For Sale Early 1968 Corvette Roadster (Hard and Soft Top)
350hp 327in, 4 speed manual, power windows, very correct,
numbers match. 49,449 original miles. $27,500 O.B.O.
The car was bought by my father in the summer of 1978 from a
hi-way patrolman in San Diego, CA. The color when
purchased was orange. The previous owner had the engine
rebuilt by San Diego machine shop and he had them install a new
old stock 350hp Chevrolet Corvette camshaft.
1973-1983 The car was a daily driver for my father. The
car was moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1981 with a move for work.
New Old Stock
was still available and the following were replaced
steel F/R window moldings
were sourced from Ecklers as NOS was not available in 1983
The dash pad
was restored by an upholster
Used, in like
new condition, rag top was installed. ( The car was
with only a hard top).
Repair of the
fiber optic lamp indicators.
car was found to have three additional paint layers on top of
the original dark green. The paint was chemically stripped
and repainted with original type lacquer. However, my father had
the car painted alpine white as he did not care for the dark
green. The car is an original color, but not the original
color. The condition of the current paint is very good
with the common longitudinal stress cracks on the fenders and
few chips. We will include a small amount of the paint for
repairs. By choosing the original type lacquer instead of
a modern urethane the paint is more prone to chips and
I purchased the car from my father. The engine was pulled
and sent to a machine shop here in Albuquerque to add case
hardened valve seats and the engine was precision balanced as
well. The carburetor was replaced with a correct Quadrajet.
One of the previous owners had installed a non-correct
The car has been driven ~1000 miles as a very occasional weekend
driver. The only maintenance required was a loose ground
that was repaired. The car is in excellent mechanical
shape and the restoration is in excellent condition.
Overall the car is in superb condition as it has been a
desert garaged car for the majority of itâ€™s existence,
corrosion is virtually non existent.
Items that are not correct/original-
Paint- The color is polar white, original is dark green.
The trim around the radio was by a previous owner to accommodate
a din radio. The radiator was changed from AL to Copper by
a previous owner. However, the original AL overflow tank
is still installed. Tires. F70 15 red sidewall tires
were not available when the car was restored. In addition
a previous owner slightly trimmed to accommodate the wider
tires. The car was sold originally in CA with a smog pump.
The smog pump was removed and the manifolds were plugged.
The camshaft is a original NOS 350hp Chevrolet Corvette camshaft
replaced by the previous owner. The car was sold new as
Included is a bin of parts including the original brake
calipers, luggage rack, trim, etc.
A custom car cover is included
Although the tires are not correct they are in new condition
Seat covers. There are lamb skin covers over the restored
seats. The covers underneath have never been sat on.
This car would make an excellent project to make it a true #1
condition car. Having chrome, trim, etc. in factory
condition. I would be really pleased if it was purchased
by someone who is planning to finish what little restoration is
required. However, the car is in excellent shape as is and
I am sure the car will bring many happy days. I have tried
to include as much detail as possible. Please reach out to
me if I can answer any additional questions. The car is
offered as O.B.O. It is time for her to find a new home.
I am simply too busy to enjoy her. Thanks for looking!
The current pictures are from a couple years ago. There is no
change to the condition of the car, driven about 200 miles
since. I will try to get new pics up asap. I can
text photos if requested.
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