1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Project

This 1968 Chevrolet Corvette has bounced between Connecticut, Texas, and Massachusetts and is ready for a new home again. At only four years old it was parked in a Connecticut barn. Years later it was rescued and driven to Texas. Currently located in Norwell, Massachusetts it can be found for sale here on eBay with a current bid of over $12,000. Unfortunately, the ad is only three sentences long. However, there are photographs of a letter from a previous owner who purchased the car around 1980 and owned it until 1994. Take a closer look at this former barn find and let us know what you think.

Unfortunately, along with limited words, the photos in the ad leave a little to be desired. There are a couple of pictures of the interior, which looks pretty decent. The wooden steering wheel is nice. Apparently, the hood release is broken, so there is no photo of the engine bay. The seller also says it doesn’t run and “water is in the gas tank.” Although these would probably be deal-breakers for most people, bidding still seems pretty strong.

It has been a while since the hardtop was installed. The seller back in 1994 said the convertible top had issues back then. There is a photo of the soft top in the ad, but it’s hard to tell for sure if it has been addressed or not but it doesn’t look bad.

You can see the odometer reads just over 54K miles. The letter from the previous owner indicates they purchased it with about 40K miles and only put a few hundred miles a year on it. I’m guessing this is the original mileage unless someone put 100K miles on it between 1994 and now (which is certainly possible, I guess). What do you think? Is this a 54K-mile survivor?

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Comments

  1. Phlathead Phil

    I doubt 54,000 actual miles.

    Now class, can anyone say 154,000+? If so, raise your hand!

    Like 4
  2. Max

    Engine photos not included because hood release is broken. Ah, dog ate your homework?

    Like 13
  3. Comet

    “There is some rust on the underside of the car due to road salt used in Connecticut.” That’s a pretty broad statement. Bidders would be well advised to check this car out in person.

    Like 6
  4. Stuckn2nd

    Looks Iike duct tape on the floor?? Better check the bird cage, or lack thereof. Also you have to use cable lubricant on these hood release cables. I soaked mine on my ’76 so this wouldn’t happen. I guess it’s really tough to get the hood open otherwise.

    • Phlathead Phil

      There is a product called “Lubriplate.” It’s been made since the year 1857.

      It is SUPERIOR to ALL Lubricants and greases.

      Try some on your cables,
      after all, “It’s the Film…”

      You WONT be sorry. I have used it for 47 years.

      Like 3
      • Stan Marks

        I put it on my toast in the morning. Keeps me regular, too.

        Like 4
  5. 71Boss351

    It looks to me that it has the “popped rivet” issue common to 68 to 72 Corvettes. See 3rd ebay picture. This is not an easy fix. GM fixed this issue with the 73 Vette.

    I vote for 154,000 miles based on the limited pictures.

    Like 2
  6. Stangalang

    Will the birdcage hold the bird 🤔

  7. George Mattar

    Popped rivets were a problem til 73. I have a 73. However, they do not indicate a crash. The fiberglass shrinks over time and the rivets started to show. The biggest problem is the 68 has many one year only parts. For many reasons the 68 is like a red headed stepchild. The design was great and GM sold 28,000 plus 68s. Truth be told, the C2 was getting long in the tooth. Need more photos before I would go inspect this car.

    Like 1
  8. Stan Marks

    It sold for $15,177, today(29th).
    One question….. What idiot would park a 4 yr old Vette, in a barn???
    No respect

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCVR_ajL_Eo

    Like 1
    • Bob

      That seems like too much money for a car in that condition. However the C3s seem to be going up in value.

    • Eric_13cars Eric_13cars Member

      My question too. The history of this car is strange to say the least. Parked after 4 years? Shipped to Texas and then back north? Not really driven since 1994? Lots of things broken/rusted/worn? Something is missing in this story.

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  9. Don

    Does anyone know what the car sold for ?

    I know the town well where car was located in Massachusetts. My guess 🤔 same family that was selling the car. The owner was a corvette collector + was disabled the past 35 yrs + recently past away 2019 .
    Would explain this car being parked for years.
    You may see many 60s corvettes for sale .

    Like 1

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