1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SPORT COUPE – THIS YEAR’S MUSEUM RAFFLE CAR:
The third generation or C-3 Corvette had the longest production run of any Corvette body style being built from 1968 to 1982. Patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car designed by Larry Shinoda, it could be had in either a convertible or a coupe with removable roof panels called a “T-top”. The standard engine was a 327 / 300 HP V-8 mated to a 3-speed manual gearbox. Optional engines ranged up to a 427 / 435 HP V-8 with available 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic or 4-speed manual transmissions.
The Rally Red museum raffle car is a coupe with a black interior and equipped with a 327 V-8 rated at 350 HP and a 4-speed manual transmission.
Other factory options include power steering, and tinted glass. An aftermarket audio system is installed. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sept. 13 at 2:30 pm at the Vintage Auto Club Car Show. Be sure to get your chances on this Vette.
1968 Coupe Specifications (performance figures are with the (L79) 350 HP engine):Wheelbase: 98 inches Length: 182.1 inches Width: 69.2 inches Height: 48.6 inches Weight: 3055 pounds Tread -Front / Rear: 58.3 / 59 inches Production: 9,936 0 to 60: 7.7 seconds Top Speed: 128 mph Base List Price: $4663