Available for just three short years beginning in 1967, the L88 option package is now remembered as one of the most potent and transformative RPO codes ever offered on the Corvette.
Only 216 L88 Corvettes were ever thought to have been built and those lucky owners received a long list of performance upgrades like a competition-ready 427 cubic-inch engine, the signature L88 hood scoop, a heavy-duty M22 four-speed transmission, J56 heavy-duty brake calipers, J50 power brakes, and more.
The L88 was effectively a street-legal race package and owners weren’t allowed to compromise its racing intentions with pedestrian options like A/C, power-steering or even a radio. Not even the mighty fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 can say all three of those things.
Which brings us to the vehicle at hand: a 1968 Corvette Convertible L88 complete with an extra replacement engine, built at GM’s legendary Tonawanda plant in Buffalo, NY.
This unrestored Polar White on Bright Blue convertible comes with a fully documented history dating all the way back to new, just so you know you’re getting the real thing.
That documentation also shows that this special C3 spent much of its early life at the track (equipped with a roll bar) and even ventured down to Indy and Daytona, though there is no mention of whether or not it actually raced at the legendary venues.
Just 80 L88’s were produced in 1968, which serves to make this unrestored L88 that much rarer.
If you have $400,000 lying around this L88 could be yours. And that’s something of a bargain considering the world record price for a Corvette at auction was set when a 1967 L88 convertible sold for a breathtaking $2.3-million in late 2013.
Get out your check-book and head to ProTeamCorvette if you’re interested.