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Introduction and advice request (Read 108 times)
Aug 9th, 2017 at 12:14pm

Brian   Offline
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Hello. My name is Brian and I am considering purchasing a 68 C3.  The seller claims the original 427 had the bottom end replaced by Chevy dealer with a 454 in 71 under warranty.  Claims to still be a number matching vette.  Is this true?
Additionally I'm concerned about the degree of surface rust on frame and inner door panels. Please see attached pics.
Any advice the members of the forum can provide regarding their opinion of frame condition and degree of rust is much appreciated, as well as, Chevy practice of mixing 427 top end with 454 lower end in 71 
Many thanks.
 

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Reply #1 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 8:49am

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Welcome to the forum!
I'm no expert in either of your subjects but someone here should speak up soon!
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Reply #2 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 9:03am

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If it's not a 427 matching number engine it's not a number matching car period no matter what the owner says. Lots of rust is not a good thing & it might not be just surface rust which isn't easy to get rid of...the only way is to check the whole frame & bird cage with a ice pick. Is this car a HT or convertible? What's the owner asking  & has any major work been done on the car? Lots of things determine the value. 
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Reply #3 - Aug 11th, 2017 at 1:25pm

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Hello Alan and 69Shark - Thanks for the feedback.
The 68 is a convertible. No major work has done on the car - just enough to get it running safely after sitting for years - for example brakes, fuel lines, fuel tank, radiator, hoses, carb, clutch, mst cylinder, transmission rebuild, and carpet.
 

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