Corvettes on Craigslist: 1968 Corvette with Custom Stripes


Corvettes on Craigslist: 1968 Corvette with Custom Stripes

To stripe or not to stripe, that is the question.

Fans of the new C8 currently have mixed opinions about whether to add stripes to their mid-engine Stingrays, but you can definitely include the owners, past and present, of this 1968 convertible amongst the stripe supporters!

This 52-year-old, one-of-a-kind Corvette with a unique tri-color striping scheme of red, orange, and yellow over a background of blue is currently being featured on

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1968 Corvette with Custom Stripes

The stripes “really caught my eye” when he bought it through an estate from a family that had owned it for more than 35 years, the seller says, but now in the middle of a house remodel, he says it’s time for his baby to find a new home of its own.

First, let’s take a look at the good stuff. The seller has already done a boatload of work on this car, including new brake system, fuel pump, fuel hoses, heater hoses, lower radiator hose, valve cover gaskets, ignition switch, battery, newer carb, Magnaflow ceramic coated dual exhaust, Rancho full suspension kit with sway bars, heims, shocks, urethane bushings, as well as newer starter, pressure plate, clutch disk, throw out bearing, clutch fork and clutch linkage. He’s also installed other new parts, including door seals, inner and outer window felt/fuzzies with new trim, A-pillar seals, and interior door latch. Somebody has also added early ’80s wheels at some point.

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1968 Corvette with Custom Stripes

But wait, there’s more! He’s also including a new carpet kit, underlayment kit, and white vinyl top kit, still in boxes, all from Corvette Pacifica.

Other highlights: the car’s undercarriage is said to be “super dry, see pictures. No rust rot.” He also notes that the engine is “super clean inside” and the transmission “shifts like a dream, smooth!”

“I’ve done all the hard work for you to enjoy or take to the next level,” the seller says.

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1968 Corvette with Custom Stripes

Admitting he “paid way too much lol” for the car when he bought it, the seller says he knows he “will probably get beat up on the price.”

We’d be inclined to agree, since we still have remorse ourselves over a decision four years ago not to buy a red ’72 convertible that was in top-notch condition, with a powerful 383 stroker, perfect new paint job, factory hardtop, extensive documentation since new, and drove like a dream (though admittedly it had no stripes!) – all for just $22,000 – the same price this fellow is asking today for a car that still needs “more elbow grease,” as he puts it. That includes a center gauge cluster that only partially works, a center console that “needs love,” and “misc lites not working, things like that” that he hasn’t looked into.

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1968 Corvette with Custom Stripes

The stripes on this car are a matter of personal taste but do add a bit of unexpected flair to this fun beach buggy. On the other hand, the fact that they were applied in the ’80s means the paint job under them is also pretty old and likely needs some attention after all those years. A repaint at this stage would be expensive while also taking away the charm of the stripes, so maybe the most cost-effective thing for a new owner to do would be to get the car as cheap as possible and live with it as is as a throwback to the ’80s and before.

As the seller admits, “my loss your gain.”

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  1. What a complete piece of sh*t. “My loss your gain?” = “His loss my pain in the ass to resolve and restore.” I’d offer 9k and call it a day. Not worth 22k!!

  2. Lights that don’t work, gauges that don’t work and no mention of the vacuum system that you know doesn’t work, lots of stuff wrong/missing on the motor…………and those hideous stripes. Tim can have it for 9K.

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