With this one beautiful exception of engineering, there was no such thing as an American sports car. Road & Track magazine considered that, without question, the Corvette was one of the best handling front engine production cars in the world in 1969 and that the four-wheel disc brakes were also in the same classification. When you have the mechanical prowess of this machine, you’ll be glad for every other factory augmentation to corral this brute.
This exceptional and rare 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 427/430 Convertible has been body-off restored and is presented in show condition. It is finished in Burgundy with Black interior and a tan soft-top. The Corvette has an optional black vinyl-covered removable hardtop, factory side exhaust, radio delete, power brakes and transistorized ignition. The main focus is rightfully on the 427-cid, 430-hp L88 V-8 with aluminum heads, M22 Rock Crusher close-ratio heavy-duty transmission, J56 special heavy-duty brakes, plus the F41 special front and rear suspension.
Not only is the L88 presented in show condition, it is a proven winner with accolades as a Triple Crown Award Winner; Bloomington Gold Certified; NCRS Top Flight Certified and is a Chevy-Vette Fest Gold Spinner Award Winner. We heard the L88 Corvette was a power hungry machine; let this one take over. The car will be offered on sale on Saturday, June 25, 2016 by Auctions America’s Santa Monica Collector Car Auction. It is estimated to bring $650,000 – $750,000.