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Classic Classified: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 427 L89


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From: Hemmings Motor News, March 1989

Price then: $60,000 ($121,000 adjusted for inflation)


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We all remember the rare opportunities to own cars like this one and we just walked away and squandered the money on something else.

In 1985, I was a kid out of college starting at IBM as an engineer. One of the managers asked me if I would buy his vette, it was sitting in his driveway baking in the sun.

It was a blue 1968 coupe 427/435 HP L-89 tri-power with the factory aluminum heads and a 4 speed. He was asking 5000 for it. I looked at it, 2 flat tires on one side, 2 missing wheel covers, like the ones on the vette in the article and carbs with stuck floats that spewed gas like an oil well. I passed on it and spent the money on a Toyota Celica GT. Will always live to regret it.