Most Corvette enthusiasts were in love in 1968 with the all new third generation Corvette, which wore a completely new body style based on Larry Shinodas Mako Shark II concept car. One of the new design features which created considerable excitement was the introduction of T-tops. The 1968 Chevrolet Corvette was the very first American production car to offer this innovative roof style and several buyers thought that it offered the best of both the hardtop and convertible.
It’s not often that someone has the chance to buy a genuine piece of automotive history, with complete documentation since new to prove its heritage.
But that’s what bidders at the upcoming RM Auction in Phoenix, Arizona will have a chance to do on January 18, 2013.
Being offered is one of only 80 L88 Corvettes manufactured in 1968, and RM can trace the history of the most powerful Corvette of the muscle car era back to the original owner.
Folks can get pretty fanatical about icons like Corvettes and the Rolling Stones.
Witness this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette that has been transformed into a rolling monument to what some refer to as “The World’s Great Rock and Roll Band.”
Kids figured out long ago that you just never know what might be waiting in that big box when you open it on your birthday.
Well, that philosophy recently took an unusual turn down under.
Wharf inspectors in Brisbane, Australia finally opened a shipping container which had been sitting undisturbed on the docks for a decade and lo and behold discovered a stolen 1968 Corvette resting inside. The owner had reported the white convertible with a black top stolen 10 years ago and apparently went on his merry way after receiving an insurance payout.
SF in Mississippi submitted this 1968 Corvette T-Top Coupe to Corvette Values:
1968 Corvette T-Top Coupe, VIN #194378S419XXX. Corvette Bronze with Dark Orange vinyl interior. All original body with no modifications. Base 327/300 hp engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, rear luggage rack. True mileage unknown. Car termed to be in “good” condition. Documentation includes warranty papers.
Find out how we valued this Corvette Coupe after the jump.
We tuned in to Saturday evening’s live stream of the Russo and Steele auction to catch some of rare Corvettes that were offered for sale. This 1968 L88 Corvette Roadster was one of the major attractions at the Scottsdale auction and it sure didn’t disappoint, selling for a cool $625,000. With the 10% buyer’s commission, price out the door was $687,500.
Article Contributed by Steve Burns
We’re on to Saturday, January 29th now in our taste of cars from Mecum’s annual Kissimmee, Florida sale. When it came time to pick 1 Saturday car from Mecum’s green sheet, it became obvious that just 1 car wasn’t going to be sufficient this time. So for today’s glance we’ll discuss 1 C2 racecar and 1 C3 L88 convertible.
Here is a very nice original 1968 Corvette Convertible that crossed the auction block on Friday’s broadcast of the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Orange County, California. Is it worth the $35,200 selling price? Watch the video and see our analysis after the jump.