In the month of May 1968, the 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 rolled off the assembly line at the Fremont, California plant. This formidable machine has reportedly remained within the Golden State since its inception, right up until its acquisition by the current custodian in 2014. The heart of this beast is a robust 396ci Turbo-Jet V8 engine, seamlessly coupled with a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox and a PosiTraction limited-slip differential. The vehicle proudly boasts a sleek black finish adorned with striking red accent stripes. Additional features include electronic ignition, 14-inch Rally wheels, power-assisted drum brakes, bucket seats, a center console, a horseshoe-style shifter, an AM radio, and air conditioning. The El Camino SS is available through the seller, who represents the owner, and it comes with a clear California title registered in the current owner’s name.

The exterior of this pickup is resplendent in black with red accent stripes, a paint job that is believed to have been refreshed around 2009. Notable exterior elements encompass quad headlights, a black grille, a twin-domed hood, a drop-down tailgate, and chrome bumpers and trim.

The 14-inch Rally wheels are paired with Firestone redline tires, reportedly installed in 2022. The vehicle’s stopping power is courtesy of power-assisted drum brakes.

Inside, the cabin features bucket seats upholstered in black vinyl, complemented by a color-coordinated dashboard, door panels, and carpeting. The interior amenities include a center console, a horseshoe-style shifter, a Delco AM radio, and air conditioning.

The wood-rimmed steering wheel provides a tactile connection to the 120-mph speedometer, a fuel-level gauge, and indicator lights. Beneath the dashboard, a coolant temperature gauge is mounted. The five-digit odometer reads 32,000 miles, approximately 20,000 of which have been accrued under the current ownership.

The 396ci Turbo-Jet V8 engine, originally rated at 325 horsepower, features an Optima battery and electronic ignition. The engine block stamp is prominently displayed above.

Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and a PosiTraction limited-slip differential.

Decoding the Fisher body tag reveals the following information:

  • 05B – Second week of May build date
  • ST: 68-13880 – 1968 El Camino Super Sport
  • BDY: BF – Fremont, California assembly
  • TR: 766 – Black interior trim
  • PNT: A – Tuxedo Black paint