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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Documented Frame Off Restored Corvette Stingray Convertible 427/390 HP PS PB
Stock #
135098
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
427 L36 V8
Exterior Color
Corvette Bronze
Interior Color
Dark Orange
Miles
74582

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  • Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8 / 390 horsepower
  • Correct optional power steering
  • Correct Corvette Bronze paint
  • Fully documented
  • Correct Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Correct White top
  • Correct Posi-traction differential
  • 15-inch Rally wheels
  • Correct Dark Orange interior

SUMMARY

  • Body-off restoration
  • Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8 / 390 horsepower
  • Correct Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct Corvette Bronze paint / Correct White top
  • Correct Dark Orange interior
  • Sale includes an original tank sticker, GM Canada paperwork and an NCRS Shipping Report
  • Correct optional power steering
  • Correct 4-wheel power disc brakes

Nothing beats an original, especially in the automotive world. In 2014, with the introduction of Chevrolet’s seventh generation sports car and subsequent resurrection of the Stingray moniker, third generation Corvettes accelerated their ascent in to serious collector car territory. And this year, with the reintroduction of the brutal Z06, the virtue of vintage Vettes has been seeded in a rock-solid foundation. Sporting awesome Corvette Bronze paint, a body-off restoration and a numbers-matching, big block powertrain, this documented drop-top is the quintessential blue chip C3. And if you’re looking to grab a pristine, investment grade Stingray before the market really ticks up, it’s a perfect candidate for your next classic!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Authenticated by an original tank sticker, official GM Canada paperwork and an official NCRS Shipping Report, this Corvette rolled off GM’s St. Louis assembly line on July 9th, 1968 and made its way north to Don Wheaton Limited in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Take a close look at the car’s body and you’ll find smooth fiberglass that’s been stripped, sanded and fully restored to better-than-factory specifications. Naturally, that resin is straight and clean from any angle, as great care was taken to ensure tight fit and finish. On top of that first class alignment, correct Corvette Bronze base glistens under a modern clearcoat shine. That dynamic clearcoat was accented with clean trim, Satin Black rocker panels, a small luggage rack and correct White vinyl. And the result is one sweet sports car that feels much truer to its vintage than most run-of-the-mill red and blue C3s.

ENGINE

Beneath the sculpted hood you’ll find the car’s original “3935439” branded L36 (IQ) V8 which was cast on March ( C ) 26th, (26) 1968 (8), assembled in Tonawanda, New York (T) on May (05) 24th, (24) 1968 and stamped with a matching partial VIN. Straight from the factory, that beefy big block utilized a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a solid 390 horsepower! At the peak of the pavement-scorching mill, a polished and decaled air cleaner swirls wind in to a familiar Winters intake via the aforementioned 4-barrel. At the sides of that intake, correct cast iron heads hang stamped and polished valve covers above cast iron exhaust manifolds. And at the back of those heads, transistorized ignition sequences spark through sleeved plug wires. When fired, the infamous 427 rumbles like an old school stoplight slayer. Its ancillary components are top notch in every way, with GM-branded hoses and a rust-free master cylinder accompanying reproduction tower clamps and a high performance DeWitts aluminum radiator. And even Chevy Orange engine skin is seated in a clean, Satin Black frame.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Peer under this low-slung roadster and you’ll find a pristine chassis that’s straight, solid and ready for its close-up. The car’s hot 427 twists torque through what appears to be an original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed and correct Posi-traction rear axle. Beneath that drivetrain, a fully rebuilt suspension combines optional power steering with tight turns and increased grip. In the middle of the car, an aluminized, true-dual exhaust system pipes spent gases through rear-mounted mufflers and polished stainless tips. At the corners of the car, power-assisted disc brakes ensure quick, drama-free stops. And all that fully sorted hardware rolls on handsome Rally wheels, which spin fresh 225/70R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around dent-free trim rings and turbine center caps.

INTERIOR

Slip in to this Stingray’s correct Dark Orange interior and settle on one of its supple vinyl buckets. The carpet below those seats was replaced, even in the cargo area, where you’ll find a surprising amount of storage space. The door panels at the edges of that carpet are, like the rest of the car’s side panels, virtually new in every way. There’s a fresh center console that accommodates a small shifter, chrome power window switches and a direct-fit AM/FM radio. From the driver’s seat, a 3-spoke steering wheel laps factory gauges and a correct, telescopic column. And all that hardware unites to create a simple, comfortable cockpit that’s befitting of a performance oriented brand like Corvette.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Here’s a full rundown of the equipment listed on this C3’s original tank sticker:

  • PAINT: Corvette Bronze
  • TRIM: Dark Orange vinyl
  • ENGINE: 390 horsepower Turbo-Jet V8
  • IGNITION: Full transistor ignition system
  • AXLE: Posi-traction axle
  • TRANSMISSION: Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed
  • TIRES: F70x15 2-ply white stripe
  • CONVERTIBLE TOP: White folding top
  • RADIO: AM/FM Pushbutton
  • COMFORT & CONVENIENCE:
  • — Tinted glass
  • — Power windows
  • — Power brakes
  • — Telescopic steering column
  • — Power steering
  • — Increased protection engine coolant
  • DELIVERED TO: Don Wheaton Limited

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • The aforementioned tank sticker
  • A dealer accessories pamphlet
  • Official GM Canada paperwork
  • An official NCRS Shipping Report

When it comes to history and desirability, this Corvette is hard to beat! The car’s numbers-matching big block offers all the classic rumble you’d ever want. Its rugged Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed maxes out drivability. And its Corvette Bronze livery provides cool, refreshing appeal. If you’ve been yearning for an awesome, investment grade sports car, your search is officially over!

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Corvette
Secondary Model
Stingray
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Mileage
74582

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
427 L36 V8
Engine Number
3935439
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
92/93 Octane
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
Turbohydramatic 400
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Cassette
Battery Location
Behind driver's seat
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Dark Orange
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Corvette Bronze
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
Transverse leaf spring
Axle Specification
n/a
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
225/70R15
Rear Tire Specification
225/70R15
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
13
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Original tank sticker. * Dealer accessories pamphlet. * GM Canada paperwork. * NCRS Shipping Report.

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