1968 Corvette convertible 427/390
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 46,250
- Engine size: 427
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
Offered is my 1968 Corvette convertible with numbers matching 427/390, 4 speed
I bought this car to restore back to the original British racing green. I bought it driving and running as you can see in the pictures. The 427 engine has been rebuilt and it runs great. As you can also see in the set of pictures, I have stripped the car down to restore it, but due to time restraints and a major move from Houston to the St. Louis area, I just do not have the time. I bought the car in Texas around 3 years ago.
The car was born British racing green and has had no modifications
All the chrome removed has been re-chromed that needed it.
Dash is on perfect shape
The car was totally complete and drivable before we started to take it apart to paint and restore. Any hardware or parts that needed ordering were ordered new from Corvette America and come with the car. Whatever was not ordered and can be re-used is competently labeled for easy locating and come with car. The only thing we did not order was the convertible top. The entire frame for the top is complete.
The car is in excellent condition as far as steering, brakes, transmission, engine, suspension and every other mechanical aspect. Like I stated, I was driving it before we started the work as you can see in the pictures.
This vette was originally manufactured as a basic 427/390 convertible with no air and as a manual and no power steering. It is one of those that you have to drive as opposed to all the power add ons. Very fast!!
We have already stripped down the door jams, hinge pillars and the inner convertible top lid as seen in the images.
The body is ready to start preparing for paint. There is no major body work to do.
I have spent over $6000.00 in new parts mostly at Corvette America
Below is a list of new parts I have purchased that come with the car:
RH door panel Black w/trim
LH door panel Black w/trim
Carpet Black 80/20 manual
Interior Screw Kit
Seat Cover Installation Kit
Washer Bottle Black w/o A/C
Heater Hose Water “T”
Exterior Tank Strap Bolts
Heater Box Gasket Kit
Wiper Door Actuator Boot
Plug wire SPRT
EXP Tank BRKT Fender rivets
Seat bottom bumpers with bolts
Wiper door actuator pivot bolt
Wiper door ACTR rod nut
Heater Hoses w/ GM lettering
Heater water shut off control valve
Hose clamp kit 427
EXP tank hose and clamp set
Carpet underlayment 12 piece
EXP Tank cap
Hog Ring Pliers
Seat Foam 4 piece set
Gas line Pump Carb 390
Gas line tank pump
Seat cover clip installation kit
Wiper Door actuator
EXP tank straps
EXP tank Bracket
Emblem rear letters
Door handle outer LH w/trim parts
Door handle outer RH w/trim parts
Rear Comp Liner Center assembled
Body Lock pillar Conv LH
Body Lock pillar Conv RH
Front air Dam. Stock
WS screw set Door main 10 piece
WS screw set windshield pillar PST 12 piece
Grill molding speednut set 10 piece
Sill plate screw set 8 piece
Windshield trim molding screws 6 piece
Astro vent deck Grill screws 8 piece
Grill mount screw set 12 piece
Rear bumper mounting kit
Rear License bezel screws and nuts 8 piece
Hood numbers 427 6 piece w/ speednuts both sides
Hood grills 427
Windshield tinted from AAA plant correctly numbered
WS door mains
Outside mirror gasket
Seat Adjust knobs
Emblem gas lid
Door handle gasket
Rear sway bar end link bushings (Already installed)
Strut rod bushing set (Already installed)
Front bumper bolt kit
Front OTR/LWR guard bracket bolt kit
Crossmember front (Already installed)
Front air dam mount
Seat back release knobs
Outside mirror LH dated from AAA plant
Seat back release bezel
Sunvisor pins with hardware
Pillar post trim black LH
Pillar Post black RH
Header molding black convertible
Wiper blade refills
Rear license bezel
Rear door pulls black 3 piece
Sunvisor screw set 12 piece
WS pillar post LH complete
WS pillar post RH complete
Vinyl seat covers pair black
Windshield washer bottle
Spark plug wire plastic support.
Front Black ground effect
This vette has the hard top which comes with the car. It is black. All the white spots in the picture is compound that flew on it and I never cleaned it off
The previous owner had purchased a new complete A/C system with the correct pulley, but I wanted to keep the car original and was not going to install it, but the entire system comes with this deal. I have put a couple pictures of the system, but there is much more that is not pictured that comes with the A/C which is your option to use.
If you would like to see more pictures I would be glad to get them for you. I have all the receipts for the parts we purchased.
This vette can easily be worked, painted and reassembled and be made a beautiful high dollar 427/390 big block convertible corvette. The mechanical and undercarriage is completed. The gas tank has not been put in yet. The water pump and hoses were taken off when we replaced the from cross member.
Unfortunately we had to buy a new numbered windshield (Which is boxed and comes with the car) because we cracked the original accidently. We also bent the windshield top trim molding and it will have to be re-done.
I am starting the bidding at my low price, as I am losing money at that. Any first bid or bids thereafter will buy the car with no reserve. Until the first bid, I reserve the right to end the auction at any time as the car is for sale in other mediums.
All parts purchased are still new in the original boxes.
I have tried to represent this vette as best as possible. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I try and get them answered.