Total Bids Placed:
|Bidder Name||Bidding Time||Bid||Auto|
|Humvee21||October 21, 2020 9:33 AM||$30,000|
|Auction started||October 21, 2020 9:00 AM|
|Miles:||25,499 shown, TMU|
|Engine:||388 cubic inch|
|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;
|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 & TIRES|
|Wheels:||15×7 Chevrolet Rally front and rear|
|Tires:||BFGoodrich P215/65R15 front, P235/60R15 rear|
|BODY & PAINT|
|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.