One Lady Owner: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro With No Reserve

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A long-term ownership history will always draw enthusiasts like a magnet to a classic car. That makes the interest generated by this 1968 Camaro unsurprising. Its presentation and overall condition are impressive, but the icing on the cake could be that it is a one-owner survivor. The winning bidder will not only receive a stunning vehicle, but the seller will include most of the original documentation that lifts its desirability. They have listed the Camaro here on eBay in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frantic bidding has pushed the price to $29,600, and if the car’s condition and originality aren’t enough for you, the seller’s decision to list it with No Reserve could prove the tipping point.

Ford created the pony car segment with its First Generation Mustang, leaving the opposition to play catch-up. Chevrolet released its Camaro in 1967, and by the following year, it had cemented its place in the new car market. Although the Mustang outsold the Camaro by 2:1 in 1967, a sales total of 235,147 in 1968 meant that Chevrolet closed the gap significantly to the market leader. This Camaro rolled off the line during that second year and is a one-owner classic that has led a pampered life. The car has only hit the market to settle the owner’s estate after she recently passed away at the age of ninety-five. The seller indicates it received a repaint in its original shade of Matador Red around twenty-five years ago and retains an impressive shine. There are no signs of significant flaws or defects in the panels or paint, with the same being true of its Black vinyl top. When not sedately traveling our roads, the Camaro spent its downtime safely squirreled away in the owner’s garage. Therefore, its rust-free status is unsurprising. The chrome and trim are intact and as impressive as the paint, and there are no visible glass issues. It may not be a Z28, but you can be sure this survivor will attract crowds wherever it goes.

Lifting the hood reveals the original owner craved performance beyond that offered by the entry-level six, with the engine bay housing a 327ci V8 producing 210hp. Shifting duties fall to a two-speed Powerglide, with power steering removing much of the physical effort from the driving experience. Although outright performance probably wasn’t the owner’s key consideration when ordering this classic, its ability to return a 17-second ¼-mile ET demonstrated it could get up and moving when required. While the owner could have ordered a more powerful example, she received a civilized vehicle with the desirable V8 rumble. The engine bay presents beautifully, and it doesn’t flatter to deceive. The seller states the car runs and drives perfectly, with everything working as it should. For those seeking a classic where they can fly in and build a relationship by driving it home, that appears to be a realistic strategy.

When I first examined the supplied photos of this Camaro, I expected to find one aspect that disappointed me. However, it is hard to find anything to criticize because its interior presentation is excellent. The carpet may be slightly faded in spots, but the lack of wear makes replacement seem an unnecessary expense. The Black vinyl upholstered surfaces are spotless, as are the dash and pad. The factory AM radio occupies its rightful spot, but a modern CD player is hidden in the glovebox for those seeking added punch from their music. Otherwise, there are no other additions. The seller includes the original Owner’s Manual, Warranty Booklet, Protect-O-Plate, and Title in the deal.

Although it isn’t a Z28 or an SS, this 1968 Camaro remains desirable. Finding a one-owner classic of this vintage isn’t unprecedented, but they often prove irresistible when they present this superbly. That appears to be the case because this gem has already attracted thirty-nine bids, with plenty of time remaining for that figure to climb higher. The listing and photos suggest the new owner won’t need to spend a dime beyond the purchase price and that they will be able to enjoy this survivor immediately. Are those thoughts enough to tempt you to join the bidding war?

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Comments

  1. WILLIAM J J NAGY

    “….with power steering removing much of the physical effort from the driving experience.”
    I don’t think I see a power steering pump.

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    • Melton Mooney

      If you go to the ebay site, you can see the pump/pulley/belt.

      Like 15
    • Rick R

      Don’t look to bad for a 25 year old paint job (and no rust) from an Ohio car. Must have spent a lot of time covered up inside the garage. The new owner should be happy and proud as this car seemed to have been loved.

      Like 19
    • CCFisher

      The power steering pump is hidden under the alternator. If you look at the last photo on the eBay auction, you can see the reservoir cap tucked between the radiator hose and the alternator. You can also see the pressure line going to the steering box.

      Like 8
    • Jim k

      It has powering steering, you can see it.

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    • Chuck Dickinson

      It’s buried under the alternator.

      Like 1
  2. mike

    Next owner please keep it just like it is.Perfect driver.

    Like 32
  3. TomP

    Back in 1984 a single spinster lady in my neighborhood owned the identical car except in blue. I was a kid at the time and couldn’t afford to buy it but knew it was a matter of time before it was sold. Sure enough, about a year later an idiot in my school bought it and wrecked it in a week. After he wrecked it, I remember seeing it driving around town with the rear quarter panels smashed in and the front bumper pushed in about six inches.

    Like 6
  4. John W Kriegshauser

    As I read this barn find description, I already knew before seeing the interior photo…its an automatic shifted on the column. GM made you pay extra for the floor shift and console, and many of these stock Camaro coupes were ordered this way. Nice car, but I will pass. A pony car should have the shifter on the floor…either automatic or manual IMHO.

    Like 8
    • 1959Buickman

      Love the basic interior and column shift. So many of these were butched with mods in the 80s when they were just used cars. Nice example of what was your basic Camao seen back in the day on the road, so few survived and remained original.

      Like 15
  5. Pat

    High school buddy’s dad had this exact car. First time he borrowed it from his dad, we hit 110 on the beltway. Cool car.

    Like 12
  6. TheOldRanger

    I have always liked the earlier looks of the Camaro and this one really looks good. I’m 80, and although I like the manual transmission, I could forgo that for this vehicle. She really kept this one in good shape, nice and clean.

    Like 15
    • Midway

      Very nice the way this is set up. Needs 4 cragars with 50’s on the rear and 70’s on the front

      Like 5
      • 370zpp 370zppMember

        Agreed.

        Like 0
  7. Maggy

    Time capsule for sure. Really nice car and story behind it. Even I would leave it alone.The only reversible mod I would do if I was going to do one is a 350 trans conversion which is easy and definitely keep the original and install stock dual exhaust. The 350 trans makes it so much more pleasurable to drive imo.

    Like 8
  8. TomP

    Another of my posts deleted again because it must have hurt someone’s feelings. This site is becoming very similar to the AACA forums where every third post by members is censored by the forum police. Alot of people I know have since deleted the AACA forums.

    Like 8
    • Jesse Jesse MortensenStaff

      @TomP – Wrong there. We are actually moderating comments less now. If something gets flagged, it may not show up until we can look at it. I’m not sure why that report link makes some people think we are censoring them when it’s actually the opposite.

      Like 0
  9. Rogue

    Remember
    It’s a 1967 it needs lead to run

    Like 1
    • bobhess bobhessMember

      Installing hardened valve seats is an easy fix for the unleaded gas situation.

      Like 3
    • Matthew Dyer

      67s didn’t have side marker lights.

      Like 2
    • Ron

      The ad says it’s a 68

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    • Melton Mooney

      The damage caused by unleaded fuel is gradual and repairable, so you could drive it for a long time before doing the exhaust valves and seats.

      Like 4
      • R.Lee

        Lot of variables in that statement…….

        How long would you say before damage starts, before or after pinging on fuel that at best is only good for a tesla.

        Like 2
      • Midway

        Run boat gas and add octane boost, it is a 14 mpg driver so not practical as an everyday driver

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    • Rick

      67 had wing windows

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    • Rick

      67 had wing windows and also u can buy lead additive

      Like 0
  10. William Maceri

    Very nice Camero. It sparked a lot of memories from my past. I was right in the middle of the ever constant “Ford, Chevy war” from back in the day, something kids today wouldn’t be able to relate to. But maybe today the war is between Nissan and Toyota, but somehow that’s not the same.My brother bought a new 66 black on black Mustang. It had the famous 289 cid and a 4 speed manual transmission. This girlfriend had a 68 Camero, white with red vinyl interior and the same 327 underwood, and 2 speed Powergluide auto transmission. Her’s had factory air and of course power steering and brakes. When they got married, they gave me the Camero. I didn’t complain, but I would have rather had the Mustang. Even though the Camero was good looking, I liked everything about the Mustang more. The 327 in the Camero was plenty powerful, but leave it to GM to couple it to a 2 speed auto trans.In any event, this Camero is a nice car, in great condition.

    Like 1
    • Claudio

      What’s a camero ?

      Like 1
      • Stan

        Lol cameo 🎬

        Like 0
  11. 2015 2SS

    She’s a beauty

    Like 0
  12. Mike Clayton

    Thank you for pointing out the Camero. Now if it were a Lamborghini Murcielago, I could understand the misspelling.

    Like 0

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