1968 Corvette Convertible

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1968 Corvette Convertible

Here's a fully Schwartz-built 1968 Corvette Convertible. This car performed extremely well at a few Goodguys autocross events, featuring just a few suspension bolt-ons. Its modern appearance (large wheels & brakes) sure turned heads anywhere it went. Check out the feature story from Hotrod Magazine: http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/hrdp_0906_1968_chevrolet_corvette/

Frame & Suspension

  • Baer 6P 14" brakes front & rear
  • Transverse composite front & rear leaf springs
  • Bilstein shocks
  • Vette Brakes & Products power steering rack conversion
  • Upgraded sway bars


  • Schwartz Performance built LS6 engine
  • Wiseco forged pistons, Eagle forged crank
  • New valve springs, ARP rod bolts

Fuel system

  • Factory fuel tank with Holley external pump
  • Adjustable fuel regulator & AN lines

Exhaust system

  • Factory LS1 exhaust manifolds, ceramic coated
  • Stainless 3" exhaust with polished stainless mufflers. Custom fabricated by Schwartz Performance


  • Rebuilt Muncie M21 4 speed with HD clutch

Wheels & Tires

  • XXR 20x8.5 front wheels, 20x10 rear wheels
  • BFGoodrich KDW tires, 255/35/20 front, 275/35/20 rear

Paint & Body

  • Paint & bodywork by Jerry's Hi Performance Autobody, Harvard IL
  • All new trim, bumpers, etc.


  • White-faced stock gauges
  • Reproduction upholstery & door panels