October Camaro of the Month: Mike Whitney's Dark Matter 1968 RS
Each month, TorqueNews works with the members from the Camaros Unlimited Facebook group to select our Camaro of the Month. The process begins with the members of the Camaros Unlimited Facebook page – more than 42,000 of them – nominating their favorite Chevrolet Camaro owned by a fellow member of the page. Once five owners have been nominated, the voting begins and when the balloting closes – we have our Camaro of the Month.
For October 2018, the members chose this blacked-out 1968 Camaro RS, owned by Mike Whitney. I reached out to Mike for more information on his unique first gen muscle car and below you will find his story.
Mike’s 1968 Camaro RS
In 2009 I traded my 1968 Chevelle for a 1968 RS camaro with a nice red paint job. Unfortunately, the car was full of bondo and bad body work but it had good floors, frame rails and trunk, so I completely stripped it down and started from scratch.
It now has all new outer sheet metal, a Heidts 4-link, an 8.5-inch 10 bolt rear end, 3:73 gear with C-clip eliminators, Moser axles, tubular A-arms, QA1 coilovers all around, rack & pinion steering, 4-wheel disc brakes, 17-inch powder coated Boyd Coddington Junk yard dog wheels and welded frame ties.
The exterior has a jet black paint job, shaved door handles, side marker light delete, blacked out trim, one piece billet grille (recessed), halo headlights, led lights all around, 4" steel cowl hood, front bumper delete and tinted windows.
The interior is real interesting, with Procar leather seats, Deluxe door panels, a suede headliner, plush carpet, rear seat replaced with a Kenwood amp and 12" led lit sub woofers, custom center console with a quick silver shifter, digital gauges, a Kenwood DNN990 head unit (wifi,usb, Navigation), an NVR camera system for front, rear and engine compartment views and an engine monitoring screen with digital wide band O2 gauge.
Last but not least - the driveline My Camaro has an LS3 making 600hp to the ground with ported 823 heads, a .624 lift cam with a 111 lsa (for a nice LS thump), Ceramic long tube headers and a Holley mid ram intake. The transmission is a 6L80E 6-speed auto that is a tight fit in a small car.
Everything was built and painted in my little two car garage except for the transmission. I'm not a rich kid but I do alright.
Mark also included the image above, showing his unique classic muscle car in all of its blacked-out glory.
Congratulations to Mike Whitney and his stunning 1968 Camaro RS for taking home the title in October 2018. If you would like to participate in the Camaro of the Month program with your Chevy muscle car, click here to join Camaros Unlimited!