Sometimes it''s best to pick up someone else''s finished project rather than start your own. This 1968 Camaro Z/28 tribute is a great case in point-an expensive and full frame-off restoration, show-quality finish work, a fresh crate motor under the hood with a lot of nicely detailed go-fast parts, and a gorgeous houndstooth interior full of new components. This summer, drive your dream instead of working on it in the driveway. Originally Island Teal with a bumblebee stripe and a six-banger, this handsome Camaro now sports a stunning coat of Matador Red with a full set of white SS stripes. This car was stripped to bare metal, completely disassembled and painstakingly restored piece-by-piece. No stone was left unturned, and no expense spared, resulting in a fresh show-quality restoration that you can be proud to drive or compete at just about anywhere the mood may strike. After a few weeks of block sanding and alignment, the two-stage Dupont urethane went on, and the results speak for themselves with great gloss and a deep finish that would be hard to duplicate using 1968 paint technology. The stainless trim was properly straightened and polished, and reproduction Z/28 badges were fitted to the front fenders. A new cowl induction hood and a ducktail spoiler out back complete the classic look, but the taillights are now LEDs that look quite stock until you hit the brakes. The houndstooth bucket seat interior definitely has the basics covered, with new seat covers, fresh carpets, and clean door panels that make this F-body look a lot younger than its 45 years might suggest. You''ve probably noticed the fat wood-rimmed steering wheel, which is not original, but is definitely a nice upgrade. A quartet of white-faced auxiliary gauges was mounted down low and angled towards the driver, a cool twist on the factory theme, and the houndstooth dash trim is a unique addition. There''s a horseshoe shifter that controls a built TH350 3-speed automatic with a B&M shift kit inside, plus a full center console. Entertainment comes in the form of an OEM-looking AM/FM unit with an iPod interface, so it''s definitely keeping up with today''s technology. And one glance in the immaculate trunk will convince you that this is not a car that ever had serious rust issues. This car definitely has the right equipment under the hood, where there''s a 350 cubic inch crate motor correctly dressed in Chevy Orange and installed around 5000 miles ago. The 350 is a neat fit under that cowl induction hood, and makes all the right sounds thanks to a big 4-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock intake, and a ceramic-coated exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers. There''s a lot of brightwork under there, too, including the Endura-Shine on the intake manifold, a chrome alternator and bracket, finned valve covers, and an open element air cleaner. To make driving easy, power steering and power disc brakes are part of the package, and all the workmanship is professionally done. The engine turns the aforementioned TH350 and a 10-bolt rear, which hangs on a set of fresh leaf springs and a pair of air shocks. Classic Rallys have Corvette centers and 235/60/14 front radial tires. Take advantage of this opportunity to drive an awesome early Camaro with all the right parts for a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.