1968 Chevrolet Corvette - Loaded For Bear

32K-Mile '68 Loaded With Performance And Convenience Options

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Data File: '68 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Owner: Greg Horton, Troy, Missouri

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Body
Unrestored production '68 Corvette coupe
Bodywork: Chevrolet Motor Division's St. Louis Assembly Plant, St. Louis, Missouri
Paint: Original DuPont Rally Red acrylic lacquer; Paint preparation and applied by Chevrolet Motor Division's St. Louis Assembly Plant, St. Louis, Missouri (with one repair/repaint to left front fender)

Chassis
Frame: Unrestored production '68 Corvette
Suspension: Original RPO F41 Special Front and Rear Suspension (Front) Heavy-duty coil springs, unequal-length A-arms, tubular shocks and stabilizer bar (Rear) Independent with heavy-duty transverse leaf spring bundle and tubular shocks
Steering: RPO J40 GM-Saginaw recirculating-ball, power-assisted
Brakes: RPO J50 GM-Delco Moraine four-wheel disc brakes, power-assisted
Wheels: OEM 15-inch stamped steel wheels with RPO P01 chrome full wheel covers
Tires: Firestone Super Sport Wide Ovals, F70-15 red stripe, on all 4 corners

Engine
Chevrolet overhead-valve Mark IV big-block V8 (RPO L71)
Built By: Chevrolet Motor Division's Tonawanda Engine Plant, Tonawanda, New York
Displacement: 427 cubic inches
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Cylinder Heads: Production RPO L71, cast iron
Ignition: RPO K66 GM-Delco transistorized ignition
Induction: RPO L71's 3x2-barrel Holley carburetors: R3659A (front/rear), R4055A (center)
Camshaft: Production RPO L71 with solid lifters
Exhaust: RPO N11 Off-Road Exhaust System with 2 1/2-inch pipes
Horsepower: 435 @ 5800 rpm (Advertised)
Torque: 460 ft. /lbs. @ 4000 rpm (Advertised)

Transmission
Muncie M-22 "Rock Crusher" heavy-duty close-ratio 4-speed manual (RPO M22)
Shifter: Original '68 Corvette four-speed shifter with spring-loaded reverse lockout
Rear End: RPO G81 Positraction with 3.70:1 rear gears

Interior
Unrestored production 1968 Corvette
Factory Options: Tinted glass (RPO A01), power windows (RPO A31), tilt/telescoping steering column (RPO N36), speed warning indicator (RPO U15)
Seats: Production '68 buckets with OEM black vinyl upholstery
Carpets: Reproduction black nylon loop-pile
Instrumentation: OEM '68 Corvette (0-160 mph speedometer, 0-7000 rpm tachometer with 6500 rpm redline, plus fuel level, oil pressure, ammeter, coolant temperature gauges)
Sound System: RPO U79 GM-Delco AM/FM stereo radio
Heater: OEM GM-Harrison heater/defroster
A/C: Remove T-tops, roll down windows, then accelerate briskly

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