Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 1968 Chevrolet Corvette is a first-year C3 in its correct blue-on-blue combo and has its numbers-matching V8 under the hood. And as you dig deeper, you'll see a well-priced icon that show off its history with pride.
The Corvette was all new for 1968, and today we know the C3 as the longest running model of all the 'Vettes. It had staying power because no other car really captured the imagination quite like this. The long hood and short deck design was inspired by the best European sports cars, but it had the beefy fenders to make sure we all knew it was an American. Big chrome bumpers and sharp lines gave it the aggressive flair we want in an American car, too. But this example lets the European influence slip back in a little more than others. You see it in places like the kind of luggage rack that wouldn't look out of place on an MG. And the factory LeMans Blue color pays tribute to France's greatest endurance race.
The factory blue interior means this was born with an attractive kind of color combo you'd find in a Bentley or Mercedes. And this Corvette arguably offers just as good a grand touring experience as those Europeans. Well-done bucket seats, an armrest center console, and a grippy wood-rimmed steering wheel make this a nice driver's environment. The budget price means you can improve anything if you so desire. But we like that this is both highly original and already comes with some great factory features like power windows and the factory AM/FM radio. The T-tops come out, and this is from the years of the removable rear window, so you get a terrific open air experience. You can even upgrade the factory air conditioning if you feel like having a cooler breeze run through the car.
Under the hood is original numbers matching 327 cubic-inch V8. You can easily tell this is well maintained motor by the way the bold orange block, chrome valve covers, and bright air topper all look great. You'll even spot newer components like the alternator and brake master cylinder. It's a strong V8 that inhales thorough a correct four-barrel carburetor, and it has a subtly sweet tune as it exhales through the dual exhaust. The TH400 three speed automatic transmission is an ideal pairing because it's strong enough to handle the torque while also shifting smooth for the right grand touring feel. This sharp driving nature is backed up by the fully independent sports suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the very American Corvette with an added touch of Euro flair. And you get it all for quite a nice price. Call today!!!
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