauges under the dash, and a non-original AM/FM radio.

Lift the hood and you’ll find a small block 327 cubic inch V-8 which also has some aftermarket parts, including M/T valve covers, an Accel coil, headers, and a few other goodies.  The 327 is mated to a 4-Speed manual transmission plus a 12 bolt rear end, and the seller says the car sounds amazing shifting through the gears.

This Camaro looks like it would be a fun weekend cruiser just like it is now, and unless the new owner has visions beyond a driver quality convertible it doesn’t appear that anything urgent needs to be done immediately.  The seller even goes on to say that he does not need this Camaro in his collection and may even be willing to take a partial trade along with cash, so he may be ready to make a deal!  What are your thoughts on this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible?

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Comments

  1. A.G.

    The interior has been redone and looks nothing like OE. The exterior paint looks too good to be original considering the interior needed replacement. The image of the drivers foot well shows the interior paint is not original. Pedal wear suggests the car has been driven hard. The SS hood is not original to the car. There’s more than enough reasons to look elsewhere. The asking price of $35k is just one more reason.

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    • Will Irby

      But hey, it has mud flaps! Also, the redline on the tach appears to be set somewhere around 3,500; if that has been adhered to, this thing has been babied–nah, not likely.

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  2. Johnny

    Way over priced for the shape its in. Look around and you can find alot nicer ones for less. Don,t get in a hurry. This one won,t sale for that price. Unless some one with no knowledge about these cars.

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  3. Rocco Russo

    35k but you cannot clean the interior of the car?

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  4. John Oliveri

    The car is hot in red, the seat covers are shot, give me a great excuse to switch it to a white interior, and top, then she’s striking, and to all of us elders, that’s a genuine Pioneer am/fm 8 track super tuner, for me, big selling point, if the car was 10,000 less

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