Sure, a well-restored C3 Corvette is something that can be easily found with not much looking, but this 1969 L88 Convertible ‘vette from the Jeffrey Cohen Collection is truly something to admire. That’s because the frame-off restoration process it underwent took 5,100 man-hours to complete.
Corvette expert Roger Gibson and his team took on the 19-month challenge of bringing this car back to life. It features an open chamber L88 V8 engine, and the 430 horsepower is transferred by a four-speed manual transmission. This convertible comes with a black vinyl auxiliary hardtop, and it looks great with the factory correct LeMans Blue paint job.
All the documentation is there to prove the authenticity of this Corvette, such as the original tank sticker, and even the NCRS Shipping Data report. There is also sufficient evidence of the work that has been put in to the car, including receipts and two three-ring binders of photos and detailed description of the work.
Bidders will have their chance to claim new ownership of the Corvette Sting Ray at the upcoming Mecum Auction in Monterey, come August 13-15.