A golden opportunity?
1963 and 1968 Convertible Corvettes
1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Sting Ray Convertible. S/N 30867S118455.
Silver Blue/blue vinyl. 34,927 miles. 327-c.i. V8, 360 hp, fuel injection, four-speed, window sticker. Owner claims matching numbers. New top, very good paint, nice chrome. A ’Vette to be proud of. SCM Price Guide: $47,000-$55,000. SOLD AT $39,220.
1963 was the first year of the famous Sting Ray body. This was a great buy on a ’63 fuelie; it could have brought another $5,000 without surprising.
Sold at eBay/Kruse; Auburn, IN; 5/2/02.
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible with factory hardtop. S/N 194678S424983.
Red/black leather. 66,827 miles. 427-c.i. V8, 435 hp. AM/FM radio, Tri-Power, side pipes. Excellent paint and chrome, fresh, crisp interior. A very handsome example. SCM Price Guide: $30,000-$42,000. SOLD AT $28,090.
The 427/435 ’68 ’Vettes offer scads of performance, even if they aren’t the easiest cars to use on a regular basis. Prices of these swoopy-styled ’Vettes are on the rise; this car should be considered very well bought. Sold at eBay/Kruse; Santa Clara, CA; 10/26/01.