Chevrolet’s Corvette model is a hallowed nameplate that is well sought after and admired by enthusiasts, collectors, and the general public alike. The model is currently on its eighth generation, with a myriad of special editions and exclusives along the way. From the Corvette’s long production history, the 3rd generation, which was called the Chevrolet Corvette C3 was produced from 1967 to 1982, and is a much sought-after American classic. Our subject vehicle is an artfully restored 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible from Texas which reportedly has just 10,000 miles after restoration.
This 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible has been repainted 7 years ago during its restoration to this color specification which is the famous and eye-catching Safari Yellow. 5-spoke retro wheels from Cragar Wheels adorn this car and complement its muscular design. All exterior badges and signals are in place, and polished to a mirror shine including the chrome parts. The car's distinctive shark gills on the sides are highly visible, a homage to the ‘Mako Shark’ concept car that inspired this generation of Corvette. Considering that this car is a convertible, the original hardtop in matching Safari Yellow is included with the sale. The interior of this Corvette is finished off in black leather. The car is reported to sport the factory A/C unit. Adorning the interior is the timeless Chevrolet 3-spoke steering wheel with the Chevrolet logo in the middle. The center console hosts a slew of gauges along with the Corvette labeled radio/cassette player. Factory power windows are present. It is said that all the electrical items were re-done during the restoration and are in functioning order, including the windshield wipers and blinkers.
The 1968 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is said to have a numbers-matching motor and transmission. While the C3 generation had many options for the powertrain, this factory automatic Corvette is equipped with the original 327ci 5.4L V8 motor that is rated to put out 300hp, and mated to a 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic transmission. Stopping power is courtesy of a four-wheel disc brake system, and grip is provided by a set of new Cooper Cobra Radial tires. Suspension is a fully independent set-up and power steering is present to aid with maneuvering.
-Car Location: Texas
-Reported factory AC car
-Reported to be a numbers matching motor and transmission
-Most of the work completed about 7 years ago
-Reported to have disc brakes up front
-Original hardtop included in the sale - color match
-327ci V8 engine
-Factory automatic car
-Factory power windows
-Car repainted 7 years ago yellow
-All electrical reported to function
-Windshield wipers and blinkers function
-Reported to have about 10k miles on build/resto