For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: RS/SS clone
Drive Type: rwd
Exterior Color: Green
Fulton, Illinois, United States
PLEASE READ MY ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.
Up for sale is a 1968 Camaro RS/SS clone convertible. It was originally a 6cylinder/Powerglide car. It is a real J2 paint code car which is Rally Green with a Black top. Rally Green was introduced late in the 68 model production year. Interior code is 712 which is a standard Black interior.
I bought this car this Spring as a running & driving car. I have purchased a 2012 Camaro 2SS convertible a couple of weeks ago & am now selling this car.
This car was mostly redone within the last decade. The following has been done to the body: floor & trunk replaced with one piece units; new quarters, fenders & door skins, trunk lid & rear lower valance. Rockers have been repaired with new metal. The SS hood looks to have been dented between the vents & has been pounded out & body puttied. Inside of trunk looks really good & has new mat. The following chrome & trim has been replaced with new: bumpers, taillight bezels, door handles, header panel & trunk lid Camaro emblems, front RS turn signal assemblies, all 4 side marker light assemblies, all 4 wheel well opening moulding, upper windshield stainless & RS Grill assembly. The front SS emblem & the SS gas cap are new. SS vents on hood appear to be original but are good driver quality. I installed new outside mirrors on both doors (not with cheap $14.99 Taiwan mirrors but the highest quality $52.99 ones). I have a new front chin spoiler with new support rods, also.
The convertible top is new as is the front header bow, top well & rear window. All the weatherstripping on the car is new. I did not get the 'A' pillar weatherstrips & the strip between the side windows when I bought the car but have since purchased them. They still need to be installed. The top goes up & down effortlessly.
The seat covers & door panels look to be original. The seats are in real good shape and the door panels are decent driver quality but I would eventually replace them. The carpet & dash pad appear new.
The engine is a 350 with casting number 3970014. Heads are casting number 333882. There are Comp Cams Magnum roller rockers & I was told a 270H Magnum camshaft in the engine. The engine pulls 10" vacuum at idle & sounds good. There is a Weiand dual plane aluminum intake on it & I just put a brand new Holley 670 cfm Street Avenger carb on it because I couldn't get the Edelbrock 750 cfm Performer to run right. The Holley has vacuum secondaries & an electric choke & works perfectly. I also just installed custom-fit Accel 8mm plug wires, Sickspeed wire seperators & Accel 'Shorty' spark plugs. There are headers on the car with 2 1/2" exhaust going into Flowmaster mufflers for that musclecar sound. Tailpipes exit under the back bumper. When I bought the car the radiator & all hoses were new & I bought & installed the factory Camaro style radiator shroud & bracket. There is a clutch fan mounted to the water pump to keep the car cool. The transmission is a TH400 that has been gone through & has a shift improver kit installed. It is hooked up to the factory column shifter. The driveshaft has new u-joints & is hooked up to a 3.73 12-bolt posi rear end. The rear end has been rebuilt by the previous owner & the leaf springs, shackle kit & bushings are new. All 4 shocks have also been replaced. The ball joints & tie-rods have been replaced. The previous owner installed a Stainless Steel Brake Corporation manual disc brake kit with a new master cylinder on the car but the front end was too high for my liking so I purchased & installed 2 inch drop spindles. I will have a front end alignment done on the car by the end of this week to make sure everything is running true.
I just installed a SunPro 3-gauge kit under the center of the dash to keep track of the engine. Oil pressure reads just under 60 lbs at start-up & when warmed up runs around 25 at idle. Temp didn't get past 190 degrees & voltage is just over 13 volts when running.
All of the brake, transmission & fuel lines are new and so is the gas tank & filler neck. Looking at the window tracks for the side windows they all appear to have been replaced or rebuilt as does the driver side door latch. The passenger side door latch appears to be new.
The side glass is good & the windshield is new. The window fuzzies have also been replaced.
The wheels on the car are American Racing Torque Thrust II's & are 17x8 on front & 18x10 on the rear with Toyo Proxes tires. I just put new lug nuts on all 4 wheels & polished the wheels while they were off the car.
I have been driving this car while I have been working on it but it still needs a few things completed. The side windows need to be adjusted. The RS Grill was installed but none of the vacuum headlight door actuator pieces came with the car so you have to manually open the doors for night driving. I bought a Detroit Speed & Engineering electronic headlight door kit (expensive but far superior to the factory vacuum operators) that is still in the box & needs to be installed. I bought the rear backup light kits & they also need to be installed. I have a new 2" steel cowl hood for the car that I was going to install to replace the SS hood. All these extras are included with the car.
Keep in mind that this is not a perfect show car but with a little time & effort it very well could be & you won't be 'breaking the bank' to get it there.
There has been ALOT of money & effort spent on this car, way more than what I am asking. The car is currently appraised & insured for $25,000. I have a clear Illinois title in my name with no loans so the car is available immediately if paid for with CASH. I will take a Cashiers Check or Money Order for payment but it takes 7-10 working days for the funds to clear. I WILL NOT let the car go anywhere until funds have cleared the bank. If you wish to pay with Cashiers Check or Money Order, after I receive payment I will not drive the car and will keep it insured & locked up in my garage until you come to get the car. After funds have cleared I would like it picked up within 2 weeks. If something happens & you can't pick it up within 2 weeks please call me & we can work something out. I am pretty easy to get along with.
I know I got pretty long winded with my description but I figure if you are going to travel to look at a car there is never too much information. If I have forgotten something please call me at 563-212-4493. If I don't answer please leave a call back number & I will call back ASAP.
I have sold cars before on eBay & have NEVER had any problems as can be seen by my 100% perfect feedback & will do everything I can on my side to make the transaction as easy as I can.
Thanks for looking! Randy
I would possibly take a partial trade & cash my way for this car as long as the vehicle you are trading is a Chevy. If you have a Chevy Hot Rod/Muscle Car that is 1972 or older I may be interested in a trade plus cash my way. I would like to have a 1969 Camaro or 1966-1972 Nova. Give me a call & we'll discuss it. Thanks.
I have had a lot of questions about the reserve price on my car. To make it fair for everyone I will not reveal the reserve but will say that it is way below the cars' appraisal of $25,000 & less than what I have invested in the car. Thanks for all the inquiries & if you have any questions about the car please ask now instead of waiting until the end of the auction. You can call or text me at 563-212-4493. Thanks, Randy.
New York Auto Show, Jim Farley interview, 2014 Chevrolet Silverado fuel economy, Ford fuel economy app challenge
Episode #327 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about this year's New York Auto Show, Chevrolet's latest assault in the pickup truck fuel economy battle, and Ford's reward for developing a better fuel economy app. Dan also has an interview with Ford's Jim Farley about the future of Lincoln. We wrap with your questions and emails, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Keep reading for our Q&A module for you to scroll through and follow along, too. Thanks for listening!
Autoblog Podcast #327:
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According to Automotive News, an internal investigation revealed that employees "violated testing procedures," sometimes swapping specially prepared low-emissions engines during testing regimes for the Chevrolet Tavera SUV equipped with the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines. Employees were also manipulating weights in order to get vehicles placed into different emissions categories. The discovery has led to GM recall the 114,000 Taveras produced over an eight-year period and halting their production and sale.
The Economic Times of India reports that the issue is due to "a faulty component." GM has developed a solution to the issue, and once it is validated in testing and approved by the Indian authorities, the recalled vehicles will be fixed at dealers and production will resume.
According to a letter from General Motors to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, flaws in the build process of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu have led to the recall of 8,519 cars. Units built between December 6, 2011 and January 15, 2013 may have been assembled with rear suspension cradles that had insufficient torque applied to certain bolts. That out-of-spec assembly could lead to issues ranging from slight noises to a loss of vehicle control.
The problem was first noticed in December of last year by a GM test fleet driver and eventually tracked back to the improperly torqued bolts on the suspension cradle assembled through July 2012 by a supplier located not too far from the Malibu's Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly Plant. Since an official NHTSA recall notice has not been issued yet, it isn't clear whether or not Detroit-built Malibus were the only ones affected (the 2013 Malibu is also built at GM's Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas). Dealers will fix the problem by inspecting vehicles for proper torque specs, retightening if not within specs and, in some cases, perform a rear-wheel alignment.