1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Both Tops!
In 1968, Zora Arkus-Duntov was named Chief Engineer of Chevrolet and with him came the Corvette Astro II, which was debuted at the New York Auto Show. In this year, both the interior and the exterior of the car were redesigned sporting the tagline, “Corvette ’68…all different, all over”. This example is numbers-matching and an absolute pleasure to drive.
It is powered by the original L79 327ci, 350 horsepower V-8 and tied to a stock M21, 4-speed, close-ratio transmission. All of that power gets to the ground through the Positraction rear-end that is geared at 3:08 over an independent suspension. The car is factory equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
The exterior was repainted in 1991 to “High-Tech Red” and also fitted with a new black soft top at that time. It was ordered and came with the following in September 1967:
Optional shoulder seat belts (1 of 350 cars ordered this way in ’68)
Vinyl covered auxiliary hard top
Chrome luggage rack
It still has its original Soft Ray Tinted Glass on all the windows and the chrome on the car is in excellent shape.
Inside you will find the leather seats, carpet and console in great condition, with a full gauge package that is 100% accurate and operational. The AM/FM radio also works as it should giving the car just enough creature comfort for a quick cruise to the store or a long drive to just enjoy the performance.