Last weekend’s Bloomington Gold Corvette show featured a reunion of the “Earthquake 88’s”, Corvettes from 1967-69 that were optioned with the rare 427 ci L88 V8 engine. Only 216 examples of the 560 hp L88’s were built during the three year run and only at Bloomington Gold would you be lucky to see as many as 50 gathered in one weekend.
The parade of earth-shaking L88 Corvettes is being led by the new King of the Hill, a red 2009 Corvette ZR1 Corvette. Many of these Corvettes were originally destined for the track including the #9 Corvette race car from 1967 driven at the 24 Hour of LeMans in the 5.0+ Litre category by Bob Bondurant and Dick Guldstrand. You can see more of that 1967 L88 Corvette at YouTube.com.
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Photo Credit: Bill Lacy