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1968 Chevrolet Chevelle

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle in Cedar Rapids IA

$42,950
 
 Vehicle Description
1968 Chevrolet Chevellebr/br/ Can you spell L79?br/br/ Nineteen sixty-eight was a great year to be a Chevy fan. The Camaro had just experienced a successful inaugural model year and was due for more refinements. The Chevy II was all-new, now with room for a big block. The Corvette also had been completely redesigned and was totally bitchin. The Chevelle made it a troika a?" a new semi-fastback design with more-pronounced coke-bottle styling looked like it was carved from one piece. In engine news, the 350 from the Camaro lost its exclusive status when it was made standard for the Nova SS (with the 396 as an option for the first time), and the L78 396 received an available L89 aluminum head option for the Camaro and Chevelle.br / br / But hidden in that mix was a small block that once gave Grumpy Jenkins the firepower to beat Chryslers King Kong HEMI. That motor was the L79 327. However, by 1968, the muscle car landscape had evolved such that big blocks were ruling the roost. For example, the ever-popular GTO made do with 400 cid, and Plymouth and Dodge had a massive 440 that they introduced the year before. Prospective buyers were clamoring for torque and image, and the L79 had neither because it wasnt a 396 and it wasnt available in either the Chevelle or Nova Super Sports.br / br / The most well-known feature of the L79 engine was its high-performance hydraulic camshaft, the first of its kind. The L79 used a wide bore and a short, efficient stroke. The four-inch bore allowed for large valves, and a stroke of only 3.25 inches meant the pistons did not have far to go to deliver massive power.br / br / Detailsbr / The four-barrel V8 L79 engine had a top speed of 120 mph. It featured an 11:1 compression ratio with domed pistons made of forged aluminum and a small-journal crankshaft. The L79 had a displacement of 326.721 cubic inches. It had a maximum horsepower of 350 hp at 5800 rpm, and a maximum torque of 360 foot-pounds at 3600 rpm. Standard horsepower at 4400 rpm was 250 hp.br / br / Productionbr / Between 1965 and 1968 14,151 L79s were included in the Chevelle models, with none being produced in 1966.br/br/ Featuresbr/br/ Strong Detailed Numbers Matching L79 327 with 350 HPbr/br/ Newer replacement Edelbrock 1406 4 BBL Carb On Original Cast Iron intakebr/br/ Numbers matching Muncie 4 speedbr/br/ 10 Bolt open rear end with 3:23 Ratio Gearsbr/br/ Power Assist Steeringbr/br/ Standard Brakes all aroundbr/br/ Newer Tuxedo Black Strato Bucket Seat Interiorbr/br/ Full factory instrumentation with aftermarket Tachbr/br/ Flo Thru Ventilation with Adjustable Dash Ventsbr/br/ Brushed Aluminum 3 Spoke steering wheelbr/br/ Aftermarket Bowtie AM/FM CD/MP3 Stereo in the dashbr/br/ Full length center console with storage compartmentbr/br/ Safety Guard Black GM Seat Beltsbr/br/ High Performance Custom Aluminum Radiatorbr/br/ Chrome Bow Tie drivers side mirrorbr/br/ Performance tuned dual exhaust with Chrome tipsbr/br/ Factory type GM Rallye Wheels with Trim Rings and Center Capsbr/br/ Set of Matched 215/70/15 and 255/60/15 Blackwall Radialsbr/br/ Finished in Mirror Gloss Matador Red not the original colorbr/br/
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Vehicle Overview
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Chevelle
Model Year
1968
Price (USD)
$42,950
Basic Vehicle Specifications
Vin #
136378B234635
Doors
2
Exterior Color
Matador Red
Advanced Vehicle Specifications
Body Style
Coupe
Interior Color
Black
Engine
Gasoline
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 Dealer Location
Duffys Classic Cars (40)
250 Classic Car Court SW
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
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Duffys Classic Cars(40)
250 Classic Car Court SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Call For Info:1-319-366-7600
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