The deep purple
is in absolutely beautiful driver condition. As one can see in the
the finish has fine gloss, deep
shine, and smooth finish.
The chrome bumpers
and other bight work on the car look awesome with great finish
and no rust or pitting.
are in excellent condition with no curb rash on the beauty
rings. There are
no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from
the photos. There are some imperfections that were too
faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really stands
out from about five or ten feet away.
There is one spot
on the left fender and a few on the convertible deck lid with specific photos below.
The tires are in nice shape with about 80%
top like brand new with no rips or holes. The top itself
fits ok, but as with many of the C3 convertibles there are some
fitment issue around the windows. The rear
window is perfectly clear and not yellowed or foggy at all.
The hardtop also fits okay, but could also probably benefit from
some adjustments. Please note
that this car still retains its original and correct "Astro
Ventilation" door glass.
This Corvette has absolutely NO rust issues. The frame is
totally solid with no rust in front of the rear tire and I have
seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are
the most notorious areas for rust on a C3 Corvette.
The Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the
The black interior in the Corvette
The seats look like new with no rips, splits
seams, or virtually any signs of wear.
They are not worn
in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.
The carpet throughout the car is
"like new" condition with no stains, rips,
This includes the rear carpet,
which is often neglected.
The dash is in
great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The
door panels look new with no cracks, splits, or wear on the arm
pads. This car has
no aroma of cigarette smoke whatsoever.
The aftermarket stereo radio works well. Most
importantly, the radio is a Corvette specific unit designed to
fit into the stock location so the original dash has not been
cut or modified.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
This car seems to be
in good mechanical condition. It
starts right away every time, idles well, runs well.
drives great; it
on the road and at highway speeds. The brakes are
responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.
The car shifts well, does not pop out of gear, and the
clutch feels good.
no notable smoke when driving the car.
There are no issues that I am aware of that immediately
affect the drivability of the car.
Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean,
detailed, and nicely dress up as one can see in the
photos. All of the lights work as does the
horn and blower for the heater on all speeds.
All of the gauges work,
with the obvious exception of the clock. The
speedometer works, but the odometer does not turn.
The headlights pop up with no binding in the mechanism.
The vacuum operated wiper door works and so do the
windshield wipers themselves. As
with most 1968-71 Corvettes the fiber optic light
monitoring system is not totally functional.
The car is
not obnoxiously loud, but has a very healthy sounding
exhaust note from the sidepipes.
This car is a pleasure to drive, especially with the
4-speed transmission and top down on a nice day.
A note on the fiber optic
light monitoring system. We consistently
receive 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.
The system is very fragile and
almost every driver quality Corvette we receive from
1968 through 1971 has at least some of the fiber
optics that are no longer functional. The system
was so temperamental and unnecessary that it was only
used on Corvettes from 1968-1971 and was deleted by
Chevrolet for the Corvette in 1972
Overall, this 1968 Corvette Convertible
with both tops is in excellent
driver condition. It is a great value and we have priced
it to sell; the previous owner who did all the work to the car
had much more into it than we are asking. This car turns heads and gets ton of
attentions wherever it goes. In my opinion and based on
our experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the
most collectible in the entire Corvette market right now.
Unfortunately, we did not
receive a working door key for this Corvette. If
the buyer would like a key we can source one for an
additional $250. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent
years. They are all solid investments for a
collector. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of
the future. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for
several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.