1968 Corvette Convertible "1 of lowest actual miles/original cars left 39,653 mi
Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 39,653
- VIN: 194678S403067
- Color: Maroon
- Engine size: 327
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Windows, Factory removable Hard top, Corvette Floor Mats (2), Power Brakes, AM/FM Radio, 4/Speed Manual synchro-mesh Transmission, Posi-traction rear end, Red Line Tires
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4-Speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Chevrolet CorvetteSpectacular 100% matching numbers 327/300hp/4/Speed/2 tops, M/FM, /W,P Disc Brakes.
Exterior Color: Corvette Maroon
Interior: Black (Original and in incredible condition)
Hardtop: Corvette Cordovan Maroon (Paint Code 992) 3374 Corvette Cps & Convertibles in 68.
Soft Top: Black (Original 1968 Soft Top)
Serial Number: 194678S403067
Check out the 2 short videos of myself & Rick taking this 68 Vette out for a "little exercise" It is a joy to drive. It was a nice day so we took the car for a few more miles and at 75mph the car runs "AS NEW"
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If you want to know the lowest acceptable price, lease pick up the phone and call me at954-873-6495.(9:00am-9:00pm, astern Standard Time)
I am not really into entering cars into Car shows, have entered 2 cars on 2 separate occasions at Pebble Beach and did take a 1st Place in my class one time.
However with very little time and money, think this Corvette could achieve a Bloomington Gold Certification,or anNCRS Top Flight award,or possiblythe coveted Triple Crown designation.
These manuals and instructions will be included with the purchase of this 68 Corvette.
1968 Corvette owner's manual and clear plastic pouch, 968 Corvette assembly manual, nstruction card on how to over-ride the windshield wipers and wiper doors and the headlamp over-ride control.
Jacking instructions and posi-traction warningwith instructions.
"Corvette '68... all different all over". That's the quote from the sales brochure for the redesigned 1968 Corvette. The body was completely redesigned with the coupe losing it's fastback window but gaining a removable back window and removable t-tops for that almost convertible feel.
The chassis itself did not change much from the 1967 model. The new hidden wipers and hidden headlights are vacuum operated instead of electrical. Door openers now use a push button to open and a push in handle to pull the door, his was only used on the 1968 model.
The new auxilliary top for the convertible has a glass rear window. The new standard automatic was the 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic instead of the 2-speed PowerGlide used previously. A new fiber-optic monitoring system was added to the dash and "Astro-Ventilation" was added to improve the airflow in the cabin.
The '68 Vette did not have the "Sting Ray" badging on it anywhere, t would return in '69 as "Stingray". 1968 was also the year that Zora Arkus-Duntov was named Chief Engineer of the Corvette.
The XP-755 concept car, lso known as the Mako Shark, as designed by Larry Shinoda under the direction of General Motors Styling and Design head Bill Mitchel in 1961, s a concept for future Chevrolet Corvette production cars.
A great deal of the Mako Shark Corvette can be seen in the design oftheall new 1968Corvette.
I was privileged to know both Bill and Larry on a personal basis. Both were instrumental in keeping GM a world leader in auto production for many, any years.
Bill Mitchell with Mako Shark II
Decoding this 1968 Corvette serial number
1 (First Digit) - Make/Manufacturer. 1 -Chevrolet
9(Second Digit) - Model series. 9 - Corvette
4(Third Digit) - Engine type. 4 - V8 Engine (all types)
37(Fourth and Fifth Digits). 37- Corvette Coupe / 67 - Corvette Convertible
8(Sixth Digit) - Model Year. 8 - 1968
S(Seventh Digit) - Vehicle Assembly Location. S - St. Louis, issouri
403067(Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) - Plant Sequence Numbers
Engine: 327cid V-8/300HP "This is the engine that was in this car when it left the Factory in St. Louis"
Stamped on the front of the block is the last 6 digits of this cars serial number(see photo)
The numbers are also correct on the Muncie Transmission & original factory posi-traction rear end.
Transmission: 4/Speed Muncie Synchromesh "This is the transmission that was in this car when itleft the Corvette Factory in St. Louis, issouri"
Differential:3:36Posi-Traction "This is the rear end that was in this car when it left St. Louis"
Carburetor: Original Factory Rochester 4bbl Q-Jet. (professionally rebuilt)
Alternator: Original Factory One & Charging system works perfect
Corvette Black Floor Mats: They are new but are correct replacement original type
Seat Belts: This Corvette still has both of it's original factory seat belts that came with the car..
There is a huge difference when you see a car described as "Correct Engine" or "Correct DateCoded Engine" than when you read a car described as "This is the engine that was in this carwhen it left the factory" This is as good as it gets!
Mileage: 39,653 The mileage on this car is ACTUAL and the title is a notarized Ohio title thatstates"ACTUAL MILEAGE" on the notarized title.The winning bidder will also receive an Actual mileageodometer affidavit.
Your probably wondering, How is it possible for a Corvette to be almost 48 years old and onlyhave 39,653 miles?" .....That translates into an average of 826 miles a year!
This car has had just two private owners and for the past 17 years it has been kept in a Car Capsuleinflated clear bubble cocoon. The air inside the bubble is constantly being exchanged thanks to a small air pump that runs 24/7, 65 days a year. (No Humidity & dust & dirt free)
It was painted just one time nearly 20 years ago with single stage paint and several coats of clearand the paint still looks fabulous. It was painted the original factory color, ordovan Maroon.
There are 2 small areas on the hood that have been touched up. If this car meets the low reserve price,I will have the entire hood repainted and perfectly color matched. Our painter has 50+ years ofexperience and is a real professional and master painter.
We could not find anywhere where the body has ever been repaired on this car nor could wefind anypatches in the fiberglass. I checked insidethe 4wheel wells and no evidence of any repair work.
The Chrome is stunning on this car!
The vinyl covered hardtop is the ORIGINAL factory hardtop that came with this car in Excellent condition.
The Black soft top is the Original one and it does NOT need to be replaced. (no cuts or tears)It is in incredible condition, he back window is still clear, he top frame is excellent as are all thechromed top hold downs.
Look carefully how nice and original the engine bay is...really AMAZING.
There are TWO things that you can NOT buy in a vintage car!
They are low original documented mileage and ORIGINALTY.
THIS CAR HAS BOTH!
It still has it's original factory SMOG pump with all it's attachments. If you want to use it, ustputthe smallbelt back on the pulley and your in business.
The hideaway headlights and hideaway windshield wipers work correctly on vacuum producedwhen the engine is running. Check out the short video.
I forgot to take a video of the hideaway headlights but they work correctly.
The engine starts up easily the first time....every time. It does not smoke, eak, rip or run hot,
The transmission shifts perfect withNO grinding noises...all the synchros are excellent as isthe clutch.
The emergency brake works perfect and when the emergency brake is set, he red warninglights comes on to remind you the brake is set.
The linkage, hifter, hifter bootand ball look "as New" and are original as is the center console.
The black dash is original, antastic condition and is not faded.
The brakes were all redone and work terrific...when you apply the brakes hard with your hands offthe steering wheel the car does not pull to the right or the left.
The original carpeting and the carpeted area behind the seatsis beautiful.
The 3 storage compartments behind the seat look like they have not been used...the one directlybehind the Driver's seat holds the battery....cables are mint and there is a small battery shut-off knob.
The gauges are original, ery clear and all the gauges work correctly.
The cigarette lighter works and the ash tray looks like it has not been used.
All 4 headlights are the original T-3 headlights that came in this car.
All 4 taillight lenses are stamped 1962 and are original to this car.
The Front two parking light lenses are stamped 1962 and are original to this car.
The clock works but has a tendency to run slow. If you want any old clock to keep accurate time,just remove the clock and send it to one of the guys who advertise in Hemmings every month.Send them your clock & $100 and you'll receive your clock back with a modern quartz movementinside...but your clock will look the same on the outside.
You can do the same with this original AM/FM radio. Send it in to one of the vintage audio shops and you'll get your radio back with a Modern Stereo great sounding system inside but your radio youstill appear to be original in appearance.
The power windows work to perfection and all the glass appears to be all original.
The exhaust system was replaced when the car was repainted the one and only time. The tailpipes, ufflers and resonators were all replaced.
The floorboard & rear panels are all original.
The undercarriage is not rusted and is original.
If it sounds like we love this car...your correct and so will anyone who loves and appreciatesjust how special it is to own an original and actual low mileage all matching numbers Corvette.
If I didn't already have 2 1968 Vettes in my personal collection, here is no way I wouldever offer this car for sale. One of my 68's is a Black 2/top 427/435hp 4/speed Corvette Convertible.Yes, t's worth more $ than this car but for drive ability, his car hands down is a lot morepleasurable to drive.
The problem with the big block, igh horsepower Corvettes is that the 427 or 454 enginesput out so much heat that after 20 minutes you feel like your driving in a Sauna. Also, heextra 400 pounds of weight over the front wheels results in a Corvette that doesn't handleas well as the small block cars.
Corvette Codes for this 1968 Corvette
Engine Suffix: HE= 327cid V-8/300HP/ 4/Speed Manual transmission
Cylinder Head Number: 3917291= 327cid/300hp
Carburetor: Rochester Q-Jet 7028207 for 327cid/300HP/Manual Transmission
Distributor Number: 1111194= 327/300hp
Alternator: 1100693= 327/300hp
Posi-traction Rear: AM=3:36-1
MSRP of this car was $5,187.20 (plus shipping)
Base Price of 1968 Corvette Convertible: $4,320.00 (plus freight from St. Louis,MO to your dealer)
Available options for 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
1968 Chevrolet Corvette OptionsCodeDescriptionPrice898Genuine Leather Seats$79.00A01Soft-Ray Tinted Windows (all glass)$15.80A02Soft-Ray Tinted Windshield$10.55A31Power Windows$57.95A82Headrests$42.15A85*Shoulder Belts$26.35C07Auxiliary Hardtop$231.75C08Vinyl Covering$52.70C50Rear Window Defroster$31.60C60Air Conditioning$412.90F41Special Front & Rear Suspension$36.90G763.36:1 Optional Rear Axle Ratio$2.20G81Positraction Rear Axle$46.35G963.55:1 Optional Rear Axle Ratio$2.20G972.73:1 Optional Rear Axle Ratio$2.20J50Power Brakes$42.15J56Special Heavy-Duty Brakes$384.45K66Transistor Ignition System$73.75L36427-cid/390-hp V8$200.15L68427-cid/400-hp V8$305.50L71427-cid/435-hp V8$437.10L79327-cid/350-hp V8$105.35L88427-cid/430-hp V8 (560-hp actual)$947.90L89Aluminum Cylinder Heads for Engine Option L71$368.65M204-Speed Manual Transmission$184.30M214-Speed Close-Ratio Manual Transmission$184.30M22Heavy-Duty 4-Speed Close-Ratio Manual Transmission$236.30M40Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission$226.45N11Off Road Exhaust System$36.90N36Telescopic Steering Column$42.15N40Power Steering$94.80P01Bright Metal Wheel Covers$57.95PT6F70 x 15 Redline Tires$31.30PT7F70 x 15 White Sidewall Tires$31.35U15Speed Warning Indicator$10.55U69AM-FM Radio$172.75U79AM-FM Stereo Radio$278.10UA6Alarm System$26.35
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
The car is for sale locally in South Floridaand we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. If you wish to discuss the lowest acceptable price...PLEASE...DO NOT write us and say "What is your lowest price?"
Instead, all us at954-873-6495and we will be happy to discuss that with you.
The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. The car is garage kept in Boca Raton, lorida
Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, e can arrange to have a qualified, ndependent, rofessional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.
This 1968Chevrolet Corvette Roadsterturns heads &causes a sensation whereverit's driven!Shipping: If you need help shipping this car in the U.S. or anywhere else in this world, will be happy to put you in direct contact with Mary Olson who has been our sole shipping person for not only us, ut for several of my friends who own car museums. She is honest, eliable, ependable and gives great personal service. She has arranged shipping for myself and several of my friends of more than 3000 cars over the past 10 years.Twenty First Century Auctions has been selling fine Late model sports cars, intage and collectible cars on EBAYMOTORS since March of 2000 and we have a 100% feedback rating.Even in this very tough economic times where real estate has tumbled down a very steep hill....vintage cars...the real ones...the pedigreed cars in great restored or near perfect original condition continue to hold value and in most instances appreciate.
Invest your money in something you just don't "Put in the Bank" but something you can "Drive to the bank and anywhere else you might choose to do with your family & friends."Why not have fun with your money? ...enjoy your life and know that when you wake up in the morning your dollars are still safe in your garage or warehouse and haven't evaporated into thin air!
I asked Jerry while staying at his house in September of 1989, why do you now have over 1000 collectable cars?"He replied with a slight grin and replied "Should I buy more?" We made a 10 car deal involving V-12 Ferrarison a breakfast napkin at the Dobbs House restaurant in the Houston Hobby Airport just before I boarded my flight back to Miami, lorida...and that was Jerry J...having fun and wheelin & dealin 24/7...anywhere and anytime!Iconsidered my self veryprivileged to be close friends with the late Jerry J. Moore fromHouston,Texas. Jerry was a Real Estate Mogul and one of the largest owners of shopping centers in the world.I really miss my pal and think of him often.Jerry was also an avid car collector and amassed one of the largest and best vintage car collections on the Planet.If Jerry told me once....he probably told me over 100 times......"In case you forgot...remember..."You will never see a Brinks truck at a funeral service or a Hearse with a luggage rack at a cemetery!"He believed that at best, ife is uncertain and thatone should enjoy desert 1st.Car collecting is a family thing...everyone around the world admires and loves these great vintage and collectible cars.We have sold cars fromAustraliatoAlaska...FromChinatoSaudi Arabia.....FromManhattantoMoscow....and the hobby keeps growing & expanding all the time.Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250-$300 a year for a quality collectible like this. and you can buy full coverage!They usually require a garage and not more than 2500-3000miles a year put on the car.I recommend you only buy a car like this if you have a garage to keep it in.I always try and look for major flaws and mention them and try to point them out when I see something. If you call me I will go over the car with you in great detail...both inside and out. The couple of tiny flaws are too miniscule to show up in photos...but I'll be happy to point them out.Your welcome to come in person to inspect this car for yourself...hire anyone you like to come on your behalf....bring your Experts and magnifying glasses........see if you can find anything really negative worth mentioning...we tried and couldn't find anything other than what we stated in the description...maybe you can?We have tried diligently to find any MAJOR flaws in the paint, ody, nterior, echanical or electrical systems and have not been able to locate anything that we could list as a MAJOR problem in the description or that we haven't already mentioned.
I truly believe there is NO such thing as a "PERFECT" old car or even a late model car that has been driven, E ARE NOT making such a claim.....but this car comes close to perfection...ESPECIALLY when you consider it is almost 50 Years Old !
We are urging you toPLEASEcome and inspect the car in person, rive it or to hire an expert inspector to do this for you. AGAIN....Please do not ask us to recommend anyone....we want you to select & hire your own inspector.
If you wish to schedule an appointment to see this car, lease call me at954-873-6495....We would appreciate at least a 1-2 day notice. It is currently being stored inBoca Raton, L. It is started anddriven a few miles on occasionif it's a beautiful SUNNY day and allowed to warm up,possiblyonce a week.
This car is owned free and clear. After you speak with us on the phone, t is possible to have a scanned copy sent directly to you.
We know this is a Platinum investment collectable car..this is a car that you can still drive & enjoy and will increase in value...not decrease in value.....and if you chose to...you could drive it every day. We feel very strongly that a car like this will not only hold its value but in years to come will continue to appreciate.
Please don't buy a Museum quality car like this unless you have a garage to store it inside. We do notbelieve this carhas ever been left outside.
You can look at this car in bright outdoor sunlight or indoors under halogen or florescent light...it still looks spectacular....but don't take our word...PLEASE...come and check it out yourself. I don't like surprises. Our goal not's to give you any....this is a NO DISAPPOINTMENT collectibleclassic 1968two Top Chevrolet Corvette Roadster.
We don't "play games" We love when a car is inspected prior to meeting the reserve. We have no secrets and are proud of our 100% feedback rating...we have been selling great cars like this formore than15 years onEbaymotors.com.Please...do not e-mail us and ask "What is your reserve"Just call us and we can discuss money...the car...a trade...or whatever is on your mind.This car is also being advertised and marketed in other forms of media and if sold prior to having met it's reserve price and a deposit received, e reserve the right to cancel and end the auction early.Should the reserve price be met BEFORE receiving a deposit, e WILL NOT end the auction early and the highest ending bidder will own this incredible piece of automotive art andChevrolet Corvetteautomotive history.
Instead call me at954-873-6495....even if your calling fromAustralia,Europe orJapan. We will not e-mail you the reserve but will discuss it with you on the phone!
We are all car guys that are very easy to speak with...no Prima Donnas at this end...just car lovers that do this for the fun and passion of loving our hobby...for the past 50+ years!
We really do love the cars...a lot more than the $.
Once you speak with us...you'll agree...we are sincere and dedicated to this eternal love affair with the automobile
The reserve is set at a very, ery fair number...if you wish to discuss the amountplease don't write and ask "What is the reserve price"
Instead...please call us at954-873-6495..... Anytime between9:00 am ESTand 9:00pmEastern Standard Time,MondaythruSundaywould be great.I will not e-mail you what the lowest acceptable price is so PLEASE don'twrite and ask this question. In the past we would e-mail reserve prices but after this confidential information began to appear on blogs and in chat rooms, e decided to refrain from this practice. We will gladly give you this information on the phone!
As with all of our fine cars...we invite your and urge your personal inspection. If you see it....and drive it...you will buy it!SHIPPING: Many of my friends and fellow collectors have shipped literally 1000's of cars over the past many years...all with a great gal named Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transport...I will be happy to give you her e-mail & telephone & connect you up on a DIRECT basis with Mary and she can handle any shipping needs...this car should be shipped ENCLOSED!
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AS IS - NO WARRANTYThis vehicle is being sold as is, here is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, nd to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.There is no such thing as a "PERFECT" car...especially when dealing with vintage cars that are 25,35 and even 50 years old.Arranging for an independent third-party inspection is a great way to validate a seller's claims about a vehicle's condition. There are many companies and individuals who offer such a service. Of course your personal inspection and scrutiny are suggested and most welcomed.The seller has made a diligent effort to accurately describe this vehicle but does not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy of the above description.Bidders and prospective purchasers are urged and cautioned to conduct their own due diligence, ncluding a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser, efore contemplating a purchase or making a bid on this vehicle.In fact, e would welcome and encourage such an inspection, nd will make every effort to make the above described vehicle available at a time convenient to the perspective purchaser or their agentsWe charge NO fees of any type. NONE!We will help arrange to have your vehicle picked up on a bonded, icensed and insured carrier.There are no dealer fees or other charges and you are responsible to pay all sales taxes in your home state .Required payment is 20% within 72 hours and the balance in full within 7 days thereafter.If you buy a car from us and are not happy with something that is major in nature, lease call us and let us know. If we feel it's our fault, e are only too happy to discuss making a possible adjustment on the final agreed price.