Lot #92

1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE

Auction Palm Beach 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 92
Year 1968
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 194678S404680
Exterior Color SILVER FROST METALLIC
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 427
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Patterned after "Larry Shinoda's Shark II" prototype. This 1968 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible features its original 427cid big block engine. As an added enhancement, the rare Muncie M-22 Rock Crusher heavy-duty 4-speed manual transmission was rebuilt and fitted with a high RPM release clutch assembly. Finished in Metallic Frost Silver over a new black interior and a new Royal Blue convertible top, the car rides on rare Convo-Pro ultra-lightweight racing rims with suspension upgrades including Bilstein shocks and lightweight composite springs. The big block 427cid engine originally was rated at 390hp, but was rebuilt with modifications including increased compression ratio of 10:1 with aluminum racing pistons, ported and polished cylinder head with over-sized valves and roller rockers, Dart high-rise intake manifold with an 850CFM Holley carburetor. Additionally, the engine is fitted with a NOS fogger system.
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