I'm still convinced that although 99.5% of the cars got the blackout, some did not. 68 was a strike year at GM and I've been told that it's not uncommon to find all sorts of "strange" things on cars that year.
Still want more Sequoia Green owners to chime in
You've got yourself a beautiful and rare car there. I just found a special order paint 68 with evidence of a body colored firewall.
It's really sad...and wrong...that these "Associations" that are supposed to be promoting and preserving the history of these cars would even consider telling you to alter (not restore to original...the way you found it) the color of your firewall because they're too lazy to learn or accept something new or out of the norm...even when you have very compelling photographed documentation backing up the details that set your car apart from other Camaros.
Basically, they're trying to force you to change your Camaro from a fingerprint into a belly button.
I'm glad to hear that you did the right thing and kept the firewall the way it apparently lef the factory and that your car scored so high at the show. It's also great that you didn't end up having too much problem with the item that sets your car apart from all the other cars. I hope I can see your car in person in the future.
Camaro Performers Magazine