There’s always an air of something special when stumbling upon vehicles much like this 1968 C3 Corvette. As if the owner had a crystal ball to see cars like this would not only be worth an incredible amount monetarily, but also in how special it is.
Not only does this 1968 C3 Corvette have merely 24,760 miles on the odometer, but it’s hiding a highly-desirable powerplant under the hood. Yes, this 1968 Corvette was built, and equipped, with the coveted L88 big-block V8.
The L88 only lasted two years in Chevrolet’s big-block engine production, but left a lasting impression on Corvette enthusiasts. The 427 cubic-inch L88 is paired with a time-period correct drivetrain with a M22 Rock Crusher four-speed transmission, sending 430 hp to a 4.11 rear end.
As if the L88 wasn’t enough, the 1968 Corvette retains a factory look inside and out. The interior features original leather, a factory radio delete option and a removable back window. In fact, if skepticism should run rampant for any reason, the factory build sheet is still glued to the gas tank. Authenticity at its finest.
And everything we’ve described here can be yours. The 1968 C3 Corvette is scheduled to cross the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction, taking place on September 24 through September 26. But, be careful. This Corvette walks a fine line between museum perfection, and desirability to drive to a heart’s content.