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AJ's Car of the Day: 968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396

Car: Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport 396


What makes it special: It was the second year of the first gen Camaro, bringing some slight changes in the styling. The driver & passenger ventilation windows were gone with the introduction of Astro Ventilation, its grill was now a bit more pointed, the rear taillights were divided, and a government requirement for all 1968 vehicles produced side marker lights added to the front and rear fenders.

What made it famous: A 375hp, 396 cu in L78 big block V8 was added as an option for the SS, also big block SS models received imitation velocity stack chrome hood inserts.

Why I would want one: Of all the cars I've had (53 so far in my driving career), I have never owned a Camaro. (yet) The first gen is the one I would like to own someday.

Fun fact: About 270 Camaro Super Sports with a 396 V8 received special-order aluminum cylinder heads and were given the L89 badge but saw no change to the 375-bhp rating. In addition, Camaro was the more popular ride among performance fans that year, and SS models accounted for about 12% of its sales.

Photo from spudsgarage.com

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