1968 Camaro Restoration Information

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 armrests 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 or 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 a V8. Manual transmissions were either 3 speeds or 4 speeds. The 2 speed Powerglide was the standard automatic transmission and a 3-speed Turbo Hydramatic was optional.

About 235,000 1968 Camaros were produced.

  • 214,707 Coupe
  • 20,440 Convertible
  • 235,147 in 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
  • The Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly plant.
  • The last six digits increased one with each car built at each plant.

1968 Camaro OEM Brochures & Ads

1968 Camaro Model Options

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)

1968 Camaro Drivetrains

1968 Camaro 3-Speed Manual Transmission Ratios

Engine Code:

BaseL-22Z28BaseL-30L-48L-35L-34L-78L-89
C.I230250302327327350396396396396
1st Gear2.85:12.85:1N.A2.54:12.54:12.41:12.41:12.41:12.41:12.41:1
2nd Gear1.68:11.68:1N.A1.50:11.50:11.59:11.59:11.59:11.59:11.59:1
3rd Gear1.00:11.00:1N.A1.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:1
Reverse2.95:12.95:1N.A2.63:12.63:12.41:12.41:12.41:12.41:1

2.41:1

Clutch Diameter9.129.12N.A10.3410.34

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.0

Axle Ratio S

3.08:13.08:1N.A3.08:13.08:13.31:13.07:13.31:13.55:13.55:1

Axle Ratio E

2.73:12.73:1N.A2.73:12.73:13.07:12.73:13.07:13.31:13.31:1

Axle Ratio P

3.55:13.55:1N.A3.55:13.55:13.55:13.31:13.55:13.73:13.73:1

1968 Camaro 4-Speed Manual Transmission Ratios

Engine Code:

BaseL-22Z28BaseL-30L-48L-35L-34L-78L-89
C.I230250302327327350396396396396
1st Gear2.85:12.85:12.20:12.54:12.54:12.52:12.52:12.52:12.20:12.20:1
2nd Gear2.02:12.02:11.64:11.80:11.80:11.88:11.88:11.88:11.64:11.64:1
3rd Gear1.35:11.35:11.27:11.44:11.44:11.46:11.46:11.46:11.27:11.27:1
4th Gear1.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:1
Reverse2.85:12.85:12.26:12.54:12.54:12.54:12.59:12.59:12.26:12.26:1
Clutch Diameter9.129.1210.3410.3410.34

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.0

Axle Ratio S

3.08:13.08:13.73:13.08:13.08:13.31:13.07:13.31:13.55:13.55:1

Axle Ratio E

2.73:12.73:13.07:12.73:12.73:13.07:12.73:13.07:13.31:13.31:1

Axle Ratio P

3.55:13.55:13.31:13.55:13.55:1

3:55:1

3.31:13.55:13.73:13.73:1

1968 Camaro Torque Drive, Powerglide, and Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Ratios

Engine Code:

BaseL-22Z28BaseL-30L-48L-35L-34L-78L-89
C.I230250302327327350396396396396
1st Gear1.82:11.82:1N.A1.76:11.76:11.76:12.48:12.48:1N.AN.A
2nd Gear1.00:11.00:1N.A1.00:11.00:11.00:11.48:11.48:1N.AN.A
3rd GearN.AN.AN.AN.AN.AN.A1.00:11.00:1N.AN.A
Reverse1.82:11.82:1N.A1.76:11.76:11.76:12.08:12.08:1N.AN.A

Axle Ratio S

2.73:12.73:1N.A2.73:12.73:13.07:12.73:13.07:1N.AN.A

Axle Ratio E

2.56:12.56:1N.A2.56:12.56:12.73:12.56:12.73:1N.AN.A

Axle Ratio P

3.55:13.55:1N.A3.55:13.55:13.31:13.07:13.31:1N.AN.A

Quick Tranmission Reference Guide

a = Ratios given are for heavy-duty 3-speed; standard 3-speed also available with the same ratios as L-30 327 V8.
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 V8, plus heavy-duty 4-speed with same ratios shown.
d = RS came with 3.07 or 3.08:1 axle ratio.

1968 Camaro Engine Codes

Code:Block Casting:Abbrevation
BA230 CIMT
BB230 CIHC/AC
BC230 CIAC
BD230 CIAC
BE230 CIMT/EX
BF230 CIPG
BH230 CIPG/AC
BL230 CICOPO
BR230 CIPG/EX
CM250 CIMT
MO302 CIMT
CQ302 CIPG
CR250 CIPG/AC
EA327 CIMT/AR
EE327 CIPG
MA327 CIMT/TB
ME327 CIPG/TB
MF350 CICOPO
MG327 CIEX/TB
MH327 CIPG/EX/TB
MI302 CICOPO
MQ396 CISP
MR396 CIAT/HP
MS396 CIMT
MT396 CISP/AH
MU350 CIPG
MV396 CICOPO
MW396 CIN.A.
MX396 CIHP
MY396 CIAT
CN250 CIAC

Quick Engine Code Reference Guide

Block Castings

  • 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 = manual transmission

  • sp = special high performance

  • tb = two barrel carburetor

1968 Camaro Transmission Codes

TypePlantCode
3-speed w/ OverdriveSaginawO
3-speed & 4-speedMcKinnonK
3-speed (Heavy Duty)MuncieH
4-SpeedSaginawR
4-SpeedMuncieP
PowerglideClevelandC
PowerglideToledoT
PowerglideMcKinnonE

1968 Camaro Rear Axle Codes

Code

Ratio
BA2.56:1
BB2.56:1
BC3.36:1
BD3.36:1 Locking
BI2.73:1
BL3.07:1
BM3.31:1
BN3.55:1
BO3.73:1
BP2.73:1
BQ2.73:1 Locking
BR3.07:1 Locking
BS3.31:1 Locking
BT3.55:1 Locking
BU3.73:1 Locking
BV4.10:1 Locking
BW4.56:1 Locking
BX4.88:1 Locking
BY2.73:1 Locking
BZ2.73:1
PA3.08:1
PB3.31:1
PE3.08:1 Locking
PG3.07:1 Locking
PH3.55:1 Locking
PK3.55:1
PN2.56:1
PO2.56:1 Locking
PP3.31:1
PR3.31:1 Locking
PX2.73:1 Locking
PY2.56:1
PZ2.56:1 Locking
QE3.55:1
QN4.88:1 Locking
QS2.56:1 Locking
QT2.73:1 Locking
QU3.07:1 Locking
QV3.31:1 Locking
QW3.55:1 Locking
QX3.73:1 Locking
QY4.10:1 Locking
QZ4.56:1 Locking
Q23.55:1
Q33.55:1 Locking
Q93.55:1

1968 Camaro Factory Options

RPODescriptionQuantityRetail (1968)Retail (2020)
12337Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder47,456$2,565.00$19,001.64
12367Camaro Convertible, 6-cylinder3,513$2,802.00$20,757.34
12437Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder167,251$2,670.00$19,779.48
12467Camaro Convertible, 8-cylinder16,927$2,908.00$21,542.60
AK1

Belts, custom deluxe seat and shoulder (coupe)

22,988$11.10$82.23
AL4Seat, front Strato-back (coupe)4,896$32.65$241.87
AS1Belts, standard type front shoulder (conv)70$23.20$171.87
AS2Head Restraints, driver and passenger2,234$52.70$390.40
AS4Belts, custom deluxe type rear shoulder109$26.35$195.20
AS5Belts. standard type rear shoulder24$23.20$171.87
A01Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows65,329$30.55$226.32
A02Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield only60,677$21.10$156.31
A31Power Windows3,304$100.10$741.55
A39Belts, custom deluxe front and rear (conv)3,560$7.90$58.52
A67Folding Rear Seat
A85Belts, custom deluxe front shoulder (conv)222$26.35$195.20
B37Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear30,713$10.55$78.15
B93Guards, door edge49,395$4.25$31.48
C06Top, power (convertible)9,580$52.70$390.40
C08Vinyl Roof Cover (coupe)77,065$73.75$546.34
C50Defroster, rear window ($31.60 for conv)6,181$21.10$156.31
C60Air Conditioning35,866$360.20$2,668.38
D33Mirror, left outside remote control4,740$9.50$70.38
D55Console (includes floor-mount shifter)140,530$50.60$374.85
D80Auxiliary Panel and Valance (spoiler)15,520$32.65$241.87
D90Striping, sport (included with Super Sport)30,541$25.30$187.42
D91Band, front accent40,487$14.75$109.27
D96Striping, fender19,657$13.70$101.49
F41Suspension, special purpose front and rear7,117$10.55$78.15
GT1Rear Axle, 2.56 Ratio
G31Springs, special rear (incl rear bumper guards)821$20.05$148.53
G80Positraction Rear Axle36,710$42.15$312.25
Rear Axle, optional ratios$2.15$15.93
G94Rear Axle, 3.31 Ratio
G96Rear Axle, 3.55 Ratio
G97Rear Axle, 2.73 Ratio
H01Rear Axle, 3.07 Ratio
H05Rear Axle, 3.73 Ratio
J50Power Brakes,.front and rear drum44,196$42.15$312.25
J52Power Brakes, front disc, rear drum20,117$100.10$741.55
KD5Ventilation, engine heavy-duty closed positive30$6.35$47.04
K02Fan, temperature controlled (V8 only)1,285$15.80$117.05
K05Engine Block Heater
K30Speed and Cruise Control327$52.70$390.40
K76Generator, 61-amp Delcotron90$26.35$195.20
K79Generator, 42-amp Delcotron189$10.55$78.15
L22Engine, 250ci, 155hp Turbo-Thrift 6-cyl28,647$26.35$195.20
L30Engine, 327ci, 275hp Turbo-Fire V821,686$92.70$686.73
L34Super Sport, with 396ci, 350hp engine2,579$368.65$2,730.98
L35Super Sport, with 396ci, 325hp engine10,773$263.30$1,950.54
L48Super Sport, with 350ci, 295hp engine12,496$210.65$1,560.50
L78Super Sport, with 396ci, 375hp engine4,575$500.30$3,706.25
L89Super Sport, 396ci, 375hp, aluminum heads272$868.95$6,437.22
MB1Transmission, Torque-drive (6-cylinder only)3,099$68.65$508.56
M11Shift Lever, floor mounted30,192$10.55$78.15
M13Transmission, special 3-speed manual752$79.00$585.24
M20Transmission, 4-speed wide range manual35,161$184.35$1,365.67
M21Transmission, 4-speed close ratio manual11,134$184.35$1,365.67
M22Transmission, 4-speed close ratio heavy-duty1,277$310.70$2,301.68
M35Transmission, Powerglide automatic127,165$184.35$1,365.67
M40Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic5,466$237.00$1,755.71
NF2Exhaust System, dual (deep-tone mufflers)9,024$27.40$202.98
N10Exhaust System, dual4,462$27.40$202.98
N30Steering Wheel, deluxe9,178$4.25$31.48
N33Tilt Steering Column5,294$42.15$312.25
N34Steering Wheel, wood-grained plastic rim5,649$31.60$234.09
N40Power Steering115,280$84.30$624.50
N44Special Steering, quick ratio3,090$15.80$117.05
N65Tire, space saver1,021$19.35$143.35
N95Wheel Covers, simulated wire3,988$73.75$546.34
N96Wheel Covers, mag style6,072$73.75$546.34
PA2Wheel Covers, mag-spoke style4,085$73.75$546.34
PW7Tires, F70xl4 2-ply white stripe26,670$64.75$479.67
PW8Tires, F70xl4 2-ply red stripe6,686$64.75$479.67
PY4Tires, F70xl4 fiberglass belt white stripe$26.55$196.68
PY5Tires, F70xl4 fiberglass belt red stripe$26.55$196.68
P01Wheel Covers, bright metal133,742$21.10$156.31
P58Tires, 7.35xl4 two-ply whitewall141,178$31.35$232.24
T60Battery, heavy duty8,196$7.40$54.82
U03Horn, tri-volume768$13.70$101.49
U15Speed Warning Indicator2,344$10.55$78.15
U17Special Instruments (requires V8 & console)20,263$94.80$702.28
U25Luggage Compartment Lamp
U26Underhood Lamp
U27Glove Compartment Lamp
U28Ash Tray Lamp
U29Instrument Panel Courtesy Lights
U35Clock, electric (included with RPO U17)20,319$15.80$117.05
U46Light Monitoring System1,755$26.35$195.20
U57Stereo Tape System4,155$133.80$991.20
U63Radio, AM pushbutton192,805$61.10$452.63
U69

Radio, AM/FM pushbutton

7,214$133.80$991.20
U73Antenna, manual rear mount21,729$9.50$70.38
U79

Radio, AM/FM stereo

1,335$239.15$1,771.63
U80Speaker, rear seat23,198$13.20$97.79
V01Radiator, heavy duty4,682$13.70$101.49
V31Guards, front bumper19,455$12.65$93.71
V32Guards, rear bumper18,628$12.65$93.71
ZJ7Wheels, rally8,047$31.60$234.09
ZJ9Auxiliary Lighting Group18,099$13.70$101.49
ZK3Deluxe Seat Belts and Front Seat Shoulder Harness
Z21Style Trim Group93,235$42.15$312.25
Z22Rally Sport Package40,977$105.35$780.44
Z23Interior, special (included with RPO Z87)57,098$17.95$132.97
Z28Special Performance Package (coupe)7,199$400.25$2,965.07
Z87Custom Interior50,461$110.60$819.33

1968 Camaro Factory Colors

Paint CodeExteriorSoft TopStripesInteriors
AATuxedo BlackB-BK-WWB-Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb-R-T
CCErmine WhiteB-BK-WBkB-Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb-R-T
DDGrotto BlueB-BK-WWB-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
EEFathom BlueB-BK-WWB-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
FFIsland TealB-BK-WWB-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
GGAsh GoldB-BK-WBkBh-Bk-Ih-G-Pb
HHGrecian GreenB-BK-WBkBh-Bk-Ih-Pb
JJRallye GreenB-BK-WWBh-Bk-Ih-Pb
KKTripoli TurquoiseB-BK-WBkBh-Bk-Ih-Pb-T
LLTeal BlueB-BK-WWB-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
NNCordovan MaroonB-BK-WWB-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
OOCorvette BronzeB-BK-WBkBh-Bk-Ih-Pb
ppSeafrost GreenB-BK-WBkBh-Bk-Ih-G-Pb
RRMatador RedB-BK-WW-BkBh-Bk-Ih-Pb-R
TTPalomino IvoryB-BK-WBkBh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb
UULeMans BlueB-BK-WWB-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
VVSequoia GreenB-BK-WWBh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb
YYButternut YellowB-BK-WBkBh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb
ZZBritish GreenB-BK-WWBh-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

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