FOR SALE: A low-mileage 1968 Corvette Convertible with an LS6 V8 Engine!
While we always try to share unique Corvettes that we find online for your consideration, we also tend to post cars that are prohibitively expensive for many would-be owners. In this instance, we’ve found a 1968 Corvette that, while not perfect, might make an excellent purchase for someone looking to get into the Corvette lifestyle without breaking the bank to get there. Admittedly, this Corvette is in need of some work – both cosmetically and functionally – but is still an exceptional deal at the current bid price of just $15,000 (at the time of this posting.) For someone interested in a drivable Corvette that could be restored into a show-quality car, this Corvette might be just the vehicle you are looking for!
This 1968 Corvette convertible was purchased new from Miller Chevrolet of Grand Haven, Michigan by the seller. While the car no longer has it’s the original engine, the owner elected to install a 454ci LS6 V8 in 1971. The high compression LS6 V8 was purchased as a complete engine from Berger Chevrolet of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The engine had a factory-rated output of 450 horsepower. It features tubular headers, a Weiand X-terminator intake manifold, and a Holley 3310 carburetor. Engine power is transferred to the rear wheels through a Muncie M21 four-speed manual transmission and a Positraction rear end with 3.70:1 gearing. The seller notes that there is rust in the engine bay and also states that the car has a missing windshield washer fluid reservoir. An oil change was last performed in 2019.
The car is finished in Safari Yellow and features an L88-style hood with an induction cowl, a Kustom Headers dual side-exit exhaust, and a black vinyl convertible top. The seller notes that there are some nicks/blemishes in the paint, a ding on the nose, and rust on the left side of the rear chrome bumper. He also noted that the reverse lights are currently inoperable. Fifteen-inch Rally wheels with chrome trim rings and center caps are wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires which were originally installed in 2005. The seller notes leaking rear brakes and that the emergency brake does not work. An aftermarket hardtop is included in the sale.
The interior of this 1968 Corvette convertible features seats trimmed in black vinyl with a matching dashboard and carpets. Interior appointments include a three-spoke steering wheel, a Hurst shifter lever with a cue ball-style knob, and a push-button radio. The seller notes a crack on the console cover, a tear on the driver’s seat cushion, and worn carpeting in the passenger footwell. He also acknowledges that the car’s stereo works intermittently, which could be the result of a poor wiring harness/connection. Additionally, the factory clock and speedometer, fuel level, and battery gauges do not work, and an aftermarket Stewart Warner 160-mph speedometer is mounted on the dashboard while a 9k-rpm tachometer is affixed to the steering column. The factory five-digit odometer indicates 43k miles, while the Stewart Warner five-digit odometer shows 55k miles. Actual mileage is unknown.
This C3 Corvette is offered with the manufacturer’s literature, the original purchase invoice, shop manuals, a receipt for the engine replacement, an issue of Muscle Machines magazine featuring this Corvette, an aftermarket hardtop, spare parts, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name.
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