Chevrolet Camaro Powerglide, 1968 MY 12300-12400 12437

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front positioned engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Camaro Powerglide belongs to the 12300-12400 range of cars from Chevrolet. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 5.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 275 bhp (279 PS/205 kW) at 4800 rpm and 481 N·m (355 lb·ft/49 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 2 speed automatic gearbox.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Camaro Powerglide, 1968 MY 12300-12400 12437 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4689 mm
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5354 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
279 PS / 275 bhp / 205 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
481 Nm / 355 ft.lb / 49 kgm @ 3200 rpm

Chevrolet Camaro models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1602 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1605 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1545 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1615 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1555 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1612 kg
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1602 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1612 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1690 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1701 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4329 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4329 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5894 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6292 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4727 cm3 275 PS 271 bhp 202 kW 1360 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1599 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4727 cm3 275 PS 271 bhp 202 kW 1335 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4727 cm3 275 PS 271 bhp 202 kW 1337 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW 1620 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1610 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW 1720 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1380 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4136 cm3 260 PS 256 bhp 191 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Powerglide data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front) 1514 mm 59.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Length 4689 mm 184.6 inches
Width 1836 mm 72.3 inches
Height 1293 mm 50.9 inches
Ground clearance 130 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code L30
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.4 litre
5354 cc
(326.721 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 82.55 mm
4 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.23
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
279 PS (275 bhp) (205 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
51.4 bhp/litre
0.84 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
481 Nm (355 ft·lb) (49 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
89.84 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1129 kPa (163.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 669.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6 x 14
Wheel size rear 6 x 14
Tyres front 7.35 x 14
Tyres rear 7.35 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID411488
Production total
Model code 12437
Model family 12300-12400
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Powerglide added 2015-03-22.
Last modified 2015-03-24.