1968 L-78 Camaro SS RS Convertible

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Rally Sport
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 91,000
  • VIN: 124678N446923
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 427 Cu. In.
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Transmission: 4-Speed
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Description

1968 Camaro L-78 SS Rally Sport Convertible
This is NOT a tribute car or a clone, this car is a real SS Rally Sport.
There is an interesting back story to this car, and one I cannot fully verify completely, but it seems to fit with how the car is equipped, and I did go to great lengths to get all the facts I could about the car before I bought it. Here are the options the car is equipped with as it is now:
  • New Black Power Convertible Top
  • Original Deluxe Pearl Interior
  • AM-FM CD Player - Not original
  • Console With Gauges
  • In Dash Tic-Tock-Tach 6000 RPM Redline
  • Original SS Steering Wheel
  • Full Rally Sport Trim including Rally Wheels
  • GM Cowl Induction Hood
  • Rear Spoiler
  • 427 Cu. in. 390 HP Engine
  • Muncie 4-speed
  • Hurst Shifter
  • Disc Brakes
  • 3.73 12-bolt Posi-traction Rear End
  • BF Goodrich Radials on Rally Rims
The car was originally delivered with British Green paint with a white convertible top. It came with pearl white interior, console and gauges, 396 with a 4-speed.
When I first looked at the car, I had a lot of questions, first, why is there a 427 in the car instead of the 396? Apparently, when the original owner bought the car in Texas, it was equipped with the L-78 396 cu. in. 375 hp engine, this engine was a solid lifter, solid cam unit that had to have the valves manually adjusted. Within the first year, the owner took the car back with several complaints. 1, he hated the Muncie shifter and had the dealer install the newest Hurst available. 2. He did NOT like the solid cam in the L-78 and had the dealer pull it and install a 390hp 427, which is a hydraulic lifter/cam engine, which came with another 15 hp over the L-78 and required less tinkering and maintenance. I checked the casting number on the block and it is indeed a 1968 427 coded for Impala. The shifter is also circa 1968 vintage. Is the story true, I have no idea, but Iv'e heard stranger tales.
The second big question was: What makes you think it came with the L-78? I asked questions about this to several muscle car builders who know more than I do, they pointed out the following:
  • The rear end is coded BU for Z/28 or L-78 and it's not a "Z"
  • There is a single 3/8" fuel line in the car, apparently all other engine combinations had a dual line with the return on them.
  • It has a 6Kred linetach in it with 120 mph speedo.
The overall condition of the car is really nice, it is a driver quality car, not a show piece. Here are the good points:
  • The engine has very few miles on it. I will assume this because I pulled the valve covers off and the heads are spotless.
  • The engine runs fabulously, lopes along with tons of power.
  • The 4-speed shifts really well and is quite smooth.
  • The old Hurst shifter looks good and works fine.
  • The original interior shows wear, but no rips or damage
  • The power top works fine and the top is new
  • The tires are like new
  • It doesn't appear that the car has ever been in a bad accident, meaning I didn't see any frame damage when I crawled underneath it.
  • All of the chrome is nice.
  • The paint job is old but looks good, I'd say it's a 15 footer.
  • The car runs and drives well. Meaning the steering is not all over the road and the car feels fairly tight for being a 68.
Here are the things that need attention:
  • There is minor rust behind the drivers rear wheel well, See pics
  • Since it's the original interior, it shows some wear.
  • The rear back-up lights are not hooked up, it's missing the switch on the tranny.
  • The body seams behind the rear window that run down to the trunk have cracks in them. Chevrolet filled these seams on convertibles and they all crack out over time.
  • I am working on getting the temp gauge to work properly, I think it needs a new sender, which I am installing this week.
  • I am also working on the fuel gauge, it was working fine last week, but for some reason, quit.
So there you have it, it's a great car and one you can jump in and blast to the car show tomorrow. I'ts not perfect, but I think there is plenty of room after my reserve to dump a ton into it and still have a great investment. Iv'e been looking and there are a few L-78 cars out there, but not in a convertible, take the time to look, I doubt you will find anything like this. Here are the terms of sale:
  • Please, please be sure you want this car, call me and ask me questions if you are unsure about any aspect of the vehicle. You can reach me in Utah at 801-791-2653 and I will be happy to discuss the car with you.
  • I require a $500 deposit via PayPal within 12 hours of the auction.
  • The balance is due within 24 hours via wire transfer into my bank.
  • Shipping is the complete responsibility of the buyer. I will assist with the details and am happy to help the transport Co. by meeting them at a convenient location to load the car.
  • This vehicle is sold AS-IS with no warranty expressed or implied.
Thanks for looking and good luck with the auction! Scott

On May-22-16 at 23:05:14 PDT, seller added the following information:

The floor pans on this car are solid with no rust. The trunk pan is new! This is a really solid car with the only rust I can find being right behind the drivers side rear wheel well.