When the typewriter-slinging monkeys who wrote Chevrolet’s rich history got to the part about the 427 big block, we have to imagine they got very excited at the thought. Improving upon such an engine is sort of like giving the Mona Lisa an ambush makeover.
But that didn’t stop tuning companies from taking a stab at it, one notable participant being Baldwin-Motion Performance Group.
This 1968 Baldwin-Motion Corvette C3 turned up on eBay, and it’s liable to be one of very few chances to own such a muscular brute of a classic Corvette. It’s listed at $125,000, but as a piece of historic engineering art, we think it’s rather priceless.
The 1968 Baldwin-Motion Corvette was just about as supercar as a Corvette could get, equipped with the very best factory and aftermarket performance parts available. For that reason, Motion Performance Corvettes carried a lofty price tag, and actually came with a guaranteed quarter-mile time based on independent testing. Of course, they also incorporated a number of stylistic changes, such as the fixed headlamps, aggressive hood scoop, and race stripe.
The Baldwin-Motion Corvette was a top-tier supercar in its day, with enough power and distinction to continue to impress. It truly is, in our humble opinion, a superior choice to today’s Corvette Z06.