Evaluation: A COPO special-ordered Corvette, although the special features appear to be limited to the unusual (but attractive) color combination. Under the hood is a regular L79 327, represented as matching numbers. Not much other history is represented, just that the interior is mostly original, but everything is correct and better than new in appearance.
Bottom Line: Yes, it’s a rare COPO Corvette but there isn’t anything particularly exotic about it equipment-wise, and this price for a small-block is beyond explanation. It sold here 10 years ago for $55,000 and C3s certainly haven’t quadrupled in value since then. Nobody likes dark green and orange that much, do they? A big University of Miami fan, perhaps?
I own the only 1968 COPO Corvette sent to the dealer in primer. The car was on the factory line during the 1968 Christmas holiday season and was possibly the first car to come off the line on Jan 2, 1968. The paint code is 001. Read Corvette C3 One of One. I may be ready to sell. Please let me know if you are interested . Thanks, Ken