AMAZING CHROME BUMPER RESTO, TONS OF DOCS, #'S MATCH, READY TO SHOW OR CRUISE!!
The all-new Sting Ray (now two words) hit the market in 1968 and totally transformed America's sports car for decades to come. You can still see echoes of this 1968 Corvette in today's design, and with a silky silver paint job, some nice factory options, and a great-running small block, this is the Corvette that you've been waiting for.
The important stuff is all here: matching numbers, great colors, and an NCRS-quality restoration. Although this car was originally Cordovan Maroon, it now wears Silverstone Silver, which was the second most popular color in 1968. This particular 'Vette spent a good chunk of its life in storage, but once it was rediscovered it spent three years undergoing a major frame-off restoration to NCRS standards. The bodywork didn't need much attention, and that's what's great about fiberglass: it doesn't rust. So they focused on prepping the surface for that two-stage silver paint, getting the gaps just right, and giving the car a high-gloss final finish that simply glows in the sunlight. The end result is definitely worthy of winning awards. Chrome trim was part of the C3 package and the shiny bits like the bumpers, the luggage rack, and the emblems are all fully restored or replaced with brand new pieces. This is a very high-quality car.
The interior received a full restoration as well, starting with the beautifully finished bucket seats that are every bit as comfortable as they look. New door panels and carpets give it that highly-polished showroom look and the woodgrained steering wheel adds just a touch of warmth to the otherwise all black driver's compartment. Desirable options include factory A/C and power windows and it's worth noting that the fiber-optic headlight monitors are fully functional. Nice-looking gauges show crisp markings and bright needles and the factory AM/FM radio still works as advertised. T-tops give even the coupes an enjoyable open-air experience and with new weather-stripping throughout, the car seals up well and doesn't rattle like many 'Vettes do.
Mechanically, this Corvette is almost entirely new. The original, numbers-matching 327/300 was removed and treated to an .060 overbore before being reassembled to stock specs. The engine bay was detailed for show with bright Chevy Orange paint, a correct chrome air cleaner and ignition shield, and all the proper hardware. Note that the A/C system now uses R134a refrigerant, but beyond that it's quite stock under the hood. While the body was off, the frame was sandblasted and powdercoated, all new fuel and brake lines were installed, the U-joints were replaced, four new shocks went to the corners, and there's a shiny gas tank out back. Bushings, ball joints, and other suspension components are new and the brakes were fully rebuilt. A heavy-duty TH400 3-speed automatic transmission feeds the original rear end, which is fitted with a rebuilt Positraction unit. The undercarriage is ready for show with beautiful and highly-detailed finishes and a brand new exhaust system gives it just the right note. Correct Corvette Rally wheels live at all four corners and carry 235/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Documented with a build sheet, window sticker, bill of sale, original dealer invoice, an owner's manual, and restoration photos, this is an investment-grade 'Vette that's still eminently affordable and a thrill to drive and show. Call today!
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- 327 V8
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- 34,683 (Unknown)
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- Center Console