#'S MATCHING 327CI, EXCELLENT SILVER PAINT, 4 PSEED, SOFT TOP LOOKS BRAND NEW
This handsome 1968 Corvette is what a majority of Corvette buyers received when they stepped up and bought an all-new Stingray. With a matching-numbers 327, a 4-speed gearbox, and a fantastic Silverstone Silver paint job, it's an ideal way to own a vintage Corvette without spending a fortune.
Granted, this one was originally British Green, but who can argue when the car looks this good? Thanks to a comprehensive restoration, there's no trace of the original finish anywhere on the car: door jambs, underneath, even in the top well, it's all been completely covered in silver paint. Whatever the color, the important thing is that the fiberglass underneath is quite well preserved and shows none of the usual cracking or split seams that you find on neglected cars. The restoration was completed a few years ago, but it still has a great look that will have people turning to watch as you motor past. But it's also the kind of car that you won't mind packing up for a week on the road, perhaps heading to one of the great Corvette events that are held all over the country and where driving your car is 90% of the fun. And when you arrive, an early C3 will find a very enthusiastic crowd waiting to have a closer look.
Chevrolet called this interior "standard" but it's anything but. One look at the interior will convince you that this has always been a beloved car, given that even the seat covers are original and in excellent shape. A newer and fatter woodgrained steering wheel continues to link the Corvette to its European inspirations and gives it an upscale look inside, and the gauges look great. 1968 Corvettes debuted the fiber-optic lamp monitoring system in the center console, which is always a cool feature for first-time Corvette owners, and there's a newer AM/FM/CD stereo system that sounds awesome in the vintage ragtop. And, of course, it's hard to resist a Corvette with a shift-it-yourself gearbox, especially when it's topped by a Hurst cue ball. A snug-fitting black convertible top stows easily in just a few seconds, so there's really no excuse not to enjoy your new 'Vette alfresco.
The engine is the original, numbers-matching 300 horsepower 327 with a lot of new components, so it runs like a small block Chevy should. And while the 327 lived in the shadow of the mighty 427, it's important to note that this car will idle all day in traffic and not foul its plugs, it's considerably easier on gas, and quite honestly, 300 horsepower still makes this a very potent machine. The block wears correct Chevy Orange paint, an Edelbrock intake, Holley carb, and a set of long-tube headers feeding those wonderful-sounding side pipes, not to mention a bunch of dress-up that makes it the kind of engine bay you'll want to show off. The 4-speed Muncie snaps off rapid-fire shifts like a bolt-action rifle, and the suspension rides better than you'd expect from a car with this one's capabilities. Classic Torque Thrust wheels are an interesting and period-correct look on a Corvette, and these wear 215/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich radials.
Nicely equipped and a blast to drive, this Corvette roadster is your ticket into one of the greatest segments of the old car hobby. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Manual Convertible Top
- Numbers Matching
- Vinyl Interior
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