Announcing Online Auctions! Rare classic and collector cars vetted by our dealer network.
 Click here to bid now.

Restomod 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast

By Elizabeth Puckett Sep 19, 2019
news
Shop Muscle
By Elizabeth Puckett Sep 19, 2019
Modern amenities, a built-up powertrain, and a finish that looks candy coated will have you drooling over this restomod first-gen.

We talk a lot about what is means to have a car that is considered a ‘restomod’. The once buzzy term that was slapped on virtually any classic car that got so much as modern gauges now feels a little worn, but we stand besides the fact that it's still important when used in the right context. As it pertains to this Chevrolet Camaro, the context of being a proper restomod is absolutely relevant. This 1968 Camaro RS is not only restored to the most strenuous detail, but it was given all the modern trappings that have come from powertrain development over the decades.

Looking at this stunner from the outside in, the body has some subtle features that make slightly more modern looking that other first-generation Camaros. The drip rails have been eliminated, the glass up front and back is flush-mounted, sport mirrors take duty on the sides, and the fenders are flared to fit the ten-spoke Mag wheels. Up front is a custom grille that retains the iconic hidden headlights from the RS, and the cowl hood adds to the aggressive appearance of the F-Body. It also sports the full-width spoiler, that had to be custom-built into the design. Covering the bodywork is a flawless coat of a 'modern red' color.

View in gallery
View 7+
["This 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast"]
View
["This 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast"]
View
["This 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast"]
View
["This 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast"]
View
["This 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast"]
View
["This 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast"]
View
["This 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast"]
View
["This 1968 Camaro RS Is Both The Beauty And The Beast"]
View 7+

The highlight of the cabin is the modern performance seats in black leather with red accent stitching, which is a theme continued on the door panels, steering wheel, and center console. Amenities that many drivers take for granted - but miss when in an older car - like air conditioning, power locks, power windows, power steering, and push button start, are present in this 1968.

Now the part you’ve been waiting for, the powerhouse that drives the rear wheels on ‘go’. Under the hood, you’ll notice a very clean engine bay and a 383 cubic-inch stroker engine with all of the modifications to make it a growling monster - this includes a COMP Cam’s camshaft, ProComp cylinder heads, and all the bolt-ons to support air intake and exhaust flow. To keep the ride smooth, the suspension is completely overhauled, and stopping power comes from a beefy Wilwood four-wheel disc brake package.

Find out the full details in the listing from Streetside Classics here.


Related articles

Muscular 1974 Super Duty Trans Am Commands Attention

Some call this the last great Pontiac muscle car! Authentic Trans Am Super Duty cars are not as easy to come by as ...
By Elizabeth Puckett Feb 14, 2020

Scarface’s Cadillac is Available To Buy

This is the ride the notorious Al Capone made famous. Love or loathe him, everyone knows Al Capone or “Scarface.” T...
By Steven Symes Feb 14, 2020

Father And Son Reflect On 1971 Alfa Romeo Spider 1300 Junior

Even through the language barrier, the love of cars translates. Everyone seems to have their own idea of what const...
By Steven Symes Feb 14, 2020

The Don Bolles Car Controversy

It all boils down to whether the Datsun should be displayed or destroyed. June 2, 1976 is a day which rocked the jo...
By Steven Symes Feb 14, 2020
Show Me More

URL copied to clipboard