The Chevrolet Corvette first appeared in 1953 as a unique American entry into the sports car market dominated by European makes. Although not a muscle car by definition, the Corvette used muscle car powertrains and has represented American performance for almost fifty years.
The Sting Rays were the automotive success story of the year. Chevrolet had to add a second shift to its St. Louis, Missouri assembly plant to keep up with demand, and dealers reported owners waiting months for their cars to be built. By the end of the model year, Corvette production would surpass the 20,000-unit milestone.
The all new 1968 Corvette was a dramatic change in appearance from previous Corvettes. The all new styling bore a striking resemblence to Chevrolet’s Mako Shark II concept car and was a bold look. The new Corvette also introduced hidden windshield wipers and removable T-tops on Coupe models. A new three speed automatic transmission replaced the previous two-speed unit.
Up for auction is this Third Generation 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. This was Corvette’s first major restyling since 1963. This ’68 comes equipped with a 327-cid 350-hp V-8, Holley intake, Edelbrock carburetor, Edelbrock valve covers and performance ignition wires/coil. The transmission is the factory optional four-speed manual. On the exterior the body has been stripped and professionally painted in a stunning Chameleon paint. The interior is the standard black with new leather, new white soft top and rally sport wheels with new Good Year Eagles. Runs and drives extremely well. A Solid example of a great American Muscle Car. Stunning color, guaranteed to get looks!