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enio45 11-26-2018 07:41 PM

68 Camaro L78
 
This car is a personal friend of mine here in AZ. He has owned it since 1972. It is a monster running of a car and looks extremely sharp. Any questions feel free to ask me. Up front, it is not a concourse queen car - but done very nicely with attention to the details. Sounds so bad it is music to listen too. Price at the bottom of the ad:

Pics coming and a link to photo album to be provided:

Photo Album: https://public.fotki.com/mjh98/


1968 L78 Camaro - in his words below.


I purchased the Camaro from KAP Inc (with some help from my Dad) they were the Buick/Oldsmobile/GMC in Park River, ND in April of 1972 while still a senior in high school.

When I purchased the car in the spring of 1972 the original L-78 engine was gone and had been replaced with a replacement 396 and that engine was subsequently sold and a new LS-6 complete engine assembly purchased from Larson Chevrolet Parts Department in the late 70’s while the car was undergoing it’s initial restoration.

The car was originally Cordovan Maroon with a black vinyl interior. I originally had the car painted black in 1973 (a photo of the car in black taken at the dragstrip in 1975 ). When I restored the car in 1980 I went back to the maroon color but found out that I simply did like the color any better than the first time around so when I redid the car this past year time I went back to black.


Replacement Parts/Components
Firestone F70x14 Redline Stripe Radial Tires - Coker Tires

Black & White Hounds Tooth Seat Covers, Seat Buns, Carpet- Legendary Auto Interiors

454 CID, LS-6, 512 Block, Complete GM Parts Dept Crate Motor with some additional work such as balancing/blueprinting done by Adams Automotive of Grand Forks ND. An L88 flywheel, pressure plate and clutch disc from GM/Chevy parts was also installed at this time. At that time Chevy offered the lightweight L88 style flywheel to work with the LS-6/LS-7's. I felt this was the best heavy duty street/strip clutch assembly for these cars available at the time.

4:10 rear gears when the car was restored in the late 70’s using all GM parts. Note: the cars original BT code 12 bolt w/3:55 rear housing is still in the car. The carrier was changed to a 4 series carrier when I first installed 4:56 gears in the car back in the mid 70's with all Chevrolet/GM replacement parts. It currently has GM 4:10 gears

The M21 4 speed transmission (not orig to the car) was also completely rebuilt at that time using GM replacement parts where needed. Note: the cars original Muncie shifter handle is still in the car, but the linkage was replaced back in the 70's with a Hurst Competition Plus. I removed the stock shifter handle from the original linkage, reworked it to fit both the Hurst linkage and stock factory console. As this involved heating and bending the shift handle I re-heat treated it and had it replated. It fits and looks like a stock shifter but works like a proper Hurst.


Refreshed or NOS Replacement Parts/Components: Listing just a few Primary items:

Baldwin Motion (very old purchase - not sure if original or early repo) Fiberglass Stinger Hood and Correct Fiberglass Hood Springs Note: a replacement 67 Corvette hood scoop bezel was added to this hood by me. In addition I added the 68 Chevy SS 427 emblems to the hood scoop and one on the rear decklid. Countless hours were spent massaging this hood for fit and finish.
Original and NOS Sheet Metal (nos qtrs and fenders in the 80”s), Original Exterior Trim/Chrome, Bumpers, Grill refinished.
Original Dash Pad/Gauges (has NEVER been removed from the car)
Original Door Panels, Kick Panels, Headliner, Dog Dish hubcaps, side window glass. (replacement front and rear glass)
NOS Weatherstrip: Doors, Trunk, Original Window Fuzzies, package tray, trunk mat.
Power brake booster rebuilt and replated by Brake Booster’s Inc.

The car was refinished with PPG Concept 9300 factory pack single stage black urethane. PPG products were used throughout the refinish process

Here is a list of the options on the car as it is now.

“The center console and the woodgrain plastic wheel are add-on’s. The rest is
original to the car”

12437 Camaro Sport Coupe____________________________________$2670.00
AO1 Tinted Windows___________________________________________ $30.55
C80 Axle, Positraction; rear 3:55__________________________________$42.15
D55 Center console___________________________________________ __$50.60
J52 Power disc brakes__________________________________________$1 00.10
L78 Camaro SS; with 375-hp Turbo Jet 396-cid engine________________ $500.30
M21 Transmission, 4-speed close-ratio_____________________________$184.35
N34 Steering Wheel, sports styled, woodgrain plastic rim_______________$31.60
PY5 Tires; F70x14 2-ply belted red stripe_____________________________$26.55
U17 Instrumentation, Special; includes ammeter, temperature, oil
Pressure and fuel gauges mounted on console, electric clock and
Tachometer mounted in instrument panel cluster_____________________$94.80
U63 Radio; push-button AM______________________________________ $61.10
V32 Guard; rear bumper__________________________________________ $12.65
Z21 Style Trim Group; includes belt reveal molding, front and rear
Wheel opening moldings, and bright roof rail drip molding.______________$42.15
Z87 Custom Interior; includes special seat and sidewall trim with
Molded front armrests, deluxe steering wheel, wood-grained
Instrument panel trim, and molding, glove box light, bright
metal pads, instrument panel assist handle, and luggage
compartment mat______________________________________________$ 110.60
$3957.50

Other than my vintage pictures, i have no documentation (protecto plate or paperwork) with the car. Just my word and years of ownership.

Price: $82,500.00

John 11-26-2018 08:43 PM



. Nice looking Camaro :worship:

https://public.fotki.com/mjh98/1968-...s/6.html#media


:headbang:

mockingbird812 11-26-2018 08:46 PM

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Eddie assures me this Camaro is a real thumper! Nice color scheme!

enio45 11-26-2018 11:21 PM

This is one bad ass camaro - the motor is a monster and with the light weight flywheel, the throttle response is amazing. Fit and finish second to none. The tires are for the vintage look, however it needs some meat in the back as the car smokes these tires in any gear.

Look it over, ask questions, he wants to sell the car!

MYSTERYCHEVELLE 11-26-2018 11:27 PM

Sexy Car!!!

Mr. Chevy 11-27-2018 01:26 AM

Very Nice Car!! GLWS

Rich

NorCam 11-27-2018 04:14 AM

Cool car and history. GLWS

enio45 11-27-2018 03:43 PM

Thank you for the comments - it is a stunning looking car with a NO BS performance.

Having just finished it - he is looking to move back to the mid west and the car to find a good home.

Sean 11-27-2018 03:58 PM

camaro
 
Man that is killer I would have to sleep in it LOL!

bugsy 11-27-2018 05:36 PM

Beautiful car.


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