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1968 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

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This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1968 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1968 Corvette research center.

1968 Corvette Factory Options

CODE: DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY: RETAIL PRICE:
19437 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 9,936 $4,663.00
19467 Base Corvette Convertible 18,630 $4,320.00
Genuine Leather Seats 2,429 $79.00
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows 17,635 $15.80
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield 5,509 $10.55
A31 Power Windows 7,065 $57.95
A82 Headrests 3,197 $42.15
A85 Custom Shoulder Belts (std. with coupes) 350 $26.35
C07
Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertibles) 8,735 $231.75
C08 Vinyl Covering (for auxiliary hardtop) 3,050 $52.70
C50 Rear Window Defroster 693 $31.60
C60 Air Conditioning 5,664 $412.90
F41 Special Front and Rear Suspension 1,758 $36.90
G81 Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios 27,008 $46.35
J50 Power Brakes 9,559 $42.15
J56 Special Heavy Duty Brakes 81 $384.45
K66 Transistor Ignition System 5,457 $73.75
L36 427 Cubic Inches, 390 Horsepower Engine 7,717 $200.15
L68 427 Cubic Inches, 400 Horsepower Engine 1,932 $305.50
L71 427 Cubic Inches, 435 Horsepower Engine 2,898 $437.10
L79 327 Cubic Inches, 250 Horsepower Engine 9,440 $105.35
L88 427 Cubic Inches, 430 Horsepower Engine 80 $947.90
L89 Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 624 $805.75
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 10,760 $184.35
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio 12,337 $184.35
M22 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, heavy-duty 80 $263.30
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission 5,063 $226.45
N11 Off Road Exhaust System 4,695 $36.90
N36 Telescopic Steering Column 6,477 $42.15
N40 Power Steering 12,364 $94.80
P01 Bright Metal Wheel Cover 8,971 $57.95
PT6 Red Stripe Tires, F70x15, nylon
11,686
$31.30
PT7 White Stripe Tires, F70x15, nylon 9,692 $31.30
UA6$ Alarm System 388 $26.35
U15 Speed Warning Indicator 3,453 $10.55
U69 AM-FM Radio 24,609 $172.75
U79 AM-FM Radio, stereo 3,311 $278.10
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (19437)
  • The base price of the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 327 cubic inch, 300 horsepower engine, a 3-speed manual transmission, and vinyl interior trim were included in the base price.
  • The 1968 Corvette wheelbase remained the same as the 1967 Corvette, and much of the former car’s chassis carried over, but the interior and exteriors were extensively redesigned.  Coupes featured removable roof T-tops and removable rear window.
  • Hidden headlights were operated by vacuum and raised/lowered into position, rather than being rotated electrically as they had been with the 1963-1967 models.
  • A light monitoring system was standard and utilized fiber optics to display functioning lamps on a central console display.
  • The 1968’s door opening mechanism, a spring-loaded finger plate, and separate release button were unique to the year.
Base Corvette Convertible (19467)
  • The base price of the 1968 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.
  • A 327 cubic inch, 300 horsepower engine, a 3-speed manual transmission, vinyl interior trim, and a convertible soft top were included in the base price.
  • The 1968 Corvette wheelbase remained the same as the 1967 Corvette, and much of the former car’s chassis carried over, but the interior and exteriors were extensively redesigned.
  • Hidden headlights were operated by vacuum and raised/lowered into position, rather than being rotated electrically as they had been with the 1963-1967 models.
  • A light monitoring system was standard and utilized fiber optics to display functioning lamps on a central console display.
  • The 1968’s door opening mechanism, a spring-loaded finger plate, and separate release button were unique to the year.
Genuine Leather Seats
  • Optional leather upgrade to replace the standard vinyl seats on the 1968 Corvette.
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows (A01)
  • Window tint applied to the upper portion of the windshield and all other windows.
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield (A02)
  • Factory window tint applied to the windshield only.
Power Windows (A31)
  • Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.
Headrests (A82)
  • A head restraint attached to the top of the seat for both safety and comfort.
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with coupe) (A85)
  • In addition to the standard lap safety belt that crosses over the shoulder for added safety.
  • The shoulder belt option was included with all Corvette coupes at no additional charge.  The option was also available on the Corvette convertible but at an additional cost.
Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertibles) (C07)
  • An optional hard-top that could be installed in lieu of the convertible top.
Vinyl Covering (for Auxiliary Hardtop) (C08)
  • This option provided an external vinyl liner application to the auxiliary hardtop.
  • The vinyl covering provided a faux convertible top appearance even when the hardtop was mounted on the car.
Rear Window Defroster (C50)
  • Deletion of the factory installed heater and defroster.
Air Conditioning (C60)
  • Factory installed air-conditioning.
  • Heater integrated, manually controlled by knobs on the instrument control panel that operate bowden cables to activate various doors/ducts and switches to operate system.
  • System includes evaporator, blower, condenser, receiver-dehydrator, refrigerant (freon) tank, air intake assembly and duct assembly for both systems.
Special Front and Rear Suspension (F41)
  • An optional suspension with upgraded springs, shock absorbers, & stabilizer bar.
  • Consisted of special heavy-duty coil springs on the front end, with heavy duty shocks on both the front an rear on the car, and a heavy duty 7-leaf rear spring.  This suspension package allowed Corvettes fitted with this option to sit slightly lower than the factory suspension.
Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios  (G81)
  • The factory optioned rear axles available for the 1968 Corvette.
  • The available axle ratios included: 3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 3.70:1, 4.11:1, 4.56:1.
Power Brakes (J50)
  • Vacuum power assisted brakes; includes dual circuit master cylinder.
Special Heavy Duty Brakes (J56)
  • Heavy-duty braking system for improved stopping performance.
  • Consisted of a special proportioning valve which placed the maximum braking effect at the front wheels (in order to compensate for weight transfer under heavy braking conditions), and brake shoes with increased structural rigidity and retention.
Transistor Ignition System (K66)
  • Deltronic ignition system by Delco -Remy
  • This was the standard transistorized ignition that was used on the L71 and L89 equipped Corvettes.
  • This system yields higher spark plug voltage, and operates at extremely high speeds without losing ignition performance.
  • An added benefit is that the transistor ignition system is essentially maintenance free.
427ci, 390hp Engine (L36)
  • Alternate engine with improved 390 horsepower output.
427ci, 400hp Engine (L68)
  • Alternate engine with improved 400 horsepower output.
427ci, 435hp Engine (L71)
  • Alternate engine with improved 435 horsepower output.
327ci, 350hp Engine (L79)
  • Alternate engine with improved 350 horsepower output.
427ci, 430hp Engine (L88)
  • Alternate engine with improved 430 horsepower output.
  • The L88 engines came equipped with closed chamber aluminum heads that operated at a 12.5:1 compression ratio.
  • The 1968 L88 engine came equipped with emission equipment.
  • An identifying characteristic of the 1968 and 1968 L88 engines, the aluminum heads were left bare and the valve covers were chromed. By comparison, the 1967 valve covers, heads and engine block were all painted Chevy Orange.
Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 (L89)
  • Aluminum Cylinder Heads for L71 Engine.
4-Speed Manual Transmission (M20)
  • An optional Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.
  • The gear ratios for the RPO M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission are: 1st Gear – 2.52:1, 2nd Gear – 1.88:1, 3rd Gear – 1.46:1, 4th Gear – 1.0:1 (Direct).
4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio (M21)
  • A close ratio version of the M20 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.
  • The gear ratios for the RPO M21 Close Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission are: 1st Gear – 2.20:1, 2nd Gear – 1.64:1, 3rd Gear – 1.28:1, 4th Gear – 1.0:1 (Direct).
4-Speed Manual Trans, Close Ratio, Heavy Duty (M22)
  • A heavy-duty version of the Close Ratio Manual Transmission.
  • This heavy duty transmission came equipped with a fine spline input shaft, a larger diameter output shaft and gear teeth that utilized reduced helix angles.  It was equipped with the following gear ratios: 1st Gear – 2.20:1, 2nd Gear – 1.64:1, 3rd Gear – 1.27:1, and 4th Gear – 1.00:1.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (M40)
  • An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission consisted of a 3-element hydraulic torque converter and compound planetary gear set.  It was equipped with the following gear ratios: 1st Gear – 2.48:1, 2nd Gear – 1.48:1, and 3rd Gear – 1.00:1.
  • The M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission cost $226.45 when combined with the 327 cubic inch, 300 horsepower engine, but as $237.00 when combined with the 427 cubic inch, 390 horsepower or 400 horsepower engines.
  • Automatic transmissions changed in 1968 from the two-speed Powerglide to the three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic.
Off Road Exhaust System (N11)
  • Recessed exhaust system designed to eliminate rubbing in varying road conditions.
Telescopic Steering Column (N36)
  • An optional, adjustable steering column.
  • The Telescopic Steering Column changes the drivers distance from the steering wheel by literally telescoping the steering wheel closer to or further away from the vehicle operator.
Power Steering (N40)
  • Hydraulically assisted power steering.
Bright Metal Wheel Cover (P01)
  • Special chrome plated Corvette Rally Wheel Center Caps.
  • The package also included matching trim rings.
  • The P01 option as only made available in the 1968 model year.
Red Stripe Tires, F70 x 15, nylon (PT6)
  • Standard size tires with a special 3/8″  wide red sidewall stripes.
  • The red stripe tires were a popular option in the late sixties and early seventies.  General Motors actually experimented with a number of other colors, including blue and gold sidewall stripes.
White Stripe Tires, F70 x 15, nylon (PT7)
  • Standard size tires with a special 3/8″  wide white sidewall stripes.
Alarm System (UA6)
  • A factory installed alarm system.
  • When activated, the alarm system would trigger the horn to sound in a repetitive pattern of short bursts.
Speed Warning Indicator (U15)
  • An adjustable needle on the speedometer which activates an audible alarm when speeding.
  • The speed warning indicator needle signals a buzzer indicating the driver is exceeding the predefined set speed.  It can be adjusted by the operator of the vehicle to accommodate different speed conditions.
AM-FM Radio (U69)
  • A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio for model years 1968-1971.
  • The radio broadcast only a mono signal.
AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U79)
  • An optional dealer installed Corvette radio for model years 1968-1971.
  • This radio option provided a true stereo signal.
  • This radio featured green lettering.
NOTES:
  • The battery was moved to a compartment behind the seats to improve weight distribution and to free underhood space.
  • Windshield wipers were hidden under a vacuum-operated panel.

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1968 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Exterior Colors

CODE EXTERIOR TOTAL
SOFT TOP
INTERIOR
900
Tuxedo Black
708 Black, White, Beige Black, Dark Blue, Dark Orange, Gunmetal, Medium Blue, Red, Tobacco
972
Polar White
1,868 Black, White, Beige Black, Dark Blue, Dark Orange, Gunmetal, Medium Blue, Red, Tobacco
974
Rally Red
2,918 Black, White, Beige
Black, Red
976 Le Mans Blue 4,722 Black, White, Beige Black, Medium Blue, Dark Blue
978 International Blue 2,473 Black, White, Beige Black, Medium Blue, Dark Blue
983 British Green 4,779 Black, White, Beige Black
984 Safari Yellow 3,133 Black, White, Beige Black
986 Silverstone Silver 3,435 Black, White, Beige Black, Dark Blue, Gunmetal
988 Cordovan 1,155 Black, White, Beige Black
992 Maroon 3,374 Black, White, Beige Black

Interior Colors (Vinyl)

Interior Colors (Vinyl) Spec
Black (Vinyl)
STD
Red (Vinyl)
407
Bright Blue (Vinyl)
414
Dark Blue (Vinyl)
411
Dark Orange (Vinyl)
425
Tobacco (Vinyl)
435
Gunmetal (Vinyl)
442

Interior Colors (Leather)

Interior Colors (Leather) Code
Black (Leather)
402
Red (Leather)
408
Bright Blue (Leather)
415
Dark Blue (Leather)
N/A
Dark Orange (Vinyl)
426
Tobacco (Vinyl)
436
Gunmetal (Vinyl) N/A

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