1968 Chevrolet Corvette

"427/400 HP Tri-Power"

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$36,900

Year
1968
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Stock
1111133
Vin
194678S401336
Miles
39,990
Engine Size
427 V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Body Color
Rally Red
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Traverse City

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The Corvette was designed and built in response to the smaller European sports cars that were now being imported into the US during that time. We really had nothing to compete in that market until the 53 Corvette was introduced. Only 300 were built the first year. The second year 3,640 were built but sold slowly, so in response, GM limited production to only 700 for the 3rd year before a body and interior change in 1958. By now the Corvette was taking on a style that started to sell.

They started offering many engine and transmission options including trim packages. The 2nd generation took Corvette from 1963 through 1967 and sales were strong. GM started doing more sponsoring and promoting. Horsepower and performance was becoming very capable of competing with some of the finest automobiles of the time.

The 3rd generation patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car began production in 1968 and went through 1982. And although the mid to later year 3rd generation cars experienced lower power and emission control issues, the first few years used the same power trains as that out of the 2nd generation cars, offering Horsepower up to a reported 560 HP out of a LT-1 engine.

The car offered here is a fully restored 427/400 HP tri-power convertible car with air. It was also born a 4-speed that has been converted to a 5-speed Keisler transmission for ease of driving. This car has been completely gone through and runs, drives and handles beautifully. It has been re-painted to its original paint color of Rally Red. There are $50,000 worth of receipts in the last 7 years of ownership that document the restoration. The car is also equipped with power steering and brakes.

With the exception of the leather seats which were originally vinyl from the factory, the interior is correct and in wonderful condition.

Collectability and values have continued to go up on these 3rd Generation cars, especially the highly optioned big blocks. This is a great opportunity and should not be missed.

This vehicle is located at our Traverse City facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Hobby Segment
Miles
39,990
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Rally Red
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
427 V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual

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