1968-1982 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet’s third generation (C3) Corvette appeared in 1968, keeping the basic Stingray (now one word) theme of the previous generation along with mostly the same chassis and engines, but the car was completely redesigned inside and out, including T-tops on coupe models. The 1968-1982 C3 was Corvette’s longest running generation, but evolving safety and emissions rules resulted in less powerful engines and bigger bumpers. In sum, the C3 Corvette became more of a sporty GT than an outright sports car. The Chevy was popular nonetheless, with more than half a million sold.
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Hagerty Price Guide
Average price

$106,742

+0.4%
Highest price

$2,350,000

equal0%
Lowest price

$11,400

-4.2%
Body styles
2dr Convertible
2dr Coupe
1968
2dr Convertible$88,128
2dr Coupe$81,228
1969
2dr Convertible$382,962
2dr Coupe$367,950
1970
2dr Convertible$37,250
2dr Coupe$33,200
1971
2dr Convertible$54,950
2dr Coupe$42,400
1972
2dr Convertible$33,333
2dr Coupe$28,533
1973
2dr Convertible$23,600
2dr Coupe$17,300
1974
2dr Convertible$19,666
2dr Coupe$16,100
1975
2dr Convertible$21,400
2dr Coupe$16,600
1976
2dr Convertible-
2dr Coupe$12,450
1977
2dr Convertible-
2dr Coupe$13,850
1978
2dr Convertible-
2dr Coupe$15,400
1979
2dr Convertible-
2dr Coupe$17,300
1980
2dr Convertible-
2dr Coupe$18,000
1981
2dr Convertible-
2dr Coupe$15,200
1982
2dr Convertible-
2dr Coupe$14,600
Table displays average prices for #3 Good condition Corvette

1968-1982 Chevrolet Corvette configurations

Average price

$21,400

-6.1%
Highest price

$23,000

-6.1%
Lowest price

$19,800

-6.2%
Body styles
2dr Coupe
1968
2dr Coupe-
1969
2dr Coupe-
1970
2dr Coupe-
1971
2dr Coupe-
1972
2dr Coupe-
1973
2dr Coupe-
1974
2dr Coupe-
1975
2dr Coupe-
1976
2dr Coupe-
1977
2dr Coupe-
1978
2dr Coupe$21,400
1979
2dr Coupe-
1980
2dr Coupe-
1981
2dr Coupe-
1982
2dr Coupe-
Table displays average prices for #3 Good condition Corvette
Average price

$17,850

-6.1%
Highest price

$19,200

-5.9%
Lowest price

$16,500

-6.2%
Body styles
2dr Coupe
1968
2dr Coupe-
1969
2dr Coupe-
1970
2dr Coupe-
1971
2dr Coupe-
1972
2dr Coupe-
1973
2dr Coupe-
1974
2dr Coupe-
1975
2dr Coupe-
1976
2dr Coupe-
1977
2dr Coupe-
1978
2dr Coupe$17,850
1979
2dr Coupe-
1980
2dr Coupe-
1981
2dr Coupe-
1982
2dr Coupe-
Table displays average prices for #3 Good condition Corvette
Average price

$16,200

-5.8%
Highest price

$16,200

-5.8%
Lowest price

$16,200

-5.8%
Body styles
2dr Coupe
1968
2dr Coupe-
1969
2dr Coupe-
1970
2dr Coupe-
1971
2dr Coupe-
1972
2dr Coupe-
1973
2dr Coupe-
1974
2dr Coupe-
1975
2dr Coupe-
1976
2dr Coupe-
1977
2dr Coupe-
1978
2dr Coupe-
1979
2dr Coupe-
1980
2dr Coupe-
1981
2dr Coupe-
1982
2dr Coupe$16,200
Table displays average prices for #3 Good condition Corvette

1968-1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition configurations

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1968-1982 Chevrolet Corvette history

Generation Overview

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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