1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
From boulevard cruising to backroad bruising, it's hard to find a
better all-around performer than a Corvette. And once Chevrolet
firmly established the brand as a global tour de force, it began a
constant quest to achieve increasing levels of performance and
desirability. No generation of Corvette emphasizes the transition
from muscle car to all-out sports car better than the C3.
This beautiful Corvette with a very nice color combination, graces
our halls here at Classic Auto Mall. It stands out as something
very much original 1968 looking, has a year correct drivetrain
although not numbers matching. And those nice chrome bumpers and
black rockers just adds to the exterior Corvette mystique. And it's
a convertible with a hardtop if you want it?
A 984 nice red respray in the incorrect color match shows very
nicely with no checks or cracks, just smooth deep red paint. The
sculpted body is highlighted on the front quarters by shark-like
gill venting with some chrome accenting. The hidden headlight
grille and a spear like hood bump is long and perfect. A black
rocker cover with a strip of stainless accenting above is reserved
for the rockers. On the back the curvaceous rear quarters frame the
deep dish Chevrolet rally wheels and raised white letter tires. The
rear has a split chromed bumper, roll pan tailpipes with bezels,
and 4 round pristine taillights. Note the black convertible top is
in fine shape with a clear plastic rear window. Consigner states
this car will also come with a black hardtop. The look and stance
of this year is quickly becoming one of my favs, along with the
rounded look of the 76-77 versions.
Black vinyl in this 1968 model year, covers the buckets, door
panels, and dash. This creates a beautiful combination to the
exterior red. No fading and very slight wear is seen on the drivers
chair, however overall it presents in very good condition. Center
console is wrapped in black and uses aluminum highlighting as well
as some black and a large chrome shift knob to set everything off.
Also, a wood steering wheel adds a nice touch to the overall
interior. Carpeting throughout appears as like new in black. Nice
deep inset gauges for the driver as well as the cluster of 5 in the
center keep you up to date of the car's vitals.
A 327/250hp power mill is backed by a 4-speed Muncie manual
transmission, residing in an overall clean engine bay. Power brakes
are an extra option. Edelbrock provides the 4-barrel carburetor,
and intake manifold. The rear axle weighs in at 3.36. New blue high
voltage wires snake their way through this engine and nice
rust-free headers are also noted.
A gander underside reveals 4-wheel power disc brakes, a good
condition frame and floor construction as well as a clean
suspension. Suspension is fully independent for the front and rear.
Exhaust is nice and clean rust free.
I liken this test drive to driving a piece of fine art sculpture,
and it performed as it should for the drivetrain. For the
convenience, yes I noticed the wiper cowl does not go down when you
turn them off with a switch which is controlled by the override
setup. The headlights do not rotate up, and the radio is not
installed but does come with this car along with the hardtop.
Just a very nice looking, well sorted 1st year C-3 Stingray that
runs and sounds like it did in '68. If you are in the market for a
well-equipped early Corvette that's ready to cruise, do not
hesitate on this one...When the shark bites....!
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
412588-Sequential Unit Number
G28-February 28th Build
TRIM STD-Black Vinyl
PAINT 984-Safari Yellow
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.