This is the kind of find that Camaro fans dream of, a first generation Camaro that has not just been left in the garage, but has been lovingly maintained by the original owner. This 1968 Camaro was given to the original owner by her husband for her 40th birthday. She has had the car serviced and maintained by the same dealer the car was purchased from. After 44 years of ownership, she has decided to let the car move on to a new owner. The car is no longer in her Scottsdale, Arizona garage, but it can be found here on eBay.
When this car was purchased from Courtesy Chevrolet of Phoenix, Arizona we doubt they thought anyone would actually use their Lifetime Lube and Oil change past the car’s warranty, but this owner did. And when the transmission started having problems in 2003, Courtesy Chevrolet rebuilt it for her. One would have a difficult time finding another original ’68 that has been taken care of this well.
The only thing that would make this find better is if this was an SS car, but it does have the 327 cui 275hp V8. The seller claims the engine runs great and that everything is working properly. They even claim that the A/C not only works, but is cold. We don’t doubt these claims given the level of care given to the car, but it still is a 44 year old car.
The inside is in good shape, but shows signs of regular use. The Deluxe Houndstooth upholstery is all original, but has some stains and wear to it. Every piece of this interior is original and working, even the original radio works. The car was used primarily as a grocery hauler, which could explain why the back seats are still like new.
It wouldn’t take much work to make this car look like new, but we think it has more character as is. This is the kind of patina we dream of. It’s still shiny, but shows its age nicely. We aren’t sure about the seller’s asking price of $25,000 though. Nicely restored examples often trade hands for less. If it were an SS, then perhaps we could justify the price. What do you guys think? Is this seller dreaming or does the originality and service history justify the asking price?