For Sale: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L36 427/390 4-Speed
Although the Coronavirus continues to have a grip on much of our nation (and the world), we are beginning to see our first glimpses at a world AFTER the COVID-19 pandemic. In time, people will return to life as “normal” (though our collective “future normal” may look different from the one we all knew a few months ago). When it does, car shows and cruise-ins will once more become a weekend-must for all gear heads and enthusiasts alike.
For anyone looking to become part of the Corvette community, we want to share with you this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette coupe that we found for-sale (via auction) by our friends at bringatrailer.com.
This 1968 Corvette underwent a body-off refurbishment in 2013. According to the car’s previous owner, this refurbishment included a rebuild of the car’s numbers-matching L36 – a 427 cubic-inch V8 engine – as well as the car’s four-speed Muncie transmission. The L36 engine was factory rated at 390 horsepower and 460 lb./ft/ of torque. In addition to the rebuild in 2013, both the engine and transmission received a full fluid service just prior to being listed for sale. For those interested in verifying the engine for this car, the engine block is stamped with the following suffix – S412281 – which matches the final seven characters of the vehicle’s chassis number. It is also worth noting that this car has a replacement exhaust system installed.
On the exterior, the car’s fiberglass body was repainted in Rally Red back in 2013. The car features split rear numbers, removable T-top roof panels and pop-up headlights. The selling dealership states that a paint correction was completed in 2020 and that the car is in excellent condition (as can be witnessed by the pictures throughout this article.) The car rides on factory 15″ rally wheels that feature polished hubcaps and beauty rings. The rims are wrapped in period-specific Goodyear tires. The car comes equipped with KYB “Gas-A-Just” shocks and factory-installed four wheel disc brakes.
The interior of this 1968 Corvette was reupholstered with black vinyl. The seats also feature textured inserts to give them added character. The dash pad and carpets were also replaced. The car features a telescoping wood-grain steering wheel, a push-button AM/FM radio. factory instrumentation that includes a 160-mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer and a center stack that is equipped with auxiliary gauges included fuel level, battery voltage, oil pressure and water temperature. At the time of this posting, the odometer shows just over 80,000 miles.
This Corvette spent time on display at the Cars of Dreams Museum in North Palm Beach, Florida and was acquired in January, 2020 by the selling dealer. Per the marquee that accompanied the car (and comes with the car as part of the sale), this car has over $80,000 in restorations and is now a concourse-quality show car. The current selling dealership detailed the car and performed the aforementioned fluid service. As listed on bringatrailer.com at the time of posting, this car is currently selling for $25,199. This C3 Corvette is currently located in Texas and is offered with all refurbishment records, an owners manual and a clean Florida title.
For anyone interested in bidding on this car or seeing additional pictures (beyond those included in this article), please click HERE.
Should you choose to bid on this car, we wish you the best of luck. Corvsport.com has no professional affiliations with either bringatrailer.com or the seller of this automobile and has not been compensated in any way for sharing this listing.