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1968 Corvette - The First Stingray


1968 Corvette

The 1968 Corvette featured a new body style that would last for 14 years and become the last of the classic Corvettes.

Photo courtesy of GM

Year(s) Made:


Engine & Transmission:

The 1968 Corvette was offered with a 327 cubic inch small block at 300 or 350 horsepower, or a 427 cubic inch big block at 390, 400, 430 (nominal - really 560), or 435 horsepower.

Transmission options included a three-speed automatic or several variations of 4-speed manual.

Model Notes:

Zora Arkus-Duntov was named Chief Engineer for Corvette in 1968.

The L88 option was still available in 1968, nominally offering 430 horsepower from a special 427 cubic inch engine, but in fact delivering about 560 horsepower.

From 1968 to 1973, the Stingray had chromed steel bumpers front and rear.

The rear window and roof panels were removeable on 1968 Corvette coupes.

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