One of the most original vintage Corvettes in existence. Here is
the certifications to prove it:
2017 Bloomington Gold Benchmark, Gold certified, Survivor Gold
2017 3 times NCRS Top-flight award
2017 Geneva Concourse d'Elegancr best in class preservation
2017 MCACN Triple Diamond, Concourse Gold certified.
2018 Bloomington Gold special collection.
Numerous local best in show awards.
Featured in NCRS judges manual (27 photos)
Featured in 2018 Bloomington Gold advertisements, general program
and special collection program.
Original documentation includes Tank sticker (still on the gas
tank), window sticker, bill of sale, tax form, original key pouch
with knock outs, all the mauls and more.
Original survivor with only 41,791 actual miles. Only 3 owners,
always stored in heated garage since new. Currently owned by an
1st owner: On August 16th 1968 Joseph Evans, a Chicago stockbroker
just finished a great week in the market and wanted to reward
himself. His assistant's family owned Clark Maple Chevrolet in the
Gold Coast of Chicago. Joe left the office early and went down to
purchase the last remaining 1968 Corvette. He took delivery that
day negotiating a $500 discount. He drove it straight home and gave
his young son a ride. Joe cherished the Corvette and rarely drove
2nd owner: Phil Albue purchased it May of 1990 with approximately
35,500 miles. He also had a family and rarely drove it.
3rd owner: Len Besinger, a collector and active NCRS judge,
purchased the car with 40,470 miles in October of 2016. He prepped
it for the scrutiny of the Corvette experts and was rewarded by
achieving the highest awards given to a Corvette.
EXTERIOR: All original. No hit, virgin body. It still has it's
original lacquer paint. Of course it will have patina- some chips,
scratches, mild cracking in the paint. It even has it's original
convertible top. It's in great shape because it was down most of
it's life. The optional hardtop was added to this car, consider it
a bonus. The hardtop is also 100% original condition in very nice
shape. The original windshield still has the 1968 Chicago city
sticker. The license plate frames and the dealer plates are
original from Clark Maple Chevrolet. The deluxe hubcaps are also
mint originals but were added to this car. Underneath the hubcaps
are the original rally wheels, the complete set of original rally
wheel trim is included. Those are original NOS tires, not
reproduction! There are pictures on our website showing them with
the Good Year sticker and wrappers on them. All the chrome and trim
are original. Original T-3 headlights. Original weatherstrips.
INTERIOR: All original inside including the carpet, door panels and
upholstery. The original jack and handle is in the compartment. It
has an original battery, not a reproduction, with the proper vent
hoses. Every thing works including the original radio and the
clock. The fiber optics are still working.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Not only is it the original numbers matching
motor but every component is original right down to the belts. So
many little items that I wouldn't know the difference like the
wingnut, air cleaner lid and original filter (worth a couple
thousand dollars)! Original smog pump equipment, original vacuum
pump for the wiper door and headlights.
UNDERSIDE: All original including the exhaust, brakes, shocks etc.
It has never been spray painted, it has all original finishes. Of
course it has the original #s match 4-speed transmission and #s
matching optional 3.08 posi rear end. The spare tire carrier and
lock are original and the spare inside is the original that came
with the car.
This is one of the most original vintage Corvettes in existence.
You don't take my word for it, it's been certified several times.
You can restore a car over and over, they are only original
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
**These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a
particular car make an appointment with a salesman to see that car.
Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the
showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded and you
will be given a 1 year membership.
815 385 3644 9-5 central
P02 wheel covers
Bill of sale