Desneux Motorsports is extremely proud to offer this beautiful and rare '68 Corvette Coupe with Shop Order No 16867 built for Harley J. Earl, the late GM designer. This model is believed to be the last car built and designed for Harley J Earl before he passed away in 1969.
This Corvette is offered with several special exterior and interior options as mentioned. Exterior is offered in the beautiful Polar White with special options including side inlays that weren't available until later production in 1969, red pin striping, and painted red wheel wells that were used in earlier special order GM models including the GTO. The interior is offered in all red leather and red vinyl with special tag on center console reading "This car built especially for Harley J. Earl."
Documentation supporting the originality of this Corvette includes the special identification plate, Harley Earl tag on the center consol. Per contacting the GM Heritage Center, a contact from the Graphics Department confirmed that the identification plate looks authentic stating, "The custom name plate appears to be authentic with the cast in graphics and brushed chrome plateau. This represents an official way that name plates were produced." The car also has the given Shop Order No 16867 (pictured on reverse side of side inlays) as well as a NCRS Shipping Data Report verifying that the car was shipped from Chevrolet Central Office (GM styling) after being manufactured in St. Louis, MO. Although there are no records indicating this is the last car built for the Earl family, as GM does not have invoices for Chevrolet vehicles built prior to 1977, it is highly likely as Mr. Earl passed away in 1969.
This Corvette is truly a rare piece of history! The car has the 327 ci automatic v-8 engine with ONLY 69k original miles!! For any true car collector and Corvette enthusiast, this car will make for a great addition to any collection!
Don't miss your chance to own such a unique piece of history! Please call Hillary at 816-977-4359 for information and inquiries!