1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396ci

Lot: TBA

Estimate (£): 50,000 - 60,000
(+buyer’s premium of 13.2% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 5.7L 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS manual that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The 'Holy Grail', an original Camaro SS direct from Mike Brewer...

  • Responding to a challenge, Mike managed to find this one owner, manual gearbox car in Seattle
  • Now completely rebuilt and refinished as close to possible to its original Le Mans Blue
  • The 396ci, L78, V8 has been stripped, rebuilt and upgraded and now produces a little over 410bhp 
  • Correctly restored internally with new carpets and headlining. Optional Rally Sport headlamp covers
  • In excess of £40,000, this is an accurate and sympathetic restoration of a legendary muscle car  
  • This rare car is sensibly guided considering it's probably the best example this side of the pond'

Lot Details

Registration: FMA 928F RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 5.7L
Make: Chevrolet Odometer reading (miles):
Model: Camaro SS MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 124378L340101

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

 L78 396ci (6.5-litre) V8 stripped and rebuilt. Classic Industries high-lift sports cam. Edelbrock inlet manifold and 800CFM carburettor. Custom-made Magnaflow exhaust system in stainless steel with Hedman manifolds. High Energy Ignition distributor and March Performance drive-belt pulley system.

 

 

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

Rebuilt Muncie M21 four-speed manual gearbox and aluminium propshaft. 

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Rebuilt suspension-uprated coil springs at the front and leaf springs at the rear. Anti-tramp bars, big anti-roll bars.  Disc brakes all round (the front’s grooved and cross-drilled) and a vacuum servo.  new stainless steel fuel tank

Electrics

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Vehicle History

Remarks

Appearing at a 'muscle car' event in California, Mike Brewer was approached by the president of the Camaro Club who was sure that he wouldn’t be able to find an original SS for sale. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Mike set to work and within 12 hours had secured this one-owner example in Seattle. "He said it would be impossible, so I had to prove him wrong. This one was perfect, and came with the desirable 396ci engine and four-speed manual transmission. I only paid $8,500 for it – just over £5,000 at the time."

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history