427/390HP Build Sheet Documented Rust Free Frame/No Hit/Running/Driving Project!
- Location: Galena, Ohio, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1968
- VIN: 194678S402290
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 427/390HP V8
- Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Convertible
1968 Chevrolet Corvette description
You are bidding on a nice running driving1968 Corvette Convertible project/driver. This car is well-equipped with the optional and RARE 427/390HP engine, four speed transmission, posi traction, disc brakes,P01 wheel covers,am/fm radio (with correct knobs), tinted glass,and a removable hardtop, which is included at the Buy It Now.While this car is currently silver, it was originally delivered in British Green.
The original gas tank was dropped out of the car to verify whether the tank sticker was there, and to document the fact that it is indeeda real-deal 427 Corvette Convertible, which documents the options including most importantly, the engine option. While it's not the nicest/cleanest tank sticker I have ever come across, it is there and readable. Unlike 1000's of supposedly real Big Block Corvettes with ZERO documentation/paperwork, this car is clearly the REAL DEAL. The 427/390HP, four speed transmission, removable hardtop, andmany other options are visible on the tank sticker.
The body, frame, and other the areas of concern on most Corvettes of this era are actually quite good on this car. The car gaps fine for a 50 year old Vette, and fits pretty darn well actually. The frame is devoid of ANY rust issues, and is astonishingly solid. The frame rail end caps, kick ups, birdcage, windshield frame, etc are all excellent, no issues!No evidence of serious accidents, poor patch work, etc. The bonding strips are in all four corners of the car, indicating that the car is a no-hit, original panel Corvette. The doors, hood, headlights, etc all align, fit well. The front header panel is extremely nice, without any of the normal pop rivet/corrosion often found on the steel bumper era Vettes.
The car has 20-30 year old paint and it will likely need a repaint eventually. It's decent enough if you wanted to put a polishing wheel to it, and touch it up a bit, respray the hood (paint peeling a bit in the middle of the hood), the car could be a fun car to drive andenjoyas it is!
The brightwork/chrome/trim is in good condition given the fact that it all appears to be original stuff. The front and rear bumpers appear to be originals as are the gas door, door handles, emblems, etc. The car has stamped steel wheels withoriginal P01 wheel covers.Tires are older, but hold air fine.
The interior appears to be original componentry. The interior is in decent condition given this fact. The seat covers are actually quite nice for original material, and something that would likely be cleaned and reused. Dash, pad, trim, etc, are all very nice as well. Door panels are decent at best, LH one being the worst. The convertible top is black and needing replacement (does not keep out the weather), but the top frame itselfis in great shape.
Theblack vinyl covered hardtop isINCLUDEDat the Buy It Now price! Any offers submitted/accepted belowthe Buy It NowDO NOTINCLUDETHE HARDTOP. I am happy to work out a deal with the winning bidder on it separately if it interests you.
The engine compartment seems mostly untouched/originalwith the majority of original componentry in place. The engine runs well and a new rebuiltcarburetorwas just installed last week ($425). The actual mileage on the vehicle is unknown. The engine is a non-matching number replacement, and it appears to be a 1969396 high performanceblock according the rear casting numbers (if my memory is correct, I believe it was a 3969854)and (KB)stamping on the frontpad.
For seriously interested buyers, I can send additional pictures, includingseveral underside views, and a video of the vehicle starting up, and running too. Contact me and I can send these to you if you'd like to see the additional pictures, and video.
If you are looking for a complete, running/driving, tank stickerDOCUMENTED Big Block Corvette Convertible, here's an excellent opportunity for a collectible car that you can drive and enjoyas is, and do eventual further restoration on. The verbiage/information above, and the pictures are quiterepresentative of this car. Documented, big block steel bumper convertibles in ANY condition at/around $20Kare veryhard to find these days!
I have been a licensed collector car dealer in Ohio for over 20 years, and I describe my cars fairly and accurately. I have sold well over 200 straight axle, mid-year, and steel bumper Corvettes. You are welcome to send me a message and I will be happy to call you. I can help to arrange transportation within the US, or or potentially even overseas.
This vehicleis located in Galena Ohio,approximately 20 mins from Columbus Ohio. Shipping can be arranged anywhere in the US, or evenoverseas. Thanks for looking and email with any questions.
Non-negotiable terms: A $500.00Paypal deposit is due within 3 hours of acceptance of an offer. The balance is due by wire transfer within 5 days of the close of the auction if it is being shipped. Ifyou are picking thevehicle up, cash ONLYis due at pick up. Nochecksof any form will be accepted.This vehicle is sold as is, where is, with no warranty expressed or implied. It is for sale locally and may be sold at any time during the auction. If you have less than25 positivefeedbacks, contact me BEFORE bidding.
PLEASE DO NOT BID ON THIS, OR CLICK THE BUY IT NOW UNLESS YOU ARE A SERIOUSBIDDER/SERIOUS ABOUT A PURCHASE.
THIS IS BEING RELISTED DUE TOA NON-PAYING BUY IT NOWBIDDER.