1968 Camaro Z/28

This Butternut Yellow 68 Camaro Z/28 was purchased in the early 1980’s as a project as it had been torn apart by the previous owner in 1979. It retained the original born with MO engine, Muncie M21 transmission, and BU 4.10 12-bolt rear end housing. Probably due to being taken off the road at such an early time in a Gen I Camaro’s life many parts found missing in other projects were intact. Engine examples included the alternator, starter, brackets, and distributor which can be very difficult to obtain. Also included in the sale was a robust amount of NOS parts purchased by the previous owner in 1979 from emblems to trim parts and even included a NOS under dash cowl mat which is extremely rare to find.
The owner had a friend where he worked in the mid 80’s paint the car in Lacquer but due to family and work commitments the project never progressed from that point until the customer contacted East Coast Muscle Cars for a project review. Unfortunately upon inspection the Lacquer paint had shrunk over the past decades and the only re-course was to take it down to bare metal and start over. For ECMC & the owner “The project begins!”
Some interesting information for this car includes the previous owner found a Phillips 66 1972 dated charge slip for $3.27 when he took the carpet out in 1979 and passed that piece of information to the current owner when purchased in the early 80’s. In 2008 that information lead to finding the original owner who now resides in FL. That contact lead to something not expected, the first owner had the Bill of Sale and other paperwork when car was purchased Jan. 23, 1968 at Roger Dean Chevrolet in Charleston, WV.
This 68 Camaro has an extremely large percentage of original parts or correct NOS parts and great detail went into correctness during the entire restoration. All window trim is original, most of the chrome parts are original and were re-chromed including the rear tail-light bezels and outside mirror. Air Cowl Plenum Air Cleaner even has its original air filter (embossed AC & info lettering vs. later stenciled).