Original Restored 68 RPO Z/28, 302 ci. 290 hp. V8 4-Speed GM Hardtop Sport Coupe

Original Restored 68 RPO Z/28, 302 ci. 290 hp. V8 4-Speed GM Hardtop Sport Coupe
Vehicle Description

1968 Chevrolet Camaro RPO Z/28 - All Numbers Match!

OVERVIEW:This is an excellent and correctly restored 1968 Camaro RPO Z/28 Hardtop Sports Coupe.It is equipped with its original numbers matching 290 hp. 302 ci. V8 engine, and all other numbers notable mechanical components are also matching and correct to the car.It is mated to a Muncie 4-speed transmission with console floor shifter, and today shows just over 87,000 original miles.Built in Los Angeles, it is one of only 7,199 Z/28s built in 1968.

This car is very clean and tidy top to bottom, very solid with no indication that it ever suffered ravages of winter, abuse or collision. The restoration was clearly professional and of high quality, finished in its original Ash Gold color with black stripes.

The present owner acquired the car in 2012 in its restored condition, and has kept it garaged and serviced as required to remain in excellent roadworthy condition. It remains true to its original configuration, which included power disc brakes.

This investment grade Camaro is an absolute head turner where ever it rolls, and it shows very well.This listing provides many more details as you scroll thru. Near the end of this listing under Payment Terms you will find a link to a photo album of 136 pictures, and a brief start-up video.

DRIVETRAIN:Stampings at the front of the block confirm the engine to be original and matching the VIN. Engine Block Vehicle Code 18L344513, Engine Production Code V0531MO.

The engine has been professionally rebuilt and is fueled by a numbers correct dual-feed 800 cfm. Holley carb (3923289 – List 4053).The engine starts easily and sounds very good with no unusual noises. A brief start-up video can be found near the end of the listing.

The engine compartment is extremely clean, tidy, and nicely detailed with factory decals and markings, GM stamped hoses, and correct tower clamps.It carries all the correct factory chrome plated items such as air cleaner top, valve covers, oil filler tube and cap.All other components on and around the engine appear as original equipment, operate as required, and are nicely detailed.

Guided by the Jerry MacNeish 1967-68 Z/28 Fact Book, items we can confirm as being numbers correct include intake (3917610), exhaust manifolds (rt. 3872730, lt. 3892683), alternator (1100814), master cylinder (5460346), brake booster (9078), transmission (3925660), rear axle (BT 0528G2).Pics of many are included in the photo album, some of course are not visible at time of photography such as heads and distributor, but we have confidence in their correctness as well. The double-hump cylinder head casting is indicative of 1967/68.

All Z/28s were factory equipped with a Muncie 4-speed transmission and shifter.The original rear differential, stamped BT, is posi-traction with 3.55:1 gear ratio.The undersides of the engine, tranny and rear end are amazingly dry and show no evidence of any notable leaks beyond the usual sweat drop.

CHASSIS:The undercarriage is absolutely solid, as are all body mounts, sub-frames, inner rockers, floor and trunk pans.The chassis is overall very clean and detailed, with all components appearing as original equipment.

NOS GM or quality reproduction parts were exclusively used in the restoration of all mechanical components and systems.Suspension springs tag coded “EE” on front coils, “OA” on rear leafs, correct as originals.The car came equipped power disc brakes up front, drums at the rear.Aluminized dual exhaust system is in very good condition, and gas tank appears new.

The tires are a matched set of Goodyear E70x15 Wide Tread GTs, as originally equipped, with excellent tread remaining. They are mounted on rally wheels with trim rings, all in very nice condition.

BODY & PAINT:There is no evidence of any prior bodywork or collision damage anywhere on the car. No signs of body filler, rust issues, or paint blisters either.The body and all sheet metal are very straight.Fit and gaps on all panels is very good.

The Ash Gold paintwork is excellent, retains a beautiful luster, is very smooth, and has not suffered any scratches, chips or dings.

INTERIOR:The black bucket seat and console interior is in great condition. It has been fully refinished and appears fresh with original style materials and patterns.All seat covers, carpets, door and interior panels, woodgrain appliques, visors and headliner are very nice.

Dash pad is excellent.Woodgrain applique on dash and console is very nice.No cracks in the simulated woodgrain steering wheel.Headliner has no issues, door sill plates in very nice condition, as are the pedal pads which show no wear.

The shaded windshield is excellent, and the car was factory ordered with tinted glass.New rubber weather-strips and seals throughout.Original jack in its proper location in the solid trunk, but no trunk mat.

ELECTRICAL:New main wiring harness is in excellent condition and all electrical items are in working order.Full optional gauge package is console mounted, also equipped with dash mounted 6000 rpm Tic-Toc-Tach, with working clock. All instruments are very nice and in good order.

BRIGHTWORK:All exterior brightwork on the car is in excellent condition.It is either new, restored and polished, re-chromed, or excellent original, and in most cases it is difficult to tell which.Very nice grille with no broken or bent ribs, and nice surround.Any pot metal chrome items such as door handles, side lamp bezels, and tail lamp housings are very nice and free of blemishes or pits.All emblems in very nice condition.Both bumpers are in excellent condition with beautiful chrome.

Rally wheels, center caps trim rings are very nice.Rocker moldings nice and straight with no dents or dings evident.

SUMMARY:If you are considering an investment grade performance Camaro, this could be it!This quality restored 2nd year Z/28 is a very correct, complete, clean, straight, and solid example of a desirable Chevy muscle car. It is well above average in paint and most other regards, and is ready to show and go!There are no hidden secrets or horrors with this car. These first generation Z/28s have been desirable from day one and continue to be held in high regard within the collector car world. Rarely does one come along that remains unmolested and true to its original build, and in such pristine condition.An excellent opportunity for the astute enthusiast or collector.

Having appreciated the car for several years, and with a career project in his sights, the owner has decided to make this sweet ride available to its next caretaker. It is being offered with an appropriate reserve.

PAYMENT TERMS:

This top shelf Z/28 is being listed on behalf of the owner. Please email ‘carsgoneby@telus.net’ or phone Rick at (403)534-2222 for additional honest and accurate information from a professional auto restorer. All information listed has been gathered from discussions with the owner and a visual inspection. 136 pics are available for viewing at www.jpegbay.com/gallery/007834608-.html#0 . Additional specific pictures are available upon request. No warranties expressed or implied. Successful bidder to make a minimum payment of 50% of closing bid amount (US funds) within 5 days of auction closing, with the balance payable upon vehicle pick up within 21 days (international) or 14 days (US/Canada).Payment must be in certifiable form such as cash or wire transfer. PayPal for deposit only. Other forms of payment only acceptable with time allowance for instrument to clear bank prior to vehicle being released. Any deviation from, or changes to the preceding terms must be reasonable, and should be requested, discussed, and agreed to prior to bidding and auction closing.

IMPORTANT OTHER:

Please submit all inquiries prior to bidding, and please only bid if you are able and willing to conclude the transaction should you be the winning bidder.This vehicle is being sold with a Bill of Sale and the Alberta Vehicle Registration Certificate (title).The car is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, about 3 hours north of the Montana border. Please be aware of your shipping costs before bidding, quotes can be provided upon request if necessary. We can help make this a smooth, hassle free experience by arranging all-inclusive international transportation and brokerage for you. References relating to similar transactions are available. Cars Gone By has sold and shipped numerous collector vehicles to the USA and worldwide, the majority through Ebay transactions.Please do not ask us to disclose the reserve price. In fairness to all bidders we will not do so and request that you simply place a bid that is comfortable for you.Thanks for looking!

NOTICE REGARDING BID RETRACTIONS:

Placing a bid to simply uncover the reserve price, or how high another buyer has bid, and then retracting or cancelling the bid is not allowed as it violates Ebay’s Invalid Bid Retraction Policy.Such bids are considered as ‘Unwelcome and Malicious Bidding’ as they contravene the seller requirements stipulated above, that you only bid with the intent to buy, and that you do not bid without the intent of concluding the transaction.Such bids are not in the spirit of a reserve auction. They ruin the experience for serious buyers and sellers, can cast doubt on the process and subject vehicle, and are a nuisance to the seller in general.Ebay rules stipulate, if you retract a bid for reason of ‘entered wrong amount’, you must re-enter your correct bid amount right away, and that changing your mind does not qualify as entering wrong amount.If you retract your bid as ‘wrong amount’ and fail to re-enter your correct amount, your bid will be considered ‘unwelcome and malicious’ and it will be immediately reported to Ebay, and they will investigate, and you will be placed on a blocked bidders list.
Vehicle Details
  • VIN: 124378l344513
  • Item location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 87295
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • SubModel: Z/28
  • Color: Ash Gold
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: RPO Z/28 - All Numbers Match!
  • Engine: 302 ci. V8 290 hp.
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Muncie 4-speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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