Viva Las Vegas Autos Verified Data...
Standard Black Vinyl
327ci / 300hp
GM Turbo Hydra-matic 3 Speed Automatic
Viva Las Vegas Autos Presents...
An absolutely stunning, fully restored 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with a 3 Speed Automatic Transmission, built purely for every classic Corvette enthusiast. When this car arrived at our shop, The immediate response was "Wow". The low rumble of it's beefy 327ci V8 draws eyes in it's direction to be met with an exquisite classic. With a brand new set of Rally Rims and fresh paint, it has an immediate demand for attention everywhere it goes.
Viva Las Vegas Autos Known History...
This 1968 Corvette has had a full restoration performed. First, the engine was replaced with a new 327ci Small block engine (code 3914678-1968, 327ci, 300hp OE replacement), which was an exact fit to this car's original 3-speed automatic transmission (code k- GM Turbo Hydra-matic). This Corvette has been freshly repainted Rally Red, rather than its original color of British Green (color code 983). The Interior was professionally re-upholstered in combination of vinyl and leather, which was the original standard equipment on this Vehicle (code STD). Also, the convertible top was replaced with a black OE style top. The entire suspension system has been replaced, again with OE suspension.
1968 is the first year of the C3 Corvette, and subtelty is not a characteristic used to describe it. It is a brutal, masculine machine, borrowing from no one as a mechanical achievement on America's list of auto-endeavors. Very few changes were made in the drivetrain and chassis from previous years, but that is only a fault if they're inadequate- They're not. With transmissions that shift effortlessly, powered by an absolute behemoth of an engine, one would find themselves hitting the gas on any slight opportunity, just because they couldn't keep their hands off the shifter. A lower center of gravity, 1-inch wider wheels, and a 0.7 inch wider track created a safety precaution in the C3 to significantly reduce understeer.
While Chevrolet re-fashioned the outside of the 1968 Corvette, they rearranged the inside too. The instrument panel was modified in an aircraft tradition, giving the driver the impression that they are sitting in a cockpit of their very own rocket-sled. The stunning guages on a flat-black background and subtle bright trim create an intimate interior. The parking brake was moved from a knee-knocking position under the dash to the center console between the seats, and the convertible top opens and closes more securely than ever before.
Viva Las Vegas Autos Preparations...
Whenever we buy a classic car like this, our first steps of getting it ready for market are through a thorough visual, mechanical and functional inspection. We get in every car, turn every knob, and push every button to ensure that it works. The convertible soft-top easily maneuvers up and down, locking in to place securely. The interior is in excellent condition. The seats are in great condition and were most likely a part of the restoration process as well, as they seem like they are newly re-upholstered. The flooring is new. All of the gauges are original and in near perfect condition with minor signs of wear. The dash has no cracks or discoloration from the sun. the windows roll up and down efforlessly, and the rubber guides that normally crack and dry up are supple. The windshield wiper blades were not working- We fixed that. The windshield wiper door was not setting in properly- We fixed that too. We upgraded the wheels to OEM Rally Wheels to add to its already praised curb appeal. The previous owner did a terrific job on his restoration, as these were some of the only things that actually needed to be done to the car.
When any vehicle arrives at our shop, the first thing we do is put in on a lift and do a quick power-wash of the undercarriage. This frees the car of any dirt and grime undereath, as well as revealing any mechanical issues that need to be attended to. We could tell that this car had been restored very recently, as every bolt under the engine and transmission were freshly tightened, and the car shows virtually no signs of leaks.
1 Division : Chevrolet
94 Series : Corvette
67 Body Style : 2 dr Convertible
8 Model Year : 1968
S Assembly Plant : St. Louis, Missouri
406957 : Production Number
This 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327 is a true icon of it's era. The entire car has gone through a careful restoration, and meets the standard of any Corvette Enthusiast. It needs absolutely nothing to be enjoyed and driven by its new owner. Take your time and sift through ALL of our photos to make your own assessment of how truly remarkable this Corvette is.
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Viva Las Vegas Autos Note from the Owner...
I am a â€œused car dealerâ€ but before that, Iâ€™m an automobile enthusiast. I love original, rare and high quality modified vintage and modern cars. Over the past 15 years Iâ€™ve been in business, I have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles as well. I specialize in and I am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners.
I have an experienced eye for quality and Iâ€™ve discovered that my preferred buyers can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer. Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, the buyer, that this is an above average, exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, it probably wonâ€™t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.
With just four employees and no sales people, I realize how unusual a â€œdealershipâ€ like mine may be at a first glance. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner. First we do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and hope nothing escapes our methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly â€œrightâ€ will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, but a happy customer that says good things about Viva Las Vegas Autos. Moreover, it allows us to describe the car with ease and confidence, something that simply is not possible unless we think it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction so you donâ€™t get a headache over the vehicle.
After the vehicle is fully checked over and made whole at any level it needs to be, we researches its history, documents, documenting originality and authenticity. Historical significance, rarity, special features, possible modifications, and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 200 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and Iâ€™ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they meticulously clean. Reconditioning can sometimes take several days as we do all that we can within reason to get our vehicles in tip top condition visually and cosmetically. We do Way more than just a cheap detail. Our details are more like refurbishing to as close to new as we can possibly get our vehicles.
Usually, Iâ€™ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If itâ€™s a fast car, we film it going fast. If itâ€™s a 4x4 youâ€™ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, working sound system and watch gauges operation as well.
No â€œdealer,â€ on-line or in the real world, takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, the buyer, with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, unable to touch or feel their purchase that my vehicle is for real and what I say is an honest assessment. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact. I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.
If you have any questions at all, please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offer is serious, youâ€™ll find me the most accommodating business partner youâ€™ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or â€œwhat is my bottom lineâ€ I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually make an offer, I will happily quote you a liberal suggested retail price â€“ a number we both know will not buy the car so, donâ€™t waste your time, or mine. I am after all, a â€œused car dealer.â€â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹
Viva Las Vegas Autos Terms of Sale...
This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.
Third party, pre-purchase vehicle inspections are welcome BEFORE the auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may have BEFORE YOU BID and BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS . . . THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to stop by for a demonstration.
A $1000 non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction. NO Exceptions! We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.
Full payment must be received within four (4) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, direct deposit or cash in person are acceptable but BANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERRED for US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, Doug Williams. M/Os will NEVER be accepted. CHECKS IN ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.
Free and clear title is in seller's possession and will be transferred upon payment in full and accepted delivery of the automobile. By Nevada State Law, Dealers have up to 30 days to delivery titles due to auction and floorline title housing.
Important: Winning bidders for automobile transactions are not obligated to purchase nor is the seller obligated to sell to any winning bidder according to eBay's policies, see (pages.ebay.com/help/policies/non-binding-bid.html). Bidders that win an auction and then do not pay, spoil the integrity of the eBay experience and cause sellers to incur additional costs and losses due to the non-paying bidders negligence and disregard for honest dealings. If you win this auction and we collect your non-refundable deposit via credit card, Paypal or any other means, you agree to waive your right to claim your deposit back with any arbitration to your bank, credit card issuer or PayPal.
If you do not intend to complete this purchase, DO NOT BID.
If your User ID contact information is not up to date on eBay, DO NOT BID until you correct it. We cancel bids when we find contact information invalid.
If you bid just to see what a reserve is then cancel your bid, we will immediately cancel your ability bid on any of our auctions in the future.
We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, just like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, so don't play irresponsibly online, we don't.
We will happily do whatever is required to assist a legitimate bidder that intends to purchase the vehicle with their transaction.
This vehicle is sold AS-IS, with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, it is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, scratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.
When you bid, you understand and agree to these terms.
Please call Doug @ 702-353-7500 with ANY questions. Email: Doug@VivaLasVegasAutos.com Sales tax, Smog and title fees may be applicable to Nevada residents. A Document Fee of $250.00 will be added to the closing auction price. An Optional 15 Day Drive Away Permit is available for $18.25. New eBay bidders with (0) feedback or international bidders must make contact by email or phone at least 2 hours before bidding. We reserve the right to cancel bids if necessary to protect our clients.
Research for this ad was done with all due diligence toward an accurate presentation of the facts. All information herein represents our sincere effort to be correct. If we have made any obvious errors or provided information later found to be inaccurate, it is still your responsibility to inspect the pictures for verification. Descriptive words like "perfect" or "flawless" are subjective opinions because nothing is perfect; flaws are inevitable. If you question what you see, feel free to inspect our vehicles in person or by a professional inspection service strictly prior to the close of this auction. Post auction inspections are unacceptable and we reserve the right to sell to the follow up bidder immediately.
Viva! Las Vegas Autos, Inc.
707 Yucca St.
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Office Line - 702-889-VIVA (8482)
Fax Line - 702-889-8486
Dlr # 26850
Direct Line - 702-353-7500
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Don't Worry eBay! Please let us know if you see our vehicles under listings of obvious question or if you receive a "Second Chance Offer" with any e-mail other than ours. You can easily recognize the crooks with the stupid low "Buy it Now" price and the direct e-mails off the eBay system. They'll never disclose a telephone number or address either. If they won't talk to you, return a call or can't send you a copy of a title to the vehicle... DON'T SEND THEM MONEY or fall for their sneaky e-mails and redirects attempting to get your seller ID and password.
We'll make sure the auction completes & DOES NOT happen off of eBay!
We wouldn't want eBay to think we're trying to circumvent their fees!
Keeping our clients safe and Getting positive feedback is CRITICAL to us!
Almost as critical as eBay's enforcement of their circumventing fees policy.
A Note for Potential Victims
Be Sure to ask about our Available Warranties
Some vehicles may qualify for the Premier Warranties of AUL.