If you’ve got an extra $4 million dollars lying around (and who doesn’t?) we’ve found the perfect thing to purchase for your friends at CorvetteBlogger. Corvette Mike has announced that his award-winning 1967 L88 coupe is for sale. It can be yours (or ours) for just $3.95 million.
“We plan on auctioning the L88 next year but my partners and I thought we’d like to give all enthusiasts a chance to buy it, not just those who attend the auction,” said Corvette Mike Vietro, Founder and Owner of Corvette Mike, the only recognized brand with three locations coast to coast.
Chevrolet built just 20 L88’s in 1967. Of those, a little over half are still known to exist. In addition to the thumping 427 up front, L88’s also came equipped with the heavy-duty M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed transmission, transistor ignition, heavy-duty power disc brakes, heavy-duty suspension, heater and radio delete, and a special cowl induction hood.
Since most L88 Corvettes were flogged about the race track, their original engines are long gone, but not with this one. This Sunfire Yellow C2 is the only known 1967 L88 coupe to still have its original engine intact. Thusly so, it’s the only original motor C2 L88 to have earned NCRS Duntov, Bloomington Gold, and MCACN Triple Diamond accolades. All of that was done within the last 13 months largely following the same campaign trail as your author’s 1972 convertible. The car underwent a meticulous 10-year restoration using its original or NOS parts and today is essentially in showroom new condition. Its heavily documented with the original sales contract, tank sticker, a video interview with the original owner, CCAS certificates on the trim tag, VIN and engine, and the original owner’s Nevada title from July of 1967. It’s still on that original title.
“This L88 represents the pinnacle of Corvette collecting,” said Vietro,. “No other Corvette in the world can claim such rarity. We are honored to now own this car. It’s been a dream of mine for decades.”
The car is now listed for sale on Corvette Mike’s website at $3.95 million. Based on Mecum’s 2013 sale of the maroon L88 convertible for $3.2 million and Barrett-Jackson’s subsequent 2014 sale of the red 1967 L88 coupe for $3.7 million that asking price seems to be right in line if we factor in 5-6 years of appreciation, lots of awards, and its only-original-motor-coupe status. Get your banker on the phone, as we’re sure there will be several folks lined up to put this Corvette in the center of their collection even with that hefty price tag.