Simple Six: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 52K Miles – Sold?

by | Jul 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

September 16, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this Camaro “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Fifty years after first being produced, one simple fact about first-generation Chevrolet Camaros is that the vast majority of the base six-cylinder versions have long since been converted to V8 power if they didn’t have major undercarriage rust damage repaired first.  Consequently, it’s very refreshing to come across a restored, low-mileage 1968 Camaro convertible with its standard inline six-cylinder and automatic still in place.  A prime example is this 1968 red-over-black edition originally listed in July 2021 on Craigslist in Vestal, New York (Binghampton) offered at $32,800 currently. Unfortunately, pricing guidelines still penalize six-cylinder-powered Camaros. For example, after deducting thirty percent from the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool values, the private seller has their Camaro priced above this guide’s #1 “Concour” revised estimate of $30,800.  Similarly, deducting twenty percent from the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool prices reveals the seller’s ask falls just below this guide’s adjusted #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $34,000.

Entering its second year of production, the styling of the 1968 Camaro was very similar to the 1967 design. With the introduction of Astro Ventilation, a fresh-air-inlet system, the side vent windows were deleted. Side marker lights were added on the front and rear fenders which was a government requirement for all 1968 vehicles. It also had a more pointed front grille and divided rear taillights. The front running lights (on non-RS models) were also changed from circular to oval. The rear shock absorber mounting was staggered to resolve wheel hop issues and higher performance models received multi-leaf rear springs instead of single-leaf units.

We spotted this 1967 Camaro commercial and seeing how young families didn’t need any stinkin’ baby seats in their Camaro Coupe is truly priceless:

If you always wanted a first-generation Camaro convertible and aren’t too concerned about requiring it to have V8 power, then this low-mileage restored example may be the car for you.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“-1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible-
Matador Red with Black Interior
VIN# 12368N34015
3 Speed Turbo 350 Transmission
Original 6cyc engine
All original interior
Starts right, runs and drives great. Drive it anywhere!
Overall in exceptional condition. No rust or rot anywhere.
Paint is of a high quality, lots of shine. The pictures do a
very accurate job of describing the vehicle.
Paint is of a high quality, lots of shine. The pictures do a
very accurate job of describing the vehicle, any additional
pictures needed please message me with a phone number and i
will do my best to get them too you as quickly as possible.
Any questions or to see the vehicle please do not hesitate to
call me directly

Show or go: what would you do with this restored Camaro?  Comment below and let us know!

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