West Coast Classics are proud to present a great daily driving example of this mildly customized 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe with it's seemingly original matching #'s 327cid V8 engine matched to a 4 speed Muncie manual transmission.
For 1968, both the Corvette body and interior were completely redesigned. As before, the car was available in either coupe or convertible models, but the coupe was fitted with a near-vertical removable rear window and removable roof T-Top roof panels. Included with coupes were hold down straps and a pair of vinyl bags to store the roof panels and the headlamps moved into position via a vacuum operated system rather than electrically as on the previous generation, and new hide-away windshield wipers utilized a vacuum door. The door handles were flush with the top of the doors with a separate release button. Front fenders had functional engine cooling vents. It would prove to be the long lived successor to the second generation (1963-67) years and was often referred to by enthusiasts as the 'Shark' with no initial model designation at first, but which later became known as the 'Stingray' from 1969 onwards. The somewhat freer breathing early engines of 1968-70 are the most collectible and desirable today with the Big Blocks obviously proving eminently desirable.
This particular example has no signs of any accidents and is the beneficiary of a very presentable repaint in 'Le Mans Blue' and looks extremely striking with a Black standard interior. The 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a good opportunity to own a great daily driving example of the second year of the third generation Corvette, a mildly customized 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 327 V8 Coupe with a 4 speed Muncie manual transmission!