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question about TH350 trans and floor shifter for 1968
« on: June 16, 2008, 12:17:31 AM »
I read in a '68 Camaro sales brochure, that  the shifter is "steering column mounted, unless floor-mount is specified, with or without console".   

My question is, if you opted for the TH350 trans, floor mounted, but no console,  what did it look like?  Was it a stirrup shifter like the console has, or what?  I've never seen one, that didn't have the console.   I have seen 4-speeds, sans the console, but not an automatic.  Just curious.  Thanks.

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Re: question about TH350 trans and floor shifter for 1968
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 06:57:58 AM »
The TH350 wasn't available in 68 (though some test fleet cars were sold).

The floor shifter without console is a rare beast. Only available in 68 and only with a 396 car, it looked similar to a Mustang shifter.
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Re: question about TH350 trans and floor shifter for 1968
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 02:43:06 PM »
Here's a picture of the 396 with Turbo 400 shifter Kurt was referring to.

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Re: question about TH350 trans and floor shifter for 1968
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 03:06:25 PM »
The TH350 wasn't available in 68 (though some test fleet cars were sold).

The floor shifter without console is a rare beast. Only available in 68 and only with a 396 car, it looked similar to a Mustang shifter.


A booklet I have shows the 396/325hp (rpo L35), with availability of theTH350.   Was that something that never made it into production?  Thanks 

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Re: question about TH350 trans and floor shifter for 1968
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008, 05:33:13 PM »
The Turbo 350 wasn't introduced until the 1969 model year, although like Kurt said, it was released for small groups of special fleet company cars for testing purposes in late June, 1968. The 1968 Camaro 396 with an automatic transmission came with the Turbo 400.

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Re: question about TH350 trans and floor shifter for 1968
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008, 07:35:48 PM »
To further clarify, all Camaro 396 / 427 cars came with the TH400 as the auto trans.
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