One of the rarest Corvettes ever made is currently up for grabs. This triple black 1969 L88 convertible is selling at no reserve online through Rich Penn Auctions. As of this writing, bidding is up to $56,000 with 15 days remaining.
RPO L88 was available for 3 years beginning in 1967. Over that span, just 216 Corvettes were built with the 427/430hp engine between the front fenders. Of those, 116 were assembled in 1969. The matching numbers example shown here is finished in handsome Tuxedo Black with a matching black interior and soft top. A vinyl-covered hardtop is included as well. Other options include the M22 Rock Crusher transmission, headrest seats, transistor ignition, power brakes, heavy-duty clutch, and redline tires. The side mount exhaust was added during the restoration.
The car was reportedly found in a garage after having been stored there for some 20 years. After that, a 5-year comprehensive restoration was performed. The odometer currently shows 24,600 original miles. When reviewing the seller’s video we see a Corvette in a freshly restored state. The paint is shiny and the interior and engine compartment looks to be in as-new condition. However, we’d like to see more photos and a more thorough description given the pedigree of this particular Corvette.
The seller states that the car is documented with its tank sticker and provides a photo that shows the L88 engine and other vehicle content on it.
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