1968 Chevrolet Corvette

2dr Coupe 8-cyl. 327cid/300hp 4bbl
$18,300 Avg. Value*

Model Overview

History of the 1968-1982 Chevrolet Corvette

1968 was a high-water mark for Corvette production to date, with 28,566 vehicles sold, and for the very last time, roadsters outsold coupes almost 2 to 1. Nicknamed the Mako Shark, the “new” Vette sported refinements like hidden wipers, no vent windows, and T-Tops and removable rear windows on the coupes. By 1969, production jumped to 38,762 units, and in 1970, factory fender flares and a new 454 making 390 HP kept Corvette at the top of the muscle car heap for the next several years. 1972 saw government emission regulations severely limit the horsepower to a paltry 270 HP, and safety regulations spelled the end of chrome front bumpers on a Corvette. 1973 Vettes were the first with Radial tires standard, 1974 brought us factory shoulder belts, and 1975 was the last Corvette convertible until 1986. The venerable C3 Corvettes soldiered on until 1982, by which time leather seats and AM/FM were standard, but a manual transmission or an 8 track player were no longer available. The Corvette had made the transition from a sports car to a touring car.

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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Info

  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Convertible
  • 2dr Coupe
  • Engine Types
  • 8-cyl. 427cid/390hp 4bbl L36
  • 8-cyl. 327cid/350hp 4bbl L79
  • 8-cyl. 427cid/430hp 4bbl L88
  • 8-cyl. 427cid/400hp 3x2bbl L68
  • 8-cyl. 427cid/435hp 3x2bbl L71
  • 8-cyl. 427cid/435hp 3x2bbl L89
  • 8-cyl. 327cid/300hp 4bbl
  • Additional Info
  • Curb Weight: 3210 lbs.
  • Length: 182.1 in.
  • Wheel Base: 98 in.
  • Number Produced
  • 9,936

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