Get this matched pair of L88 Corvettes by writing one check
A Corvette coupe and convertible—both dressed in black—would make a tidy two-car garage for any gearhead. And the history on these two just sweetens the deal that much more.
Yes, you can check two boxes off a Corvette lover’s dream car list by buying this pair of L88 Corvettes.
The first of the two black 1969 Corvettes, which will be sold as one lot, is a coupe with a delivery story that requires a letter from the original dealer to be believed. The first purchaser of the car left the well optioned C3 at the dealer “for some time” and when he did arrive he brought a flatbed and winched the car up without even inspecting it. The 2000 miles on the car now reflect that he stuck to his plan of “put it away.”
The coupe carries an option list and awards list that would make any Corvette owner salivate, including multiple Bloomington Gold recognitions and a documented original powertrain of an L88 big-block (that’s 430 hp from 427 cubic inches) and M22 four-speed. The options don’t stop at the big-block though, L88-specific F41 special suspension and a 4.56 Positraction differential. With all that go the power brakes will be appreciated by anyone who slides behind the steering wheel.
The second half of the pair takes all the best parts of the coupe and raises the roof, or lowers it depending on your perspective. The triple-black convertible did not share the life story as the coupe. Despite the fact that the L88 package makes the Vette a essentially race car on the street, this one was purchased to daily drive. With the lack of accessories, like heater and radio, only a handful of folks would be crazy enough to undertake such a crazy task. Even the cooling fan shroud is gone.
It was famed L88 racer Tony DeLorenzo who ordered the 427/four-speed from his sponsor, Hanley Dawson Chevrolet, and even went so far as to turn it into a bit of a replica of his race car. Now the convertible is restored and carries a handful of prestigious awards to join its original documentation in what is certainly a filled ownership folder.
So now the countdown is on if you are a big-block dreamer, as the Mecum Kissimmee sale is about a month away. Just enough time to work on your bidder paddle raising muscles. Surely they will get a workout keeping you as the winning bid. Good luck.