It''s hard to go wrong with a 1968 Camaro finished in bright red and carrying a sweet-running small block under the hood. The timeless shape will always look good, and these cars garner instant respect on the road and on the show field. The old adage that special cars will always be special most certainly applies to these early F-bodies. The bodywork on this tidy little Camaro was recently restored, and it presents as a great weekend driver that you''ll happily show off at the local cruise night or out on the streets. The workmanship at the time seems to have been professional, with straight panels and good gaps throughout. The bright Garnet Red paint might attract the attention of the local constabulary, but that''s what happens when you own one of the most popular and fun-to-drive cars ever created: you want to drive it. Fortunately, all the other goodies on the car make it easy to love, including a blacked-out grille up front, the cowl induction hood, and factory ducktail spoiler that always finishes these cars with a flourish. The single stripe around the nose and down the sides distinguishes this Camaro from its more plebian siblings, along with the requisite ''350'' badging and bright chrome bumpers. The black bucket seat interior is well turned out, and the seat covers are accurate reproductions that are holding up quite well thanks to durable factory-type materials. Everything else is equally well presented, with unblemished door panels, clean carpets, and a taut, neat headliner overhead. Regular readers know we''re big fans of the horseshoe shifter and center console on these late-60s GM cars, perhaps the coolest setup ever offered for an automatic transmission. The gauges have that look of originality, augmented by a monster tach and shift light mounted on the console plus a pair of auxiliary gauges under the dash. A newer AM/FM/CD stereo head unit fits in the original location, snugging into the woodgrained center stack quite neatly and provides a welcome upgrade over the original AM unit. The extremely clean trunk shows you what clean living can get you and helps build confidence that this is a super solid early Camaro. ''350'' badges on the flanks mean there''s a small block under the hood. Rebuilt just a few thousand miles ago, it runs beautifully, with a crisp snarl from the exhaust and quick reflexes on the road. Horsepower enhancers include a big 4-barrel carburetor and some long-tube headers, and it is nicely dressed in a combination of factory and aftermarket gear. The black paint on the block provides a low-key background for the vivid metallic purple valve covers and other components, which makes the engine bay look modern, not 45 years old. It''s backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and original 10-bolt rear, which hangs on leaf springs with traction bars to make the most of the small block''s grunt. Gorgeous 18-inch Coys polished aluminum wheels always look great on a Camaro, and this one wears staggered 235/40/18 front and 275/40/18 rear Kumho radials. This is a sweet little Camaro you can drive and enjoy every day without worries, with a nice dose of flash to make it welcome at show time. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.