Stored For Decades: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

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I’m guessing many of our readers can relate to the backstory of this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, as it’s a case where the seller bought the car not very long ago as a project, but then ended up locating the one he really wanted!  In his six months of ownership, several mechanical parts have already received attention, so some good news is the next caretaker will have a few things already checked off the to-do list.

Before the present owner took over last December, the car is said to have been in long-term storage and not driven since 1985.  Before its hibernation, some damage occurred to the rear end, so some of the fiberglass in this area has been replaced.  Reader John Phillips pointed out how the ’68 models used the four taillight configuration in the rear, instead of the inner cut-outs being for the backup lights.

Originally the Corvette was painted Rally Red, but this was changed at some point, and the finish is now looking a bit tired.  There will be a few more body areas that need attention as well before this one’s ready for a respray, with the driver’s door being an obvious example.  The seller mentions numerous stress cracks and paint chips, plus the hood is said to need adjustment, along with some work on the headlights as they’re presently not popping up.

This one’s got the entry-level 327, but with a horsepower rating of 300, it was enough to keep many buyers happy.  The seller says the block is numbers-matching and most of the major engine components are original, with quite a bit of recent attention already given under the hood.  A new fuel pump has been installed along with several of the fuel lines replaced, plus new spark plugs and a fresh oil change.  The automatic has a new filter and fluid, with the transmission engaging and the small block starting and running.

The seller’s assessment of the interior being of driver quality sounds reasonable, and all of the instruments are said to be functioning except for the clock.  If you’ve been hunting for a first-year C3 to take to the next level, this one is located in Lancaster, Ohio, and can be found here on eBay.  So far, bidding has reached $10,100, with the reserve not met.  However, there is also an option to purchase it immediately for the buy-it-now price of $16,000.  Does this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible seem like a worthwhile project?

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  1. John Phillips

    1968 Corvettes all had quad red taillights, with backup lights under the bumpers. I don’t see the backup lights on this one, but it came with four red taillights.

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    • Marshall

      Back up lights are missing. Look closely the square holes are there where they go..

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNWMember

      The seller mentions this in the write-up “The lower rear valence has cutouts for exhaust tips but none for reverse lights (wiring harness ends are there)”
      So, it has the incorrect valence for a ’68.

      12K max for this one, and that is pushing it.

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