We love rare Corvettes. Many consider these gems an excellent addition to their collections. When it comes to rarity, the 1967 Corvette L88 should land a solid spot at the top. The L88 was only an available option for three years. During that period, Chevrolet manufactured 216 Corvettes, with only 20 of those being L88s.
If you want to get your hands on one of these darlings, the opportunity to do so is quite near. A C2 Corvette L88 will be up for auction in January next year at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction. This one is the very first to roll out of the production gates. It is the only 1967 Corvette L88 that has a Tuxedo Black paint
We got a brief history of this classic Corvette. Tony DeLorenzo, son of the then GM Public Relations Executive Anthony G. Doleronzo, originally ordered this Corvette L88. Tony and Jerry Thompson introduced the vehicle during the 1967 SCCA competition.
During its production, the L88 is a beastly engine option that works well with the C2 Corvette. It is rated to generate up to 430 horsepower. But if you do a little tuning, it can crank up to 600 horsepower. The L88 package comes with a reinforced cast-iron block, forged steel crank, and four-bolt mains. Other equipment includes a radical solid lifter cam, aluminum intake, and transistorized ignition.
Furthermore, the limited-edition L88 package boasted two offerings: M20 Hydramatic transmission and the Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” manual transmission. You will also find it equipped with a heavy-duty suspension and disc brakes. However, it does not include A/C, electric windows, heater, radio, and power steering.
In 2010, the Corvette L88 received the prestigious Triple Diamond award at the Corvette and Muscle Car Nationals. Three years later, it received the NCRS American Heritage accolade.
If you are interested in this 1967 Corvette L88, you should check the Mecum Kissimmee Auction in Florida this January 7 – 16, 2021. Just prepare, though, because its price will skyrocket.