Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
The all-new Sting Ray (now two words) hit the market in 1968 and totally transformed America's sports car for decades to come. You can still see echoes of this 1968 Corvette in today's design, and with a silky blue paint job, some nice factory options, and a great-running small block, this is the Corvette that you've been waiting for.
LeMans Blue is exactly the shade you want on a Corvette, and when it looks this good, who's going to argue that? Thanks to a comprehensive respray that was simply done right, it looks awesome cruising down the road and the bright blue paint has just the right amount of sparkle in it to really glow when the sun hits it just right. And on any vintage 'Vette, the important thing is that the fiberglass underneath is quite well preserved and shows none of the usual cracking or split seams that you find on neglected cars. The restoration was completed a few years ago, but it still has a great look that will have people turning to watch as you motor past. The chrome bumpers are fore and aft for this year Corvette, and they shine up wonderfully up against the blue paint. It's the kind of car that you won't mind packing up for a week on the road, perhaps heading to one of the great Corvette events that are held all over the country and where driving your car is 90% of the fun. And when you arrive, an early C3 convertible will find a very enthusiastic crowd waiting to have a closer look.
The interior received a full restoration as well, starting with the beautifully finished black bucket seats that are every bit as comfortable as they look. New door panels and carpets give it that highly polished showroom look and the thick leather-wrapped steering wheel adds just a touch of sophistication to the all black driver's compartment. And if you look closer at the upholstery you'll find the stitching is actually colored LeMans Blue, a nice touch and the sign of a quality, detail-oriented build. Desirable options include cold R134a A/C and it's worth noting that the fiber-optic headlight monitors are fully functional. Modern Dakota Digital gauges replace the original units to provide clear and accurate readings of the engine's vitals. The factory AM/FM is also long gone, giving way to a modern Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit that powers an impressive stereo system installed within the cabin. T-tops give even the coupes an enjoyable open-air experience and with good weather-stripping throughout, the car seals up well and doesn't rattle like many 'Vettes do.
Mechanically, this Corvette is in tip-top shape, powered by the numbers-matching 327 cubic inch V8 nestled neatly inside the engine bay. The engine bay was detailed and dressed to show-off with an open element air cleaner, finned valve covers (with matching finned oil pan below), and a chromed ignition shield, alternator, A/C compressor and master cylinder. Note that the A/C system now uses R134a refrigerant, an added luxury that even the purist of enthusiasts can appreciate. The strong small block is fed by a Holley 4-barrel carburetor that sits atop an aluminum intake, and a big aluminum radiator with dual electric fans keeps everything cool and level. Ceramic coated headers feed a newer, true dual exhaust system that sings a wonderful rumbled tone thank to a pair of chambered mufflers. A heavy-duty TH400 3-speed automatic transmission feeds the original rear end, packed full with highway friendly gears suitable to higher speeds. The undercarriage is solid and nice enough to be proud of, showing off a long life of careful ownership and easy living. Chrome American Racing wheels live at all four corners and carry 235/50/17 front and 235/55/17 rear Uniroyal radials for an updated, flashy look.
Fully sorted and ready to go, this '68 Corvette has a lot to offer. And with such an attractive price point, it likely won't last long. Call today!
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