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Pick of the Day: Pro-Street 1968 Chevrolet Camaro | ClassicCars.com Journal

Some muscle cars are not for the faint of heart. If your ideal classic vehicle is a Sunday driver or something to enjoy for a long-distance road rally, you might want to look elsewhere. Today’s car is a go-fast machine with raw power, minimal amenities, and probably worse fuel economy than just about anything else on your local expressway right now.

The Pick of the Day is a pro-street 1968 Chevrolet Camaro coupe listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Terry, Mississippi. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Go big or go home,” the listing begins. “This pro-street Camaro, built by Scott Carroll Race Cars in Claiborne, Louisiana, offers an electrifying orange color to go with one radical performance machine. While not a true SS, this bad boy comes with a stout big-block V8 and enough tire to make this street-legal hammer a head-turner anywhere it goes.”

I usually start my listings out with a backstory on the make, model, and generation in question. But let’s cut to the chase with this one – all you need to know about this car is what’s found under the hood. There, you will find a gigantic 502-cubic-inch V8. That comes out to 8.2 liters of big-block power, making this muscle car capable of producing 502 horsepower and 526 lb-ft of torque. Bolt-on upgrades include a Holley four-barrel carburetor, a high-rise intake manifold, MSD ignition, and ceramic-coated headers.

In racing fashion, this car was not built as a people mover, and it only has seating for the driver and one passenger. And with 500-plus horsepower on tap, it is important to make sure safety precautions are also in place. Luckily, this Camaro has a fuel shut-off switch, a window net, four-point Simpson harnesses, a tubular rollcage, and four-wheel disc brakes.

And yes, it’s badged as a Super Sport, even though the trim tag doesn’t call it one. Does that really matter in this case? I’ll let you decide. The car is so heavily modified that it hardly resembles a stock Camaro of any sort, anyway. And I have a feeling that it will blow the doors off just about stock first-gen Camaro whose owner dares to line up next to it at a stop light.

“Fast, fun, and ready to rock. You will not be disappointed here. This car comes with plenty of smiles per gallon,” the listing concludes.

The asking price is $62,500 or best offer to add this muscle machine to your driveway.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, swing on by Pick of the Day.

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