Rusty And Dusty: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

1968 Chevrolet Camaro

Last week we looked at a 1968 Camaro barn find that ended up selling for $15,800 on eBay. It will be fun to see how this one stacks up in comparison – thanks to Jim S. for sharing this great find! Located in Chesapeake, Virginia and listed here on eBay with an opening bid of $10,000 and a reserve even higher, unlike the other Camaro this one is not an RS. It does have a 327 V-8 and a four-speed, both good, and is listed as having only 43k miles. With no documentation from the seller that the odometer hasn’t rolled over, I am assuming it’s really 143,000. The seller has done a pretty good job with the pictures, with some closeups of a few rusty areas, and also notes that the original hood is included with the auction; I happen to like the look of the cowl induction one if it were painted to match the rest of the car. The engine compartment is highlighted by a brand new alternator and what I think is a non-stock radiator based on the cut shroud. Looking further into the pictures though, I found a pleasant surprise!

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A brand new interior has already been installed and apart from some wires showing under the dash and a steering wheel cover that I’d replace, looks really nice! Yes, I’d keep the aftermarket gauges – I like knowing what’s going on under the hood. I also appreciate that the seller is not claiming that the car is something it isn’t; the ad clearly states that it’s a base model Camaro. Assume for a moment that this car stays in the $10-$11k range; is it worth it compared to the ’68 RS? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Tirefriar

    It amuses me to end when I see a car in need a significant amount of work, including mechanical, to claim low lineage like it really means anything. The engine, trans, brakes, etc will still need to be gone through, not to mention suspension & body, so why does having low mileage is such an important factor? To me, the structural integrity is significantly more important. A 50 y.o. car can and will rust, weather it has 5,000 miles or 500,000 miles. I would rather buy a high mileage vintage car that has been carefully maintained than a low mileage example in need of practically everything. Claiming original mileage on a 5 digit ODO is right up there with “engine not seized” and “a/c needs recharge”

    • Bobsmyuncle

      Exactly!

  2. Blindmarc

    My best friends father bought him a similar car when we were 16. I have a soft spot for them.

  3. George Bauer

    What a hodgepodge!

    67 lights, no side markers (67), 68 windows, Fire bird badge…

    Who knows what year this thing is?!?!

    Buyer beware.

  4. Blindmarc

    You’re correct George.

  5. JW

    This actually could make a decent driver but his starting bid is on the high side of it’s value.

  6. roger

    I looked at a 67 camaro that had firebird front sheet metal on it back in 94 when they were still $1500.00 cars,but decided not to buy it.Looked a little too odd.
    That car in picture looks like a 67 with 68 doors and firebird fenders.
    Weird!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. kenzo

    Not being a GM person, but did they ever mix and match fenders and parts from firebird to camero or is this a backyard rebuilder fixer?
    just curious…

  8. kuzspike

    You guys sure the firebird emblem isn’t the 327 crossed flags emblem?

    http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/chevy-327-emblem-david-campione.jpg

  9. charles hefner

    Hmm…..1967 front end

  10. Bobsmyuncle

    The other one is definitely the better deal, and the more desirable year and model on top of it.

    Kept close to your price suggestion you could build a great driver without concern for correctness. I’m sure most here would disagree but this is perfect for a pro touring, something I’d be inclined to do.

  11. Woodie Man

    At least its not a slushbox.

  12. redwagon

    i owned a 68 bird and know the 67-68s pretty well. i do not see firebird fenders on this car at all. rear fenders would have 6 chrome details in 3 columns and 2 rows ahead of the rear tire. those are hard to reproduce or hide. the firebird front fenders would have the word ‘Firebird’ and the flying bird logo ahead of the front tire towards the leading edge of the fender.

    agreed these are 68 doors and 67 front clip on this one. i cannot tell if the rear is a 67 or 68.

    yes it is a hodge podge of years but for the right price it would be a good project. one of my favorite colors for early camaros

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