1968 CHEVELLE L79 CONVERTIBLE #s MATCH A/C MUNCIE TACH AM/FM DISC BRAKE 12 BOLT

Price: US $16,575.00 Item location: West Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Chevelle
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 84,244
  • VIN: 136678BXXXXX
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 327 L79
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle

HELLO, UP FOR AUCTION IS A EXCEEDINGLY RARE NUMBERS MATCHING 1968 CHEVELLE CONVERTIBLE HIGH HORSEPOWER L79 BENCH SEAT 4 SPEED CAR WITH FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING AND 84,000 ORIGINAL MILES. THE HIGH REVVING RPO L79 327 HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS "THE BEST OVERALL CHEVY SMALL BLOCK OF THE 60'S " AND WAS FOUND IN LIMITED NUMBERS FROM 1965-1968 ONLY IN CORVETTE, NOVA, EL CAMINO AND CHEVELLE. HORSEPOWER AND PERFORMANCE FROM L79 EQUIPPED CHEVELLES MATCHED OR EXCEEDED THAT OF MANY BIG BLOCK MUSCLECARS OF THE ERA. THIS CHEVELLE WAS SPECIAL ORDERED WITH WHAT COULD BEST BE DESCRIBED AS THE ULTIMATE FACTORY SLEEPER OF ITS TIME WITH THE ORIGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING EP SUFFIX CODE L79, ORIGINAL M21 CLOSE RATIO MUNCIE 4 SPEED, CORRECT CF CODE 12 BOLT POSI REAR, ORIGINAL FACTORY CORVETTE STYLE 4 PISTON POWER DISC BRAKES, SUPER RARE ROLLER TACH GAUGE PACKAGE, MANUAL STEERING AND TOP. ESSENTIALLY WITH A LIGHT WEIGHT SMALL BLOCK, THIS CAR WAS THE BEST HANDLING, BEST STOPPING AND ARGUABLY ONE OF BEST BALANCED PERFORMANCE 1968 CHEVELLE CONVERTIBLES THAT THE AVERAGE CONSUMER COULD HAVE ORDERED. TO CONTINUE ON THE SLEEPER THEME OF THIS CAR, THE ORIGINAL OWNER CHECKED OFF ON HIS SPECIAL ORDERED CAR A BENCH SEAT, AM/FM RADIO, FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING AND SPINNER HUBCAPS. ALL THIS PERFORMANCE WAS HIDDEN UNDER A FLAT HOOD MALIBU BODY TO WIN AT THE TRACK AND DRIVE HOME IN AIR CONDITIONED COMFORT. VERY COOL INDEED! HAVING BEEN OFF THE ROAD AND STORED SINCE THE EARLY 1980'S, THIS NUMBERS MATCHING PROJECT MUSCLECAR WILL NEED FULL AND COMPLETE MECHANICAL, BODY AND COSMETIC RESTORATION. THE ORIGINAL ENGINE WAS REMOVED AND DRY STORED FOR DECADES, WHILE RETAINING ITS VALUABLE ORIGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING CARBURETOR AND DISTRIBUTOR. THE ENGINE TURNS OVER BY HAND, BUT WILL NEED TO BE FRESHENED UP, ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE DRIVETRAIN. THE ENGINE WAS COSMETICALLY PLACED BACK IN THE ENGINE BAY FOR EASE OF SHIPPING. THE CLEAN TRANSFERABLE TITLE FROM 1980 SHOWS 81,135 MILES WITH THE ODOMETER SHOWING 84,244 GIVING EVERY INDICATION OF BEING ORIGINAL MILES BEFORE 30 PLUS YEARS OF STORAGE. THIS IS A VERY RARE HIGH PERFORMANCE MUSCLECAR. ONLY 4082 L79 CHEVELLES WERE PRODUCED IN THE FINAL YEAR OF L79 AVAILABILITY. OF THOSE, PERHAPS ONLY IN THE HUNDREDS WERE CONVERTIBLES BASED ON EXTRAPOLATING A PERCENTAGE OF ALL CHEVELLE PRODUCTION. AND OF THOSE ONLY A HANDFUL MAY HAVE BEEN ORDERED WITH FACTORY AIR AND THE PERFORMANCE OPTIONS OF THIS CAR. IN ADDITION, VERY FEW STILL RETAIN THE ORIGINAL DRIVETRAIN. THE ONLINE L79 REGISTRY ONLY SHOWS ONE DOCUMENTED 1968 CHEVELLE L79 CONVERTIBLE ON ITS LIST AND IT IS THIS CAR. IF YOU ARE AN ENTHUSIAST OF RARE ICONIC MUSCLECARS AND WOULD ENJOY RESTORING A CAR WITH AN EXTREMELY FAVORABLE UPSIDE POTENTIAL IN VALUE AND EXCLUSIVITY, ALONG WITH A DOCUMENTED NUMBERS MATCHING DRIVETRAIN, THEN THIS CAR WARRANTS YOUR ATTENTION, SO DON'T MISS OUT! THIS IS A 10 DAY AUCTION ALLOWING AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO RESEARCH AND ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU BID. PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS BY EBAY MAIL OR SIMPLY CALL ME DIRECTLY AT 302-584-7885. THIS IS A RARE L79 CHEVELLE NEEDING FULL RESTORATION. PLEASE BID ONLY IF YOU WISH TO RESTORE THIS CAR TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS AND WILL BE PLEASED WHEN YOU RECEIVE A CAR NEEDING FULL RESTORATION. THIS CAR IS FOR SALE LOCALLY AND I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME. THANK YOU FOR REVIEWING MY AUCTION AND BEST OF SUCCESS WITH YOUR BID!