Rare Option 68‚€™ Corvette 427 4speed convertible
1968 Corvette 427, 4 speed convertible with rare factory special
order No Power Steering. This car also has NO POWER:- Brakes,
Windows, Seats, Locks and doesnt have A/C, which makes it a
perfect donor for an L88.
The pictures of the car painted, are exactly how it looked
before I stripped 90% it last spring.
I purchased this 1968 Corvette 427, 4 speed Convertible in 1983
and have spent a great deal of time and of course, money, on
improving the look, performance and handling of this rare
factory special order no power steering Big Block, similar specs
to the L88.
This is not a car for the meek!
Over the 34 years that Ive owned this unique C3, Ive rebuilt the
entire car from the ground up, in some cases, two or more times
and from 2000-2003 I put it on blocks and dismantled the car
restoring or rebuilding from the wheels to the radiator, the
interior and a new Robins convertible top w/tinted window.
Since the rebuild in 03 the car has been driven only from Marina
del Rey to Ventura County line on the PCH, on average once every
2-4 weeks. Anything the car required it got. Oil changes so
frequently the oil never looked used and I always added Prolon,
octane boost, lead additive, gas treatments and carb cleaners
Stripped and painted in the late 80s is been covered and garaged
at all times. However, last Spring I decided to repaint
the car, it still looked good from a few feet away, but close up
It had a few chips and a lot of crazing on upper surfaces. Ive
removed 90% of the paint from the car to expose the almost
perfect fiberglass below. Saving the buyer a lot of money and
time and exposes the cars excellent condition. No guessing whats
under the paint with this car. The nose area between the
headlights has a small repair and small repairs to doors, thats
it! The hard top and extra hood are still painted in blue. This
is an opportunity to get a car and have it painted the color you
The bottom-end of the engine was built by a boat engine builder,
known for building very tough bottom-ends, as boat engines run
under load at all times. Balanced and Fluxed TRW pistons and
connecting rods. Engle ¬ĺ Street Strip cam, HD hydraulic Lifters
Weiand Action Plus high rise intake manifold, Holly HP 750
mechanical D/pump carb. MSD Distributor, MSD 6AL control
box (with 5,000rpm limiter), MSD Blaster Coil, MSD 8.5mm Super
Conductor leads, NGK BPR7ES Cool plugs. K&N Air Filter.
Borg Warner Super T10 racing gearbox with Hurst Indy shifter,
McLeod HD clutch and ˜Toms Differentials rebuilt and heat
hardened 3:11 rr/end. Prop and half shafts were balanced.
Huge Bcool aluminum 3 row radiator with dual electric fans that
actually keeps the engine cool, even in traffic. Heavy duty high
volume water pump, thermostat, Billet aluminum recovery pot and
new braided hoses. Custom under hood heads-up oil pressure and
water temperature gauges.
Headman 2 ceramic coated headers, 2 1/2Ě 20G aluminum coated steel pipes
with Flowmaster Turbo mufflers and chrome tips.
Full Rancho ‚€˜Stage 3‚€™ suspension with massive anti-sway bars
with adjustable eccentric aircraft bearings, Bilstien shocks,
Rancho front cut coils, all bushings are Neoprene, heavy duty
leaf spring, adjustable HD struts, upgraded brakes with DOT5
silicone brake fluid and rebuilt steering box, master cylinder
and all steering components including wheel bearings. The
Trailing Arms were reinforced where the Rancho suspension
attaches as it is incredibly rigid. Chrome 15X 8 30 spoke,
chrome plated Weldwheel wheels, Front- BF Goodrich T/A Radials
265 50 15Ě, Rear- BF G 295 50 15Ě tyres. This car handles and
sticks to the road as though it were on train tracks, seriously!
Interior is in very good condition, but could use a few things
done, was restored in 2003. From new Foil Backed carpet underlay
and gray carpets to re-upholstered seats. No cracks in the
original black dashboard or console. Driver door panel has a
small crack in it, passenger door panel is fine. Original Astro
Ventilation glass/seats. All interior cockpit lighting is in
blue, 350 watt MTX amp, Pioneer 10 disk CD player, Corvette
Edition Kenwood Digital, 1968 style Tuner/Cassette player and
two 10Ěspeaker/Horn boxes in rear compartment in gray to match
the carpet, sounds amazing!
I have the blue hard top (and most parts) and original 427 hood
and original/extra parts, including parts for the vacuum
system disconnected or removed when rebuilding the engine, to
improve horsepower and reduce weight. Consequently, both the
headlight assembly and windshield wiper door do not open. All
the hoses are still in place, the compressor and wiper door
actuator and some related components are removed.
The Chrome was triple plated (marine grade) back in the eighties
and is in remarkable condition with almost no pitting or
scratches. Most of the exterior parts are in good condition,
rear lights and corner marker lights atc.
Contact Neil Ims 310 490 6488 or