Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda licensed and
registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of
focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM
classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs
if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about
your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is
a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a
collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.
I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it
is special or rare and because we like it.
Contact a representative directly:
Seven Hills Motorcars is
very proud to offer this
beautiful, completely numbers matching, 1968 Corvette Convertible
with the high performance L79 327ci 350hp engine and both tops
including a black vinyl hardtop. This Corvette has been
treated to a
complete mechanical and cosmetic "nut and bolt" frame off
restoration in 2014. There are photos documenting the restoration and
receipts totaling over $57,000. The car was literally taken down to
the bare frame and completely rebuilt with a new paint, interior,
soft-top, engine rebuild, suspension rebuild, etc.
This Corvette looks absolutely stunning, runs terrifically, and
is an awesome driver that is ready to be enjoyed. Included with the
car is a professional appraisal completed on the car. The
appraiser valued the car at $55,000. There is no way a
similar Corvette could be built or restored for
anything near our asking price. Please
peruse all of the photos, video, numbers, and other
information below to get a true sense of how exceptionally
nice this Corvette really is.
As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our
Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone
that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the
car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each
picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so
you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a
question about the Corvette, just give us a call.
Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct
stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the
dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of
the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For
example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and
the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date
of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could
be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and
are dated correctly.
The first digit, "1," indicates the Chevrolet division of
GM. The "94" is the series, V8 Corvette. The "67" is the
body style, convertible. The sixth digit, "8," indicates the
model year, 1968. The "S" is the plant where the car was
produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence
number so this is the 23,847th Corvette made for 1968.
Body Build Date
"K" corresponds to June, and the "27" is the twenty-seventh
day of the month meaning this car has a body build date of
June 27, 1968.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The
"06" is the sixth month of year and the "I8" is the
eighteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled
on June 18, 1968. .
This means the motor was intended for an L79 350hp
application with a manual transmission and without a/c and
ps, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
423847, are stamped on
the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 3914678 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
F 30 9
"F" is June, The "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, and
the "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine
block was cast on June 15, 1968.
Left Cylinder Head Casting #
The left cylinder head has the correct
number for a 1968 L79 Corvette.
Left Cylinder Head Casting Date
E 24 8
"E" is May, "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month, and
"8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder
head was cast on May 24, 1968. This is correct as it
predates the assemble date of the engine.
Right Cylinder Head Casting #
The right cylinder head has the correct
number for a 1968 L79 Corvette.
Right Cylinder Head Casting Date
F 10 8
"F" is June, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "8" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was
cast on June 10, 1968. This is correct as it predates the
assemble date of the engine.
Transmission Main Case
The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925660
Transmission Side Cover Casting #
The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3884685
Transmission Tail Housing
The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3957584
Transmission Date Code
The "P" means that this is a 4-speed Muncie. The "8" is the
model year. The "H" is the month code indicating June and
the "12" is the day of the month. So this transmission is
dated June 12, 1968.
Transmission VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 423847, are stamped on
the main case meaning this transmission is original to this
Clutch Housing Casting Number
The clutch housing is correct with a 3858405 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake manifold has a 3927184 casting number. This the
intake was used on 1969 350hp Corvette applications, but
since it is dated correctly and this is such a late 1968 it
is very reasonable this intake was installed at the factory.
Intake Manifold Casting Date
F 3 8
"F" is June, The "3" is the third day of the month, and the
"8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake
manifold was cast on June 3, 1968.
The original aluminum Harrison surge tank has the correct
Surge Tank Date Code
"68" is 1968 and "E" represents May so the surge tank is
dated May of 1968.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Rally Red exterior is in beautiful condition. As one can see in
the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth
finish. The chrome on
the car was all refinished with the car was restored and shows
very well. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition
with a nice finish and no curb rash. The original style
Firestone Wide Oval Red Line tires look amazing on the car and
are virtually brand new. They are the
period correct bias ply construction, which is noticeable on the
road when compared to radials. There are a few small blemishes
and rock chips that have been touched up, but nothing that is
noticeable from five feet away. As one can see in the many
photos of the underside of the car, this Corvette is totally
solid and nearly as clean underneath as it is on top.
The Stingray looks just as good in person as it
does in the photos.
The Red interior of the Corvette
looks absolutely superb. The seats look virtually brand new
with no split seems, rips, or signs of wear. The carpet is
also in like-new condition with no tears, holes, or stains.
This included the rear carpet which is often neglected. The
dash and console are in terrific condition with no fading or sun
damage. The radio sounds great and is a modern unit with
hookups to connect to a phone. Most importantly it is a
Corvette specific unit made for this car do the dash was not
cut or modified for the installation. The door panels are in great condition with no
cracks or wear. The soft-top was replaced when the car was
restored and looks virtually brand new. The rear window is
not scratched or foggy at all. The hardtop looks great. The fit of both tops
and the side windows is not great and the tops can be
difficult to put on and off. This
car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of
looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The
engine was rebuilt during the restoration and the car has been
used sparingly since.. The car starts right away every
time, runs well, and idles well. The car drives terrifically. In
the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the
highway up to about 65mph, braking to stoplight, and going
through some curves. Please note that there are no strange
noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall.
There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The
brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.
This Corvette has
plenty of power and is quite fast with the the L79 350hp engine.
Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and
correct as one can see in the photos.
The horn works as
do all the exterior lights, wipers, and all gauges (with the obvious
exception of the clock).
The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper
door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override
switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed
in the video below. The blower for the
heater works only on high. Some of the fiber optics system works. As
stated above, this car has the original style red-line bias ply
tires, so it will not drive like a car on modern
radials and you experience a bit of the floating feeling
on the highway.
Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is
to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed, the
extra power fro the L79, and the top down on a
on the fiber optic light monitoring system. We
consistently receive many questions about the purpose of
this system; exactly what it is and what it does. The
sole and main idea behind the fiber optic light
monitoring system is to simply confirm that all of the
exterior lights, headlights, indicators, tail lights,
etc., are working and to make the driver aware of a a
burned out bulb. Each lamp on the outside of the car has
an actual fiber optic cable the runs to an indicator on
the center console. There are nine small indicators on
the console and each has its own finer optic cable. When
the bulb goes on the light travels through the fiber
optic cable and illuminates the corresponding indicator
on the console. If someone does not remember to plug the
cable end into the lamp housing, does any work to the
center console, or if there is a break in a connection
or anywhere along the cable, that indicator no longer
works. As one can image, over time this is very common.
1968 Corvette is in marvelous condition. Numbers matching is
extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially with rare
and desirable models like this L79, and as one can see above
this car is quite correct. There are photos below of the VIN and
date stamps on the engine block and the transmission. In my opinion and based on our
experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the most
collectible and hottest in the entire Corvette market right now. The
value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years.
They are all solid investments for a collector.
originality, matching numbers, frame off restoration, and
beautiful color combination make this car especially important
and difficult to duplicate. There is no way someone could restore a 1968
Corvette to this level of quality for anywhere near our asking
price. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down
the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well
taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes
have increased drastically over the past years. One could easily
enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than
the purchase price with minimal effort.
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.
twelve minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around,
function check, and test drive on the road and highway please
majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped
across the country or even across the world to their new owners. Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and
glad to help our customers with it. We are more than happy
to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world. For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle
the entire process in-house without the need or added expense
for a shipping broker. Please feel free to contact us for
a shipping quote.
We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer
you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are
warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging
from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any
licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As
with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to
purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with
on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are
interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.