1968 Chevrolet Camaro
About This Chevrolet
|Condition||Pre-Owned Clear Title|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 For Sale
Strong 396 Motor
4 Speed Manual Transmission
The builder obviously cared a great deal about making this car right from the start, and the engine compartment is highly detailed and surprisingly authentic. Dressed L78 SS 396, the engine even features authentic smog gear in functional condition. The radiator hoses are correct with the proper tower hose clamps, and there are decals and stampings throughout that suggest someone did their homework when putting this car together. There's a Holley 4-barrel nestled under the open element air cleaner, which sports reproduction decals. Heck, they even included the big block torque strap attached to the driver's side exhaust manifold bolts, designed to keep this torque monster from moving around too much when you stand on it.
And while it's dressed like an L78, this engine is far less temperamental and fussy, with a hydraulic camshaft in place of the original solid lifters. Since this car was designed to be driven, the owner wisely chose a stout big block but didn't stress it to the limits, so it's friendly on the streets swilling pump gas. It fires up effortlessly, idles nicely, and pulls like a well-tuned big block should. It is not nearly as peaky as the original motor, and much friendlier in day- to-day operation. This is a car you could easily drive every single day if you wanted to, and it isn't going to foul plugs and need constant nursing on hot days. Just get in, turn the key and enjoy.
The engine is backed by a tough 4-speed manual topped by a Hurst shifter for positive action. Personally, I really like how these old 4-speeds feel and sound you just don't get that from a modern transmission and I think that's a shame. Run this car through the gears and you can hear the machinery doing its...
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Interior & Exterior
- Vinyl Seats