@buellerdan It's sort of a toss up between IROCs and Z/28's of the time. I think the IROC has the nostalgia advantage which carries a slight premium over a Z/28 from the numbers I've seen. But I think the 1LE is hard to pin down. I'd imagine that most 3rd Gen people would be happy to score any 1LE given their scarcity, but I'd expect for the collector who has it all, they'd be willing to pay a bit more to have the best AND rarest example.
@Pioneer27185 well, the article is about the most expensive Camaros per generation and it so happens that the most expensive 1st Gen is a 1969. I don't understand how 67/68 was ignored if neither meet the criteria of the subject.
@Pioneer27185 I assure you that the intent was not to snub the 67/68 in this article. It just so happens that the 69 ZL1 beats out even the 67/68 Yenkos by a decent margin. The article is certainly not picking a personal favorite, but based in hard data from our price guide. That said, your nephew is very lucky to have an uncle so willing to pass the car along to a caretaker in the family.
@Pioneer27185 My apologies. Even better.
On the values, we carry a wide selection on Hagerty Valuation Tools. https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/search/Auto/1968/Chevrolet/Camaro
I do have to ask, is this an original SS with a 327 or a tribute? We do not list values on the SS with a 327 because at least according to Chevy, the smallest engine in the SS was a 350. As for the automatic and the RS package, see our value notes on the page for accurate estimates.