1968 Chevrolet Corvette L79/4-Speed Coupe
ONE-OWNER, NUMBERS MATCHING EXAMPLE
TOP-QUALITY FIRST-YEAR C3 CORVETTE
GREEN METALLIC OVER BLACK VINYL COMBINATION
L79 350 HP 327 CI V-8/4-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ORIGINAL OPTIONS INCLUDE A/C AND POWER WINDOWS
EQUIPPED WITH REMOVABLE T-ROOF & AM/FM RADIO
PROTECT-O-PLATE & ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE
RECENTLY SERVICED & READY TO ENJOY!
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, Chevrolets RPO (Regular Production Option) L79 continued as the most popular Corvette high-performance power choice. Known as the Turbo-Fire and displacing 327 cubic inches, the high-winding L79 small-block V-8 engine delivered 350 factory-rated horsepower while maintaining the Corvettes excellent fore-aft balance and handling. Available only with a 4-speed manual transmission, the L79 remains legendary as one of the finest high-performance small-block V-8 engines ever produced bar none.
Benefiting from a high-quality restoration, this outstanding, Corvette Coupe from the first C3 model year was sold new at Broadway Chevrolet in Louisville, Kentucky and it is exceptionally rare as a one-owner car until just recently. Powered by the numbers-matching RPO L79 327 CI V-8 engine and mandatory 4-speed manual transmission, it looks fabulous in its Metallic Green paint finish over black vinyl upholstery. In addition to removable T-roof panels, the Corvettes other desirable features include A/C, an AM/FM radio, and power windows. Documentation includes the original Bill of Sale and dealer-issued Protect-O-Plate warranty card. Other accompanying items include two document binders, a poster, and storage bag for the T-roof panels. If youre seeking a top-quality restored Corvette from the first model year for the exotic Mako Shark-styled C3 generation, powered by the hot RPO L79 engine, this is the one for you! Contact us to experience it in person, arrange a test drive, and prepare to make this modern classic yours before its gone.