It's hard to go wrong with a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro finished in bright blue and carrying a sweet-running small block under the hood.
The bodywork on this tidy little Camaro was full restored from bare metal in 2006, and today it presents as a great weekend driver that you'll happily show off at the local cruise night or out on the streets.
Although it advertises itself as a Z/28, today there's a stout 355 cubic inch V8 under the hood. Bored .030 oversize and fitted with double-hump heads, it runs beautifully, with a crisp snarl from the exhaust and quick reflexes on the road. Other upgrades include a mild cam from Competition Cams, an Edelbrock high-rise intake manifold and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, plus some long-tube Headman headers. The black paint on the block provides a low-key background for the chrome valve covers, and we have to admit we like the updated look a whole lot; it makes the engine bay look modern, not 45 years old. It's backed by a 4-speed manual transmission and bulletproof 12-bolt rear, which hangs on leaf springs with traction bars to make the most of the small block's grunt. The tub is reinforced with subframe connectors and there's a mellow-sounding dual exhaust that rumbles just right at speed. Factory Rally wheels always look great on a Camaro, but the smooth hubcaps give it a custom look and it sits on staggered 225/65/15 front and 235/70/15 rear performance radials.