When 1968 tic-toc'd in, Corvette owners world-wide had already enjoyed five glorious, fun years with C2 Sting Rays-some 117,964 RPO cars in all (model year 1963 through 1967). Long about 1965, Chevrolet displayed (mostly via photos) a futuristic pointy-nose Corvette prototype. Everyone then pretty much assumed this was what the C3 body styling would resemble. Not everyone liked the look. But others were ready for a change. The top C2/Sting Ray sales totals were for the '66 model year with 27,720 (9,958 coupes and 17,762 roadsters).