C3 1968-82

1968 Corvette L88

1968 Corvette L88

Although the wheelbase and most of the chassis carried over from 1967, the 1968 Corvette was an all-new design, and marked the start of “C3” production. Both the exterior and interior of the new car were completely restyled. The coupes now featured removable T-tops as well as a removable rear window. Production for ’68 was 28,566 units, made up of 9,936 Coupes and 18,630 Convertibles. Only 80 of the coupes were L88-equipped.

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Corvette Museum Wants Your Corvette

It’s always a pleasure to show off your pride and joy at a local car meet, or classic car showing. But if there’s anything better than having the general public admire your ride, it’s having the public admire it in a time-period correct display. If that piques your interest, you’re in luck. The National Corvette Museum is looking for Corvettes to fill in its various displays, and they want your help.

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Corvette Trivia

Corvette Triva. The C1-C3 Corvettes were very popular in the muscle car era, and still are to this day. They’re considered by many to be the most beautiful 2-seater sports car ever produced by General Motors.

The Corvette was conceived in 1951 by GM designer Harley Earl and his special projects crew to compete with the European sports cars, in hopes that this new GM sports car would win at the track.

In 1953, the Corvette debuted at the Motorama in New York City. Chevrolet quickly set up a temporary plant in Flint Michigan, where 300 Corvettes were all hand built.

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1969-1996 Corvette Anti-Rattle Door Window Bumper

Your C3 & C4 Corvette driver and passenger windows can rattle, leak air at speed, and even become scratched. How? Over time, your factory anti-rattle bumpers harden, attract dirt, and deteriorate with age. Eckler's 1969-1996 Corvette anti-rattle door window bumpers are high quality duplicates of the original GM parts. They fit just like the original anti-rattle bumpers but with exceptional durability thanks to modern materials and manufacturing methods and protective felt lining. These are sold as a complete car set with hardware.

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Final Run: 1982 Corvette

What’s so important about a 1982 Corvette you ask? Plenty! Even though the early 1980s will never be regarded as the quintessential performance years, there were some historical milestones that turned up here and there. Such is the case with our feature car: The 1982 Corvette Collector Edition.

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1 of 20 1967 L88 Corvette to Hit Mecum in Seattle

Remember the 1967 Corvette L88 that hit the ungodly sum of $3.5 million? With only 20 built, it certainly was rare and, equipped with a racing engine dressed in street clothes, it had the appeal of horsepower. Who would have guessed it would go for so much? So it must be time for some of the other 20 to hit the block and see what kind of prices they will bring. During June 13-14, we’ll get that chance at Mecum’s Seattle 2014 auction.

When the 1967 Corvettes were introduced, a new multi-carb 427 was introduced in 400- and 435-horse variations. However, nestled in the order form was a single four-barrel 427 with 430 horsepower that cost much more than the other 427s. How could a lower-horse 427 cost more? Heck, you couldn’t even get a radio! The reason for the lower rating was supposedly to keep buyers from thinking, “I’m gonna get me the top horsepower version” and then learn that their Corvette was not streetable. And when you think about it, the L88 was hardly streetable with 12.5:1 compression, no power steering, no heater . . . not even a fan shroud. Would you like your Corvette overheating in traffic?

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Introducing The Third Generation Corvette!

Bring on the T-Tops! The all-new C3 was a resounding success, offering plenty of new “standard” features (such as those T-Tops), hidden headlights, concealed wipers and a rear deck spoiler. The base 327 cube V8 put out 300 hp. Engine options consisted of a high output 327 (350 hp), and several 427s, ranging in horsepower from 390 to 435.

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