Normally, we wouldn’t write about just any 1969 Chevrolet Corvette scheduled to hit the block at Mecum Seattle on June 5-6. But this C3 is far from normal, as it posses one of the most highly-desired Corvette RPOs of all time: L88.
Yes folks, you’re looking at an original, unrestored L88, complete with its original 427/430 hp L88 engine (though Mecum lists 430 hp, most believe the L88 produced in excess of 500 hp).
One of just 116 examples produced in 1969, this unmolested L88 has picked up numerous accolades over the years, achieving a Bloomington Gold Survivor status in all four categories – paint, interior, chassis and driveline – in 2007. It was also part of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection L88 invasion a year later.
Keen observers will also spot the one non-factory item on the car; an offset black racing stripe that runs the length of its Fathom Green body. And it looks damn good, at least from our perspective.
Like many Mecum listings we’re provided no indication of price, but you can guarantee this L88 won’t budge for less than six figures.
Check out the rest of the options below while you wait to catch the action live on NBCSN on June 5 from 11-1am and June 7 from 2-4pm and 11-1am.
- Sold new at Selman Chevrolet in Orange, California
- Heavy duty M22 4-speed transmission
- 3.70 Positraction axle ratio
- F41 heavy duty suspension
- J50 power brakes
- J56 special heavy duty brakes
- Special cooling system
- Fan shroud
- Raised fresh air induction hood
- Original Fathom Green paint
- Saddle Tan leather interior
- Tilt and telescopic steering column
- Alarm system
- Tinted glass