Harley Earl is a well-known name by any automotive designer. He’s the man who really started it all at General Motors when he was appointed to lead the art and color department at the automaker. Earl left his mark on countless designs throughout decades of work.
So, it’s a no-brainer that any collector would want to add a vehicle commissioned specifically for Earl to his or her collection. That is exactly what we have here.
This 1968 C3 Corvette was owned by Earl himself and was likely the final vehicle built for him before he passed away in 1969. Earl often was able to have a vehicle custom built for himself before a final release to the public.
The vehicle’s tag reads, ““This car built especially for Harley J. Earl,” and it was indeed sent back to GM Design following its assembly in St. Louis, Missouri. The most notable features about the 1968 Corvette are the red tire walls and pinstriping throughout the car.
This Corvette is equipped with a 327 cubic-inch V8 engine paired to Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and has only 69,965 miles on the odometer.
Mecum is estimating a price range of around $150,000 to $200,000 for this very special Corvette. Mecum Kissimmee open on January 15, 2017, and runs through January 24.