[VIDEO] Mecum Shares the History of the ‘Ultimate’ 1967 Corvette L88 Racer

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[VIDEO] Mecum Shares the History of the 'Ultimate' 1967 Corvette L88 Racer


We’ve previously shared with you some of the backstory about this 1967 Corvette L88 Racer that will be offered by Mecum at their Indianapolis auction on July 10-18 at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds.

This car is the real deal with racing credentials, owner history, and documentation all accounted for. Over its 8-year racing career, the L88 claimed nearly 400 podiums and over 150 wins that including a streak of 52 consecutive wins!

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The #89 L88 corvette is most famous for its competitiveness at the 1970 24 Hours of Daytona. The car was the ultimate “grass-roots” entry at Daytona at a time when larger and better funded racing teams were dominating the sport, but the drivers of this L88 had the “never give up” attitude that Corvette racers are famous for and they would finish 2nd in the GT Class and 11th overall. One of best sub-plots of the story is that the team would drive the race car 1,636 miles from Kansas to Daytona, along with an El Camino carrying a full load of tires and other racing supplies.

Mecum put together a fantastic video on the history of this ‘Ultimate L88’ Corvette and its race at Daytona with all the key people that have been involved with the car over the last 50+ years. The video offers some great period photos and historic racing footage so don’t miss this trip down memory lane. It’s why this car is called the “Ultimate L88”.


The 1967 Corvette L88 is the Main Attraction of the Mecum’s Indy 2020 Auction and you read more about it at www.mecum.com.


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  1. The story of this car’s Daytona race, including everything they went through just to get there, is truly epic. Should be a movie!

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