1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Sport Coupe / 194678S402351 Vehicle Information

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C31968 Chevrolet Corvette C31968 Chevrolet Corvette C31968 Chevrolet Corvette C31968 Chevrolet Corvette C31968 Chevrolet Corvette C3
Sport Coupe
Chassis #: 194678S402351
This Corvette started as a bright red 427/435 roadster in the Don Yenko Chevrolet showrooms. Known as the 'showroom' car to L-88 historians and authors, Don Yenko built it up to race specifications using a new L88 engine supplied by the factory. The team had ordered a factory 1968 L88, but was still waiting when preparations had to begin for the March season-opener at Daytona. Yenko and Peter Revson took this car to second in the GT class there. Later that month, the chassis went to Florida again, this time in preparation for the Sebring 12-Hour race. Driven by Don Yenko and Pedro Rodriguez, its engine let go after 43 laps. Following the team's post-Sunoco breakup, Yenko raced this car under his own auspices, eventually winning the year's Midwest SCCA title. This car was subsequently sold by Sunoco to Robert Luebbe of New York, an SCCA racer.

The Corvette remained in its 1970s racing configuration until the early 2000s when it was purchased from Frank Joyce, who campaigned the car in the 1970s and 1980s - having purchased the car in 1976. He had brought the car up to 1970s widebody Trans-Am form. By running a full schedule in 1978, Joyce finished third in Category One of the Trans-Am Championship, and was named Rookie Pro Driver of the Year.

The car has been restored during 2008 by its current owner to its original 'Number 2' 1968 Sebring trim. Following completion, the car has received the NCRS American Heritage Award. Other recognition includes induction into the Bloomington Gold® Special Collection.

The car is powered by a 427 cubic-inch L-88 V-8 engine fitted with a single Holley 850 CFM four-barrel carburetor producing an estimated 560 horsepower (the factory rating was listed as 430 hp). It has a Muncie M-22 close-ratio four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs, and an independent rear suspension with lateral struts, radius rods, and transverse leaf spring.


2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Pacific Grove Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $950,000-USD $1,250,000 
Lot was not sold

2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale

Lot was not sold

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1968 sales)
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for USD$29,700
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$31,350
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$71,500
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$27,500
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible
Sold for USD$165,000
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$104,500
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$34,100
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Chassis#: 1946755402329
Sold for USD$30,032
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$16,000
  2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest
 
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/400 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194678S402450
Sold for USD$44,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390
Chassis#: 194378S411504
Sold for USD$30,800
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Chassis#: 194378S414991
Sold for USD$16,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$63,800
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for USD$77,000
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod
Sold for USD$88,000
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$30,500
  2019 GAA : November 2019
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$33,000
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$38,500
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$22,500
  2019 Fall Carlisle Auction
 
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194678S405212
Sold for USD$55,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe 2020 Mecum : Indy$375,000$550,000$600,000
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest   
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$33,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$350,000$450,000$550,000
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$26,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Kansas City$15,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2019 GAA : November 2019$21,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L-71 2019 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Baldwin Motion 2019 Mecum : Dallas$75,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 Convertible 2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2019 GAA : July 2019$20,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$35,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$40,000$50,000$75,000
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$24,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$70,000$75,000$90,000
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$70,000$100,000$130,000
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Houston$30,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Houston$34,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$25,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$26,000  
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2019 Leake OKC 2019$32,500  
1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2019 Leake OKC 2019$27,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$65,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$85,000$120,000$150,000
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$26,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$37,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$28,000  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$26,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31969 Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 194379S733382
Engine Num: T0702LP 19S733382
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31972 Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 1Z67W2S507664
Engine Num: T1II2CSS 12S507664
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 007-404
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 026-037
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1Z37J3S410290
Engine Num: 13S410208 V1207CKZ


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