1968 Chevrolet Corvette
This is a rare and desirable, frame-off restored, Hampton Blue, 427ci/435hp V-8 and tri-power equipped Corvette roadster. No expense has been spared since being finished under 5,000 miles ago. It has been fully documented (including tank sticker) and all receipts will go with the car upon sale.
Under the hood of this incredible car is a date code correct, numbers matching 427ci/435 horsepower V-8 Holley tri-power equipped engine with snowflake intake manifold and ignition shielding. The power plant is mated to the original 4-speed close ratio transmission, Posi-traction rear-end with 3.70 gears and a heavy-duty suspension and sway bar. The car originally came with side-pipes, but they were replaced with a custom, stainless steel dual exhaust. Everything works just as it should with everything restored or replaced to original quality and beyond.
Outside, the stunning, show-quality Hampton Blue paint shimmers in the sunlight, and gets noticeably darker on overcast days. It has an impeccable fiberglass body with great lines and panel fit, perfect chrome bumpers and the original big block 427 hood. It is topped off with a white convertible top sitting on factory rally wheels and like-new BF Goodrich radials. The undercarriage is spotless with a beautifully repainted frame and looks as you would expect of a frame-off restored car.
The interior is flawless and looks factory new after being completely refurbished. It has a great looking dash with a full set of refurbished gauges and original AM push-button radio. This car has been in a high-end collection and only driven routinely to keep the car fresh and in good running order.
This exceptional example of a 1968 427ci, tri-powered roadster is being offered at $78,900.00!
This car is being represented for a collector in the Seattle, Washington area.
Putting the power behind the driver has been proposed frequently, and for more than 60 years
GM Styling Division had updated the sports car and added a rotary engine before the automaker pulled the plug on the project
They called it “King of the Hill”
The Pick of the Day has T-top, a long list of awards and honors, and very low mileage
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