1968 Camaro Data

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1968 Camaro
Production: 214,707 coupe, 20,440 convertible, 235,147 total.
Total Super Sports = 30,695

Dealer Introduction: 9/21/67

Vehicle Identification Example: 123378N300001
* Third digit is engine code: 3 = 6-cylinder, 4 = V8
* Fourth digit is body style: 3 = coupe, 6 = convertible
* Sixth digit is model year: 8 = 1968
* Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys.
* Last six digits increased one with each car built at each plant.

Dimensions:
Length: 184.7 inchesHeight:51.5 inches Width: 72.6 inches Wheelbase: 108.0 inches

1968 Engines:
CIDConfigBore & StrokeBHP @ RPMTorque @ rpmCompCarb.
Base 230 L-6 3.875 x 3.25 140 @ 4400 220 @ 1600 8.50:1 1V
L-22 250 L-6 3.857 x 3.53 155 @ 4200 235 @ 1600 8.50:1 1V
Z-28 302 V-8 4.002 x 3.005 290 @ 5800 290 @ 4200 11.0:1 4V
Base 327 V-8 4.001 x 3.25 210 @ 4600 320 @ 2400 8.75:1 2V
L-30 327 V-8 4.001 x 3.25 275 @ 4800 355 @ 3200 10.0:1 4V
L-48 350 V-8 4.00 x 3.48 295 @ 4000 380 @ 3200 10.25:1 4V
L-35 396 V-8 4.094 x 3.76 325 @ 4800 410 @ 3200 10.25:1 4V
L-34 396 V-8 4.094 x 3.76 350 @ 5200 415 @ 3400 10.25:1 4V
L-78 396 V-8 4,094 x 3.76 375 @ 5600 415 @ 3600 11.0:1 4V
L-89 396 V-8 4.094 x 3.76 375 @ 5600 415 @ 3600 11.0:1

Note: L-89 differed from L-78 by having aluminum heads, larger valves, a specific Holley carburetor, different transmission, etc.

1968 Drivetrains
BaseL-22Z-28BaseL-30L-48 L-35 L-34 L-78 L-89
230 250302327 327 350396 396 396 396
3-spd. manual 12.85:12.85:1N.o.2.54:12.54:12.41:1a 2.41:12.41:12.41:12.41:1
transmission 21.68:11.68:1N.O.1.50:11.50:11.59:1 1.59:11.59:11.59:11.59:1
ratios 31.00:11.00:1N.o.1.00:11.00:11.00:1 1.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:1
R 2.95:1 2.95:1 N.O.2.63:1 2.63:1 2.41:1 2.41:1 2.41:1 2.41:1 2.41-1
Clutch diam., in. 9.129.12N.o.10.3410.3411.011.0 11.0 11.0 11.0:1
Axle ratios S3.08:13.08:1N.o.3.08:13.08:13.31:13.07:13.31:13.55:13.55:1
E2.73:12.73:1N.o.2.73:12.73:13.07:12.73:13.07:13.31:13.31:1
P3.55:13.55:1N.o.3.55:13.55:13.55:13.31:13.55:1b3.73:1b 3.73:1b
4-spd. manual12.85:12.85:12.20:1c2.54:12.54:12.52:12.52:12.52:12.20:1c2.20:1c
transmission22.02:12.02:11.64:11.80:11.80:11.88:11.88:11.88:11.64:11.64:1
ratios 31.35:11.35:11.27:11.44:11.44:11.46:11.46:11.46:11.27:11.27:1
41.00:1 1.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
R 2.85:1 2.85:12.26:12.54:12.54:12.54:12.59:1 2.59:12.26:1 2.26:1
Clutch diam., in. 9.12 9.12 10.34 10.34 10.34 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0:1
Axle ratios S3.08:13.08:13.73:13.08:13.08:13.31:13.07:13.31:13.55:13.55:1
E2.73:12.73:13.07:12.73:12.73:13.07:12.73:13.07:13.31:13.31:1
P3.55:13.55:13.31:1b3.55:13.55:13:55:1b3.31:13.55:1b3.73:1b 3.73:1b
Torque-Drive,11.82:11.82:1N.o.1.76:11.76:11.76:12.48:12.48:1N.o.N.o.
Powerglide& tur-2 1.00:11.00:1N.o.1.00:11.00:1 1.00:11.48:11.48:1N.o.N.o.
boHydra-Matic3----N.o.------ 1.00:11.00:1N.o. N.o.
ratios R 1.82:1 1.82:1 N.o. 1.76:1 1.76:11.76:1 2.08:1 2.08:1 N.o.N.o.
Axle ratios S2.73:1d2.73:1dN.o.2.73:1d2.73:1d3.07:12.73:1d 3.07:1dN.o. N.o.
E2.56:12.56:1N.o.2.56:12.56:12.73:12.56:12.73:1N.o.N.o.
P3.55:13.55:1N.o.3.55:13.55:13.31:1b3.07:13.31:1bN.o.N.o.

a = Ratios given are for heavy-duty 3-speed; standard 3-speed also available with same ratios as L-30 327 V-8.
b = Certain performance ratios from 3.55:1 to 4.88:1 optional.
c = Alternate close-ratio 4-speed available with ratios identical to L-48 350 V-8, plus heavy-duty 4-speed with same ratios shown.
d = RS came with 3.07 or 3.08:1 axle ratio.

Engine Codes
BA: 230ci, mt CQ: 250ci, pg MQ: 396ci, sp
BB: 230ci, ac, hc CR: 250ci, ac, pg MR: 396ci, at, hp
BC: 230ci, ac EA: 327ci, ar, mt MS: 396ci, mt
BD: 230ci, ac EE: 327ci,pg MT: 396ci, ah, sp
BE: 230ci, ex, mt MA: 327ci, mt, tb MU: 350ci, pg
BF: 230ci, pg ME: 327ci, pg, tb MV: 396ci,copo 9737
BH: 230ci, ac, pg MF: 350ci, copo 9665 MW: 396ci
BL: 230ci, copo 9801 MG: 327ci, ex, tb MX: 396ci, hp
BR: 230ci, ex, pg MH: 327ci, ex, pg, tb MY: 396ci, at
CM: 250ci, mt MI: 302ci, copo 9665 CN: 250ci, ac
MO: 302ci, mt

Block Casting:
302ci, 327ci, 350ci: 3914660, 3914678
396ci: 3916323, 3935440

Abbreviations:
ac=air conditioning, ah=aluminum heads, ar=air injection reactor, at=Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, ci=cubic inch, copo=central office production order, ex=export, hc=heavy-duty clutch, hp=high performance, pg=Powerglide automatic transmission, mt=rnanual transmission, sp=special high performance, tb=two barrel carburetor.

Transmission Codes
TypePlantCode
3-speed w/Overdrive SaginawO
3-speed, 4-speedMcKinnonK
3-speed, Heavy Duty Muncie H
4-SpeedSaginawR
4-SpeedMuncieP
PowerglideClevelandC
PowerglideToledoT
PowerglideMcKinnon E

Rear Axle Codes
CodeRatioCodeRatio
BA 2.56:1 PH3.55:1 Locking
BB 2.56:1 PK3.55:1
BC 3.36:1 PN2.56:1
BD 3.36:1 Locking PO2.56:1 Locking
BI 2.73:1 PP3.31:1
BL 3.07:1 PR3.31:1 Locking
BM 3.31:1 PX2.73:1 Locking
BN 3.55:1 PY2.56:1
BO 3.73:1 PZ2.56:1 Locking
BP 2.73:1 QE3.55:1
BQ 2.73:1 Locking QN4.88:1 Locking
BR 3.07:1 Locking QS2.56:1 Locking
BS 3.31:1 LockingQT2.73:1 Locking
BT 3.55:1 LockingQU3.07:1 Locking
BU 3.73:1 Locking QV3.31:1 Locking
BV 4.10:1 Locking QW3.55:1 Locking
BW 4.56:1 Locking QX3.73:1 Locking
BX 4.88:1 Locking QY4.10:1 Locking
BY 2.73:1 Locking QZ4.56:1 Locking
BZ 2.73:1 Q23.55:1
PA 3.08:1 Q33.55:1 Locking
PB 3.31:1 Q93.55:1
PE 3.08:1 Locking
PG 3.07:1 Locking

1968 Factory Options

RPODescriptionQuantity Retail
12337 Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder 47,456 $2,565.00
12367 Camaro Convertible, 6-cylinder 3,513 2,802.00
12437 Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder 167,251 2,670.00
12467 Camaro Convertible, 8-cylinder 16,927 2,908.00
AK1 belts, custom deluxe seat and shoulder (coupe) 22,988 11.10
AL4 Seat, front Strato-back (coupe) 4,896 32.65
AS1 Belts, standard type front shoulder (conv) 70 23.20
AS2 Head Restraints, driver and passenger 2,234 52.70
AS4 Belts, custom deluxe type rear shoulder 109 26.35
AS5 Belts. standard type rear shoulder 24 23.20
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows 65,329 30.55
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield only 60,677 21.10
A31 Power Windows 3,304 100.10
A39 Belts, custom deluxe front and rear (conv) 3,560 7.90
A67 Folding Rear Seat
A85 Belts, custom deluxe front shoulder (conv) 222 26.35
B37 Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 30,713 10.55
B93 Guards, door edge 49,395 4.25
C06 Top, power (convertible) 9,580 52.70
C08 Vinyl Roof Cover (coupe) 77,065 73.75
C50 Defroster, rear window ($31.60 for conv) 6,181 21.10
C60 Air Conditioning 35,866 360.20
D33 Mirror, left outside remote control 4,740 9.50
D55 Console (includes floor-mount shifter) 140,530 50.60
D80 Auxiliary Panel and Valance (spoiler) 15,520 32.65
D90 Striping, sport (included with Super Sport) 30,541 25.30
D91 Band, front accent 40,487 14.75
D96 Striping, fender 19,657 13.70
F41 Suspension, special purpose front and rear 7,117 10.55
GT1 Rear Axle, 2.56 Ratio
G31 Springs, special rear (incl rear bumper guards) 821 20.05
G80 Positraction Rear Axle 36,710 42.15
- Rear Axle, optional ratios - 2.15
G94 Rear Axle, 3.31 Ratio
G96 Rear Axle, 3.55 Ratio
G97 Rear Axle, 2.73 Ratio
H01 Rear Axle, 3.07 Ratio
H05 Rear Axle, 3.73 Ratio
J50 Power Brakes,.front and rear drum 44,196 42.15
J52 Power Brakes, front disc, rear drum 20,117 100.10
KD5 Ventilation, engine heavy-duty closed positive 30 6.35
K02 Fan, temperature controlled (V8 only) 1,285 15.80
K05 Engine Block Heater
K30 Speed and Cruise Control 327 52.70
K76 Generator, 61-amp Delcotron 90 26.35
K79 Generator, 42-amp Delcotron 189 10.55
L22 Engine, 250ci, 155hp Turbo-Thrift 6-cyl 28,647 26.35
L30 Engine, 327ci, 275hp Turbo-Fire V8 21,686 92.70
L34 Super Sport, with 396ci, 350hp engine 2,579 368.65
L35 Super Sport, with 396ci, 325hp engine 10,773 263.30
L48 Super Sport, with 350ci, 295hp engine 12,496 210.65
L78 Super Sport, with 396ci, 375hp engine 4,575 500.30
L89 Super Sport, 396ci, 375hp, aluminum heads 272 868.95
MB1 Transmission, Torque-drive (6-cylinder only) 3,099 68.65
M11 Shift Lever, floor mounted 30,192 10.55
M13 Transmission, special 3-speed manual 752 79.00
M20 Transmission, 4-speed wide range manual 35,161 184.35
M21 Transmission, 4-speed close ratio manual 11,134 184.35
M22 Transmission, 4-speed close ratio heavy-duty 1,277 310.70
M35 Transmission, Powerglide automatic 127,165 184.35
M40 Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic 5,466 237.00
NF2 Exhaust System, dual (deep-tone mufflers) 9,024 27.40
N10 Exhaust System, dual 4,462 27.40
N30 Steering Wheel, deluxe 9,178 4.25
N33 Tilt Steering Column 5,294 42.15
N34 Steering Wheel, wood-grained plastic rim 5,649 31.60
N40 Power Steering 115,280 84.30
N44 Special Steering, quick ratio 3,090 15.80
N65 Tire, space saver 1,021 19.35
N95 Wheel Covers, simulated wire 3,988 73.75
N96 Wheel Covers, mag style 6,072 73.75
PA2 Wheel Covers, mag-spoke style 4,085 73.75
PW7 Tires, F70xl4 2-ply white stripe 26,670 64.75
PW8 Tires, F70xl4 2-ply red stripe 6,686 64.75
PY4 Tires, F70xl4 fiberglass belt white stripe - 26.55
PY5 Tires, F70xl4 fiberglass belt red stripe - 26.55
P01 Wheel Covers, bright metal 133,742 21.10
P58 Tires, 7.35xl4 two-ply whitewall 141,178 31.35
T60 Battery, heavy duty 8,196 7.40
U03 Horn, tri-volume 768 13.70
U15 Speed Warning Indicator 2,344 10.55
U17 Special Instruments (requires V8 & console) 20,263 94.80
U25Luggage Compartment Lamp
U26 Underhood Lamp
U27 Glove Compartment Lamp
U28 Ash Tray Lamp
U29 Instrument Panel Courtesy Lights
U35 Clock, electric (included with RPO U17) 20,319 15.80
U46 Light Monitoring System 1,755 26.35
U57 Stereo Tape System 4,155 133.80
U63 Radio, AM pushbutton 192,805 61.10
U69 Radio, AM-FM pushbutton 7,214 133.80
U73 Antenna, manual rear mount 21,729 9.50
U79 Radio, AM-FM stereo 1,335 239.15
U80 Speaker, rear seat 23,198 13.20
V01 Radiator, heavy duty 4,682 13.70
V31 Guards, front bumper 19,455 12.65
V32 Guards, rear bumper 18,628 12.65
ZJ7 Wheels, rally 8,047 31.60
ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting Group 18,099 13.70
ZK3 Deluxe Seat Belts and Front Seat Shoulder Harness
Z21 Style Trim Group 93,235 42.15
Z22 Rally Sport Package 40,977 105.35
Z23 Interior, special (included with RPO Z87) 57,098 17.95
Z28 Special Performance Package (coupe) 7,199 400.25
Z87 Custom Interior 50,461 110.60

1968 Colors
Paint CodeExteriorSoft TopStripesInteriors
AA Tuxedo Black B-BK-W W B-Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb-R-T
CC Ermine White B-BK-W Bk B-Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb-R-T
DD Grotto Blue B-BK-W W B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
EE Fathom Blue B-BK-W W B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
FF Island Teal B-BK-W W B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
GG Ash Gold B-BK-W Bk Bh-Bk-Ih-G-Pb
HH Grecian Green B-BK-W Bk Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
JJ Rallye Green B-BK-W W Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
KK Tripoli Turquoise B-BK-W Bk Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb-T
LL Teal Blue B-BK-W W B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
NN Cordovan Maroon B-BK-W W B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
OO Corvette Bronze B-BK-W Bk Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
pp Seafrost Green B-BK-W Bk Bh-Bk-Ih-G-Pb
RR Matador Red B-BK-W W-Bk Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb-R
TT Palomino Ivory B-BK-W Bk Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb
UU LeMans Blue B-BK-W W B-Bh-Bk-Ih-Pb
VVSequoia Green B-BK-W W Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb
YY Butternut Yellow B-BK-W Bk Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb
ZZ British Green B-BK-W W Bh-Bk-G-Ih-Pb

Vinyl Top Convertibile Top
ColorCode ColorCode
White1White1
Black2Black2
Blue3Blue3

Interior Codes: 712=Bk-Sb, 713=Bk-Sbh, 714=Bk-Cb, 715=Bk-Cbh, 716=Ih-Cb, 717=B-Sb, 718=B-Sbh, 719=B-Cb, 720=B-Cbh, 721=G-cb, 722=G-Sb, 723=G-Sbh, 724=R-Sb, 725=R-Cb, 726=T-Cb, 727=T-Cbh, 730 (&711)=Pb-Cb, 749=Bh-Cb.

Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bh = Black houndstooth, Bk = Black, G = Gold, Ih = Ivory houndstooth, Pb = Pardunent-black, R = Red, Sb = Standard bucket, Sbh = Standard bench, Cb = Custom bucket, Cbh = Custom bench, T = Turquoise, W = White.

1968 Spotters Guide


Last updated: 8/12/1998
Author: MadMike Maciolek

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