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Tony DeLorenzo

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?

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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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1968 Owens-Corning L88 Racer Heading to RM's Monterey Auction

As we rapidly close in on the middle of August we also close on in the annual auction frenzy that takes place during Monterey Week. Over the next several days we’ll take a look at some of the unique Corvettes being offered next week in California. First up is the legendary Owens-Corning L88 Racer. The car, generally considered to be the most successful racing Corvette of all time, is being auctioned at RM’s Monterey sale on Friday, August 17th. Get your banker on the phone now as this one won’t be cheap.

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The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Blow into the Windy City this Weekend

This weekend over 500 Corvettes, muscle cars, and customs will rumble into Chicago for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. The 2-day spectacular will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this Saturday and Sunday November 19th and 20th. The show runs from 9am-9pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. Click past the jump to check out some of feature at this weekend’s show.

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Bloomington Gold Announces the 10 Cars to be inducted into 2011 Great Hall

Article contributed by Steve Burns

A couple weeks back we told you about the newest batch of 10 people being added into Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. Last week our friends at Bloomington Gold announced the 10 cars to be inducted during the June 23rd – 26th event in St. Charles, IL. The cars being inducted this year cover the full spectrum of the Corvette legend from race car, to styling car, to pace car.

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Bloomington Gold Announces 10 Inductees into the Great Hall

Article contributed by Steve Burns

We’re just about 6 weeks away from the annual summer pilgrimage of Corvette faithful to St. Charles, Illinois and the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. As the time approaches, we’re getting more and more information about some of the unique events that make up this great 4-day gathering. Started in 2010 in place of the Special Collection, the Great Hall will highlight 10 people and 10 Corvettes per year until 50 people and cars from each category have been saluted. This year’s list of people who helped transform the Corvette hobby into what it is today is just past the jump.

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Tony DeLorenzo and the Hanley Dawson '67 L88 Corvette

When one spends $1.25 million on a vintage Corvette that has won Top Flight, Bloomington Gold and most recently the Triple Diamond award, the last thing any sane person would do is turn it into a race car and take it to the race track. But that’s exactly what Pro Team Corvette president Terry Michaelis and collector Chuck Ungurean have planned to do with the Corvette they purchased last August at Mecum’s Monterey auction. And who better to drive the race-prepped Hanley Dawson Chevrolet Corvette in vintage ’67 livery than the original driver and Corvette Hall of Famer Tony DeLorenzo.

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