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Offering a matching-numbers L68 427/400 engine, a matching-numbers 4-speed gearbox, fantastic preservation, and lots of recent work, this is the Corvette you should own if you want a Corvette that works as a car instead of an investment portfolio.Looking this car over carefully, we’re reasonably sure most of that code 972 Polar White paint is original. The car shows just 50,112 original miles, and there’s no question about that—with just two owners we know its history dating back more than 50 years.
The woodgrained steering wheel warms up the all-black interior and it lives on a telescoping wheel, which makes it easy to get comfortable. You’ also note that all the gauges are fully operational except the clock, which is typical. The L68 was a hydraulic lifter engine, so it wasn’t a screamer and that’s reflected in the 5600 RPM redline on the tach.
All three carburetors were rebuilt just last year and the car starts quickly and easily regardless of temperature. It settles down into a slightly lopey idle that’s befitting a Corvette, and like all big block ‘Vettes, it prefers to run rather than stroll. Around town, treat it gently, and it’s happy enough running on the center carb.