Black wasn’t always a popular color for Corvettes, and in 1968 it was the least popular out of 10 exterior options with only 708 Black Corvettes produced! That’s just over 2% of production. Let me put it this way. For 1968, 97.6% of all Corvettes were painted a color other than black.
But it gets better…
The Tuxedo Black 1968 Corvette is powered by the matching numbers 427/435 hp L71 V8, coupled to a close ratio 4-speed manual transmission with the 3.55 posi rear end and the F41 suspension. Other options include power windows, tinted glass, AM/FM radio, Telescopic steering column and Goodyear Radial tires with painted rally wheels and bright center caps.
The car was stored for 30 years and now has just 45,655 miles on the odometer. Documentation includes tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, Owner’s Manual and shipping report which shows the car was delivered new to Fletcher Jones Chevrolet in Las Vegas, NV.
The car presents itself well and the black wheels and simple center caps seems to put the emphasis on performance instead of flash:
Presale estimates for the car are $55,000 – $75,000. The 1968 Corvette is lot #T84 and will be offered on Thursday, August 17th by Mecum Auctions.
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