Rare 1969 Corvette for Auction
To Corvette fans, certain groupings of letters and numbers have a lot of meaning. For late-model cars, Z06, ZR1, and Z51 are important alphanumerics, and for fans of vintage 'Vettes, ZL1, L71, and L88 stir their passions.
Low-Mileage, Original 1969 Corvette L88 To Be Auctioned At Monterey
Later this week, Corvette fans will be able to bid on what may be the lowest-mileage original 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 in existence at the festivities surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours. From August 13-15 at the Marriott Hotel near Fisherman's Wharf, Rick Cole Auctions will be auctioning off 40 historic cars, including a 1969 Corvette L88 with only 2,576 miles on the odometer. Pristine and unmolested, this 'Vette can be yours for an estimated $650,000 to $750,000.
The car is one of 116 L88s built for the 1969 model year and one of just ten with the drag-race-ready 4.56:1 rear end. It has won numerous top-level awards at car shows and comes with complete documentation from the time it was new.
For those who are unfamiliar with the L88, it featured an aluminum-head 427-cubic inch V-8 that produced a conservatively rated 430 horsepower. The L88 package, which ran from 1967 to 1969 across two generations of Corvettes, also added the J56 heavy duty brakes, F-41 stiffer suspension, G80 Positraction, and K66 transistorized ignition, while deleting creature comforts like a radio, air conditioning and a heater. This car has the M22 four-speed manual transmission, and the color scheme is Riverside Gold with Saddle vinyl upholstery.