Tuesday, December 3, 2013

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible

From 1967 to 1969 Chevrolet built exactly 216 of what would become known as the Holy Grail of Corvettes, the L88. Production peaked at 116 cars in 1969, one of which is offered here in this expertly restored L88 convertible. In 1977 the car was discovered in Knoxville, Tennessee by Bryan Cooper, now promoter of the Knoxville Corvette Expo for 36 years, and former Corvette dealer and noted authority Paul Kitchen, who is also credited as one of the early contributors to the classic Corvette collector’s lodestar, the Corvette Black Book by Mike Antonick. The pair took the car to Cooper’s shop, where they dropped the gas tank to retrieve the all-important tank sticker that would reveal its specifications in detail.

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