The 1968 Corvette was the first production year of the 1968 - 1982 "C3" generation. The wheelbase remained the same as the C2 (1963-1967) Corvettes and must of the chasis was also the same. C3 Corvette coupes featured removable roof panels. 1968 Corvettes were the first to offer the three speed turbo hydra-matic. The windshield wipers were designed to be hidden under a vacuum operated panel at the base of the corvette's windshield. Approximately 25,000 corvettes were produced in 1968.
9,936 Corvette Coupes and 18,630 Corvette Convertibles. Original pricing for the 1968 Corvette Coupe was $4,633. The 1969 Corvette Convertible was priced slightly lower at $4,320.
The 1968 was available with 427 cubic inch engines. The 1968 Corvette L88 high performance engine was initially rated at 430 horsepower. The L71 boasted 435 hp. There were five engines available for the 1968 Corvette:
327 ci 350 hp base engine
10 Exterior colors were available (Paint code in parenthesis):
Tuxedo Black (900)