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Classics This is what a $4 million Corvette looks like

15:39  16 december  2019
15:39  16 december  2019 Source:   cnet.com

This 1968 Chevy Corvette Is The Earliest C3 Known To Exist

This 1968 Chevy Corvette Is The Earliest C3 Known To Exist This beautifully restored C3 proudly boasts VIN# 00002 For the 1968 model year, the Chevrolet Corvette was completely redesigned to start the third generation widely known as the C3. MBP Motorcars is here to offer you the very first C3 known to ever exist - this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette. That's right, this historic C3 proudly boasts VIN #0002. Changes were aplenty as Chevy started moved to the third generation for the 1968 model year. Coupes said goodbye to fastback windows which were replaced with removable back windows and T-tops. Pop-up headlights were no longer electrical but now vacuum operated.

Maybe that car is some sort of new exotic, or maybe it's something a tad older, but incredibly collectible. At .95 million , this fits the bill. The L88 engine is a legend in its own right, and most Corvettes fitted with the massive power plant hit the track for racing duty. About half of them survived, according

If you find it, that 's north of million right there. First Purpose-Built Racing Corvette Goes On Sale For .9 Million . Now, I believe this car would be perfect for Goodwood, and million for such a rare piece of history is really a bargain compared to what slightly crashed McLarens go for nowadays.

A lump sum of $4 million can buy you a lot of things, or maybe just one expensive car. Maybe that car is some sort of new exotic, or maybe it's something a tad older, but incredibly collectible.

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It's one of three Corvettes with its original big-block V8 still under the hood. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your internet traffic.

It's one of three Corvettes with its original big-block V8 still under the hood. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your internet traffic.

At $3.95 million, this fits the bill. This is a 1967 Chevy Corvette with its original L88 427 cubic inch, big-block V8 still under the hood. The L88 engine is a legend in its own right, and most Corvettes fitted with the massive power plant hit the track for racing duty. About half of them survived, according to Corvette Mike, the classic car dealer specializing in Corvettes and this car's sale said in its announcement.

a yellow and black motorcycle: This is the only L88 coupe that still exists.© Provided by Roadshow This is the only L88 coupe that still exists.

Only 20 of these Corvettes with the L88 big block were made, which left 10 of them surviving today. Of those, three still house the original engine, and this Sunfire Yellow model is the only coupe. The other two are convertibles . It's not uncommon for automakers to basically offer race-prepped packages for cars today, but back in the late 1960s, this one was bad-ass machine.

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It's one of three Corvettes with its original big-block V8 still under the hood. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your internet traffic.

It's one of three Corvettes with its original big-block V8 still under the hood. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your internet traffic.

It puts out over 500 horsepower, Chevy plopped a heavy-duty four-speed manual transmission in, heavy duty power brakes are present and a cowl induction hood keeps things sinister. It's truly the end-all-be-all of C2-generation Corvettes. On top of the tantalizing specs, this car has undergone an extensive restoration.

In the past 10 years, various owners tracked down every single part and component for a full restoration, ensuring the car features every nut and bolt it would have when it left the factory decades ago. Corvette Mike completed things over the past 13 months, and as it reached the finish line, it was awarded multiple honors within the Corvette community.

a yellow car parked in a parking lot: Only 20 of these Corvettes with the L88 big block were made.© Provided by Roadshow Only 20 of these Corvettes with the L88 big block were made.

Oh, and the car is incredibly well-documented with just a measly 264 miles on the odometer after 52 years. There's a video interview with the original owner, original sales contract, order copy, matching VINs and the original Nevada title. For collectors, it doesn't get better than this.

Sting Ray Racer! Rare Unmolested 1 of 20 1967 L88 Corvette

  Sting Ray Racer! Rare Unmolested 1 of 20 1967 L88 Corvette A fanatical 10-year restoration project Corvette Mike’s Sunfire Yellow 1967 L88 Corvette Sting Ray has to be the rarest of the ultra-rare 1967 L88 Corvette Sting Rays produced.There was a time when there wasn't a new car sold in the early 21st Century that could beat a Corvette from the Golden Age of high-performance cars, but speed isn't everything. Today it's all about rarity and Corvette Mike's Sunfire Yellow 1967 Corvette Sting Ray coupe is among the rarest of the rare. It's not because of its code 984 Sunfire Yellow there were 2,325 1967 Sting Rays painted that color. And it's not due to its QB1 redline tires there was 4,230 '67 Sting Rays equipped with those tires.

It's one of three Corvettes with its original big-block V8 still under the hood. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your internet traffic.

It's one of three Corvettes with its original big-block V8 still under the hood. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your internet traffic.

You'll need to be the judge as to whether or not it's worth nearly $4 million, but the next owner will certainly have one hell of a car on their hands.

This was originally published on Roadshow.

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Become C2 savvy with this 1963–67 Corvette Sting Ray Spotter’s Guide .
How to identify a second-generation Corvette. © RM Sotheby's Corvette emblem If you’re looking to quickly identify the specific model year of a C2 Corvette, Chevrolet made it pretty easy. For the C3, the difference often boiled down to obscure option availability or emblems, but each year of the 1963–67 Sting Ray offered subtle design differences in the fender vents, C-pillar vents, or hood treatment. A convertible can be a bit trickier, but we’ll help you. Just note the following year-by-year changes.

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