C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

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Take a trip down memory lane as we look at the third part of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine covering Corvette body kits and dress up parts. We are looking back at the various custom modifications on the C3 Corvettes that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. Enjoy the journey! C3 - THE HISTORY OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS By Wayne Ellwood Photo Credits: Facebook, General Motors, Jeff Page-Heartland, Eckler, Ben Labaree, Tony Mezzacca Motorsport, Chris Farkash, Wayne Ellwood This is the third re-post of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine. We are looking back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles.…
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C3 Generation Chevrolet Corvette Overview

C3 Generation Chevrolet Corvette Overview

C3 Corvette C3 Corvette Overview: The C3 generation from 1968 through 1982. The C3 Corvette, the third generation of the iconic American sports car, arrived in showrooms in 1968. Over its 15-year lifecycle, this car was a reflection of the changing times, mirroring the ups and downs of the American economic landscape. Prior to its release, excitement for a new Corvette model was at an all-time high. The previous generation of Corvettes, the C2 Stingray, was beloved for its stylish appearance and incredible performance. The new 'Vette needed to live up to its predecessor's legacy and sate the increasing appetite for American muscle cars. Read on to learn all about C3 history. Initial Design Zora Arkus-Duntov and Billy Mitchell, the engineers behind the C2 Chevrolet Corvette, joined Chevy's engineering head Frank…
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Named “SURVYVR”

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Named “SURVYVR”

1968 C3 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Tom Sugar calls his Corvette SURVYVR. It is a 1968 Bloomington Gold Benchmark Certified Vette painted Rally Red, with a 327/350 4 Speed, Black Leather Coupe. From his first ride in the Hertz Corvette strollers at the '64 World's Fair, straight through to the final speech for his high school public speaking class entitled, "This is a Corvette," the iconic American sports car held a special place in his heart. 1964 World's Fair Corvette Strollers 1964 World's Fair Nowadays, it didn't hurt that two of his pals at work (he's been an elementary music teacher and administrator for almost 30 years), the head custodian and the IT computer guy, both had 1970 sharks to cruise to the beach for the weekend meets. So, to begin the search for a suitable…
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1968 Corvettes at Bloomington Gold Special Collection

1968 Corvettes at Bloomington Gold Special Collection

1968 C3 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
In Vette Vues' blog post we are looking at some stock 1968 Corvettes and their history. Each one has a unique story told by its owners. The cars we are looking at are from the 2019 Bloomington Gold Special Collection. (Photo Credits: Bob Cook) If you are interested in attending the Bloomington Gold events or other Corvette Events, check out our Corvette Event Calendar. You can read Vette Vues Magazine's 3-part coverage of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection in the November, December 2019, and January 2020 issues. Our first 1968 Corvette is an L89 Convertible # 03554. Engine option L89 has Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 Engine. There were 624 with this engine out of the total production of 28,566. The option was an additional $805. The base 1968 Corvette…
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1968 Corvette Brochure

1968 Corvette Brochure

1968 C3 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Brochures
1968 Corvette Brochure 1968 Corvette Brochure 1968 Corvette Brochure 1968 Corvette Brochure 1968 Corvette Brochure 1968 Corvette Brochure 1968 Corvette Brochure 1968 Corvette Brochure Are you interested in more 1968 Corvette Information? 1968 Chevrolet Corvette (C3) saw a total production of 28,566.  There were 9,936 Coupes and 18,630 Convertibles.  We look at the options available as well as the interior and exterior color choices in our 1968 Corvette Specifications post. You might also enjoy looking back at the 1968 Corvette advertisements. You might also enjoy the 1968 Corvette Brochure. Some more History on the 1968 C3 Corvette Called the Shark! In the Vette Vues blog post we are looking at 1968 Corvettes and their history. Each one has a unique story told by its owners. The cars we are looking at are from the…
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1968 Corvette Specifications

1968 Corvette Specifications

1968 C3 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information
1968 Chevrolet Corvette (C3) saw a total production of 28,566.  There were 9,936 Coupes and 18,630 Convertibles.  In the post, we will look at the options available as well as the interior and exterior color choices. 1968 Corvette This year (2018) will be the Golden Anniversary of the 1968 Corvette.  There will be special displays at both Bloomington Gold as well as Corvettes at Carlisle.  Check out our CORVETTE EVENT CALENDAR for the dates. The third-generation Corvette was produced from 1968 through 1982 model years. The C3 Corvette was produced in St. Louis, Missouri. 1968 Corvette Options & Specifications RPO#DESCRIPTIONQUANTITY$ RETAIL19437Base Corvette Sport Coupe9,9364,663.0019467Base Corvette Convertible18,6304,320.00n/aGenuine Leather Seats2,42979.00A01Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows17,63515.80A02Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield5,50910.55A31Power Windows7,06557.95A82Headrests3,19742.15A85Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)35026.35C07Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)8,735231.75C08Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)3,05052.70C50Rear Window…
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1968 Corvette Advertisements

1968 Corvette Advertisements

1968 C3 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Advertisements
In Vette Vues Magazine each month we cover vintage Corvette advertisements in our Rear Vues column.  Here are some vintage 1968 Corvette ads. 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads 1968 Corvette Ads Are you interested in more 1968 Corvette Information? You might enjoy reading about some 1968 Corvettes that were on display at the 2019 Bloomington Gold Special Collection. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette (C3) saw a total production of 28,566.  There were 9,936 Coupes and 18,630 Convertibles.  We look at the options available as well as the interior and exterior color choices in our 1968 Corvette Specifications post. You might also enjoy…
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Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12 in Chip’s Choice 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle

Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12 in Chip’s Choice 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle

1968 C3 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12 on Display in Chip’s Choice at the 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle This Owens Corning Fiberglass Corvette #12 is one of the Winningest Corvettes that ever raced. It is the 2nd of 3 campaigned by the Owens Corning Fiberglass Race Team which was comprised of Tony Delorenzo and Jerry Thompson. The race car is restored to FIA Trim and was restored to original specifications by Kevin Mackay at Corvette Repair, with the assistance of Tony Delorenzo and Jerry Thompson, who were the primary drivers for the Owens/Corning team. Photos were taken at the 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle Chips Choice by William Wolf, Editor/Publisher of Vette Vues Magazine and appeared in the January 2008 issue of Vette Vues. Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12…
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James Garner American International Racing 1968 L88 Corvettes

James Garner American International Racing 1968 L88 Corvettes

1968 C3 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette Racing News
Here is a fine example of a 1968 Corvette. It is the James Garner's American International Racing Team 1968 AIR L88 Corvette and was owned by Bob Radke. Vette Vues Magazine took the photo at the 2009 NCRS National Convention in San Jose. It is restored and received the American Heritage Award. This appeared in the October 2009 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. Here is a great historical photo of the James Garner Corvettes in Dick Goldstrand's shop. You see the James Garner's Corvette in the Guldstrand R&D shop in preparation for the 1968 Daytona 24 hour race. In 2015 one of the 1968 L88 James Garner Corvettes went across the Barrett-Jackson auction block but it Did Not Meet Reserve. Here is what their website had to say: Lot #5048…
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