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.
For nine years, Diesel Power magazine has run the Diesel Power Challenge, this year's grindfest being "a week-long torture test that features seven events, nine trucks, 8,000 horsepower, and nearly 15,000 pound-feet of torque." The road to being crowned "the most powerful truck" starts with a dyno run, and then continues through the completion of a CDL-style obstacle course, an eighth-of-a-mile drag race while towing a 10,000-pound trailer, a quarter-mile drag race without a trailer, a fuel economy test in the mountains and finally a sled-pulling test through a 300-foot-long packed-mud pit.
What kind of trucks get into such a fight? Last year's winner, for instance - who upgraded his truck this year to prove he didn't "luck into the win" - drives a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.4-liter Power Stroke V8 upgraded with a custom intake, Elite Diesel triple turbos and a two-stage nitrous system. Another competitor has a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 powered by a 5.9-liter Cummins inline-six, upgraded with Garrett turbos, dual-stage nitrous, a seven-inch exhaust stack and twin fans built into the bed to cool the Sun Coast Omega transmission. The numbers on that truck: 1,255 horsepower, and 2,063 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. Naturally, as the image above might suggest, things don't always end well.
You'll find all five videos covering this years challenge below. A scene in the dyno video sums it all up perfectly: a competitor leaves his nitrous on too long and the crew is treated to some ominous poppings, he leans out the window, throws both hands up and shouts, "Amer'ca!"
Spy photographers have spotted the new Chevrolet Silverado High Country and GMC Sierra Denali out on public streets for a little testing. From the looks of things, the Silverado will receive a much-differentiated front fascia along with special badges and those honking 20-inch chrome wheels. Expect to find a more posh interior as well. Likewise, the Sierra Denali will wear a tweaked nose with the familiar Denali bling. The one of the GMC trucks spotted here rolls on 21-inch gunmetal wheels instead of the 20-inch chrome pieces of the High Country.
Word has it both trucks will go on sale after the Texas State Fair this summer. While General Motors hasn't said for certain what we can expect to find under the hood, we'd be surprised to see anything outside of the range of engines found in the standard Silverado and Sierra models. That means buyers should be able to get their hands on the efficient, 23-miles per gallon 5.3-liter V8.
We all remember the financial crisis that began several years back. At its core was a splurge of subprime lending for housing loans. The housing bubble burst, triggering a collapse of the mortgage-backed securities market. Apparently, those types of loans still exist in the automotive industry, and the market share for these types of "nonprime, subprime, and deep subprime," loans has grown 13.6 percent compared to the third quarter a year ago.
According to an Automotive News report, high-risk lending expanded to 24.8 percent of total loans in Q3, up from 21.9 percent for this time last year. As this level increased, average credit scores of borrowers dropped to 755, down from 763 a year ago. In that time, the average financing amount increased $90 per vehicle, to $25,963.
At 818, Volvo maintains the highest per-owner credit score, while Mitsubishi has the lowest, at 694. The highest rate of borrowers was at Toyota, with 14 percent of the market, followed by Ford with 13.1 percent and Chevrolet at 11.1.