1968 Chevy Camaro Convertible

Auction sold at $42,000


Lot # 157
Seller: HNT Motors
Location: Los Angeles
VIN: 124678N461003
Miles: 25,499 shown, TMU
Engine: 388 cubic inch
Transmission: Automatic
Private/Dealer: Private
Category: Classic Customs Muscle Sports

This 1968 convertible Camaro started life as a standard 327 v8 automatic until the Seller bought it in 2003 and then decided he wanted it to look better, go faster, handle like a sports car, and then brake on a dime.

That is when the transformation started and he took it to the guys at Boyd’s Paint and Body, where they stripped the sheetmetal bare and applied generous coats of PPG silver paint. Over the shining silver they added Z28-style stripes in gloss black. With the paint finished, he turned his attention inside, and had the interior completely redone with new houndstooth material  and then added a McIntosh CD stereo system was wireless remote that included  a 300 watt amp, custom wiring and kick panel with a 12″ sub in the trunk.   This for your high end listening enjoyment if you choose music over the beautiful sound of that V8 engine, either way you can’t go wrong.

Although the existing 327 ran well it did not fit the build and needed more power.  B&N Custom Rods in Canyon Country, California, was given the task to assemble a very capable 388 ci small-block that included a balanced and blue-printed engine with JE 10.7:1 forged pistons, a COMP Cams hydraulic-roller camshaft with 0.520/0.540-inch lift, Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads, and an 800-cfm Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS carburetor. This combination produces over 500 horse power which is mated to a modified 700-R4 overdrive automatic from Bow Tie Overdrives coupled to a TCI 10-inch Street Fighter converter. And to put all this power to the ground, the stock 10-bolt rear axle assembly is fitted with an Eaton posi unit , 3.73 gears and reinforced forged steel splines.  To say the least, this is a monster motor for the street.

To make this car handle like a sports car there is a updated suspension and braking system with massive sway bars, large BFGoodrich tires mounted onto factory Rally wheels and a full set of SSBC four-wheel disc brakes.

Once the car was completed it got some major attention from the auto community and was featured in multiple magazines, including Super Chevy, Camaro Performers, Muscle Car Power and Chevy High Performance.  All of the memorabilia, including magazines and a die car cast collection of hundreds of 1968 Camaros, will be included in the sale.

Here is a summary of the build;

Type: Chevy small-block
Block: Cast iron, 4.060-inch bore, four-bolt main caps, 388ci
Crankshaft: Eagle 4340-forged steel, 3.750-inch stroke
Connecting Rods: Eagle I-beam 6-inch
Oiling: Milodon 7-quart pan
Pistons: JE, 10.7:1 compression
Built by: B&N Custom Rods (Canyon Country, CA)
Cylinder Heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum w/64cc chambers
Camshaft: COMP Cams roller hydraulic, 0.520-intake, 0.540exhaust, 236/ 242 duration at 0.050-inch lift
Induction: Edelbrock Air Gap intake manifold, Holley 800-cfm carburetor w/mechanical secondaries
Exhaust: Patriot headers, custom X-pipe system, three-chamber Flowmaster mufflers
Machine work by: Performance Automotive Warehouse (PAW)
Transmission: Bow Tie Overdrives 700-R4, TCI 10-inch torque converter
Rear Axle: stock 8.20-inch 10-bolt w/Eaton posi unit and 3.73:1 gears and forged steel spines
Suspension: polygraphite bushings, KYB shocks front & rear,Performance Suspension Technology sway bar
Steering: factory power-steering gear
Brakes: Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation front and rear discs
Wheels: 15×7 Chevrolet Rally front and rear
Tires: BFGoodrich P215/65R15 front, P235/60R15 rear
Body: Boyd’s Body and Paint (Tujunga, CA)
Paint: PPG GM silver and black
Interior: houndstooth by Sardo’s (La Crescenta, CA)

It is very hard to find a “sleeper” that looks like a stock 68 but will outperform modern supercars.

Auction Result

High Bid $42,000 By Private2
Auction Ended Nov. 05 at 11:33 am U.S. Pacific.
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Highest bidder was: Smokestack

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Smokestack November 3, 2020 3:12 PM $32,000
Humvee21 October 21, 2020 9:33 AM $30,000
Auction started November 5, 2020 7:15 AM
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Garage Dream Auctions

$32,000 bid placed by Smokestack


This brings back some memories. I had a 68 conv with a 350 auto in high school and lots of fun times sliding around Sunset in Brentwood back in the day. Will be watching this one.


I love this car and it’s understated look. Going to be watching this one in the next couple of days.


Looking at the BMW E36 auto but this is also very cool.


Now this is what I am talking about. Love the driving video. It will be interesting to watch the final bidding on this. What a beautiful conv.


Amazing build and love the “sleeper” look while still being able to haul ass. I am in.


Agree with Cobraguy65, this is very well done with all the right parts. GLWA


Not a Chevy guy but this is a very cool ride. Love the stock sleeper look.

Garage Dream Auctions

$30,000 bid placed by Humvee21


Wow, what an amazing car. Wish it was a manual but still tempting to bid.


We had a similar build in a 69 and they are the perfect blend of classic style and modern performance. GLWS

tygr frank

I had the pleasure of going on a ride-along in this beauty and let me tell you, THIS THING IS THE MOST FUN I’VE EVER HAD IN A CAR! The sound of the 388ci with the top down is truly amazing and the thumbs up/smiles you get while driving this makes you feel like a freakin’ rockstar. We even managed to spin the tires in 3rd gear while doing a pull on the freeway, I can’t help but break out in laughter every time I think about that.