Monday, December 28, 2009

1968 Corvette Stingray Coupe

Pictures of a 1968 red corvette that were taken at the 2006 Raceway Park car show in Englishtown, NJ. This was one of the many cars featured at the car show. Although we were not able to capture the car with the hood down, we did get the opportunity to view the inner workings of this 68 beast.

The new 68 Corvette introduced hidden windshield wipers and removable T-tops on the Coupe models. A new three speed automatic transmission replaced the older two-speed unit. The Corvette gained several interesting engine options under the hood, including the 327 CID V8 L79 rated at 350 bhp, and the L89 aluminum head option for the L71. The rare L88 engine option was still available for a bargain price of $1,032 (1968 Dollars), and at this price only 115 were sold. Still rated at the same 430 bhp as the regular 427 engine, the wise buyers that checked off the L88 option were treated to a host of goodies such as a bubble top hood, aluminum heads with a 850 CFM dual feed Holley carb and the powerful 427 engine with an aluminum intake. Mandatory options included an aluminum radiator, Muncie M-22 transmission, and heavy duty brakes. With the Addition of this new 68 vette and the 28,566 units that were sold, Corvette set a new record.

This Corvettes Chassis Features
Wheelbase: 98"
Track: 58.3"
Front / 59"
Rear Height: 47.8" Coupe
Length: 182.5"
Width: 69"
Curb Weight: 3,210 lbs.
Tire Size: F70x15"
Plant: St. Louis

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