Custom, Roman Chariot, big block, chopped, lead sled

Price: US $89,990.00 Item location: Solon, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Roman Chariot
  • Year: 1968
  • VIN: 194678S411080
  • Engine size: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Roman Chariot

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Roman Chariot

Call 440-914-0000 or email

1968 Chevrolet Corvette “Roman Chariot”

As custom car enthusiasts know, there are fewer and fewer remaining 1970s top-flight customs cars that have survived the decades. R&H Motorcar Group is very happy to have this custom icon available for purchase.


460ci big block power Dual Holley carburetors Muncie 4-speed transmission McCreary drag racing tires Pearl white & red leather interior Sony TV built in dash Multiple show winner! Includes trailer and set-up display

WOW! Yes we get head turning cars, but not often like this one!

Handcrafted in the 1970s by renowned Cleveland, Ohio car builder extraordinaire, the “Roman Chariot” became an obsession for Jerry Roman and his team. Money was not an obstacle in building this car. From 1971-1972 he invested $150,000 in the body, paint, and engine work. The chrome plating alone was over $60,000! More than 10,000 man hours were logged from a crew of 9 employees over a 6 month period. And between 2008-2010 the car received another $25,000 infusion for body work and a new paint job to bring it back to show condition.

As a result of his investment and hard work, Roman’s Chariot received many awards: Among them was Best Custom Award from Cal Custom at the 21st Annual Autorama in Detroit, and Runner Up for the Ridler Award in 1972. Decades later this car still creates a buzz. In 2012, without any updated modifications, ISCA judges awarded the car Best in Class, Best Handbuilt Custom, and Best Presentation during the Pittsburgh World of Wheels Autorama! During the 2016 Cleveland Autorama, Roman's Chariot was featured in the center main concourse as being one of the top 50 award winning cars from Ohio.
Starting with that wicked front-end, Jerry wanted the nose extended giving it a much greater pronounced point. The grill openings were exaggerated similar to the headlight louvers which shield the Cibie driving lights. With a nod to past speed demons and future forward thinking, he had a Moon tank protruding out of the body just behind the nose.

The top was chopped by 7 inches and smoked plexiglass was used for windows to accommodate the crazy new lines created. In all, over 60 custom pieces were bonded together to create the roof which includes side vents behind the windows. Following the radical roof and nose design the door handles were removed and radical side pipe covers were added with matching body paint. To accentuate the wide flares of the Corvette, Jerry REALLY flared them out but to accommodate the huge McCreary drag tires. Custom tail lights rest on each side of a parachute set up because it was the wild 70s and because Jerry wasn’t sure exactly how fast this beast would go! To help keep this car on pavement, a groovy yet stylish wing was bonded to the deck lid.

Under the hood is a huge 460 cubic inch monster topped with a pair of dual Holley four-barrel carburetors. Built by John Drahos of Corvette Conspiracy, it’s estimated it’ll produce over 500 horses. Though it runs and sounds like a fire breathing beast, it has never been opened or modified since it was built! And speaking of carburetors, the crown resting on top was the design child of a young man named Denny Reardon who later became a design manager for the Ford Motor Company.

To keep up with the wild horses and exterior, the inside had to show it too and it did, in spades. The door panels and seats were wrapped in custom pearl white hides accented with the same wine color as the body. Plush shag carpet blankets the floor--even the gauge clusters are a matching wine color. The most radical component of the cabin was the addition of a functional Sony 7 inch television. In fact, Speed Racer was recently playing on it!

As if all the above mentioned creativity wasn’t enough, the thing that truly sets this car apart from the pack is what you couldn’t easily see--the undercarriage. The adage used to be, “out of sight, out of mind.” That held true for custom cars that preceded the Chariot. But Jerry insisted that the frame work, suspension, and drivetrain be completely painted if not chromed! As a result, the underside looks as radical as the topside! He chose a candy pearl copper color for the frame and pearl white for under all body panels making it a strong but radical compliment to the body color.
And finally, no need to worry about how you’re going to transport this icon. The purchase of this show-winner includes a 24’x7’ tri-axle covered trailer. The carpeted trailer also includes a motorized winch, jack stands, and spare tire. Plus, when you arrive at the car show you can set up the display with the included carpet, mirrors, lights, and small decorative pillars with chains to section off you from the rest of the pack.

At the Motor Car Group, we're enthusiasts first. We want you to enjoy your new car from the minute it's delivered and the trailer door drops. Before a car leaves our shop, it's gone through comprehensively, both visually and mechanically. We do more than just kick the tires, though: We change every fluid from the oil to the differential to the brake fluid to the convertible top hydraulic oil. We do this after you buy the car so that your “maintenance clock” starts when you get it, and not months prior! We fill your tires with nitrogen, road test (if the weather permits us here in Cleveland!) and clean it inside and out. We buff the paint using a three-step process immediately before it's taken away so that it gleams when it arrives. Every car we sell, from Sunday drivers through the rarest exotics, is meant to be driven--get out there!
If you have any questions before, during or after the sale, do not hesitate to contact us. It's what we're here for! Call us at (440) 914-0000, write us at or stop by and see the new shop at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon OH 44139. We're 26 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and we can pick you up when you come to inspect or purchase your car. We welcome any prospective buyers, their buyer's agents or inspectors from Monday through Friday during business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. We're car people who love what we do, and you'll feel it from the first time you contact us. Give the R&H crew the opportunity to serve you: Our passion and attention to detail set us apart!
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While current or recent model year cars are simple to price, the collector car market fluctuates so much that simply keeping up is a full-time job. We research similar cars and determine the price of ours based on sales records and relative conditions of those vehicles. We offer superior examples that hold their value better or will appreciate more than others you will find: Whether you're buying a car you'll keep forever or as a short term hold, a car from us is simply a better value.

Contact Information

If you want to make an offer, or talk about the Buy It Now price, call Larry at (440) 914-0000 or email me at

Our Dealership

Our dealership has been in business since 2003 and we've been selling on eBay Motors for over seven years. Our helpful staff is on hand to help with questions on shipping, financing, vehicle condition or anything else about the buying process.We have done this many times: Please let our experience help you make this a great experience.


R&H Motorcar Group offers competitive financing nationwide. We can match or beat many bank rates, and you get the added benefit of a one stop shop. Fill out our easy online application to finance your next vehicle purchase. If you have any questions call Larry at (440) 914-0000 or email

We Offer:

Rates as low as 1.9%

Quick and easy online application

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This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied beyond any balance of manufacturer's warranty (if applicable). The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or she as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Extended Warranty

Manufacturer and extended warranties may be available. Please contact me at (440) 914-0100.


We provide free shuttle service from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to our dealership for in-person inspections or for delivery. If you decide to pick up your purchase, make a vacation out of your trip and come see all Cleveland and Northeast Ohio has to offer. We're 20 minutes from downtown, Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field, the Cleveland Orchestra and more. Restaurant recommendations, day trips, things to see and do—give us a call at (440) 914-000 and Jen will help you make your travel arrangements.

If you prefer to have your vehicle shipped we have secured great rates with various shipping companies. If you are financing and would like to include the shipping costs into the loan please call me BEFORE securing your financing for a shipping quote. If you prefer to use your own shipping company drop us a line to make arrangements for pickup.


We accept interesting trade-ins—please call or email me, Larry Woo, at (440) 914-0000 or Below is an example of the information we need to evaluate your trade in:

VIN #:(Full 17 digit VIN #)





Miles: (Estimated mileage upon arrival)

Color (Exterior):Silver

Color (Interior):Black

Options:Navigation, ceramic brakes, PDK, carbon trim

Condition:Scratch on rear bumper and driver’s-side door, ding on passenger door, leather a little worn on driver’s-side front seat, 1k miles on new tires, new brakes and rotors installed 2 months ago

History:Clean title, 1-owner, non-smoker, no accidents

Photos:5-15 digital photos are greatly appreciated


Total Amount:$59,189.35


Bank Name:Wells Fargo

Payment Method (For new vehicle purchase):

Wire transfer, financing, certified check, or cashier’s check

Why Buy a Car from R&H Motorcar Group

We offer competitive nationwide financing

We ship worldwide

All of our vehicles have been fully inspected


Does the vehicle look like the pictures?

Yes, the photos are taken of the actual vehicle at our location using a digital camera. Additional pictures of any part of any car are available upon request.

Where do you get your vehicles?

Most of our vehicles come from private collections while some are trade-ins.

Does the vehicle have a clean title?

Every vehicle we sell has a clear title. There are no liens, no salvage or branded titles due to accidents, floods, manufacturer buybacks, etc.

Are you a dealer or private seller?

We are a licensed and bonded dealer, and have been in business for over 12 years. You can find our brick-and-mortar store at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon OH 44139.

What form of payments do you accept?

We only accept credit cards or cash in person for the deposit. We strongly suggest wire transfers for the balance but accept cash, cashiers check or a bank check. Please allow proper time for all checks to clear before the vehicle can be released.

Terms & Conditions

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A$500.00 depositis due within24 hoursof the auction end.The remaining balance is due within 5 days of Auction end.If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995: Make sure if financing, your financial institution accepts the year BEFORE bidding.Please arrange financing PRIOR to bidding.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. We ship vehicles frequently and can find you a great rate wherever you're located around the globe. Give us a call for an estimate before you bid or to arrange shipping afterwards.

We describe our vehicles as accurately as possible. All the vehicles are pre-owned and may have some minor flaws in the paint or in the interior. Some vehicles may have had some prior touch up to cover micro chips or scratches. Not all vehicles have a full set of keys, books, navigation CD's, floor mats, or other loose items. Vehicles may have some additional miles from local test drives.If you are not sure about something, pleaseASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We strive to find our customers the highest quality vehicles at the best available prices. We welcome 3rdparty inspectionsBEFOREyou bid or buy.

We reserve the right to cancel any bid for excessive negative feedback. We also reserve the right to end any listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale. Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to eBay, and a negative strike will go against the buyer as the result of an unpaid item being filed.PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.If the reserve is not met, we reserve the right to contact the high bidder to offer a second chance option.

Fee and Tax Information

There is a $250 documentation fee on all transactions. The sales tax for the State Of Ohio residents ranges from 6.5% to 8%. If you live in Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan or South Carolina we are REQUIRED through reciprocal agreements to collect your sales tax at the time of purchase and forward it on—you aren't paying twice but your final purchase price will include your tax due. Kindly make sure to call or email us after your purchase for more details.