Lot 136 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
|Odometer reading||12,766 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £39,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,000|
The Chevrolet Camaro was General Motors’ response to the highly successful Ford Mustang pony car. The first Camaro that appeared on sale in September 1966 was a 2+2 two door available with a coupé or convertible body, sharing the chassis and many other parts from the Pontiac Firebird. A wide range of engine options included six and eight cylinder derivatives, from the base model 230ci straight six to the 427ci V8 big block. With a staggering fourteen different power plants available, buyers were not short of choice when selecting their engine! The Camaro had sold well after its introduction and by 1969 was extremely popular; with revised styling the car looked meaner than the earlier models with an aggressive grille, slightly squarer body panels, and squared-off rear wheel arches. The nose was restyled utilising the Rally Sport grille package, with partially see through headlight covers that rotated to reveal the headlights whilst the rear of the car used new multi-sectioned tail lights. The interior was similar to the 1967/68 models but featured a new dashboard fitted with square-shaped instruments. The console remained the same as 1968 but it received a redesigned main instrument panel with the two main pods squared off instead of rounded as in earlier models. If a tachometer was purchased separately, the fuel gauge was relocated to the small centre dash pod normally reserved for the clock, the first time this option was available on a Camaro.
This Camaro SS convertible is offered in the desirable and rare colour combination of Hugger orange with Opalescent white interior and black carpets and comes with extras including power steering and power brakes. It was imported to the UK in 2015 from Arizona having had various works carried out prior to import. Disc brakes were fitted all round along with adjustable shock absorbers, a full stainless steel exhaust system, Boyd Coddington alloy wheels and a Kicker stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity. The car is fitted with a 12 bolt positraction rear end, the rare tick tock tach and centre console with four dials, and an electric hood. Presented in good order throughout, the paintwork and chromework both retain a deep shine and the interior is just as good. The vendor reports that this Camaro drives well and sounds fantastic when on song, attracting attention wherever it goes. Offered with the owner’s manual, sales brochure and a current UK V5C registration document.
Previous lotLot 135 - 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1
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