1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - 4Spd, Red on Red; A/C! NO RESERVE!

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe T-Top

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Trim: Coupe T-Top
Year: 1968
Mileage: 98,378
VIN: 194378S416907
Color: Red
Engine: 327-350 HP
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1968

NO RESERVE! THIS CAR WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGH BIDDER!

I am NOT a dealer. I am a private seller and an avid Corvette collector. Just selling my prized 1968 Corvette to make room for another project.

Please carefully read all the information below. If you don't find answers to your questions, email me.

Condition & Ownership History:

  • 327/350 HP, 4 Speed, A/C, PW, PS, PB, Tilt/Tele Wheel
  • All original engine, transmission, drivetrain.
  • I believe I am the fourth owner of this car, and have owned it for 11 years. I have put only about 4K miles on it in that time.
  • Believe it is about 1 out of 500 ever made that is Rally Red on Red interior with A/C and these options!
  • 98,379 Original Miles believed based on service receipts.
  • This Corvette has been professionally maintained by certified dealers during my ownership, and by many other dealers based on service receipts.
  • Regular Mobil 1 Oil changes
  • All receipts and records since 1975! Over $17K in repairs/upkeep in the last 11 years alone!
  • Original owners manual, assorted paperwork and advertising from GM. Complete 1968 assembly manual.
  • Original Tank Sticker!
  • Original Radio that works! Added power antenna for cleaner look.
  • 2 sets of keys.
  • Clear title in hand
  • This car qualifies and is ready for Bloomington Gold Survivor and other judging!
  • Never raced or abused. While in my care, this car was stored in a heated and air conditioned garage, keeping rubber solid and pliable materials intact from severe temps.
  • Won many local car show trophies over the years due to its rarity and condition.

I have really enjoyed this car. The prices on these cars make them a great value if you can find one that has been well cared for, and had the common costly issues corrected.....which this one has had done! This car is rare and a lot of fun.

You can find a cheaper C3….but not in this condition with these options. By the time you do what it needs, you'll be well over what this car costs. Priced to sell.

Repairs/Restoration/Known Issues:

  • Don't be afraid of "1968 issues". They've been cared for a long while ago. Parts are easy to get.
  • Power Steering added to car by previous owner @ 30+ years ago. Correct part kit for year but technically the car did not come with PS. I replaced Kit a few years back as original wore out. Does not hurt originality as bolt-on.
  • Complete new suspension and drive-train refurb @ 2,000 miles ago. I had every nut, bolt, link, bushing, shock, axle-shaft, etc replaced/reconditioned underneath this car. See Pics.
  • While suspension/drivetrain was out, had great access. I had the entire underside of car and every reachable piece of frame and steel treated in POR-15, and looks like I just did it. Frame was very solid then, but had basic surface rust. This treatment makes the fame shielded incredibly. See POR-15 link below. See pics.
  • Tires in great shape. Lots of life left.
  • New exhaust @ 2,500 miles ago. New tunnel heat protection added under center console. Works better than when new. Car is cool inside compared to most C3s.
  • Tried all the switches and buzzers before auction, and everything working. Lights and wipers/doors all work as designed. Flat Door handle springs could use an update to make them 100% flush, but common issue and does not affect proper use.
  • Fiber optics all work. Vacuum lines all work. Even the windshield washer pump works! But hey…..don't use it. It didn't clean the windshield very well when it was new, and you should be driving this car in bad weather anyway. Plus it's a bitch to add washer fluid to the "bag" as designed. Not one of GM's finest moments.
  • Engine was removed, stripped, cleaned, engine compartment detailed, parts painted, etc. @ 5 years ago.
  • A/C works and was recently recharged. These cars never blew COLD air like a new car, so don't have 2017 expectations, but it does work. A/C clutch turns like it should. Fan blows, Vents clear of debris.
  • Interior trim painted and touched up last year. T-Tops fit without issue. Rear Window removes without issue. Interior in near perfect shape. If you look hard enough you can see a few spots, but remember this is a near original interior! Seat covers were replaced once in records; center console (with power window switches) by me. Dash cap is pristine! Driver door missing trim piece left of lock. I have a NOS part that goes with car. Seat belts are hard to adjust. Just lap belts anyway, so not very useful.
  • There are 3 or 4 trim-nail head size paint chips in the nose and on the hood from rock chips. Have to be 3 feet away to see. Few other paint imperfections, and the car could use a good clay and wax job to really shine, but is in great shape considering the paint is at least 20 years since done. No receipt I could find that shows paint done (odd considering amount of records), but it MUST have been done since built. Otherwise I don't think the nose would look as it does (original cars typically show "blisters" across front nose where attached). Chrome and trim in excellent shape. Front passenger wheel trim ring could use replacement and shows some pitting. Cheap to replace.
  • Emergency brake does not work well. They never do. Don't spend $$ to fix it. Will just not work 250 miles later. Common C3 issue.
  • No other known issues or problems apparent.
  • EBAY limits photos. Message me for more pics of interior and underside.

1968 Corvette Info:

  • http://www.corvetteonline.com/buyer-guides/the-corvette-online-c3-buyers-guide/
  • http://www.por15.com/POR-15_Rust_Preventive_Coating

BONUS:

  • If the price goes above $25K, I will give the successful Buyer:
    • A spare set of wheel covers. These were options instead of the trim ring design. In excellent condition. If you can find a set, they will be over $500!; and
    • Spare weather-strip for removable rear window

Sale & Inspection Terms:

No low ball offers by email; I am not in a must-sell situation. I want to put funds into another project, but will just delay if the reasonable price set is not met. No picture collectors please.

  • If you need your spouse's permission.....don't bid. If you need to obtain financing approval after auction close....don't bid. If you are afraid to experience Buyer's remorse...don't bid. If you think the sale terms are unreasonable....don't bid.
  • If you have 0 feedback, or excessive negative feedback, I reserve the right to cancel your bid.
  • This auction is not a game. It costs me money and takes a lot of time to prepare. Your bid is a contract. Non conforming bidders will be reported to Ebay and legal action will be taken.
  • I have been a part of Ebay for over 15 years, have sold a few cars, have 100% positive feedback, and have tried my utmost to accurately and honestly describe the car. I don't want nor need drama. Any info or item condition left out is unintentional.
  • You are buying a USED car….that is about 50 years old! It's in AWESOME condition, but it's a Corvette…things break J. It could work now….you drive it home…and it doesn't!
  • There is no warranty whatsoever. I encourage inspections, but any person wishing to drive the car must have proof of insurance, a valid driver's license, and I will accompany any driver. No exceptions. I can provide to a Certified Dealer who maintains it for an unbiased review/opinion, at your cost (if any).
  • Buyer is responsible for arranging and paying for all shipping. I will reasonably assist. Not responsible for any damage once it leaves my care.
  • $1,000 Deposit by PayPal due within 48 hours of auction close. If contact and deposit is NOT made within 48 hours of auction close, I reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next highest bidder or sell it otherwise.
  • Remainder due by Cash, Certified or Bank check upon vehicle delivery/shipping carrier pick-up within 7 days of the auction close, unless other arrangements agreed upon by parties.
  • Unless Cash is paid, I will provide Buyer with Bill of Sale and copy of title with vehicle, but will retain original title until check actually clears due to fraud issues. I will Fedex title upon clearing of funds.
  • Car is for sale in other forums, so if no one bids on this car, I reserve the right to close the auction at any time before the end.
  • Any legal proceedings arising from this transaction shall be subject the laws of the state of Illinois and venue is agreed to be state courts in DuPage County, Illinois.

THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!