1969 Chevy Corvette L88 Convertible Seeking New Owner

Stephanie Davies Jan 16, 2014 0 Comment(s)
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Only 116 of these L88 bad boys were built in 1969 – the last year of production. The L88 engine package available upon ordering a 1969 Corvette cost an additional near-quarter of the base price, so the majority of those who checked that box did so for one reason: drag racing. This very Fathom Green L88 convertible is up for grabs through the Mecum auction in Kissimmee starting this weekend (Jan. 18-19).

 Corvette L88 427 2/9

It is one of very few equipped with a factory heater, which indicates that this particular example was not originally bought to be raced. It was delivered new to Leslie, Michigan, powered by the race-prepped L88 427 cubic-inch 430-horsepower big-block featuring first-design closed chamber aluminum heads, a Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” close ratio 4-speed transmission, 4.56 Positraction rear, K66 transistor ignition, and J56 heavy-duty brakes.

In the spring of 1969, the owner packed up and took his Corvette on a 6,000-mile expedition to Alaska (of course with the heat blaring) and sold it upon his return. Its second owner campaigned it successfully as a drag racer until 1975, when it was placed in storage. Eleven years later, its current owner bought it and submitted it to a painstaking restoration, which was completed in 1988. Afterwards, it was included in the 1988 and 2008 Bloomington Gold Special Collection, the Earthquake 88, and L88 Invasion events.

 Corvette L88 Shifter 3/9

This beautiful L88’s interior is Dark Green to match its exterior, and has a Black soft top, matching Green auxiliary hardtop, clear glass, Rally wheels, and Redline tires. Included in the sale are the owner’s manual, warranty book, original tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, and Bloomington certificates.

To learn more or to bid, visit www.mecum.com.




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