Open Roads, February | Lot 253

1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/400 Coupe

North American Offering

$61,600 USD | Sold

United States | Connellsville, Pennsylvania

19 - 28 February 2021

Chassis No.
Engine No.
T0122I0 18S411170
US Title
  • One of 1,932 427/400 “L68” examples built for 1968
  • Driven fewer than 15 miles since completion of a rotisserie restoration
  • Numbers-matching 400 hp, 427 cu. in. Tri-Power V-8; three-speed TH400 automatic transmission
  • Factory-correct British Green Poly (983) over a Black Leather (402) interior
  • Equipped with air conditioning, power steering, brakes, and windows, telescoping steering wheel, and AM/FM radio

The Chevrolet Corvette received an all-new look for the 1968 model year, with styling that drew heavily from the sculpted, futuristic Mako Shark II concept. A convertible variant was offered, but removable T-top roof panels and removable rear window glass meant that Corvette coupe drivers could enjoy an open-air experience as well. A range of potent powertrains, meanwhile, served up impressive performance.

This 1968 Corvette is one of 1,932 ordered that year in L68 specification. A $305.50 option, the L68 package provided a 400-horsepower 427-cubic-inch V-8 engine with Tri-Power carburetion, here mated to a TH400 Turbo Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission. At the rear, the axle is fitted with the appropriate 3.08-ratio differential. Finished in British Poly Green (983) over a Black Leather (402) interior, this car is further equipped with power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and windows, as well as air conditioning, a telescoping steering wheel, and an AM/FM radio.

Subject to a high-quality rotisserie restoration prior to acquisition by the consignor, this Corvette has at time of cataloguing been driven fewer than 15 miles since the completion of work. Consequently, paint, exterior brightwork, mechanical components, and underbody, as well as the interior, present in excellent condition. Careful attention to details is event everywhere, from its cabin to its engine compartment; a set of redline tires completes the period-correct look.

Retaining its numbers-matching engine and presented in a highly attractive color combination, this first-year example of the third-generation Corvette would be an ideal candidate for show, and a worthy addition to any collection of American performance icons.

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