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The Ford Mustang might be the most popular American sports car, but to many, the Chevrolet Corvette is our Nation's crowning sports car achievement. Spanning eight generations, the Corvette has come a long way, and while some generations have been more successful than others they all have one thing in common: people love to modify them. We've covered a ton of modified corvettes, from heavily tuned C8 Vettes, to quirky versions of all the C-cars under the Corvette rainbow. We have always had a soft spot for the C3 generation, and this example, listed on Bring a Trailer, might just be one of the coolest we've seen. Currently bidding at nearly $16k, this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Sportwagon is a rare beauty, and is guaranteed to pull all the chicks.
What you see here is a C3 Corvette that started out life as a convertible, but was converted to this unique, and super-cool Sportwagon body style by its previous owner. The kit includes a set of flared arches, a period-correct targa top, and the reddest shooting-brake style roof we've ever seen. At the front, this unique Vette sports a high-rise cowl hood and fixed headlights, while at the back, there's a chrome split rear bumper and a 572 badge that gives away what lurks beneath the shapely hood. The side profile is dominated by a set of Series 32 Keystone 15-inch wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, and a set of massive side-exit exhaust pipes. Braking is handled by four manual disks and the car is finished in a metallic maroon paint job.
The cabin features a simple yet attractive setup that includes black vinyl upholstery, a three-spoke steering wheel and a speedometer that runs up to 160 mph. The tachometer is limited to 7,000 rpm, and the odometer shows 85,000 miles, although the true mileage is unknown. Besides its wild looks, this C3 hides another secret; a wild engine. Under the hood sits a General Motors ZZ572/720R 572ci V8 that features a ton of high-end parts, including Crane Cam valve springs and retainers, Manley H-beam rods with ARP cap screws, a 1,150-cfm Dominator carburetor, and an MSD 6AL-2 control box and distributor. Power is sent to the rear via a Richmond Gear five-speed manual transmission with a Ram Clutches Powergrip HD clutch and posi rear end. This C3 is sold with a clean Arizona title, period documents and records, and there are five days left to make an offer on this amazing piece of Americana.