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58,000 Mile 1968 Corvette

"Little Red Corvette"...  When Prince, "The artist formerly known as Prince" (or whatever he is known as now)  wrote that lyric, he was probably thinking about a early to  mid-80's Corvette that was bogged down with that era's Government mandated emission controls and performance robbing add-ons.  Those cars had their place and we give them their due respect, but when we think of a red Corvette, we envision a nice drop-top that is just a bit older.

Yes, a 63' split-window in red would be perfect, but our coverage of C-2's was last week!  Roll the ticker forward to 1968, first year of the C-3 Corvettes, and you'll find beauties like this low mile 4-speed convertible. I was always a fan of black interiors over any other color, so the black on red color combo really pops for me.  So here's the review: Overall, this car appears to be in really nice shape. The seats look very comfortable and broken in, but not clapped out. The top looks to fit nicely, and this car is a true knock-out when the top is down.  While reading the ad, I get the sense this car has not been hacked apart or tampered with. (Nothing more scary than cut wires hanging out from under the dash board and four different tires!!) The listing points out only the brakes and paint have been updated over the years. While that can be both a good and bad thing, we're erring on the side of  good based on the photos. For a $24,900 asking price, you could pick up this car, freshen a few things and still be ahead of the game. See the full ad here in Hemming's Motor News.

So, will this find it's way into your garage? If you've been looking for a nice driver, this would get job done. You'll have fun searching the radio dial for a few Prince songs, or listening to that nice 327/350 purr.

Like what you're reading? Stay tuned - next week we have more classic car coverage coming your way!  To research your own dream car, use our free iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, or Android apps.

 

-Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.

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