1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE - MATCHING #'s 427/390 Big Block No Reserve

Price: US $27,500.00 Item location: Lindenhurst, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: L36 Convertible
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 29,000
  • VIN: 194678S422887
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 427
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1968 Chevrolet Corvette L36 Convertible

DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF COMPLETING THE AUCTION!!!

DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF COMPLETING THE AUCTION!!!

DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF COMPLETING THE AUCTION!!!

Hopefully we have that out of the way, a little about this great car.

I have set this up as a no reserve auction

1968 Corvette Convertible L36 427 CI Big Block 390 HP Matching numbers engine and transmission that the car was made with. Protect O Plate still attached to the original owners manual. 29,000 on the odometer, true mileage unknown.

Before you bid - Please Read the description, please look at the picture here and at the Google link. If you can come look at the car in person, please do so. Again, do not bid on the car if you have no intention or don't have the means to complete the auction.

Car is an Original car with a beautiful original color paint job. Paint is fantastic with a ~1 inch scratch on the driver's side rear quarter panel (see picture). Chrome, emblems and Stainless are original and show a bit of age and patina. Tires are new red line radials (215's) on correct Kelsey Hayes AG 15x7 rims. Interior is original, seat are black and in decent condition, top was recently replaced and is fairly new. Topside of car looks great. The underside and engine compartment are not detailed. The Corvette runs, drives and stops. The Car always starts, the exhaust note sounds great (I have a video that I can share of the car running to hear the note), the car was just aligned and it drives straight. Car is a great cruiser and can be driven all day long. This is a good unmolested original car that has a very nice looking finish. Emissions mechanicals have been removed and are missing.

History of the car that I can piece together:

Purchased New on July 8th 1968 By Mark S Millard of Factory Pond Rd, Locust Valley New York. Car was sold new by Midtown Chevrolet - Pontiac, GMC of 1775 Broadway New York, NY

By 1980 the car was owned by John Kuchtuk Jr. of Mecox Road Southhampton N.Y.

By 2009 the car was owned by collector Michael O'Shaughnessy of Pine Edge Place Dix Hills NY 11746 until his death when his wife brokered the car and I bought it.

Options:

Paint: Silverstone Silver - 986

Trim: STD. Black Interior - Base and Black Top

AM/FM Radio - U69, $172.75, 24,609 cars had this option

Speed Warning Indicator - U15, $10.55, 3,453 cars had this option

Tilt / Telescopic Steering Column

Power Windows - A31, $57.95, 7,065 cars had this option

Power Brakes - J50, $42.15, 9,559 cars had this option

Engine 427 ci 390hp - L36, $200.15, 7,717 cars had this option

Telescopic Steering Wheel - N36, $42.15, 6,447 cars had this option

Alarm System - UA6, $26.35, 388 cars had this option (only evidence is key hole on rear facia)

Gauge Cluster : Fuel Gauge Works,,Water Temp Gauge - Works Occasionally, Clock - Doesn't Work, Oil Pressure Gauge works, Battery - Works Occasionally, Seat Belt indicator works and shut off works, Wiper indicator override light works, Door Ajar light works. The vacuum system Headlights and Wiper doors work.

Here is a link to many more pictures:

drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1IycWIEz0AfSzdfZVRYU0xEOE0?usp=sharing

(Add https:// before drive.google)

VIN: 194678S422887

1 - Chevrolet

94 - Corvette

67 - Convertible

8 - 1968

S -St. Louis Mo Assembly Plant

422887 - Car ID # This number can be stamped into the Engine and the Transmission. Car built late May/ Early June 1968.

Enigne ID Stamping - T0603IL 18S422887 - the IL confirms the 427 Cubic Inch 390 Brake Horse power motor, Rochester Q-Jet 4 barrel carburetor (7028209), Hydraulic Lifters, 460 lbs of ft torque at 3600 RPM's, 4.251 x 3.76 Bore & Stroke, 10.25:1 Compression ration

Transmission - Muncie 4 Speed

Wheelbase 98 Inches, Overall length of car 182.1 Inches, Overall Width of car 69.2 Inches

A few Items that should be mentioned, none of these impede use and enjoyment of the car:

Parking brake needs to be lubricated for easier release

Drivers side hood hinge release under bumpy road conditions and needs adjustment

Steering wheel has one crack at 6 O'Clock

Front windshield is starting to delaminate on the sides.

Gauges - Battery and Water temp need to be looked at.

Tank build sheet maybe in place on the tank's left side (See photo to make your guess), but would be up to new owner to prove out.

1968 was the first year for the Mako shark body style, the car also did not come with any Stingray Sting ray insignia or emblems.

Winning Bidder is requested to make a $500 Deposit with 24 Hours of the auction ends. The winning bidder is responsible for the transportation and shipping of the vehicle. Car is be sold as/is where is.

Good Luck Bidding andremember

DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF COMPLETING THE AUCTION!!!

DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF COMPLETING THE AUCTION!!!

DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION OF COMPLETING THE AUCTION!!!