<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381

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Lot 9
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390HP Roadster

Sold for US$ 68,320 inc. premium
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390HP Roadster
Chassis no. 194678S404381
427ci OHV V8 engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
390bhp at 5,400rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Beautifully restored example of the classic 'Coke-bottle' C3 Corvette Roadster
*Strikingly presented in LeMans Blue exterior color
*Fitted with desirable 4-speed manual transmission
*Powerful 'Big block' Corvette ready for high-speed cruising



THE C3 CORVETTE

When the C3 Corvette made its debut for the 1968 model year, it was the wildest car to hit the street since the Lamborghini Miura. Patterned after Bill Mitchell's and Larry Shinoda's 1965 Mako Shark II, the new Corvette was the culmination of 1960s Coke-bottle excess but underneath it was the same Corvette as before. One notable mechanical improvement was the introduction of the three-speed Turbo Hydramatic replacing the two-speed Powerglide automatic. While the press wasn't too kind to the new Corvette (with particular criticism on the car's fit and finish) the public set a sales record.

The C3 was the brainchild of the talented engineering and design prowess of Zora Arkus-Duntov and Bill Mitchell, the same designers of the wildly successful C2 Corvette. To try to improve on their latest Sting Ray creation was quite the undertaking, yet they proceeded to do just that. The C3 Corvette was quite the appropriate successor to its predecessor, and Chevrolet made sure to have an offering for every type of customer looking for driving satisfaction. There was an abundance of engine choices including 327 cubic inch small block with choices of 300 horsepower or with the L79 option 350 horsepower. In addition, there were also larger 427 cubic inch big block variants including the 390 horsepower L36 option, the 400 horsepower L68 option, the 430 horsepower L88 option and finally the L71 optioned big block featuring 435 horsepower.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This striking Corvette was completed at the GM works during November of 1967, built as a 1968 model-year C3 example. It was the 4,381st example completed of the new Corvette breed. Today this 'Coke-bottle' Corvette Roadster presents in wonderful condition throughout, and it is apparent that a restoration has been performed. The voluptuous bodywork is finished in LeMans blue, and silver painted wheels add great contrast shod on fresh Goodyear Polyglas tires. The chrome trim and brightwork is in equally good condition. The unstamped 427/390hp 'Big block' engine is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, and the cabin is treated with a Corvette radio, power windows and wood-rimmed steering wheel. Offered from decade-long ownership, this powerful Roadster is ready for open-top, high-speed motoring.

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<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
<b>1968 Chevrolet  Corvette 427/390HP Roadster</b><br />  Chassis no. 194678S404381
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