1968 Camaro Parts and Restoration Information

1968 Camaro Parts and Restoration Specifications

By its second year, the Camaro was already stealing away some of the pony car market. The same basic body style was used for the 1968 Camaro and it is sometimes hard to spot the differences between a 1967 Camaro and a 1968 Camaro. Upon closer inspection, you will see that the vent windows were deleted and side markers were added (per new federal safety regulations). Rectangular parking lamps replaced the round ones on the grille. Also new for 1968 was a 350 horsepower version of the 396 cubic inch big block V8.

jimmy1The 1968 Camaro was available in many different configurations. From a plain Jane sport coupe to asphalt eating Super Sport, there was something for everyone! All 1968 Camaros shared the same body unlike the Chevelle and were available in either coupe or convertible. Buyers could choose from the base model Sport Coupe, drag strip ready Super Sport, or road racing Z-28. The Rally Sport option with hidden headlights could be added as a separate packing to any of those models.

Interiors could be optioned with either bucket seats or bench seats and were available in a variety of colors and styles. Standard interiors were available in Black, Blue, Red, White, or Ivy Gold. Buyers who ordered a deluxe interior received unique door panels with molded in arm rests and Comfortweave seats with color choices of Aqua, Black, Blue, Pearl, Red, or Ivy Gold. Even rarer was the deluxe Houndstooth interior with unique pleats in Black, White, or Pearl. A fold down rear seat was available but very rare. An optional console was available with our without gauges on bucket seat cars. The buyer could have ordered a number of different exterior colors including Tuxedo Black, Ermine White, Grotto Blue, Fathom Blue, Island Teal, Ash Gold, Grecian Gold, Rallye Green, Tripoli Turquoise, Teal Blue, Cordovan Maroon, Corvette Bronze, Seafrost Green, Matador Red, Palomino Ivory, LeMans Blue, Sequoia Green, Butternut Yellow, or British Green.

To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for on the 1968 Camaro. Base power was had by one of two available six cylinder engines. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for aV-8. Manual transmissions were either 3 speeds or 4 speeds. The 2 speed Powerglide was the standard transmission and a 3 speed Turbo Hydramatic was optional.

About 235,000 1968 Camaros were produced. 214,707 coupe, 20,440 convertible, 235,147 total.
Total Super Sports = 30,695

Vehicle Identification Example: 123378N300001
* Third digit is engine code: 3 = 6-cylinder, 4 = V8
* Fourth digit is body style: 3 = coupe, 6 = convertible
* Sixth digit is model year: 8 = 1968
* Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys.
* Last six digits increased one with each car built at each plant.

Model Options:

1968 Camaro

Models

  • 1968 Camaro Standard Sport Coupe
  • 1968 Camaro Rally Sport (hidden headlights)
  • 1968 Camaro Super Sport
  • 1968 Camaro Rally Sport Super Sport (RS/SS)
  • 1968 Camaro Z/28
  • 1968 Camaro Rally Sport Z/28 (RS/Z/28)

Body Styles

  • 2 Door Coupe
  • 2 Door Convertible (one Z/28 known to exist)

Engine Options

  • 230 cubic inch 140 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)
  • 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinder (optional)
  • 302 cubic inch 290 horsepower V8 (base Z/28, Z/28 only)
  • 327 cubic inch 210 horsepower V8 (base)
  • 327 cubic inch 250 horsepower V8 (optional)
  • 350 cubic inch 295 horsepower V8 (base Super Sport, SS only)
  • 396 cubic inch 325 horsepower V8 (optional Super Sport, SS only)
  • 396 cubic inch 375 horsepower V8 (optional Super Sport, SS only)
  • 427 cubic inch 425 horsepower V8 (Central Office Production Order COPO)
  • 427 cubic inch 435 horsepower V8 (Central Office Production Order COPO)

Drivetrains


Base

L-22

Z-28

Base

L-30

L-48

L-35

L-34

L-78

L-89

230

250

302

327

327

350

396

396

396

396

3-spd. manual

1

2.85:1

2.85:1

N.o.

2.54:1

2.54:1

2.41:1a

2.41:1

2.41:1

2.41:1

2.41:1

transmission

2

1.68:1

1.68:1

N.O.

1.50:1

1.50:1

1.59:1

1.59:1

1.59:1

1.59:1

1.59:1

ratios

3

1.00:1

1.00:1

N.o.

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

R

2.95:1

2.95:1

N.O.

2.63:1

2.63:1

2.41:1

2.41:1

2.41:1

2.41:1

2.41-1

Clutch diam., in.

9.12

9.12

N.o.

10.34

10.34

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.0:1

Axle ratios

S

3.08:1

3.08:1

N.o.

3.08:1

3.08:1

3.31:1

3.07:1

3.31:1

3.55:1

3.55:1

E

2.73:1

2.73:1

N.o.

2.73:1

2.73:1

3.07:1

2.73:1

3.07:1

3.31:1

3.31:1

P

3.55:1

3.55:1

N.o.

3.55:1

3.55:1

3.55:1

3.31:1

3.55:1b

3.73:1b

3.73:1b

4-spd. manual

1

2.85:1

2.85:1

2.20:1c

2.54:1

2.54:1

2.52:1

2.52:1

2.52:1

2.20:1c

2.20:1c

transmission

2

2.02:1

2.02:1

1.64:1

1.80:1

1.80:1

1.88:1

1.88:1

1.88:1

1.64:1

1.64:1

ratios

3

1.35:1

1.35:1

1.27:1

1.44:1

1.44:1

1.46:1

1.46:1

1.46:1

1.27:1

1.27:1

4

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

R

2.85:1

2.85:1

2.26:1

2.54:1

2.54:1

2.54:1

2.59:1

2.59:1

2.26:1

2.26:1

Clutch diam., in.

9.12

9.12

10.34

10.34

10.34

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.0:1

Axle ratios

S

3.08:1

3.08:1

3.73:1

3.08:1

3.08:1

3.31:1

3.07:1

3.31:1

3.55:1

3.55:1

E

2.73:1

2.73:1

3.07:1

2.73:1

2.73:1

3.07:1

2.73:1

3.07:1

3.31:1

3.31:1

P

3.55:1

3.55:1

3.31:1b

3.55:1

3.55:1

3:55:1b

3.31:1

3.55:1b

3.73:1b

3.73:1b

Torque-Drive,

1

1.82:1

1.82:1

N.o.

1.76:1

1.76:1

1.76:1

2.48:1

2.48:1

N.o.

N.o.

Powerglide& tur-

2

1.00:1

1.00:1

N.o.

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.48:1

1.48:1

N.o.

N.o.

boHydra-Matic

3

N.o.

1.00:1

1.00:1

N.o.

N.o.

ratios

R

1.82:1

1.82:1

N.o.

1.76:1

1.76:1

1.76:1

2.08:1

2.08:1

N.o.

N.o.

Axle ratios

S

2.73:1d

2.73:1d

N.o.

2.73:1d

2.73:1d

3.07:1

2.73:1d

3.07:1d

N.o.

N.o.

E

2.56:1

2.56:1

N.o.

2.56:1

2.56:1

2.73:1

2.56:1

2.73:1

N.o.

N.o.

P

3.55:1

3.55:1

N.o.

3.55:1

3.55:1

3.31:1b

3.07:1

3.31:1b

N.o.

N.o.

a = Ratios given are for heavy-duty 3-speed; standard 3-speed also available with same ratios as L-30 327 V-8.
b = Certain performance ratios from 3.55:1 to 4.88:1 optional.
c = Alternate close-ratio 4-speed available with ratios identical to L-48 350 V-8, plus heavy-duty 4-speed with same ratios shown.
d = RS came with 3.07 or 3.08:1 axle ratio.


Engine Codes


BA: 230ci, mt

CQ: 250ci, pg

MQ: 396ci, sp

BB: 230ci, ac, hc

CR: 250ci, ac, pg

MR: 396ci, at, hp

BC: 230ci, ac

EA: 327ci, ar, mt

MS: 396ci, mt

BD: 230ci, ac

EE: 327ci,pg

MT: 396ci, ah, sp

BE: 230ci, ex, mt

MA: 327ci, mt, tb

MU: 350ci, pg

BF: 230ci, pg

ME: 327ci, pg, tb

MV: 396ci,copo 9737

BH: 230ci, ac, pg

MF: 350ci, copo 9665

MW: 396ci

BL: 230ci, copo 9801

MG: 327ci, ex, tb

MX: 396ci, hp

BR: 230ci, ex, pg

MH: 327ci, ex, pg, tb

MY: 396ci, at

CM: 250ci, mt

MI: 302ci, copo 9665

CN: 250ci, ac

MO: 302ci, mt


 

Block Casting

  • 302 ci
  • 327 ci
  • 350 ci: 3914660, 3914678
  • 396 ci: 3916323, 3935440

Abbreviations

  • ac=air conditioning

  • ah=aluminum heads

  • ar=air injection reactor

  • at=Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission

  • ci=cubic inch

  • copo=central office production order

  • ex=export

  • hc=heavy-duty clutch

  • hp=high performance

  • pg=Powerglide automatic transmission

  • mt=rnanual transmission

  • sp=special high performance

  • tb=two barrel carburetor.

Transmission Codes


Type

Plant

Code

3-speed w/Overdrive

Saginaw

O

3-speed, 4-speed

McKinnon

K

3-speed, Heavy Duty

Muncie

H

4-Speed

Saginaw

R

4-Speed

Muncie

P

Powerglide

Cleveland

C

Powerglide

Toledo

T

Powerglide

McKinnon

E


 

Rear Axle Codes


 

Code

Ratio

Code

Ratio

BA

2.56:1

PH

3.55:1 Locking

BB

2.56:1

PK

3.55:1

BC

3.36:1

PN

2.56:1

BD

3.36:1 Locking

PO

2.56:1 Locking

BI

2.73:1

PP

3.31:1

BL

3.07:1

PR

3.31:1 Locking

BM

3.31:1

PX

2.73:1 Locking

BN

3.55:1

PY

2.56:1

BO

3.73:1

PZ

2.56:1 Locking

BP

2.73:1

QE

3.55:1

BQ

2.73:1 Locking

QN

4.88:1 Locking

BR

3.07:1 Locking

QS

2.56:1 Locking

BS

3.31:1 Locking

QT

2.73:1 Locking

BT

3.55:1 Locking

QU

3.07:1 Locking

BU

3.73:1 Locking

QV

3.31:1 Locking

BV

4.10:1 Locking

QW

3.55:1 Locking

BW

4.56:1 Locking

QX

3.73:1 Locking

BX

4.88:1 Locking

QY

4.10:1 Locking

BY

2.73:1 Locking

QZ

4.56:1 Locking

BZ

2.73:1

Q2

3.55:1

PA

3.08:1

Q3

3.55:1 Locking

PB

3.31:1

Q9

3.55:1

PE

3.08:1 Locking

PG

3.07:1 Locking


1968 Factory Options


RPO

Description

Quantity

Retail

12337

Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder

47,456

$2,565.00

12367

Camaro Convertible, 6-cylinder

3,513

2,802.00

12437

Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder

167,251

2,670.00

12467

Camaro Convertible, 8-cylinder

16,927

2,908.00

AK1

belts, custom deluxe seat and shoulder (coupe)

22,988

11.10

AL4

Seat, front Strato-back (coupe)

4,896

32.65

AS1

Belts, standard type front shoulder (conv)

70

23.20

AS2

Head Restraints, driver and passenger

2,234

52.70

AS4

Belts, custom deluxe type rear shoulder

109

26.35

AS5

Belts. standard type rear shoulder

24

23.20

A01

Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows

65,329

30.55

A02

Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield only

60,677

21.10

A31

Power Windows

3,304

100.10

A39

Belts, custom deluxe front and rear (conv)

3,560

7.90

A67

Folding Rear Seat

A85

Belts, custom deluxe front shoulder (conv)

222

26.35

B37

Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear

30,713

10.55

B93

Guards, door edge

49,395

4.25

C06

Top, power (convertible)

9,580

52.70

C08

Vinyl Roof Cover (coupe)

77,065

73.75

C50

Defroster, rear window ($31.60 for conv)

6,181

21.10

C60

Air Conditioning

35,866

360.20

D33

Mirror, left outside remote control

4,740

9.50

D55

Console (includes floor-mount shifter)

140,530

50.60

D80

Auxiliary Panel and Valance (spoiler)

15,520

32.65

D90

Striping, sport (included with Super Sport)

30,541

25.30

D91

Band, front accent

40,487

14.75

D96

Striping, fender

19,657

13.70

F41

Suspension, special purpose front and rear

7,117

10.55

GT1

Rear Axle, 2.56 Ratio

G31

Springs, special rear (incl rear bumper guards)

821

20.05

G80

Positraction Rear Axle

36,710

42.15

Rear Axle, optional ratios

2.15

G94

Rear Axle, 3.31 Ratio

G96

Rear Axle, 3.55 Ratio

G97

Rear Axle, 2.73 Ratio

H01

Rear Axle, 3.07 Ratio

H05

Rear Axle, 3.73 Ratio

J50

Power Brakes,.front and rear drum

44,196

42.15

J52

Power Brakes, front disc, rear drum

20,117

100.10

KD5

Ventilation, engine heavy-duty closed positive

30

6.35

K02

Fan, temperature controlled (V8 only)

1,285

15.80

K05

Engine Block Heater

K30

Speed and Cruise Control

327

52.70

K76

Generator, 61-amp Delcotron

90

26.35

K79

Generator, 42-amp Delcotron

189

10.55

L22

Engine, 250ci, 155hp Turbo-Thrift 6-cyl

28,647

26.35

L30

Engine, 327ci, 275hp Turbo-Fire V8

21,686

92.70

L34

Super Sport, with 396ci, 350hp engine

2,579

368.65

L35

Super Sport, with 396ci, 325hp engine

10,773

263.30

L48

Super Sport, with 350ci, 295hp engine

12,496

210.65

L78

Super Sport, with 396ci, 375hp engine

4,575

500.30

L89

Super Sport, 396ci, 375hp, aluminum heads

272

868.95

MB1

Transmission, Torque-drive (6-cylinder only)

3,099

68.65

M11

Shift Lever, floor mounted

30,192

10.55

M13

Transmission, special 3-speed manual

752

79.00

M20

Transmission, 4-speed wide range manual

35,161

184.35

M21

Transmission, 4-speed close ratio manual

11,134

184.35

M22

Transmission, 4-speed close ratio heavy-duty

1,277

310.70

M35

Transmission, Powerglide automatic

127,165

184.35

M40

Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic

5,466

237.00

NF2

Exhaust System, dual (deep-tone mufflers)

9,024

27.40

N10

Exhaust System, dual

4,462

27.40

N30

Steering Wheel, deluxe

9,178

4.25

N33

Tilt Steering Column

5,294

42.15

N34

Steering Wheel, wood-grained plastic rim

5,649

31.60

N40

Power Steering

115,280

84.30

N44

Special Steering, quick ratio

3,090

15.80

N65

Tire, space saver

1,021

19.35

N95

Wheel Covers, simulated wire

3,988

73.75

N96

Wheel Covers, mag style

6,072

73.75

PA2

Wheel Covers, mag-spoke style

4,085

73.75

PW7

Tires, F70xl4 2-ply white stripe

26,670

64.75

PW8

Tires, F70xl4 2-ply red stripe

6,686

64.75

PY4

Tires, F70xl4 fiberglass belt white stripe

26.55

PY5

Tires, F70xl4 fiberglass belt red stripe

26.55

P01

Wheel Covers, bright metal

133,742

21.10

P58

Tires, 7.35xl4 two-ply whitewall

141,178

31.35

T60

Battery, heavy duty

8,196

7.40

U03

Horn, tri-volume

768

13.70

U15

Speed Warning Indicator

2,344

10.55

U17

Special Instruments (requires V8 & console)

20,263

94.80

U25

Luggage Compartment Lamp

U26

Underhood Lamp

U27

Glove Compartment Lamp

U28

Ash Tray Lamp

U29

Instrument Panel Courtesy Lights

U35

Clock, electric (included with RPO U17)

20,319

15.80

U46

Light Monitoring System

1,755

26.35

U57

Stereo Tape System

4,155

133.80

U63

Radio, AM pushbutton

192,805

61.10

U69

Radio, AM-FM pushbutton

7,214

133.80

U73

Antenna, manual rear mount

21,729

9.50

U79

Radio, AM-FM stereo

1,335

239.15

U80

Speaker, rear seat

23,198

13.20

V01

Radiator, heavy duty

4,682

13.70

V31

Guards, front bumper

19,455

12.65

V32

Guards, rear bumper

18,628

12.65

ZJ7

Wheels, rally

8,047

31.60

ZJ9

Auxiliary Lighting Group

18,099

13.70

ZK3

Deluxe Seat Belts and Front Seat Shoulder Harness

Z21

Style Trim Group

93,235

42.15

Z22

Rally Sport Package

40,977

105.35

Z23

Interior, special (included with RPO Z87)

57,098

17.95

Z28

Special Performance Package (coupe)

7,199

400.25

Z87

Custom Interior

50,461

110.60


1968 Colors


Paint Code

Exterior

Soft Top

Stripes

Interiors

AA

Tuxedo Black

B-BK-W

W

B-Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb-R-T

CC

Ermine White

B-BK-W

Bk

B-Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb-R-T

DD

Grotto Blue

B-BK-W

W

B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

EE

Fathom Blue

B-BK-W

W

B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

FF

Island Teal

B-BK-W

W

B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

GG

Ash Gold

B-BK-W

Bk

Bh-Bk-Ih-G-Pb

HH

Grecian Green

B-BK-W

Bk

Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

JJ

Rallye Green

B-BK-W

W

Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

KK

Tripoli Turquoise

B-BK-W

Bk

Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb-T

LL

Teal Blue

B-BK-W

W

B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

NN

Cordovan Maroon

B-BK-W

W

B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

OO

Corvette Bronze

B-BK-W

Bk

Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

pp

Seafrost Green

B-BK-W

Bk

Bh-Bk-Ih-G-Pb

RR

Matador Red

B-BK-W

W-Bk

Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb-R

TT

Palomino Ivory

B-BK-W

Bk

Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb

UU

LeMans Blue

B-BK-W

W

B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb

VV

Sequoia Green

B-BK-W

W

Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb

YY

Butternut Yellow

B-BK-W

Bk

Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb

ZZ

British Green

B-BK-W

W

Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb


Vinyl Top Colors

  • White (code=1)
  • Black (code=2)
  • Blue (code=3)

Convertible Top Colors

  • White (code=1)
  • Black (code=2)
  • Blue (code=3)

Interior Codes

  • 712=Bk-Sb
  • 713=Bk-Sbh
  • 714=Bk-Cb
  • 715=Bk-Cbh
  • 716=Ih-Cb
  • 717=B-Sb
  • 718=B-Sbh
  • 719=B-Cb
  • 720=B-Cbh
  • 721=G-cb
  • 722=G-Sb
  • 723=G-Sbh
  • 724=R-Sb
  • 725=R-Cb
  • 726=T-Cb
  • 727=T-Cbh
  • 730 (&711)=Pb-Cb
  • 749=Bh-Cb

Interior Code Abbreviations

  • B = Blue

  • Bh = Black houndstooth

  • Bk = Black

  • G = Gold

  • Ih = Ivory houndstooth

  • Pb = Pardunent-black

  • R = Red, Sb = Standard bucket

  • Sbh = Standard bench

  • Cb = Custom bucket

  • Cbh = Custom bench

  • T = Turquoise

  • W = White