At the auction will be sold a rare convertible Chevrolet Corvette L88 1968January 2, 2020
One of the lots at the Russo and Steele auction this year will be the Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible. In 1968, only 20 copies of the open-top sports model were assembled in the powerful L88 racing version.
In 1967, the American company Chevrolet introduced a more powerful version of the L88 for its Corvette C2 generation sports car. Such a performance of the machine, which could take part in the race, was also presented for the Corvette C3 generation in 1968 and 1969.
Currently, it is this performance of the cult American model that is of particular interest to collectors.
The 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88, which is discussed in this article, will be sold at the Russo and Steele auction, which in turn will be held from January 15 to 19, 2020.
Only 20 copies of the racing L88 were released, then production was increased to 80 units in 1968, and only 20 of them were convertibles. Here is just one of them you see in the published photos. This 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible underwent a long restoration process. In the course of the work, the original color combination of the car with British green paint with the corresponding color of the hard top and the brown leather interior of Saddle was still preserved. This Corvette has a completely “transparent” history of ownership and maintenance.
The key element of the L88 performance was a powerful V8 engine (427 CID), which could easily give out 430 horsepower, but the tuners could easily raise this figure to more than 500 hp.
It is reported that this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible was shown at such famous events for collectors as the California Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, as well as at the St. Petersburg, Florida speed festivals.
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