1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L71 CONVERTIBLE-427,435HP-TRI POWER-24,604MI-ORIGINAL!

1968 Chevrolet Corvette CONVERTIBLE-427/435 HP-24K MILES

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: 1968 427/435 HP TRI POWER
Type: Convertible
Trim: CONVERTIBLE-427/435 HP-24K MILES
Year: 1968
Mileage: 24,604
VIN: 194678S415397
Color: Brown
Engine: 427/435 HP
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Mundelein, Illinois, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1968

This is a rare opportunity for the C3 Corvette enthusiast. 1968 Corvette L71 Convertible. Three owners, and current owner has had the car since 1983. 24,604 original miles documented by title history and previous owners' signed statements. All components on the car are believed to be factory original, with the exception of tires, brakes, master cylinder, battery, fluids, air filter, two belts, and accelerator rod. April 6,1968 scheduled build date. Always adult owned. Always properly stored and maintained. Original docs include Protect-O-Plate, and original owner's package from Bernard Chevy-Olds Inc., Libertyville, IL. Dealership is still open, doing business as Libertyville Chevrolet Inc. Very rare color combination- Corvette Bronze with Tobacco vinyl interior. Both tops. Runs and drives as well as it looks. 427/435 HP Tri Power engine. Muncie M21 four speed transmission. Only 2,898 total 435 HP Vettes were manufactured in 1968. If you narrow the criteria down for convertible model, color, interior color, and four speed, the numbers for this particular car would be a fraction of that.


The C2 Corvette platform was causing GM executives some serious concern. The auto maker was entering an era in which gas prices were beginning to skyrocket. Insurance premiums for the performance cars were taking a drastic upswing. Spiraling inflation was also affecting household income. In addition, the C2 platform seemed to be falling out of favor. Sales dipped from 27,720 in 1966 to 22,940 in 1967.


GM needed a new Corvette, and they were on a tighter budget. The development of the C2 Sting Ray cost them a fortune. After only four years of production, they were not going to repeat that investment. Instead, they gambled on the original C2 team to develop the C3 at a cost that was acceptable. Bill Mitchell, Zora Arkus-Duntov, and Larry Shinoda had also developed the Mako Shark II prototype. This prototype was sent to Harry Haga's studio at Chevrolet Styling under David Holls. The C3 exterior and interior was completely redesigned, reflecting the Mako Shark II. To save money, the body was adapted to a slightly modified C2 chassis platform, with the independent suspension and four wheel disc brakes.


The new Corvette was a success. Sales totaled 28,566 in 1968. In addition, the 15 year run of the C3 design, from 1968-1982, was the longest tenure of any generation of Corvette.



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EXTERIOR:


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All original body panels. Paint is factory original. A painted pinstripe was added when the car was a few years old, and remains today. Paint is in very good condition, due to diligent storage, and maintains a nice gloss. There are a few tiny bubbles on the driver side headlight door, and a small chip that could be touched up on the passenger side headlight door. All chrome, stainless, and emblems are in excellent shape. Glass is also in excellent shape. Single sport mirror. White convertible top and hard top, which is Corvette Bronze. Bulged hood. Rear mount antenna. Security alarm on driver's fender. Hideaway headlights. 15" Corvette rally wheels with trim rings and center caps. For safety, stability, and traction, Goodyear Eagle ST radial front tires, P215/65R15. BF Goodrich Comp T/A radial tires, P235/60R15 on the rear.


ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN:


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Original 427/435 HP engine. March 15, 1968 build date. IR code. All the A.I.R. equipment and pump are still mounted on the engine. Three Holley two barrel carbs. All components are original down to the hoses and clamps. Cast iron heads. Mechanical valve train and solid cam. Original stock exhaust manifolds. Braided ignition wires. Manual steeering. Transistorized ignition. Air Filter has been replaced, as well as master cylinder. Muncie M21 four speed. 3.70:1 posi-traction differential. F41 suspension. Four wheel manual disc brakes.


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INTERIOR:



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Interior is also original. Tobacco vinyl bucket seats. All components in the interior are original and in excellent condition. 160 MPH speedometer, with 24,604 miles on the odometer. 6,500 RPM red line tachometer. Fuel, water temperature, oil pressure, and amp gauges. Clock. Original factory AM/FM radio. Console with shifter. Power windows. Original dash pad is also in excellent condition.


Please click on the links and view all the additional photos to verify quality and originality. This is an investment quality C3, and would be a wonderful addition to any Corvette collection.






Any questions, please call Randy at 847 456 7726. Buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements and shipping costs.



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