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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 10, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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"New" 1968 Camaro Owner in IOWA!

Greetings fellow Camaro enthusiasts!

My name is Tom and Iím from Iowa.
I just sold my 1968 Rally Sport Camaro that I had owned for thirty years. Drove it for ten years, disassembled it, needed lots of work, and then it just sat. Never got to finish it due to marriage, kids, house, and etc. Sold it to a guy who has wanted it for the past twenty years. So it went to a good home.
I had a renewed interest in it when my wife asked, ďDo you want to buy the Harley youíve been saving for or use the money to fix up your old Camaro?Ē Hmmmm?
Well, I decided to fix up my RS and began searching for parts via catalogs, Internet, and eBay.
I even checked out the Dynacorn bodies first hand and came up with many options to complete the restoration.
Now I know I said earlier that I sold it, which I did. Why?
Well, in the process of searching for parts, I found another 1968 Camaro for sale.
It just kept popping up over and over during my searches. I finally called the owner and discovered he used to work for General Motors and he was the only owner! He had bought it for his wife in 1968, she didnít drive it much(81,000 miles in 42 years), they never had kids, and she just passed away. After some soul searching, I quickly made an offer and bought it.
I am now the second owner of a nice original driver condition unmolested 1968 Camaro. It was repainted in the eighties to a nice Fathom Blue with a new black vinyl top. The top was replaced because the owner noticed some bubbles in the vinyl. When the old fabric was removed, there was no rust, just the glue had let go. The car was delivered and returned to be redone because the owner said they used the wrong grain of vinyl the first time!
The car has many nice original options. Power brakes, power steering, front disc brakes, air conditioning, console clock, tilt wheel, cruise control, and etc. My sixteen-year-old son loves the car and has helped on anything weíve worked on so far. New front spoiler, rear spoiler, oil & filter change, cooling system flush & fill, cleaning & waxing. Plan to do more upgrades in the future. But for now, the fun in driving a Ď68 Camaro again and working on it with my son, it donít get much better than this!
Oh, and the cruise control still works!
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great story,welcome
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Welcome! Where in Iowa do you live?

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Cool! The correct year, too! Congrats from a fellow Iowan.

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Welcome aboard Tom. Please post some pics of that 68

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pics please....

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Congratulations on your new 68. The best year in my opinion.

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Not many guys here from Iowa.
About as rare as hens teeth around here.
Cant beat a 68 ! welcome.

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Hey Tom welcome aboard. How about posting some pictures of your ride so we can all drool. We love pictures here. Enjoy your stay. Can't wait to see pics and progress.

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nice!
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Welcome to TC,,,we need to see some pictures.

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Hey! Thanks for the warm welcome!
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, but email notification didn't work.

In answer to srode, here is where I live...Sumwairin, Iowa.

For those that want pics, here is the best one so far...

Fresh off the transport trailer in the pouring rain.
Got it from San Diego, California.

I have since removed the hub caps and added the 1968 simulated mag wheel covers.
They look great with the new redline tires.
I considered going with the Rally wheels($$$), but it seems most people have those.
Don't see too many with the mag wheel covers.

As stated earlier, added the front spoiler and rear spoiler. Both of these were purchased from my local Chevy dealership over twenty years ago. Never used until now!

I'll have to take more pics when I'm not driving it or working on it.

Thanks for the interest!
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Wow Tom really great looking car. Looks so close to my 68. Los Angeles or Norwood car . How about some deatils about the car, drive train, documents, history etc..

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