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FS: 1968 Coupe 427/390 all numbers matching very original, 36K miles

Old 06-30-2018, 05:31 PM
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Default 1968 Coupe 427/390 all numbers matching very original, 36K miles

Selling my 1968 all numbers matching 427/390hp coupe, this car has everything including its original spare and spare tire, recently completed a minor restoration, the rare stereo radio was repaired and is in perfect working order. Had all the bushings replaced as they were the original factory bushings and disintegrated when removed, the car was re-aligned and my mechanic was surprised to find that the car had never been aligned before, the factory shims were still in place. The car was aligned and the factory shims were saved. A number of rubber weatherstripping around the t-tops were replaced.

Clock and all gauges work perfectly, alternator is correct date code

The gas tank was dropped and the there was enough of the tank sticker remaining to confirm the 390 hp Turbo-jet engine, the M-21 close ratio transmission, positraction rear end, leather interior, and British Green paint
The orginal tank was removed, the sticker sealed, and a brand new tank was installed, the original tank with the tank sticker will be included.
The car also has a fuel return line, no radiator overflow tank, and 5600 redline tach, confirming the 390hp engine option.

Paint is in good condition, there are two small cracks by the front passenger hood mount, but all in all good driver quality paint
This car is well optioned and as you see below, has two rare options, the rear window defrost and the factory car alarm, all the parts for the car alarm are there, the plungers in each door, the horns in the rear wheel wells, and the key in the rear valance, I did not have it hooked up as it has been known to drain the battery.
Interestingly the car has fender extensions and exhaust cutouts from a 70, it looks like they were added at some point or as a replacement but I could not find any evidence of damage.
Car was delivered new to Hamilton Chevrolet in Warren Michigan.

I bought this to fix up and enjoy before moving onto the next project

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Sport Coupe
L-36 427 Cubic Inches, 390 Horsepower V-8 - Matching numbers engine, transmission, rear end
VIN: 194378S411993
Built 21 February 1968
Engine ID date code: T = Tonawanda, NY big block assembly plant/02 = February 1968/13 = 13th day of the month/IL = 427 ci, 390 hp manual transmission
Engine serial number: divisional code (1 = Chevrolet)/vehicle model year [8)/ vehicle assembly plant (S = St. Louis)/vehicle serial number = 18S411993

Numbers matching Muncie M-21 close ratio 4-speed: Built 25 January 1968

Rear End: 1FA = 3.70:1 427 Heavy Duty Positraction built 14 Jan 1968 by Warren Motive

Body Number Trim & Point Plate
Body build date code G22 = 22 February 1968
TRIM 402 = Black Leather interior
PAINT 983 = British Green Metallic

11993 of 28,566 Corvettes built in 1968
9,936 Coupes built in 1968

Regular Production Order (RPO) Codes and Options
19437 Base Corvette Sport Coupe $4,663.00
898 Genuine Leather Seats $79.00
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows $15.80
1 of only 693 C50 Rear Window Defroster $31.60
G81 Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios $46.35
J50 Power Brakes $42.15
L36 427 Cubic Inches, 390 Horsepower Engine $200.15
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio $184.35
N36 Telescopic Steering Column $42.15
N40 Power Steering $94.80
PT6 Red Stripe Tires, F70x15, nylon $31.30
U79 AM-FM Radio, stereo $278.10
K66 Transistor Ignition System $73.75
1 of only 388 UA6 Alarm System $26.35

Call Marc at 254-723-0476 if you have any questions
Asking $35,000, the car is located in Lawton, Oklahoma and I have a car trailer that I can deliver the car within a reasonable distance for an additional amount




























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Old 07-01-2018, 08:55 PM
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how can this car be very original with the wrong rear clip, very nice looking car, GLWS

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Old 07-03-2018, 06:11 PM
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Very original vs all original, pretty impressive that it survived 50 years without major changes. I surmise that someone liked the look of the 70 exhaust and the fender extensions to keep the rock chips away, much like how some people cut the middle out of split window coupes
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Was this the car that Gateway Classic Cars had? Looks familiar, she's gorgeous!
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It was, it was in Denver and was shipped down to me, needed a few minor things fixed (radio, clock, etc) but runs like a charm
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Very original vs all original, pretty impressive that it survived 50 years without major changes. I surmise that someone liked the look of the 70 exhaust and the fender extensions to keep the rock chips away, much like how some people cut the middle out of split window coupes
I'd be one of those people that prefers the 68/69 front and the 70 rear.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:29 AM
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I'd be one of those people that prefers the 68/69 front and the 70 rear.
It would not be hard to swap out the rear valance and the exhaust tips for 68 round tips, I think it adds interesting character to the car
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:37 PM
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Price drop to $43K
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:22 PM
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I thought the rear view mirror was at the front of the door only on the early cars?
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An observation about your photos of the rear end: The third picture shows the inboard tail lights as red. The fifth picture shows the inboard tail lights with the reverse lights installed.
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Correct, somewhere along the line someone had but 70 backup lights in the inner spots, I replaced them with correct red lamps so all four are now correct 68 date coded lenses.

Price is now $41,000
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Love the British Green & w/ Leather, GLWS
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Love the British Green & w/ Leather, GLWS
I get allot of compliments on it, its not a combo you see allot these days, even though it was a very popular color that year
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Price dropped to $39,000
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Asking $37,000
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All, looking to move on to other projects, lowered the price to $35,000 or best offer
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Maybe a dumb question, if this car was a 435, how much value does that add? I'm really looking for a solid lifter tri carb. And I'm no fan of restored trailer queens, I like to DRIVE THEM!

As I type this, I'm thinking maybe I could build a 435hp and set the 390 aside. At your asking price, I could get a survior and adjust the options more to my preferences... I'm going to read thru the posting again...
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