1968 Chevrolet Corvette Big Block Roadster. This incredible Corvette is currently set up as a track car for road course racing but is street legal. The best part is that every part or piece that was changed is fully cataloged and included in the sale of this car. It is powered by a 502CI Big Block crate engine mated to a Muncie M21 transmission with M22 Rock Crusher gearset inside. You also get the original matching numbers 427CI Big Block and matching numbers Muncie M21 Transmission. The previous owner bought this Corvette in the late 1980’s and spent five years doing a frame-off restoration on this numbers matching 427 Big Block roadster (picture albums included in the sale) to the full Bloomington Gold standards. Not a detail was overlooked and it won numerous awards at various car shows. Then, in the late 1990’s either his youth spent racing cars in southern California or his need to tinker, as he was a former Professor of Mechanical Engineer at Villanova University, took hold. The original motor, transmission, suspension, seats, wheels & tires were all removed and catalogued. THIS MEANS it can be “restored” to its original condition when it came off the showroom floor with it's 427 BIG BLOCK, 390 HP 4-speed or sell the parts or sell the parts etc for a profit. They are labeled and numbered to make it easier. The original block, heads, and complete engine with a factory correct tri-power setup including intake, carbs, air cleaner, etc. is available along scads of other parts too numerous to mention and instruction manuals. Present TRACK CAR for road coursesSPECIFICATIONS:COLOR : VIPER RED from Dodge (sorry G.M.),HOOD: L88 style, Black Hood Stripes from LT-1 Vette, Aftermarket Front Air-splitterTOP: REMOVABLE HARDTOPRemovable HARDTOP USED BY FACTORY L88 RACING VEHICLES SINCE TOP SPEED WAS ABOUT 10 MPH HIGHER THAN THE T-TOPS DUE TO LESS DRAGENGINE: G.M.'S 502 cu. in., Street Solid Roller Cam by COMP Cams, dual pattern0.676 lift with Howard Cams 1.8 ratio liftersCrower HD mechanical roller lifters, Crane Cams 3/8 Cromemoly push rods,950-cfm QuickFuel Carb,MSD Digital Controls, Red-lined set at 7100 RPMTrick Flow single valve springs, Titanium Retainers.Holley RPM Performance aluminum heads, 2.30 int., 1.90 exh. SS competition valves, port-matched to Holly RPM Dual Plane manifold,2.0 inch HOOKER Super Competition Headers, ceramic coated3.0 inch collectors into 3.0 exhaust system, H-pipe, stepped down for 2 ½ TURBO mufflers + stock SS exhaust tips (with bungs for Wide range oxygen sensors)125HP Holley NOS plate, with NOS digital controller, RPM window 2,800-7000DRIVE TRAIN: O.E.M. Muncie M22 ROCK CRUSHER gear set inside M21 casingSFI approved Steel Bell HousingSPEC Stage 3+ Clutch3.08 Positraction Rear-End from 1972 VetteGear Vendors Overdrive UnitChrome Moly Driveshaft and Half-shafts, Driveshaft HoopSUSPENSION: Polyurethane Bushing EverywhereAdjustable Transverse Fiberglass Single Leaf Suspension, front and rear, by VBP SuspensionsBelstein SPORT shock-absorbers (similar to C7's Z51 package)VBP Smart Struts in rear1 3/16 front roll bar matched to 3/4 rear roll bar, with adjustable end-linksFront wheel spindles from 1969 Vette – 50% stronger that the 1968'sVehicle lowered via adjustable links on Springs to Height of 48 inch.Weight distribution is 51% front, 49% rearBRAKES: Front: 2-piece Wilwood Alum Hat - Steel Rotor, 14 inch dia.6p calipers in front, 4p calipers in rearRear: 2-piece Wilwood Alum Hat - Steel Rotor, 14 inch dia.MOTUL 600 Racing brake fluidO.E.M. Power BrakesWHEELS/TIRES: front = 18 X 8 inch, aluminum rims with Michelin Pilot Super Sport , 245/40 tiresRear = 20 X 9 inch, aluminum rims with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 275/35 tiresThis combination gives the desired “rake” for aerodynamics.SAFETY EQUIPMENT: POWERMETRIC 5 – Point Roll Bar, approved SCCA design with diagonal bar, were as NHRA requires horizontal bar5 – Point Safety Harness, SKI approved Roll – Bar Padding, Contour/Booster Seats from CORBEAU.Please call Velvet Hammer Motorcars at (941) 460-3168 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have as well as shoot additional photos or videos upon request. All information provided is to the best of our knowledge and we are not responsible for typographical errors.