1968 Corvette C3

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C3 Corvette 1968 


Under Bill Mitchell’s direction, Larry Shinoda designed the third-generation Corvette, which was based on the Mako Shark II show car designed by Shinoda and displayed in 1965. The 1968 Corvette had a flamboyant shape with fenders arching over the tires, minimal chrome, sleek pop-up headlights and a slight duck-tailed rear-end. The coupe featured removable roof T-tops. Although the body was new, the chassis and drivetrain were carried over from the previous generation. The base engine was a 300hp 327ci small-block V8 with a four-barrel carburetor. Engine options included the 350hp 327ci engine and the big-block 427ci engines. Enter the C3 generation, the longest of all runs for on generation a total of 15 years. This generation of the Corvette had its high points and its low points. The headlight treatment was the beginning of the flip up getting away from the C2 style of the light rotating into position. The 1968 Corvette coupe introduced the removable twin tops, commonly called T-tops. Although the body design was completely new, the rolling chassis was still the same as the C2 with a 98 inch wheel base. Also the engine packages remained the same as that of the ’67 with the 300 hp and the 350 hp 327 as well as the 427 L88 big block. Although this new model was derived from the Mako Shark the car was not list as a Stingray any longer, at least in 1968. The automatic transmission changed from the old two-speed Powerglide to the all new three-speed Turbo Hydro-Matic. The side vent windows were no longer used and the windshield wipers were hidden under a cowl panel that operated with vacuum. This was the last year to have the ignition switch in the dash (until the C5). The door handle no longer existed, the open latch was a spring loaded finger plate and a separate release button. Total production increased over the past year with 28,566 total Corvette’s produced of which 9,936 were coupes and 18,630 were convertibles. The 1969 Corvette was similar to the 1968. A “Stingray” script was added to the front fenders, and side mount exhausts were an option.

Specs:

  • Miles: 85,416
  • 427 Cu. In. Engine
  • L88
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Tuxedo Black Exterior
  • Side exhaust pipes
  • Black Hard Top
  • Black Soft top
  • Power Brakes and steering
  • VIN: 19468S406618

This clean rebuild 427 blue print engine has a bored sonic checked block square and balanced heads that have been machined the numbers have been decked. The motor has been Completely overhauled on this beautiful machinery! With an added bonus the receipts and diagrams!

List Price of $47,500

                  

 

 

 

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