1968 El Camino Parts and Restoration Information

1968 El Camino Specifications

The 1968 Chevrolet El Camino was entirely restyled and featured more of a fastback design.

The overall dimensions of the bed were changed and would remain this way until 1972. 1968 was the first year that the Super Sport model option was available on an El Camino.

The 1968 El Camino trim was available in three model levels including the base model El Camino, the El Camino Custom, and the El Camino SS396. The base model El Camino featured similar styling to the base model 1968 Chevelle. It featured chrome framed side marker lamps, an El Camino rear fender script emblem, a bright tailgate latch, and rear side markers were optional.

The 1968 El Camino Custom also featured bright window frames, bed moldings, and wide rocker panel accent moldings. The ’68 El Camino SS396 featured a blacked out grille, domed hood with chrome vent grilles, blacked out lower body paint, chrome lower body moldings, specially styled wheels, and SS396 emblems. Body stripes were optional on SS396 models only.

The buyer could have ordered a number of different El Camino exterior colors including Tuxedo Black, Ermine White, Grotto Blue, Fathom Blue, Island Teal, Ash Gold, Grecian Green, Tripoli Turquoise, Teal Blue, Cordovan Maroon, Seafrost Green, Matador Red, Palomino Ivory, Sequoia Green, and Butternut Yellow.

To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for. Base power was had by one of two six cylinder engines. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for a V8.

About 42,000 1968 Chevrolet El Caminos were produced.

1968 El Camino Brochure

Model Options:

1968 El Camino Information

  • Body Styles
    • 2-Door Pickup
  • Engine Options
    • 230 cubic inch 140 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)
    • 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinder (optional)
    • 307 cubic inch 200 horsepower V8 (base)
    • 327 cubic inch 250 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 327 cubic inch 275 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 327 cubic inch 325 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 396 cubic inch 325 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 396 cubic inch 350 horsepower V8 (optional)

1968 El Camino Engine Codes

CodeSize-CarbHP-RPOTransmissionNotes
AD

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

TH350

n/a

AM

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

AN

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

Powerglide

n/a

AO

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

TH350

n/a

AP

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

Standard

Air Conditioning

AQ

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

Powerglide

Air Conditioning

AR

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

TH350

Air Conditioning

AS-AU

230 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

3-Speed Manual

Low Compression Engine
AT

230 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

PowerglideLow Compression Engine
AV

230 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

3-Speed Manual

Air Conditioning, Low Compression Engine

BB

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

Torque Drive & Powerglide

n/a

BC

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

PowerglideA.C.
BD

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

TH350

n/a

BE

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

3-Speed Manual

n/a

BF

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

StandardA.C.
BH

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

TH350

A.C.
BI-BJ

250 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

PowerglideLow Compression Engine
BK-BW

250 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

3-Speed Manual

Low Compression Engine
DA

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

DC

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp

Powerglide

n/a

DD

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp

TH350

n/a

DE

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp

4-Speed Manual

n/a

FS

307 cid 1x2bbl

n/a

3-Speed Manual

Low Compression Engine
FT

307 cid 1x2bbl

n/a

PowerglideLow Compression Engine
HA

350 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L48

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

HB

350 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L48

TH350

n/a

HC

350 cid 1x2bbl

250 hp L65

Standard

n/a

HD

350 cid 1x2bbl

250 hp L65

TH350

n/a

HE

350 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L48

Powerglide

n/a

HF

350 cid 1x2bbl

250 hp L65

Powerglide

n/a

HP

350 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L48

StandardHeavy Duty Clutch
HQ

350 cid 1x4bbl

255 hp LM1

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

HR

350 cid 1x4bbl

255 hp LM1

Powerglide

n/a

HS

350 cid 1x4bbl

255 hp LM1

TH350

n/a

JA

396 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

JC

396 cid 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

Standard

n/a

JD

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

Standard

n/a

JE

396 cid 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

TH400

n/a

JK

396 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

TH400

n/a

JV

396 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

3/4-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch
KB

396 cid 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

3/4-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch
KD

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

StandardHeavy Duty Clutch
KF

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

TH400

n/a

KG

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

StandardAluminum Heads
KH

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

TH400

Aluminum Heads
KI

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

3/4-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch, Aluminum Heads
MP

427 cid 1x4bbl

425 hp L72

TH400

COPO
MQ

427 cid 1x4bbl

425 hp L72

4-Speed Manual

COPO

1968 El Camino Rear Axle Codes

CodeAxle Ratio

Notes

CA

3.08:1

-

CB

3.36:1

-

CC

3.73:1

-

CD

3.07:1

Positraction

CE

3.08:1

Positraction

CF

3.31:1

Positraction

CG

3.36:1

Positraction

CH

3.70:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

CI

3. 73:1

Positraction

CJ

3.07:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

CK

3.07:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

CL

3.08:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

CM

3.08:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

CN

3.31:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

CO

3.31:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

CP

3.36:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

CQ

3.36:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

CR

3.70:1

Positraction

CS

3.70:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

CT

3.73:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

CU

3.70:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

CV

3.70:1

Overdrive

Cw/

3.31:1

-

CX

3.07:1

-

KC

2.73:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

KD

2.73:1

Positraction

KE

2.73:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

KF

3.55:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

KG

3.55:1

Positraction w/ Metallic Brakes

KH

3.55:1

Positraction

KI

2.73:1

396 w/ Powerglide

KJ

3.55:1

-

KK

4.10:1

Positraction

KL

4.10:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

KM

4.56:1

Positraction

KN

4.56:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

KO

4.88:1

Positraction

KP

4.88:1

w/ Metallic Brakes

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