1968 Chevrolet Corvette L79 Convertible 327ci / 350hp
Price: US $26,000.00 Item location: Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 20,700
- VIN: 194678S42xxxx
- Color: Safari Yellow
- Engine size: 5.4L 327Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Chevrolet Corvette1968 Chevrolet Corvette L79 Convertible 327ci / 350hp
We've decided to sell our car! I have brought it back to it's original glory over the last few years. We bought this car in May 2006 and it was in poor condition, nd it didn't even have the engine in it! Well, 've rebuilt the engine and brought it back to being correct as it was originally. Below is a detailed, ut not complete, ist of some of the work done and where it is at now. It has been appraised and insured by Haggerty Ins at $35,500.00, he bidding starts at only $26,000!!!! We can do a Skype session as a preview of the car before you make a drive of a considerable distance. Thanks!
I bought this car in May 2006 as a project car. I have the original auction print-outs and documentation from the sale on eBay. I also have all receipts and photos documenting all my work since the purchase date. I've put $1K's and countless man hours (blood and sweat) into the car, ut we are willing to part with it for this outstanding price! Below is a list that is as accurate and truthful as possible to my knowledge. I have only driven this car about 1,500 miles since the engine re-build. Odometer shows ~21,000 miles, ut I'd assume it has been rolled (~121,000). The tripmeter and odometer both work, ut the trip reset does not, have a new trip reset cable. All gauges work on dash. Speedometer has slight bounce at lower speeds. Mileage may be slightly more as I continue to drive it on the nice days when I have the opportunity.
All original, umbers matching, xcept for the engine block, nd heads which are period correct.(full details below)
Original option was 327ci / 350hp L79 convertible with Muncie-22 Rock Crusher 4-speed transmission and 3:70positractionrear-end. Car came standard with no power brakes, o power steering, nd no A/C. Standard black interior with Safari Yellow paint.
Trim Tag information:
M09, RIM STD, 84 PAINT Safari Yellow with Standard Black vinyl Interior.
Block # 25GM 3970010 4-bolt main(period correct1969 Corvette 350/350 L46)Pistons TRW# GM633/634 (bored) L2304 060
Heads 327 double-hump/fuelie heads, atching date codes E2170 G870 with 74cc chambers and 2.02/1.60 valves (period correct)
Federal Mogul performance Camshaft # CS-179R, ockers # R-826, ifters # HT-817, ushrods # RP-3093
Carburetor Rochester-Qjet 650cfm 4-barrel (original)
Intake (number-matching original)
(engine has ~9.7:1CR)
Transmission main case casting# 3925660, ide cover casting# 3884685 (number-matching original documented Muncie-22 4-speed Rock Crusher!!!)
Rear-end 3:70positraction# 3571575 (number-matching original)
All new 'correct' wire harnesses with fiber optics, ll new brake stainless steel system starting with the master cylinder to the rotors, original) Kelsey-Hayes rally wheels with new trim rings and (original restored) GM derby caps, irestone Indy 500 tires, ebuilt suspension with original components blasted and powder coated with 'as-original' replacement parts including rubber bushings and all the nuts and bolts, he rear-end was cleaned powder coated and re-assembled with original spec GM lubricants, he transmission has not been re-built but shifts smooth and makes no noise, he dual exhaust is an aluminized 2-1/2" tubing coming from Hooker Comp headers and going to FlowMaster40 mufflers to the correct chrome exhaust tips, he seats have been restored with correct black basket-weave vinyl, ushions, nd springs, ew door panels as correct from Corvette America using the re-worked original door hardware, he car was stripped and all chips/cracks in the body were repaired as needed. It was then re-primed and re-painted the correct Safari Yellow (Akzo-Nobel paint with lifetime warranty through Victory Chevrolet in Madison, C), ll dash items work to include the clock, ew correct radiator hoses, eater core, uel pump, uel sending unit, uel line from pump to carb (fuel lines to tank have not been replaced), ew HEI mechanical tach distributor (I still have the original points distributor), mm high performance plug wires, have added an electric cooling fan with thermostat to help keep the engine running cool (this fan is inside the original fan shroud and only comes on after engine shutdown on hot southern days), nd correct floor mats. New rocker panels (waiting on back-ordered uppers to arrive to install them onto car), ew door panels and vapor barriers using restored original trim components, ew chrome parts, tc. are also included. 90% of the items purchased to restore this car were purchased through Volunteer Vette Products. I also have the heat shield/sound deadener and carpet for the interior, long with weather stripping, acuum hoses, xtra bulbs, park plugs, nd numerous other misc hardware/items. Upon pick-up of the vehicle you may take any/all parts associated with this car. A new car cover, rom Corvette America, lso comes with the car. All original window glass is still in the car.
I have all my receipts, anuals, esearch information, D with photos of my work, nd contacts to go with the car for the new owner. This car is about 95% complete! Install the included interior, ncluded seals, ncluded vacuum hoses, nd replace a few trim items as needed and this will be a great 1-of-a-kind show car that you can drive! It's never driven in poor weather and is kept in an insulated garage. It runs and sounds great with a lot of power!
The frame is solid. I've wire-brushed everything and 'knocked' it and obtained solid 'sound' finding no rust holes or thin spots. The 'bird-cage' is in great condition as well. If anyone would like to see more photos please send me your email address I have hundreds on my PhotoBucket site, r I can email specific photos requested.
I will be glad to answer any and all questions as clearly and quickly as possible.
- do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers