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Well Documented: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS

Documentation can separate a good classic from a genuinely great one. That belief helps this stunning 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS stand apart from the crowd. The seller holds a selection of original paperwork, which enhances the desirability of a car that is already able to turn heads. They confirm that the Camaro features some relatively rare and desirable options, and it appears the only thing it needs is a new home. The seller has listed the Camaro here on eBay in Decatur, Illinois. Bidding sits below the reserve at $26,700, but there is a BIN option of $95,000 for those wishing to bypass the auction process.

After a successful introduction in 1967, Chevrolet elected not to play around with its winning Camaro formula in 1968. Exterior changes were largely evolutionary, with the same true below the surface. The seller admits that this RS/SS underwent a repaint in its factory Ermine White, but is otherwise as it rolled off the showroom floor. The supplied photos support the seller’s statement that the SS is currently displayed in the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum, which is an excellent strategy for protecting classic steel. Therefore, the seller’s claim that this Camaro is rust-free is easily believable. The paint shines as impressively as you would rightly expect from any museum piece, the contrasting Black vinyl top is excellent, and the stripes are crisp and clean. I can’t spot any problems with the trim or chrome, and the RS option brings the grille and concealed headlights that give the car a distinctive appearance. The tinted glass shows no signs of marks or significant issues, while the Rally wheels and Redline tires provide an ideal finishing touch.

The original owner ticked many of the most desirable boxes when ordering this Camaro. They equipped it with a 350ci V8, a four-speed manual transmission, a 3.55 Posi rear end, and power assistance for the steering and front disc brakes. That small-block produces 295hp and 380 ft/lbs of torque, which is enough to launch the SS through the ¼-mile in 14.5 seconds. There is plenty of good news for those considering the investment potential of this Camaro. It is a numbers-matching classic that features a collection of desirable documentation. The seller includes the original Broadcast Sheet, shipping paperwork, Window Sticker, Owner’s Manual, Warranty Card, and Protect-O-Plate. We receive no information on how the SS runs and drives, but the news should be positive if the overall presentation is an accurate indication.

The interior of this two-owner Camaro is as impressive as the rest of the vehicle. It features a selection of desirable options, including Black and White deluxe Houndstooth trim, a factor Tick-Tock-Tach, and the console-mounted gauge cluster. Rare factory options include an AM/FM stereo radio (1,335), an 8-track player (4,155), and the fiber optic light monitoring system (1,755). Those items will undoubtedly broaden the appeal of a car with no visible interior shortcomings. There is no apparent wear on the seatcovers or carpet, and the dash, pad, console, and gauges are immaculate. Describing the interior as “factory fresh” may stretch credibility, but it would undoubtedly receive favorable comments at a show or a Cars & Coffee.

This 1968 Camaro RS/SS is stunning, possessing many characteristics genuine collectors seek in a classic. Therefore, the lackluster bidding action is surprising. It may intensify as the end draws near, but it will need to if it is to threaten the BIN figure. Do you think it will get there, or will it fall short? More importantly, would you like to be the winning bidder?

Comments

  1. Dwight

    What can you add about perfection…that is if you can afford the big $$$.

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  2. Jan Pruett Member

    Is the ¼-mile in 14.5 seconds a little generous as this is not a big block which would turn in time like that.

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    • Melton Mooney

      A lightly modified 350 with 4:11 gears and sticky tires will go mid 14s pretty easily. Completely stock with a road gear and reproduction redlines…not a chance.

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  3. Tony

    My first car was a 68 ss/rs camaro with the same options except for the vinyl roof. My dad bought it in 1970 fot $2250 and after racking up 100k miles I sold it in 1974 during the gas crunch for $750 whick I regret to this day! Of course i moved on and have owned 46 more cars in my 72 years on earth! I think the asking price fot this car is way oit of line but a seller can always come down in price easier than go up!

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  4. Jeff

    Stunning car, but the 95k price tag is a bit of a reach in today’s market. Camaros are so prevalent these days due to the amount of aftermarket parts it’s going to be tough to keep prices up for anything short of a ZL1 or any other big block variants.

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  5. Rackman 2000

    $ 40K all day long… Nice but not95K nice. 3:55 gears and this stock 350 will barely make that qtr in 14.5 secs… Nice but outta line on the price.

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  6. steve

    There are many more Camaros I like, and would want to buy, for $95K or less. This is a nice car but not at that price.

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    • Billy

      I’m alittle surprised that no one here on BaT has not questioned the mileage. I’ve read both the ebay and Adam’s write-up three times. Nice job BTW Adam.

      The only thing I find showing mileage is the one photo of the driver dash. To me it looks like either a 3 or a 6 as a first digit of a five digit shown mileage. GM odometers of this era were not that all perfect however the 3, 6, and the 8 all have the lower half of the number that is quite similar.
      If I am missing something within the text of the two write-ups please inform me.

      I looked for the brake and clutch pedal giveaways but didn’t see a clear picture of them. It’s just somewhat of a item that has intentionally been left out of the articles, or? It would seem to me that if a person is asking this kind of “crazv” money for this car you would want to sell the mileage aspect to fortify the asking dollars.

      Just something that seems a little bit strange to me. Anyone else?
      Ya’all be kool, k?

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  7. John M. Stecz

    My favorite color combo. To bad it’s not a 67 with a big block. but best of all it does not have the God awful spoiler on the trunk deck. Beautiful car. I owned a 67 with the same driveline,very enjoyable to drive⁹

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  8. 19sixty5 Member

    You gotta love how they mounted the 8 track to the console compartment door that still opened normally. I had neighbors that bought a 68 convert (6 cylinder) with the factory 8 track, and it was never stolen! It didn’t take much to just yank it right off the console, few survived. Chevy even put a pad on top, made a great armrest! Super nice Camaro, but not at that price…

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    • JoeNYWF64

      More likely, if it had an SS or RS gas cap, back in the day, it would probably be stolen, as would those on Gremlins & possibly those on ’65-’73 mustangs.
      I wonder what’s rarer – that console 8 track on a 1st gen Camaro, or a rear seat center console on a 2nd gen Firebird.

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  9. Dan

    This is too good to be a C & C car. While the amount of documentation sounds impressive, the fact remains that this is a fairly run-of-the-mill 350 car, not a 396 or COPO, and as attractive and nicely equipped as this is, it’s not $95K nice. Wait 5 years and roll this through Mecum and maybe there will be a taker at that price, at that time.

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  10. David John

    Caveat Emptor: Be certain that all crucial documentation is absolutely correct and genuine. Unless proof is shown otherwise, from 1967 to 1968 the only way to have the Chevy 350 cid Turbo Fire was to have the Camaro SS350, not the Camaro SS. From 1967 to 1968 the Camaro SS only had the 396 cid Turbo Jet. The RS insignia wasn’t applied to the SS350 and SS Camaro RS. If this RS Camaro SS were really original, this would be the 396 cid Turbo Jet, not the 350 cid Turbo Fire; or in the alternative, the insignia would be SS350, not SS. A really original 1967 to 1968 RS Camaro 350 would have the SS350 insignia, not the SS insignia; a really original 1967 to 1968 RS Camaro SS would have the 396 Turbo Jet, not the 350 Turbo Fire.

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  11. JoeNYWF64

    On ’68 RS’s, shouldn’t the paint on the rockers below the lower side chrome molding be black on all colored cars?
    I wonder if anyone ever got into an accident trying to adjust the controls on that optional 8 track while driving – tho today’s video screen controls are a lot worse – with those u HAVE to take yer eyes off the road to change anything!

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  12. erik johnston

    As mention super nice camaro-just to much $$$. I have to mention the turn lights on the front fenders I have never seen. I think 40-50k would be where its at.

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  13. Pat

    The console looks like a 69. Didn’t 68s have round gauges

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    • Jon Rukavina

      All the consoles I’ve seen have had this type of gauges.

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  14. Jon Rukavina

    The listing ended at $56,300 so the sellers price apparently was not met.
    Also, looks like it has factory a/c which wasn’t mentioned.
    I would’ve liked to have seen the 8-track set-up.

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