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Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey

by Mitch Talley on August 6, 2014

Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey

What may be the best example of an L88 Corvette still around will go on the block at Mecum Auctions in Monterey, California Aug. 14-16.

No less an expert than the NCRS National Judging Chairman Roy Sinor chose this car nine years ago for a collector who asked him to find the best L88 he could.

Sinor settled on this 1969 L88 Stingray after it had undergone a two-year rotisserie restoration finished in 2005 and gave it 94 points out of a possible 100.

When asked to pick its worst feature, Sinor wrote “None” on an evaluation form. He also described its best feature as follows: “Original documented L88 that appears to have never been wrecked and is complete including a #’s matching correct engine; with tank sheet (Corvette Order Copy) this vehicle has just completed a total restoration.”

Now the Fathom Green-on-green coupe is being sold, and it’s estimated that it will fetch upwards of $525,000 to $600,000 when the hammer finally drops this weekend. (To show how much appreciation has occurred in the past seven years, a red one-owner ’69 L88 sold for $446,500 in 2007.)

We all know how rare the L88s are. In 1967, only 20 were made. That number increased to 80 in 1968 and climbed to 116 in 1969, the last year of production.

Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey

This one is a fully documented, matching numbers example built on December 4, 1968. It features options like headrests and custom shoulder belts, power brakes, and a Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed manual.

In case you’re worried about being stuck with a fake, Sinor signed an NCRS Shipping Data Report in 2012 that confirmed the car’s production date and delivery to the original buyer by Earl Hayes Chevrolet in Dallas, Texas.

Furthermore, the car’s odometer showing just 15,480 miles is believed to be accurate, and you’ll even get the original tank sticker.

Documentation doesn’t get much better than this.

Presented as Lot F154, this Chevrolet is scheduled to cross the block on Friday, August 15.

Let the drooling begin.

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Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey
Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey Low Mile 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Mecum Monterey


Source:
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