Corvettes for Sale: Cordovan Maroon 1968 Corvette Convertible


Corvettes for Sale: Cordovan Maroon 1968 Corvette Convertible

With the high resale value of the C2 Corvettes produced from 1963-67, it’s surprising that the third-generation hasn’t been as popular with the collector crowd, at least considering that the 1968 Corvette was an immediate smash hit with buyers.

Indeed, some 28,566 customers plunked down their cash to buy the space-age looking new Stingray, with 9,936 of them opting for coupes with an exciting new feature known as T-tops. Removable roof panels like them have become a Corvette tradition ever since.

Corvettes for Sale: Cordovan Maroon 1968 Corvette Convertible

Here’s your opportunity to see what all the fuss was about back in the fall of ’67 when Chevy unveiled its successor to the C2.

This Stingray convertible – one of 18,630 produced at the St. Louis factory that model year – is up for sale on eBay through 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, and after 19 bids, the highest offer has reached $25,500.

Corvettes for Sale: Cordovan Maroon 1968 Corvette Convertible

If a deal is reached tomorrow night, the new owner will soon be driving a maroon Corvette “with normal imperfections that would be consistent for this model year automobile,” the listing notes.

In photos at least, the car presents fairly well, with very shiny maroon paint and a black interior that shows only “minor wear,” according to the seller.

Corvettes for Sale: Cordovan Maroon 1968 Corvette Convertible

Among the positive attributes of the car are the more than $2,000 spent on new tires (around factory alloy wheels) and a new black canvas convertible top, and a matching numbers powertrain with a 327/350 horsepower L79 V8 engine hooked to a four-speed manual transmission that after undergoing a few minor modifications, “runs strong and shifts great,” the listing claims.

On the negative side, the tachometer doesn’t work, and the odometer died near the 41,000-mile mark, meaning it’s impossible to know for sure exactly how far this car has actually traveled. All the other gauges remain in proper working order, though, and the factory radio still operates, too.

Corvettes for Sale: Cordovan Maroon 1968 Corvette Convertible

“This is a collectible Corvette with a solid body and mechanically in great running order,” the seller says. “This model year is going up in value every year. Great cruise night car or local shows.”

We have to admit the black convertible top against the maroon makes for a nice combination, and there’s not much prettier than the lines of an early C3 chrome-bumpered convertible with the top down. Do you agree?

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  1. With the rise in Corvette thefts across all model years, as much as I want a chrome-bumpered C3 to remind me of the very first Corvette I ever laid my eyes on, I hesitate. Classic American Cars across all makes are getting stolen from garages, parking lots, and even, residences. It’s a crying shame.

  2. Yes, the chrome bumpered C3 is truly a beautiful car. I speak from experience X2. The C3 gets little praise due largely to the choking emission control equipment and the de-tuning at the hands of GM. And then there was the heating problem (I had a 454 furnace under the hood of my first C3) with no real reliable and effective cure. I’ve had other vettes since the first C3 and I’ve loved them all, but there’s just something about the first girl I dated. She will always have a special place in my heart.

  3. Checked out their ebay ad. These guys seem like straight shooters. This is a very nice car with beautiful paint. The L79 is one of the best motors Chevrolet ever built. So far price is a steal.

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