UNRESTORED, 2-OWNER CAR FROM NEW
STUNNING SURVIVOR WITH JUST 50K MILES
RARE CORVETTE BRONZE PAINT OVER TOBACCO VINYL INTERIOR
390 HP 427 CI V-8/4-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
INCLUDES ORIGINAL KEYS, BILL OF SALE, WARRANTY BOOKLET,
PROTECT-O-PLATE, OWNER CARD, SERVICE MANUAL, TANK STICKER PHOTO,
GM CANADA DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING ORIGINAL DATA AND OPTIONS
Introduced for 1968, the new third-generation Corvette was inspired by the Larry Shinoda-designed Mako Shark II concept car debuted at Paris in 1965. Beneath its sleek new bodywork, the C3 Corvette retained the excellent C2 chassis design and its many available powertrains. Race-bred performance and handling remained outstanding, thanks to Zora Arkus-Duntov and his Corvette Engineering team. Once available in Chevy showrooms, the new Corvette sold better than ever before with production of 28,566 units for 1968. The basic design continued with refinements through 1982 and adapted very well to the changing buyer demands and tightening regulatory environment of the late 1960s and the 1970s.
Above all, the C3 Corvette continued its reign as Americas quickest and fastest series-production sports-car for most of its run. For 1968, the most popular "big-block" Corvette engine was the RPO L34 427 developing 390 rated horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of tire-melting torque. Despite such massive output, the L34 Corvette was easy to maintain with its big single Rochester Quadra-Jet carburetor and hydraulic valvetrain. Priced just $221 over the Corvette's base price, the L34 was a fantastic high-performance bargain. Today, original L34 427/390 Corvettes continue to offer outstanding performance with real-world drivability.
Finished in Corvette Bronze, this RPO L34 427/390 1968 Corvette is a rare unrestored and unspoiled survivor with just two owners and 50,000 miles from new, featuring a driver-preferred Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. According to known history, it was sold new from Mander Chevrolet in North Vancouver, British Columbia and eventually placed into long-term storage in 1979, remaining under cover until 2017. The rare (1 of 3,374) Corvette Bronze paint finish and Tobacco Brown vinyl interior are unrestored and remain attractive. Maintenance work performed since the car was removed from storage includes a fresh overhauled rear suspension, installation of a new exhaust system, and a recent 4-wheel alignment.
Documentation is simply excellent and kept within a binder accompanying the car, including ironclad GM of Canada documents confirming factory-original features and options prior to the cars export for original sale in Canada. Other documents include the original Bill of Sale, Warranty book and Protect-O-Plate, original keys and owner card, a photo of the tank sticker, a service manual, dealer brochures, and previous British Columbia registrations dating to the 1970s. There is nothing to compare to the feel and driving experience of a highly original, unrestored classic Corvette, and this unadulterated and highly documented example offers an exceptional opportunity to smart collectors and enthusiasts. See it for yourself by calling us today for viewing arrangements, full details, and get ready to make it yours!