327 V8 L79
This 1968 Chevrolet Corvette is the iconic first year for the C3. So it\'s great to find an example that has its numbers-matching V8 and four-speed. It makes this history and distinction offered for a value price.
A factory Rally Red car always has an instant appeal. And that seems especially true for the inaugural year for the C3 - a design so iconic that it had the longest run in Corvette history. There are good details, like nice body lines, good brightwork, and Rally wheels with new Goodyear tires. The overall impression is a car that has its core appeal in originality and correct-style components. So you may decide to update the paint or some other details, but this provides a nice base for a great classic.
Dark interiors make for a nice contrast to bold red exteriors. And the T-tops make it easy to share this factory-correct color combo with the world. In fact, it can really go for a wind-in-your-hair experience, because not only do you have removable roof panels, but also the early C3s had a removable rear window. And nothing beats the experience of grabbing the three-spoke steering wheel and peering through to the large speedo and tach. Plus, that bright shifter is just calling out for your right hand.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching 327 cubic-inch V8. It\'s always extra desirable to have the factory powerhouse, especially when it\'s the more powerful L79 optional block. And the desirable four-speed manual transmission is also the numbers-matching unit. The full package will need some added love if you\'re looking to cruise every weekend, but that\'s likely ideal for the right person. There are many of us out there who prefer the originality and take pride in helping it get back to peak performance. And this one deserves to be enjoyed on the open road. After all, the fully independent sports suspension and four-wheel disc brakes made the Corvette one of the most exciting V8 cars of the 1960s.
This is the first-year C3 with the right numbers-matching components. That makes for a ton of potential on a classic that you know will be a lot of fun. Call now!
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