1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327 V8 4 Speed Manual – Project Car

  • Location: Perry, Oklahoma, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 21,341
  • VIN: 194678S400754
  • Color: Rally Red
  • Engine size: 327 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Base Description

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327 V8 4 Speed Manual – Project Car

This auction is for a used 1968 Chevy Corvette that is NOT in running condition and should be considered a “project” car. This was the first year of the C3 model!

I’m representing a local bank in this auction. The bank repossessed this vehicle from a classic car enthusiast. The bank has clear title in the bank’s name – this is an Oklahoma title and the title reflects “Repo.”

This car is in Perry Oklahoma. You can contact me (Marc at 405-503-8496) for any questions you might have. I’m a longtime seller on eBay with a 100% feedback rating and I intend to represent this Corvette as accurately and honestly as possible. If you are local, (Perry is 1 hour north of Oklahoma City) I would strongly encourage you to inspect this car in person before the end of the auction.

The Odometer currently shows 21,341, actual mileage is unknown (title says Odometer “Exempt”). Believed to have been in barn storage for the past 13 years. The Vette is presented in its “barn” condition – dirty, dusty, with mouse/droppings and damage to wiring and interior.

VIN 194678S400754, TRIM TAG 974 (Rally Red Exterior)/Standard (Black Interior). This is a base model with a 327 engine and 4 speed manual transmission.

Note: I do not know the repair or service history of this Vette since it was a repo. I’m not a mechanic but a “car guy” and here are my observations of the car:

The Good:

  • Engine is not seized and is numbers matching to the car
  • Engine looks unmolested and stock
  • Transmission – you can depress the clutch and put car in neutral and shift through the gears. I was not able to confirm if transmission is numbers matching but assume it is
  • All fluids looked clean and topped off
  • Bird cage checked at kick panel – appears to have onlysurface rust I but can't determine if there is more significant rust
  • Frame from underneath – looks to be solid
  • Appears gas tank and exhaust have been replaced recently
  • Have 1 ignition key

Issues Noticed:

  • Fiberglass body appears solid and could not find any major repairs. There is crack with a bolt and a zip-tie on the front left corner (believe holding the fender in place)
  • Paint is very rough - someone had started to prep the body for painting
  • Rubber seals for doors/windows have deteriorated
  • Convertible vinyl top will need replaced– frame appears good
  • Interior will need replaced – from seats to door panels to carpets…just about everything needs replaced except dash and steering wheel
  • Chrome bumpers pitted (missing rear left corner)
  • Door handles broke
  • Tires/wheels are mismatched (4 chrome wheel rims and 4 centers where found in the car and included in this auction)
  • Has two flat tires

The Vette is sold “as is.” There is a non-refundable $500 down payment required within 24 hrs when you win this auction. You will arrange to pay the remaining balance directly with the bank that owns this Vette within 7 days of the auction close. All financial transactions must be completed before pickup of the vehicle.

You are responsible for any final tag, title, and taxes. You are also responsible for pickup or shipping of this Vette. I can assist your transport driver in loading the Vette.

Thank You and Good Bidding

On Feb-12-18 at 08:29:32 PST, seller added the following information:

I have a 1972 Corvette Coupe in similar condition that is also being auctioned -auction # 282843753497

On Feb-12-18 at 11:44:37 PST, seller added the following information:

I wanted to point out that if looks like the previous owner started a restoration on this vette. Besides the paint - the frame looks like it has been painted black(looking at the bird cage from the side kick panel and under the car), some bushings replaced, and a fairly new looking exhaust and gas tank.