John picked up his first ’68 Camaro in 1979 when he was only 16 years old. Little did he know at the time that he would carry that decision with him through life. John was forced to sell that Camaro a few short years afterward, but the regret of that decision stuck with him. Thirty years and a fully raised family later, and he felt it was time to finally begin the exhaustive search for another ’68.
This particular 1968 Camaro appeared on John’s radar about four years ago in Kissimmee, FL and he knew it was the one for him. It was an older restoration, but overall it was very well sorted and even came with some upgrades.
John took the time to replace and update wear items such as bushings, shocks, and axles, along with 3.55 gearing to pair with the TH700R4. He also reworked the body and gave his Camaro a fresh coat of paint for the final touches.
The ride, the smell, the sound, and the look make me feel like I am 16 again. It is hard to stop smiling every time I drive it. Lots of thumbs up, horn honks, and whistles every time I go out. LOTS OF FUN.
He plans on eventually replacing the factory Deluxe bucket seats with modern (and more comfortable) Pro-Car buckets to make seat time more enjoyable. The goal is to trailer the Camaro behind an RV, catching local car shows on tour across the country.