If you’re a fan of just about any type of car, but especially if you’re a Corvette fan, a web browsing trip through eBay Motors on a regular basis is almost required—you just never knows what rare, odd, unusual, or just plain cool cars will show up. Currently being offered for sale is a super rare 1969 Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette with only 46,160 miles on the odometer. The auction ends Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 3:06 p.m. You can be sure that the current bid of $55,655 will not be close to the selling price. So far there have been 14 bids and, needless to say, the reserve has not been met.
Some lucky person will soon have an opportunity to become the new owner of a verified 1969 Corvette L88 convertible.
But it won’t come cheap. A similar Le Mans Blue example that could trace its lineage all the way back to the original Georgia owner recently sold for a whopping $825,000.
This L88, ruled the real deal by experts David Burroughs and Tim Thorpe, will be on the block at the Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island Select auction set in Florida for March 12-15.
The driver of this ’69 Corvette Stingray is having some serious fun trying to get that American V8 power some traction during an autocross event held on an ice track.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on ice! Without Winter Tires! Not a good idea but Crazy Fun! Epic Fail!
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Between the mid 1960s and the mid 1970s, if you wanted a Corvette, or any other Chevrolet product, that would absolutely kick butt at any drag strip in the country, Joel Rosen at Baldwin Motion was the man to see. Baldwin Motion was a combination of Joel Rosen’s Motion Performance and Baldwin Chevrolet, a small dealer on Long Island.
You never know what you’re going to find on eBay, and this 1969 L89 Corvette convertible is a prime example.
Of course, if you happen to live in the United States, you might have to come up with creative shipping options, since this very rare Corvette is in the Land Down Under, Australia.
If you want a real 1969 ZL-1 Corvette, you’d better be prepared to pay big bucks.
That package included an aluminum cylinder block 427 L88 turbo jet engine, and only two such Corvettes were ever assembled in the St. Louis factory way back in 1969.
Now at the upcoming Mecum Auction in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 13-15, you can have a chance to buy the next best thing – a very nice 1969 ZL-1 replica.
When you’ve got one of only 116 1969 L88s ever made, you’ve obviously got a prize Corvette.
Add in an impressive frame-off restoration, mix in a very interesting racing heritage, and you’ve got the makings for one very, very desirable Stingray.
Just how desirable?
How about a Corvette that fetches $680,000 at the recent Mecum auction in Dallas?
Like many Corvette enthusiasts, I’ve always loved the look of the 1969 Stingray.
Here’s a fellow who took his love for the ’69 ‘Vette a step further.
“Ever since I can remember I’ve always wanted a ’69 Vette. So I built one,” says Brickdater.
The team at Mecum Auctions recently announced that the “Black Corvette L88 once owned by Tony DeLorenzo will cross the block at Mecum!”
If you closely follow the blue chip Corvette market you probably think they were talking about the black 1967 L88 Corvette raced by Tony DeLorenzo and sold by Mecum in 2011. That car was the first documented Corvette L88 ever produced and it sold for $1.25M to Terry Michaelis whose intent was to return the car to its race delivery.
But Mecum’s recent announcement is not about that car, it is announcing the sale of another important L88, DeLorenzo’s triple black 1969 personal driver which will be offered in Mecum’s Dallas auction September 3rd through 6th.
The Mecum Dallas auction has become one of the premier auctions in the world for offering important and historic Chevrolet Corvettes. This year’s event is no exception and in addition to DeLorenzo’s L88 has several other excellent Corvettes crossing the block from blue chip collectibles to restomods.