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1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Project

The Chevy Camaro was in its second year in 1968, the Bow-Tie Brigade’s competitor to the successful Ford Mustang. The car was a big seller, with more than 235,000 copies delivered that year. This ’68 Camaro is said to be a Rally Sport but wears the front clip off a regular ’67 Camaro now. It’s also a roller, with no engine or transmission. For those looking for a project, this car provides a clean slate – if matching numbers don’t matter. Located in Poteau, Oklahoma, this multi-colored Chevy is available here on eBay for $9,500 or you can submit an offer.

A popular option in 1968, 41,000 Camaro buyers opted for the Rally Sport package. For just $105 extra, you got a lot of cool stuff, like a special black-painted grille with concealed headlights and headlight washers, fender striping, simulated rear fender louvers, front and rear wheel opening moldings, RS emblems all over the place, and backup lights below the rear bumper. It didn’t matter what engine or transmission was in the car. We’re told this Camaro had a V8 and an automatic transmission, so a safe guess would be it was a 327 with a 2-speed Powerglide. But other possibilities exist.

The seller’s car wears about every color in the spectrum, but the cowl tag narrows the field to it being painted Ermine White when new, with a black vinyl top and matching bucket seat interior. Although not necessarily photographed, we’re told there is extra sheet metal being provided to replace anything bad in the car. The seller adds photos of a parts order sheet that totals more than $1,700 but is a bit unclear in terms of whether all of this comes with the car at the selling price. There is mention of a $500 upcharge.

While the drivetrain has flown the coop, the 10-bolt rear axle from the factory is still there and this car had front disc brakes, not common yet in 1968. It also had factory A/C, but who knows if any of that hardware is in the parts bin. We also don’t know if the proper RS front clip is around to come with the car as the seller refers to using the current one as a “cool wall hanger.” This Camaro is going to take a lot of work to make right, even if you’re not trying to remake it into a Rally Sport. The price tag for a restoration here is not going to come cheap.

Comments

  1. 8banger 8banger Member

    The roof worries me the most. That’s gonna put the credit card on the skillet for sure.

    Like 8
  2. Terrry

    White was a nice color for these Camaros. Especially with the blacked out grille and black vinyl roof. Whomever restores this should paint it the original color.

    Like 2
  3. Sam Shive

    I’ll start the bidding ….. $95.00 ……

    Like 17
    • Thomas Nemec Member

      Oh…..stop…..!!! LOL !!!! $9,500.00!! Oh, man, thanks….I have not laughed that hard in a LONG time !!!!!!!!!!

      Like 9
  4. 70SuperSport

    The parts list shows the fenders cost $220 each. I don’t think those would GM approved reproductions…

    Like 4
  5. Greg Williams

    Rust Bucket

    Like 5
  6. Frankie Parker

    Is this not a 67 with the round park lights in the grill?

    Like 1
  7. DavidL Member

    Different front end = Wrecked. Bad enough they had to pull the engine?
    Check the frame, etc.

    Like 3
    • Michael Freeman Mike Freeman Member

      Only redeeming factor framewise is it has a bolt-on front subframe that swaps out with many year models of Camaro/Firebird plus if memory serves the ones out from the Nova’s of the same years and it’s variants. I’ve built a few but I’d pass on this one.

  8. half cab

    Wow….where are all the early bronco haters now?I 🙄

    Like 1
  9. erik j

    I bought my 1st 68 z-28 tgot it going and woun up that had the front wrecked, funny with this one is i wound up buying a 67 camaro that was hit hard in the back but nice front that i put on. Same blue as this one. another thing The original motor came with They didnt know it was a mo 302 he said it was a 283! I didnt have it long since a guy traded me a 69 ss 396,4spd camaro loaded with options those where bouth neat cars.

  10. Steve W

    Total junk, it would cost a fortune to make this car into something nice.

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