1968 Chevrolet Corvette for sale 101216380
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette

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Classic Car Overview

- This is Alan Shepards Corvette!
- Documented as the real thing
- Was part of the Astronaut Courtesy Car Program in 1968
- Featured in the Corvette Museum this last summer
- Included;
- Tank Sticker
- Original Order Form
- Disposition letter with Alan Shepards signature next to the serial number
- Alan Shapard Cape Kennedy Corvette Club application
- Keep in mind this car is mostly original and is being sold as an unrestored vehicle
- Detailed overview of condition and history (http://drive.google.com/file/d/1PkKP_g8ikCESs2rHYfJ3cJcQDYvWT6qD/view?usp=sharing)
- View Ray Sinors verification here MUST SEE (http://drive.google.com/file/d/132AU1bJJ8imGfnoMz-oYcgv7qngGKEzf/view?usp=sharing)
- CorvetteBlogger Article (http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019/01/31/pics-astronaut-corvettes-blast-off-at-the-national-corvette-museum/)
- View story by the current owner (http://drive.google.com/file/d/1JFdStbj8QzBhmbpn72YAXcH4OD44awdh/view?usp=sharing)
Alan Shepard acquired this car from Jim Rathmann Chevrolet in Melbourne, Florida as part of the Astronaut Courtesy Car Program in late 1967. Alan got to lease this car for one year for the cost of $1. He custom ordered it with the highest horsepower option available- the 427/435hp L89 with tri-power & aluminum heads. Only 624 Corvettes were produced in 1968 with this engine. The current L89 engine in the car is a dealer warranty replacement that was installed in the first year of ownership. The old rumors of Astronauts racing their Corvettes could be true as Alan certainly blew up his original engine.
This car is mostly original and unrestored. The interior is ruff, the body is in decent shape and the undercarriage is unrestored. The engine runs and the brakes work well. We are advertising this as an unrestored car/astronaut memorabilia piece. Imagine if this car was restored to its formal glory what kind of attention it would get! This car has extensive documentation (see end of photo gallery) and detailed verification articles written about it which can be viewed on our website.
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Vehicle Specifications

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  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
  • Engine
    427/435hp L89 V8
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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