1968 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 & 3 94 body series: Corvette
4 & 5 67 convertible
37 coupe
6 8 1968
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 100001 to 128566 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number
8 F or T Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 10 Carburetion & transmission
  • HE = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HO = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.0:1 compression ratio, Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, and four barrel carburetor
  • HP = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • HT = 327-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • IL = 427-cid 390-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, manual or automatic transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • IM = 427-cid 400-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and three two-barrel carburetors
  • IO = 427-cid 400-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, and three two-barrel carburetors
  • IQ = 427-cid 390-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • IR = 427-cid 435-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and three two-barrel carburetor
  • IT = 427-cid 430-hp V-8 with 12.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission and four-barrel carburetor
  • IU = 427-cid 435-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and three two-barrel carburetors
Color Vinyl Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Black STD 402
Red 407 408
Blue 411 412
Bright Blue 414 415
Orange 425 426
Tobacco 435 436
Gunmetal 442  

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
194 37
1968 Corvette

1968 Corvette 2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

$4663 3055 lb 9,936
194 67
1968 Corvette

1968 Corvette 2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

$4347 3070 lb 18,630

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO L75) Optional Engine (RPO L79) Optional Engine (RPO L36) Optional Engine (RPO L71) Optional Engine (RPO L88)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement327 cid427 cid
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.25"4.251 x 3.76"
Compression ratio 10.25:1 11.0:1 10.25:1 11.0:1 12.5:1
Brake horsepower 300 @ 5000 350 @ 5800 390 @ 5400 435 @ 5800 560 @ 6400
Torque 360 lb-ft @ 3400 360 lb-ft @ 3600 460 lb-ft @ 3600 460 lb-ft @ 4000  
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulicMechanical valve lifters
Camshaft  high-performance camshaft Special-performance camshaft Special ultra-high-performance camshaft with .5365-inch intakes
Fuel supply Rochester Type 4MV four-barrel Model 7028207Holley four-barrel Three Holley two-barrels Single Holley 850CFM four-barrel

Transmission

Standard Manual Transmission three-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter
Automatic Transmission Three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter (optional)
Optional Manual Transmission High-performance four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter
Optional Manual Transmission Special high-performance four-speed manual all-synchromesh close-ratio transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter
Optional Manual Transmission Special heavy-duty four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter

CHASSIS

Feature Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m) 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 182.1 inches (4.625 m) 182.1 inches (4.625 m)
Overall width 69.2 inches (1.758 m) 69.2 inches (1.758 m)
Overall height   48.6 inches (1.234 m)
Front tread 58.3 inches (1.481 m) 58.3 inches (1.481 m)
Rear tread 59.0 inches (1.499 m) 59.0 inches (1.499 m)
FrameFull-length ladder type with five cross members. Steel box sections, welded.
Front suspensionIndependent, unequal-length A-arms, coil springs; tubular shocks and stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionIndependent, trailing arms, toe links, transverse chromium-carbon steel leaf spring, tube shocks, and anti-roll bar
SteeringSaginaw recirculating ball, 17.6:1 ratio, 2.9 turns to lock, 39.9 turning circle
Rear axle typeSprung differential, Hypoid gear
BrakesHydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.8-inch diameter, single calipers
Total swept area259 sq. in. per ton, 461.2 sq. in. total
Wheels6" wide slotted steel 15" 5-lug disc
Standard rear axle ratio3.36:1
Optional rear axle ratio3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 3.70:1, 4.11:1, 4.56:1

OPTIONS

RPO 898 Genuine leather seat trim $79
RPO A01 Soft-Ray tinted glass, all windows $15.80
RPO A31 Electric power windows $57.95
RPO A82 Headrests $42.15
RPO A85 Custom shoulder harness $26.35
RPO C07 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $231.75
RPO C08 Vinyl cover for auxiliary hardtop $52.70
RPO C50 Rear window defroster $31.60
RPO C60 Air conditioning $412.90
RPO F41 Special front and rear suspension $36.90
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $42.35
RPO J50 Power brakes $42.15
RPO J56 Special heavy-duty brakes $384.45
RPO K66 Transistor ignition system $73.75
RPO L36 427-cd 390-hp V-8 $200.15
RPO L68 427-cid 400-hp V-8 $305.50
RPO L71 427-cid 435-hp V-8 $437.10
RPO L81 427-cid 435-hp V-8 $437.10
RPO L79 327-cid 350-hp V-8 $105.35
RPO L88 427-cid 560-hp V-8 $947.90
RPO M20 Four-speed manual transmission $184.30
RPO M21 Four-speed close-ratio manual transmission $184.30
RPO M22 Heavy-duty close-ratio four-speed manual transmission $263.30
RPO M35 Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission $226.45
RPO N11 Off-road exhaust system $36.90
RPO N36 Telescopic steering wheel $42.15
RPO P01 Bright metal wheel cover $57.95
RPO PT6 Red stripe nylon tires F70 x 15 $31.30
RPO PT7 F70 x 15 white stripe tires $31.35
RPO UA6 Alarm system $26.35
RPO U15 Speed-warning indicator $10.55
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $172.75
RPO U79 Stereo radio $278.10

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