Up for auction through Mecum is a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette - but this isn't any beautiful old '69. This Vette is the last documented L88 Coupe produced, making it an awesome collector's piece. The car will roll across the block in Dallas this coming Saturday, September 7th, at 2:45 p.m..
In a beautiful shade of Fathom Green with Saddle Tan leather interior, the Vette is a real head-turner. It was built on December 4, 1969, which was the final day of L88 production, and possesses an NCRS Top Flight Award for 2013. L88 Corvettes featured a 427 cubic-inch powerplant and were only made in small numbers. They were produced from '69 through '69 with only 116 being manufactured in '69. With a base sport coupe running somewhere around $4,781 brand-new, the L88 option would cost an additional $1,032.15 - a pretty penny in 1969.
The Vette features an M22 4-speed transmission, transistorized ignition, and of course, shoulder belts and headrests. It comes complete with SS brakes, a J50/J56 power special heavy-duty braking system, and a stainless exhaust, as well as F41 suspension and a 3.70 positraction rear. Tinted class all around, Rallys, T-3 headlights, and all five original white-stripe tires really give the car an old-school and nostalgic appearance. It even has the spare jack and jack tools!
An owner's manual and sales brochure will be included in the sale, along with a documented build sheet, tank sticker, owner history, NCRS certificate, judging sheets, and title search. The Vette was originally sold out of Smiley Chevrolet-Olds of Milan, Missouri.
You may remember reading about a certain orange '69 L88-spec Corvette in the June 2013 issue of Super Chevy. Said Vette belongs to Julie Pennington and is considered the quickest "pure stock" L88 in the world and winner of the "Triple Crown of the 2012 Pure Stock Drags (fastest qualifier, low e.t. of the meet, and winner of the Top Gun Shootout). Read more about the 2012 Pure Stock Drags here: http://www.superchevy.com/events/sucp_1304_pure_stock_drags_2012/
For more information on this stunning example of American automotive history, visit the Mecum Auctions website, or the listing directly by clicking here.