This highly documented, unrestored 1969 L88 convertible will be offered at Mecum Auctions’ Anaheim, California event this weekend. The LeMans Blue roadster is widely considered to be one of the most highly optioned and best documented L88’s known to exist. It is scheduled to cross the auction block about 1:20pm Pacific time this Saturday, November 17th.
Chevrolet built just 116 L88 equipped Corvettes for the 1969 model year. Less than half of those were convertibles. The highly optioned model seen here is equipped with the thumping 430hp (wink, wink) 427ci engine, M22 4 speed, tinted windows, shoulder belts, hardtop, rear defroster, engine block heater, heavy duty brakes, transistor ignition, and alarm.
What makes this car even more special is its unrestored, original condition. It still wears mostly original paint, the original exhaust, interior and shocks.
Lot S88 was included in the 1988, 1998, and 2008 Bloomington Gold Special Collections. In addition, it claimed a Bloomington Gold SURVIVOR Award in 2006. The car is one of just 6 L88 Corvettes to be inducted into the Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame.
Documentation is very, very important for cars of this caliber and this one possess all of the requisite provenance including complete owner history, the tank sticker, statement of origin, Protect-O-Plate, and GM Invoice delivery schedule. Click here to read some of the L88’s paperwork.
It’s no secret that L88 Corvettes are highly desirable right now in the marketplace. We’ve seen several cars bid and/or sell into the $350,000 – $600,000 range over the last couple of years. Given this car’s originality, documentation, and awards we think it’s safe to assume that we’ll see comfortably bids in that range once again.
Mecum’s inaugural Anaheim sale takes place November 15th – 17th at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. We’ll take a look at some other Corvettes offered this weekend coming up a little later this week.