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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Rsss Convertible on 2040-cars

US $13,700.00
Year:1968 Mileage:12476 Color: Red /
 White
Location:

Placerville, California, United States

Placerville, California, United States

Send me an email at: joannjllawing@rangersfans.com .

1968 CAMARO RS/SS CONVERTIBLE
- BELIEVE TO BE A GM PROMOTIONAL VEHICLE -
LOADED WITH NEARLY EVERY OPTION CHEVROLET OFFERED
Original Bolero Red Paint with Ultra Rare D-88 Stripe
You're looking at a one-of-a-kind LOADED RS/SS 396/350HP Convertible.....equipped with nearly every factory option
Chevrolet offered in 1968. In addition to the raritiy of options, this car is also a SURVIVOR - still wearing its
ORIGINAL 48 year old 'Matador Red' paint, and sporting the beautifully contrasting Deluxe Ivory houndstooth
interior. The first things people notice on this car is the unique nose stripe, which unbeknown to most was
actually a factory option introduced in mid to late '68 production. It is the RPO D-88 Multi Colored Nose Stripe
which was pictured in the second issued 1968 Camaro dealer brochure. The car in the brochure was a red RS with this
identical stripe - colors and all. In all my research, this stripe never made it to production due to the
complexity of painting the 5 color band. But it was believed to have been factory installed a few Camaro's to be
used as GM promotional cars. These promotional cars were all supposedly loaded up Big Block convertibles, like this
one. As stated before, the paint on this car is mostly original (has had a few areas touched up here and there over
the years), but the nose of the car and the stripe appears to 1968 original! All that said, this may be the only
original example of this option existing in the world!
Now, about the options. Yes, it has virtually every option em all! Here is a summary....
L-34 396ci 350hp Engine - #'s Match (2,579 Built)
Turbo Hydromatic (T-400) Transmission
Posi-traction Rear Axle
Super Sport Package
Rally Sport Package
Light Monitor System (Fiber-optics) (1,755 Built)
Factory Air Conditioning
Power Convertible Top
Power Steering
Power Disc Brakes
Power Windows (3,304 Built)
Fold Down Rear Seat
Deluxe Interior (Ivory Houndstooth)
Headrests
Speed & Cruise Control (Only 327 Built!)
Deluxe Front & Rear Seat Belts
Door Edge Guards
Remote Control Mirror
Vanity Mirrors (Driver & Passenger Sides)
Center Console
Tic-Toc-Tach and Full Gauges
Speed Warning Speedometer (768 Built)
Comfort-Tilt Steering Column
Walnut Wood-Grained Steering Wheel
AM/FM Radio
Multi-Plex Stereo (1,335 Built)
Stereo Tape System (Console Mount) (4,155 Built)
Front Bumper Guards
Rear Bumper Guards
Rally Wheels
Redline Tires
Space Saver Spare Tire (1,021 Built)
Front Spoiler
Real Spoiler
Remote Trunk Release (Maybe Dealer Installed?)
and....
RPO D-88 Multi Colored Nose Stripe (Maybe 1 of 1??)
How many Camaros were built with this combination of options and color? Certainly less than can be counted on your
fingers. This is truly a RARE Camaro, no doubt. And I'm guessing that if you are still reading this ad at this
point, you likely want to know more about the car. So, here is my history with it.......
I originally purchased this car in 1996 from a man near St Paul Minnesota, after seeing it in Hemmings Motor News.
The car was described in a non-photo ad as a 'RS/SS convertible, red, V/8, many options'....and I paid a whopping
$16,000 sight unseen. I kept the car for almost a year before deciding my wife and newborn son needed a minivan
instead of a Big Block RS/SS Camaro convertible. So along came the Chrysler Town and Country (ohh, a beauty for
sure in fairway green with tan leather - LOL), and away went my dream Camaro. I offered it for sale and it didn't
take but a week or two to sell it. But it wasn't long after sneaking in a few Camaro books (while I was supposed
to be reading Dr Suess) that I read an article about the odd (if not ugly) front 'stripe'...... it was actually an
original Chevrolet option (almost). I guess, as the story goes, it was a bit to difficult to paint in production,
so it was cancelled almost as quickly as it was announced. And I sold one that may have had one of these original,
pre-production stripes!?! Seriously, I let this unique and potentially ultra rare Camaro get away - for a
MINIVAN!?!!!

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