Corvettes for Sale: 1968 Corvette 427 is a Ex-Factory Racer

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Corvettes for Sale: 1968 Corvette 427 is a Ex-Factory Racer


Chevrolet made news last week with the announcement of an upcoming factory race car version based on the Corvette Z06 that will be available to customer race teams starting in 2024.

More than a half-century ago, though, this 1968 Corvette left the St. Louis factory as a race car, before GM eventually rebodied it and sent it into the general population.

Now, it’s been nicely restored, including a Rally Red base coat/clear coat paint job eight years ago that still “shines nicely and looks great with minor small blemishes touched up,” according to an eBay listing by the current owner who’s decided to part with the car.

Corvettes for Sale: 1968 Corvette 427 is a Ex-Factory Racer


This vintage C3 Stingray is being offered at no reserve out of New Baltimore, Michigan, and not surprisingly, interest has been heavy, with 31 bids pushing the offer to $33,100. The auction ends at 10 p.m. Monday.

By the way, the seller says he has a letter from GM dating back to the ‘70s that supports his contention it was a factory racer.

Nowadays, the car is powered by a 427/435 horsepower Tri-Power V8 engine with a four-speed manual transmission said to shift great, with an excellent-grabbing clutch. However, the listing doesn’t tell if the engine is the original one.

Corvettes for Sale: 1968 Corvette 427 is a Ex-Factory Racer


Regardless of the originality under the hood, “This Little Red Corvette is fast and fun to drive,” the seller does say, adding: “It starts right up, turn key, sounds great and accelerates with a lot of power!”

We’re sure those side pipes do offer a nice growl.

Corvettes for Sale: 1968 Corvette 427 is a Ex-Factory Racer


The black interior, meanwhile, seems to be in nice condition, with no rips in the seats, no cracks in the dash, and “nice” carpet and door panels. A couple of the gauges no longer function, but the speedometer and tachometer are said to be accurate.

The lights and hideaways work great, though they’re a “little slow like all of the C2s and C3s as they are vacuum powered,” the seller notes.

Corvettes for Sale: 1968 Corvette 427 is a Ex-Factory Racer


With that eye-catching Rally Red paint (and red line tires over rally wheels), this Corvette seems to have a lot going for it. As the seller boasts: “This car gets so much attention and compliments, it’s unbelievable. Everyone loves this car and takes pictures when they see it. This is a great investment car you can enjoy while it keeps skyrocketing in value.”

Is it the car for you?


Source:
eBay Motors via barnfinds.com

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Quote: “The lights and hideaways work great, though they’re a “little slow like all of the C2s and C3s as they are vacuum powered,” the seller notes”.
    Come on man. My C2, like all other C2s, has electric motors that roll over the headlight housings. My C3 however, does have vacuum actuated headlight housings.

  2. The drivers door doesn’t look like a ’68 door, perhaps ’69 or later. Maybe it’s the angle of the pix. The antenna has a forward tilt to it, maybe it’s the angle of the pix. I’ll pass !!

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