1968 Camaro SS

GM began designing the "F-Car" as early as 1963 to compete with other automakers in ways that the Chevy Corvair could not.  This was one of the first American cars to use computers extensively in the design process, later lending characteristics to other Chevy nameplates.  Collaboration between engineers and designers on handling, performance and fluid-theme styling was realized.  Camaro got its name from a French dictionary that cited it's meaning as comrade or pal.  Others have said it implies being a part of the owner or personal driving experience.  Either way, it would become an American icon prompting songs, movies, plays and books to be written about it.  The first Camaro's were sold in 1966 as ’67 models.  Unlike its main competitor, Camaro consisted of a sub-frame attached to a uni-body for better road and noise isolation as well as better ride quality.  From the Style Trim Group to the Rally Sport Package to the Super Sport, there were a myriad of options.  There was even a special edition Z28 with a special small-block V8 engine that was developed as a contender for SCCA's Trans-Am Racing Series.  Recognized for its performance and style, Camaro was selected as the Official Pace Car of the 1967 Indianapolis 500.  The 1968 model year was the first to have the now-famous Houndstooth cloth interior option along with astro ventilation.  The Camaro SS offered two distinctive hoods: one for the 350 engine and one for the 396.  235,147 Camaro's were produced in 1968. The RS Headlamps now are vacuum operated and more reliable. The Side Vent Windows were removed and side marker lights were added.  This was the "middle" year model of the First-Gen Camaro's built by Chevrolet.

Lopez Racing Modifications

383 LT4 SBC V8
Holley 950 cfm Double Pumper
GM Performance Carbed LT4 Intake
AFR Aluminum Ported & Polished Heads
Comp Cams Camshaft
Harland Sharp Roller Rockers w/Poly Locks
Crane Cams Lifters
Crane Cams Push Rods
Mr. Gasket Co. Gaskets
Hooker Super Comp Headers
Lopez Racing Custom Built Oil Pan
GM Performance Aluminum
Valve Covers
ARP Fasteners
MSD 6AL Ignition System
MSD Billet Distributor
MSD 8.5mm Race Wires
AC Delco Spark Plugs
Jimmy Arabie Racing PowerGlide
4500 Stall Torque Converter
Hurst Quarter Stick Shifter
Hurst Line Lock
Hurst Line Lock Shifter Knob
Ford 9" Rear End
Moser Axles & Third Member
Precision Gear 5.00 Rear Gears
Mickey Thompson ET Fronts - 26x4.5x15's
Mickey Thompson ET Drags - 29.5x10.5x15's
Weld Drag Lites - 15x3.5
Weld Drag Lites - 15x12
Full Frame built by Lopez Racing
S&W 12 Point Roll Cage
Lakewood Welded Driveshaft Loop
QAL Adj. Rear Coil Over Shocks
QAL Adj. Front Coil Over Shocks
Jaz 3 Gallon Fuel Cell
Moroso Black Electric Fuel Pump
Russell Fuel Line Fittings
Russell Braided Fuel Line
Autometer Tach & Gauges
Moroso Cage Mount Switch Panel
Harwood Fiberglass Hood
Harwood Fiberglass Trunk Lid
DUZ Fasteners
Kirkey Racing Seat & Seat Cover
Lopez Racing Roll Bar Video Camera Mount
Simpson Cam-Lock 5 Point Safety Harness
Simpson Window Net
Lopez Racing Aluminum Tub
Lopez Racing Back Half Kit