If there had to be one model of Corvette to represent them all, this 1969 Greenwood L88 with its iconic red, white and blue paint job would be as good a choice as any.
And now it can be yours from Fusion Luxury Motors in California.
They’ve got the car up for sale, but you’ll have to call them for the price at 818-459-4844.
Be prepared. A Corvette this nice and this rare won’t be cheap, and deservedly so.
After all, it was one of three 1969 Corvettes commissioned by BF Goodrich to promote their new “Lifesaver” radial tires and is the only one that was ordered as the super-rare L88.
After being restored by the legendary Kevin Mackay, it has been inducted into Bloomington’s Great Hall as well as earning best in class at Quail 2008 and Amelia Island 2015.
But this is not just a pretty face. This car has been clocked on the Mulsanne straight at 215 mph, making it one of the fast cars ever raced. Greenwood was among the top racers of the 1970s and parlayed that success into a huge aftermarket business.
The L88 option was basically a way to get a race car from the factory as it could not be ordered with a radio, heater, or any luxury. What you did get was a 427 engine with just one four-barrel Holley that supposedly made 430 horsepower according to Chevy but actually made closer to 600 horsepower if the truth were known.
In the early 1970s, John Greenwood switched to aluminum block ZL1 to save 200 pounds. He verified the Zl1 suspension configuration shortly before his death, so a new ZL1 was built by Traco and conservatively rated at 750 hp. The buyer will also get an original L88 engine rebuilt and ready to replace, along with original Greenwood wheels and even an extra set raced in the 1971-72 season.