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Restored, Modified 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe with 454 and 5-Speed Manual - Collector Car Canada
Restored, Modified 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe with 454 and 5-Speed Manual

CCC Buy-It-Now Lot price $75,000 + Buyer Premium of 4.99% (Taxable) 

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe with 454 and 5-Speed Manual
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Restored, Modified 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe with 454 and 5-Speed Manual

This 454-powered 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 5-Speed Manual has been treated to a complete restoration with considerable modifications to improve it.  It is a red-over-red coupe that was acquired by the seller’s spouse in 2008 as a birthday gift for him.  Soon after, the professional restoration began, refinishing the body, replacing the roof, floor and trunk pans, fenders, and quarter panels on the exterior.  Inside, the interior was reupholstered.  And under the hood a 454 cubic-inch V8 was installed with a Tremec five-speed manual transmission and a 12-bolt rear axle with a limited-slip differential.  Other treatments include a cowl induction hood, a rear spoiler, 18″ Rally-style wheels – a nod to original first-generation Camaro wheels at modern diameter, a Detroit Speed front subframe with tubular control arms, a four-link rear suspension, adjustable coilovers, power Baer four-wheel disc brakes, tubular exhaust headers, MSD electronic ignition, power steering, a Hurst shifter and an aftermarket digital stereo.  This is originally a US-market car and the owner has retained the former US title.

CCC Vital Info – Restored, Modified 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe with 454 and 5-Speed Manual

Lot – 164

Sellers – Jim and Marlanda (Private Party)

Seller location – Ponoka, AB T4J

VIN – 124378N377007

Odometer – 600 miles (TMU)

Engine Info – 454 cubic-inch V8 crate engine

Transmission Info – Tremec five-speed manual

Exterior Colour – Red

Interior Colour – Red vinyl

Other features – Complete restoration,

12-bolt rear axle with a limited-slip differential,

18″ Rally-style wheels

Category – American

Hagerty.Ca Valuation (click here), (#2 – #1)

$115,000 – $160,000 (396 SS L35 Stock equiv.)

Model page (click here)

Carfax – N/A for pre-1981 vehicle

 

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CCC Buy-It-Now Lot price $75,000 + Buyer Premium of 4.99% (Taxable) 

This second-year Camaro left the factory in Matador Red (RR) and was repainted soon after current owner’s acquisition.  Details include a cowl induction hood, a rear spoiler, 454 and Z/28 tribute badging, chrome bumpers, bright metal wheel arch trim and rocker moldings, dual mirrors, and an electric wiper motor.  The seller advises that the roof, floor and trunk pans, fenders, and quarter panels were replaced during the refurbishment under his ownership.  One scratch in the paint is noted and shown up close in the gallery.

Restored 1974 Triumph TR6 4-speed manual

Staggered chrome 18″ period-Chevrolet-Rally-style wheels are skinned in Goodyear Eagle GT tires measuring 225/40 fore and 255/40 in the rear.  The car features power steering, a Detroit Speed front subframe, tubular front control arms, a parallel four-link rear suspension, and adjustable coilovers at all four corners. Braking is handled by power-assisted Baer calipers over drilled and slotted rotors beneath all four wheels.

Restored 1974 Triumph TR6 4-speed manual

Inside, the front bucket seats and rear bench have been reupholstered in red vinyl.  They are complemented by a dashboard, door cards and carpeting in matching red.  The centre stack and console are trimmed in simulated wood grain.  Other features on the inside include a heater, three-spoke Grant wood-rimmed steering wheel, Hurst shifter for the 5-speed, Camaro-branded floor mats, lap belts, polished door sills and a retro-look Chevy-branded digital stereo with CD input capability and aftermarket speakers.  The 120 MPH speedometer and 7000 RPM tachometer with 6000 RPM redline and clock are mounted with the steering wheel while other instrumentation is included in the centre console. The five digit odometer shows under 600 miles, the distance travelled since the restoration, when the odometer was replaced with a new unit.  True mileage is unknown.

Restored 1974 Triumph TR6 4-speed manual

The clean engine bay houses the 454 cubic-inch V8 crate engine.  The owner advises that it is rated at 425 horsepower.  It features an aluminum intake manifold, a four-barrel Holley carburetor, MSD electronic ignition, and tubular exhaust headers. An aluminum radiator is in place and works in concert with an electric fan.  The transmission getting the power to the rear wheels is a Tremec five-speed manual unit, complemented by a 12-bolt rear axle and 3.53-to-1 limited slip differential.  The aftermarket dual exhaust pipes end fore of the rear axle.  The oil pan is shallow and, combined with the stock dipstick, implies that oil reading will be inaccurate unless either is changed.  All were installed under current ownership.  An oil change was completed this autumn in preparation for the auction.  Goodyear Eagle GT tires have travelled the distance shown on the odometer, they are W-speed rated.

Restored 1974 Triumph TR6 4-speed manual

This Restored, Modified 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe with 454 and 5-Speed Manual comes with an owner’s manual, 2 sets of keys, 2 fuel cap keys,

The Fisher trim tag remains in place and decodes as below, though some vehicle features have been changed:
68-12437 – 1968 Camaro two-door sport coupe
NOR – Manufactured at the Norwood, Ohio plant
77186 – Sequential assembly number
724 – Red standard bucket seats
RR– Matador Red paint
01C – Production in the third week of January 1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restored 1974 Triumph TR6 4-speed manual

The VIN decodes as follows, though with the restoration, some original vehicle data is out of date.

12437 – Model number, Camaro 8cyl, 2dr. Sport Coupe
8 – 1968 model year
N – Norwood assembly plant
377007 – Sequential unit number

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