Engine b
Engine
427/435HP
Trans b
Transmission
Muncie 4 Speed
Gauge b
Mileage
30,518
Paint b
Exterior
Rally Red
Interior b
Interior
Red
Key b
Stock #
V-3968

Highlights

  • Rally Red
  • Red Interior
  • AA #,S Matching
  • L71 427/435HP TurboJet
  • M21 CloseRatio Muncie 4Speed Manual Transmission
  • AZ Code 3:55 PosiTraction Rear Differential
  • K66 Transistorized Ignition
  • AM/FM Radio
  • White Convertible Soft Top
  • F70X 15 Firestone Red LineTires
  • 1 Of Only 2898 L71 Equipped Corvettes in 1968
  • Comprehensive Frame Off Restoration

Description

This gorgeous 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible as an outstanding example of the third generation of America's Sports Car. But it gets even better Delivered New to Earl Davis Chevrolet in Mansfield Ohio the most powerful production engine ever offered in a road-going Corvette—the thundering L71 427 CI Mark IV big-block V-8 backed by a close Ratio Muncie M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission.

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This gorgeous 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible as an outstanding example of the third generation of America's Sports Car. But it gets even better Delivered New to Earl Davis Chevrolet in Mansfield Ohio the most powerful production engine ever offered in a road-going Corvette—the thundering L71 427 CI Mark IV big-block V-8 backed by a close Ratio Muncie M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission.

This Corvette was subject to a frame-off restoration to award-winning concours condition, its beautiful combination of Rally Red paint, matching Red vinyl interior and white soft top is one of the most attractive blends of its era, and one that still pleases to this day. First offered as an option in mid-1967, the Corvette's L71 427 powerplant set a new standard of performance with a heady specification that included a forged steel crank and heavy-duty connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, 11.0:1 compression and a racy solid-lifter camshaft actuating large-diameter valves in high-flow, rectangular-port cylinder heads with closed combustion chambers. Chevrolet officially rated the L71's output at 435 HP at 5,800 RPM, but when all three inline Holley 2-barrel carburetors were opened under full throttle, its true nature was revealed as revs climbed to the 6,500 RPM redline and power continued to soar on the way to more than 140 MPH.

Ordering the L71 engine automatically added K66 transistorized ignition and a 4-speed manual transmission, both of which are featured here in addition to, the 4-wheel disc brakes that became standard equipment in 1965. Completed with Soft Ray-tinted glass, an AM/FM radio and Coker classic redline tires on Rally wheels,

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