1968 Camaro Convertible RS/SS numbers matching 396 4 speed
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Camaro
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 66000
- VIN: 124678n######
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 502 Big Block
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
1968 Camaro Convertible RS/SS
396 (325hp) Numbers matching
4 speed M20
Up for sale is a car you do not see every day. This is a numbers matching car with a 502 Chevy crate engine currently in it. Let me explain.
The car was painted in the late 70â€™s. Story goes, 1978. So, it is an enamel paint job. The car was running well and needed to be rebuilt, so the prior owner took it to his buddies shop for a rebuild. Well, the rebuild didnâ€™t hold. The car spun a bearing. So, the engine was pulled and it sat at the engine builderâ€™s place for a few years. This upset the owner, so he bought a new engine (502) and had it put in. He than went back and picked up his engine.
So, I have the original engine with the engine stamp on the pad. It is a 325 Hp manual engine. The front main bearing was spun. I have had it at the machine shop for a couple months and in the mean time the builder that line hones the crank journals passed away in mid march. So, it sits and now is scheduled to go to another machinist. My intentions were to get the work done to ensure this engine can be used. The bore is standard. The crank (cast) has some deep groves in it, so I am going to get another one for it. If the car sells before the work is done, you can get the engine as is. If the work is competed, I will pay the costs and it will be included in the sale. (free to the buyer)I have Block, pistons, 2 heads. One isnâ€™t date coded right. Intake, carb, but I do not think it is correct. Radiator, fan shroud, misc bolts, possible a starter and some other stuff. Main thing is the block. The vin is not damaged and is in great shape. I do not have a picture of it.The engine is at the builders and I am not going to drive there. I will guaranteeit is correct and not fake!
As I stated, the car was painted in the late 70â€™s. It is pretty much an old paint job, but looks super cool. â€œpatinaâ€. The original color was corvette bronze. You can see the paint in places in my picture inclusions. The car still has the original top and it is a deep brown.
The drivers side floor pan behind the seat has been replaced. The rest of the floor pans look to be original. I put in pictures of the rockers and lower quarters and you can see the original spot welds. If it was mudded up, you wouldnâ€™t see the spot welds. The car does has some small rust spots in the lower fenders and the front corners of the doors. Quarters look good, if you are restoring it, you will not know what you have until you strip it.
The 502 runs extremely well. It has a 4150 double pumper on it with 802 jets. Pretty big. I have several sheets from the car being dynode. They played with jets, spacers and timing. The engine is a 9.6:1 Compression, 2.25 intake, and 1.88 exhaust. 11/32 stems. It put out on the dyno 509 hp and 565 lbs torque.
So you have a like new engine, rebuilt transmission and rebuilt rear end (2019) with a new hursrt competition plus shifter.
I put a picture of the vacuum lines in the pictures. I am trying to show you the original tie down for the vacuum lines. So many people are trying to fake RS cars. But it is pretty tough to have all these "brittle" tie downs on original vacuum lines.
This isnâ€™t something you see everyday. Most RS/SS big block convertibles I see are pace cars. This one isn't. In the numbers game, it is a very limited car. It gets bonus stars* for having the original engine.
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Tim 763-two four five- 6507
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