1968 Pro-Street Camaro SS. 565 C.I. Big Block Chevy. 5-Speed with Long Brand Shifter.
I've had this car for almost 20 years and would like to see what else is out there. There has been a lot of time, money, and hard work spent on the car over the years but feel it may be time to let someone else enjoy it as much as we have.
The Drivetrain: Triplett Racing Performance 565 C.I. Big Block Chevy out of Florida. Dave Triplett is considered one of the Best Engine builders in the U.S. The Block is a Merlin with a Callies Crank, Diamond Forged Pistons, fly-cut for clearance, Merlin Block and assembly decked and balanced. Comp Cam, Fluid Damper, Roller Lifters, Crane hardened push-rods, Crane aluminum roller rockers, Crane Gold Series Springs, Pat Musi-Edelbrock 24 degree angled aluminum heads, Crane stud girdle, Aluminum upper/lower pulleys, CSR electric water pump, Morosso deep oil pan, Plus much more internally. Also has Polished Aluminum "Heartbeat of America" tall valve covers to clear stud girdle and height inside, Jet-coated Hooker Competition Headers with 3 inch exhaust, Stainless header bolts, Wilson stamped Merlin intake, Holley 1180 Dominator carburetor with spacer in between carb and intake for more air flow, MSD coil, MSD wires, wire looms, MSD distributor, MSD ignition, Aeromotive fuel pump, Doug Herbert dual fan set-up, New chrome thermostaat cover, New chrome alternator, Chrome Moly drive line. The engine is also pump gas built (93 octane). If you want to go quicker, bump the timing and run racing fuel.
Transmission: Doug Nash 5-Speed with Long Brand Shifter (verti-gate style). Transmission was rebuilt a few years ago, has a New Twin Disc Mcleod Clutch assembly for 1000 HP and over, including Clutch, Pressure Plate, Flywheel, Throw out bearing, and Pilot bearing. Also has a Lakewood Bell Housing with new dowels pins added, and a body plate.
Rear-End and Suspension: Narrowed Dana 60, Competition Engineering ladder bars/subframe connectors, single leaf springs on housing floaters moved inward, Mark Williams 40 spline axles, Mark Williams yoke on driveshaft, spool and bearing caps, Richmond 4.56 ring and pinion.
Interior: Front seats in perfect condition (high back) out of later model camaro, New wiring under dash recently, has a second fuse panel added (painless), has a custom aluminum cover where heater in dash was, it now holds the water, temp and volts gauges, also has new matching steel toggle switches for the electric fuel pump, electric water pump, the 2 fans on separate toggle switches, Line-loc and an extra toggle switch. Autometer Monster tach and shift light on steering wheel, fuel pressure gauge on outside by hood, original steering wheel and dash. Caged behind seats, under hood and in trunk.
Fuel cell with chrome straps (16 gal.) and static strap, and battery in trunk (Optima red top), Full tubs, and on/off switch on rear of car.
Body: The body is in very nice condition, has never seen snow, only seen rain a handful of times at shows, since I bought it ( I'm the 3rd owner) and have the history of the previous owners. Car has never had any rust, Paint is old but still looks very good. Paint has a few chips and scratches in it but very minimal. The car took 3-1st place trophies and a Best of Show out of 3 shows this year. Car has a newer Harwood 6" cowl hood, bolt on with hinges. Car is all steel except hood. Bumpers are original chrome and in very good condition and the rear chrome light bezels and lights are also in very good condition.
Wheels and Tires: Front 15 x 3.5 Weld Wheels with 165 x 15 radials Rear 15 x 15 Weld Wheels with Mickey Thompson Sportsmans 31 x 18.5 x 15's. This Pro-Street Camaro SS is a True Street machine. It has head lights, turn signals and brake lights on it. Even the original dimmer switch on floor. This car has always been stored inside and covered.
This car has won numerous awards over the years including Best of Show at show of over 300 cars, many 1st place awards, Best Engine, Best Muscle car, Best Chevy, Best Pro-Street, Best Old School and Super Chevy's Editors Choice Drag Car Award. The car has also been featured on several posters from Camaro's Unlimited site on Facebook. This car is a real head turner!!!! It won't disappoint you.