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.
The 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.
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)
2 Door Coupe
2 Door Convertible (one Z/28 known to exist)
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 350 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)