1968 Chevy Camaro

1968 Chevy Camaro

1968 CHEVY CAMARO: SUCCESS FOLLOWS SUCCESS. With the popular and sales success of the 1967 CamaroChevrolet didn’t want to tamper with it too much, so the ’68 is very similar. By 1968, you didn’t have to buy a Camaro SS to get the 350 V8. Now, however, the SS option could include a big block 396 V8.

DON’T FIX IT IF IT AIN’T BROKE. The basic body shell is the same from 1967 and 1968. Minor differences include front turn signals, grille, tail lights, and most significantly, the ’67 has side vent windows and the ’68 does not. Another tell-tale giveaway is the side marker lights, Federally-mandated from the 1968 model year on, all ’68s have them, the ’67 does not.

CHASSIS UPGRADES. To counter the wheel-hop problems encountered in the ’67 Camaro, the rear shock absorbers were staggered on the ’68, with the right shock behind, and the left shock ahead of the rear axle. Higher performance V8 versions got multiple-leaf rear springs.

1968 Chevy Camaro SS COUPE

1968 CHEVY CAMARO SS SOLD IN AUCTION

This gorgeous SS ran through the Barrett-Jackson Auction at Hot August Nights 2014 in Reno. It sold, without reserve, for $51,700.

1968 Chevy Camaro SS CONVERTIBLE

1968 Chevy Camaro INTERIORS

INTERIOR UPGRADES. With the elimination of the ’67’s side vent windows, the 1968 needed to keep the air moving through the cabin, and so “Astro Ventiliation” was introduced, which required all cars, whether equipped with AC or not, to have round air vents in the dash.

ASTRO VENTILATION

With the elimination of the ’67’s side vent windows, the 1968 needed to keep the air moving through the cabin, and so “Astro Ventiliation” was introduced, which required all cars, whether equipped with AC or not, to have round air vents in the dash.

OPTIONAL HOUNDS TOOTH INTERIOR

1967 vs 1968 Chevy Camaro COMPARISON

1967 & 1968 CHEVY CAMARO COMPARO

The two photos above do a good job of illustrating one of the most prominent styling differences between the first 2 years of the First Generation of Camaros. The 1968 on top has rectangular-ish turn signals, while the 1967 above has round lights. The grilles and emblems are also different, the ’68 having a more pronounced center split.

1968 Chevrolet Camaro VIN Decoder

In 1981, all vehicles sold in the US went to a 17-digit format. Prior to that, every manufacturer had their own system. GM used a 13-digit system for all GM cars & trucks from all Divisions.
1st & 2nd DIGIT – GM Divison (12 = Chevrolet)
3rd DIGIT – Engine (3 = 6cyl; 4 = V8)
4th DIGIT – Body style (3 = Coupe; 6 = Convert)
6th DIGIT – Year (8 = 1968)
7th DIGIT – Assembly Plant (N=Norwood; L=VanNuys)
Last 6 DIGITS – Serial Number of Car

1968 Chevy Camaro PRODUCTION NUMBERS

RPO #

12337

12367

12437

12467

Z28

Z22

L34

L35

L48

L78

L89

L30

L22

M20

M21

M22

M35

M40

DESCRIPTION

Sport Coupe, 6 cyl

Convertible, 6 cyl

Sport Coupe, 8 cyl

Convertible, 8 cyl

Performance Pkg

Rally Sport Pkg (RS)

SS396 V8, 350hp

SS396 V8, 325hp

SS350 V8, 295hp

SS396 V8, 375hp

SS396 w/alum heads

327 V8, 275hp

250 6 cyl, 155hp

4sp trans, wide range

4sp trans, close ratio

4sp trans, heavy duty

Powerglide 2sp auto

TurboHydra 3sp auto

QUANTITY

47,456

3,513

167,251

16,927

7,199

40,977

2,579

10,773

12,496

4,575

272

21,686

28,647

35,161

11,134

1,277

127,165

5,466

RETAIL $

$2,565.00

$2,802.00

$2,670.00

$2,908.00

$   400.25

$   105.35

$   368.65

$   268.30

$   210.65

$   500.30

$   868.95

$     92.70

$     26.25

$   184.35

$   184.35

$   310.70

$   184.35

$   237.00

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