- Presented as delivered when new in Olympic Gold over black interior
- Shown at The Quail — A Motorsports Gathering on two occasions
- Desirable Z/28 spec with 4-speed manual transmission
- Iconic muscle car perfect for rallies or Sunday morning drives
I took a week of vacation in early August, but it wasn’t to go someplace sunny to sip on umbrella drinks. Instead, the week was spent in my dad’s garage, finally wiring and firing his 1968 Camaro.
We built the engine back in 2003 or so — a de-stroked 454 with a huge cam — and making it run was the final major piece of nearly-complete Camaro project. Cranking it over meant wiring the whole car with a new Painless Read More
Back in 2001, my dad found a 1968 Camaro behind a barn in Sherwood, Oregon and bought it for $900. I thought it was the deal of the century at that price, even though it was just a small-block base-level car with no engine, interior or trim.
A couple of years ago, he Read More
Driving old cars is one of my favorite things, but let’s be honest — sometimes you just need a car with modern air conditioning, decent brakes, and a no-nonsense cooling system. You’re probably not going to drive your ’70 Hemi Cuda to the doctor’s office when you’re sick, or use that ’69 Z/28 to take the wife to the airport on a rainy day. But you don’t have to drive something bland and boring, Read More
For every race won or car show trophy earned, I’m sure there are a few less sparkly car moments you’d like to forget. Nobody here is immune. If you’ve been around cars long enough, you’ve done something silly or just plain stupid. From 100-mph-plus speeding tickets to accidentally starting an engine without oil, it’s time to own up.
I was an auto mechanic for six years at a small local Portland, OR shop that worked on classics, and Read More
Which late-model fuel-injected performance cars are good investments? That’s a hard question to answer. There’s a sweet spot of low-production cars that actually saw some use from new, which has thinned their numbers and made them harder to find – especially in all-original condition. But in terms of investment potential, my money’s on super low-production cars and cars that were aimed at racing – all would need to be in very original condition with few miles. These are Read More
There are a lot of firsts in my life this week. We’re sending the very first issue of American Car Collector to the printers TODAY. If you’re already a subscriber to ACC or Corvette Market, you’ll see the issue in a couple of weeks. If you’re not a subscriber, click Read More