– 1968 Chevrolet Camaro “Hugger” with SS and RS package, absolutely rare
– featuring nearly all of the options one could order
– biggest engine available at its time, 6.5 litre V8
– concealed headlights
– accent front band, black painted rear end panel and matching vinyl roof cover
– vinyl bucket seats, door panels, dashboard and deep-twist carpeting all in green
– original pushbutton radio on board
– lovingly maintained with only minor scratches
– a muscle car of the finest type
After the overwhelming success that Ford had with the Mustang, Chevrolet jumped on the bandwagon in 1967 by presenting the Camaro, a classic “pony car”: Technically simple, but with more than enough power, it addressed the identical target group. Right from the start, the car was a great success. Still in the first year of construction, Chevrolet created the mother of all sports packages, called “Z-28”. Strangely enough, it was initially not even promoted: Word-of-mouth advertising led to an increase in sales.
Other popular packages included the “RS”, which was a trim / styling package, as well as the “SS”, a performance package, which included a V8 engine with either 350 or 396 cui and a chassis upgrade. The air inlets on the hood, however, were only of a decorative nature.
As always, each model year brought slight changes to the appearance of the Camaro. Furthermore, in only three years of production of the 1st generation Camaro, no fewer than 10 different engines were installed, ranging from a 3.8 litre in-line six right up to a 7.0 litre V8 for the 1969 “COPO” (Central Office Production Order) limited production run.