Massachusetts Dealer Won’t Sell ‘68 Chevy Camaro Restomod for $97,500, Is It Celtic Pride?

Tran Hanh
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June 10, 2024
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuned 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

Has the first-generation Chevrolet Camaro ever stopped being cool? Sure, maybe you can question its popularity against the likes of the Mustang or the Charger, but people still love getting behind the wheel of such an OG pony car, whether it’s stock or heavily customized.

As far as I’m concerned, the only stock first-gen Camaro I’d be interested in would be either a pristine SS or the Z/28 – the COPO Camaro is too much of a pipe dream.

Any other spec is probably a little too lackluster, which is why restomodding usually proves successful when it comes to this nameplate. Take this metallic dark green 1968 Camaro for example. The days when it was just stock are long gone, as it now features a wide range of visual and performance-enhancing modifications.

Before we get into the specs though, let’s talk about its price. Specifically, the fact that it failed to sell at auction recently, with the owner (a Massachusetts-based dealer) refusing to part with it for “just” $97,500. I don’t think the highest bidder was too far away from hitting the reserve though, seeing as how the seller contacted them shortly after the listing was pulled.

Still, the fact remains that $97.5k wasn’t enough to land this baby in the first place, and you should feel free to let that information sink in.

Now, regarding this ‘68 Camaro’s appearance, it all starts with that previously mentioned metallic green colorway, featuring contrasting white stripes, plus a whole lot of new sheet metal (replacement hood, fenders, doors, bumpers, door handles, stainless trim, lower moldings, taillight bezels, and taillight lenses).

Other visual highlights include the white vinyl roof, an RS-style front end, sequential taillights and a set of 18” US Mag Rambler wheels with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires.

This Camaro also comes with QA1 adjustable coilovers, leaf springs, nine-way adjustable shocks, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes with 11.1” slotted rotors.

Moving on to the interior, we’re dealing with black vinyl seats featuring houndstooth inserts, an American Powertrain shifter, new floor mats, a Custom Aerosound stereo with Bluetooth, plus a three-spoke Billet Specialties steering wheel together with Dakota Digital instrumentation. Meanwhile, the Holley Sniper EFI controller is fitted below the center stack.

Speaking of fuel injection, underneath the hood is where you’ll find a GM Performance ZZ502 V8 crate engine. It’s been equipped with CVF billet pulleys, ICT brackets, a custom water pump, custom aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, Flowmaster tubular exhaust headers, and of course, the Holley Sniper fuel injection system.

According to the seller, this car is sending 508 horsepower to its rear wheels via a replacement American Powertrain T56 six-speed manual gearbox. On paper, it should be nothing short of a beast in a straight line.

Review : 4/25
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