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Original Low Mile 1969 Corvette L88 to be Offered in Monterey


This unrestored 1969 Corvette L88 coupe will make you think it’s the ’60s again!

How many 46-year-old cars do you know that have just 2,576 miles showing on the odometer, and furthermore how many do you know that have the legendary 427/430 L88 engine lurking under their hood?

But that’s the story behind this impressive time-capsule of a Corvette that will be auctioned off at the Rick Cole Monterey Auction Aug. 13-15 at the Marriott Hotel near Fisherman’s Wharf.

Survivor 1969 Corvette L88 Coupe to Cross the Block at Mecum's Seattle Auction


Few words make a Corvette collectors ears perk up more than the words “L88″ and “auction” used in the same sentence. But when “L88″ is accompanied by the words “original”, “unrestored” and “survivor”, collectors’ eyes get real big and their hearts start to palpitate. Well, if you’re a Corvette collector, you’d better sit down before reading any further.

ProTeam Corvette: 1968 L88 Corvette Has Documented Drag Racing History

Our friends at ProTeam Corvette are hosting a Tax Time Sale which has 14 rare and highly coveted Corvettes discounted from their regular prices. The sale pricing is in effect through April 15th at Noon or upon notice by Pro Team.

One of the Corvettes on Terry’s list that caught our eye was an unrestored 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible with a drag racing history.

1967 GT Class-Winning Corvette Returns to 2015 Sebring in Gallery of Legends Display

Sebring International Raceway is one of the oldest continuously operating racetracks in the U.S., holding the country’s first endurance race way back in 1950. The initial 6-hour race format was expanded to 12 hours in 1952 and now, some 63 years later, it remains as one of the world’s top sports car endurance races. The latest Twelve Hours of Sebring begins at 10:40 a.m. on March 21, 2015 when 47 cars will take the green flag for 12 hours of non-stop, door-to-door racing.

See Mid America Motorworks' 1968 Rebel L88 LeMans Corvette Racer at Amelia Island

Attendees at next weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida will have the chance to see one of the most well-known Corvettes of all time. Mid America Motorworks will be showing off their famous 1968 Rebel L88 racer during their 20th anniversary show. 2015 will mark the first time that The Rebel L88 has been displayed at Amelia Island.

Highly Decorated 1969 L88 Corvette Heading to Amelia Island Auction

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.

[DRV ALERT] Velocity TV's AmeriCarna Looks at Corvette Racing's DNA From L88 to C7.R

One of the cool things about the Corvette is its long family line after 62 years of production.

For instance, take these two cars featured in an AmeriCarna video on Velocity.com.

Though they’re separated by nearly 50 years, it’s easy to tell that the 1968 Corvette L88 “gave birth” to the 2015 Corvette C7.R race car.

DeLorenzo's 1969 L88 Corvette Convertible Sells for $680,000 at Mecum's Dallas Auction
Photo Credit: Mecum/D.Duckworth

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?

Tony DeLorenzo's Personal Triple Black 1969 L88 Corvettes Heads to Mecum Dallas
Photo Credit: Mecum/D.Duckworth

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.

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