Today on the Vette Vues blog we are looking at the 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer that is owned by Kevin Mackay, Corvette Repair Inc in Valley Stream, New York. Our first set of photos are from Chip’s Choice Display 2017 at Corvettes at Carlisle. The next set is from the 2017 Bloomington Gold Special Collection.
1967 L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer was also Featured in the 2017 Gold Collection at Bloomington Gold
In 1966 Peyton Cramer, former General Manager of Shelby American, and his partner Paul Doske purchased a Chevrolet dealership in South Gate, CA. The business plan for DANA Chevrolet was a high performance, and they were well connected with Chevrolet behind closed doors. The partners hired a staff of well-known racers for their race shop: Dick Guldstrand, Dale Armstrong, and Bobby Joe MacDonald.
John Peter Hill, an experienced racer, approached DANA to purchase an L88. Guldstrand wrote the purchase order for Hill and specified off-road use for the Marina Blue, black interior convertible optioned with the L88 engine, M22 transmission, 3.55 positraction, J56 heavy-duty brakes, F41 special suspension, TI ignition, and radio, heater, and top delete. The factory racing headers and American Torque Thrust D wheels came with the L88 and were shipped in early May to DANA Chevrolet and were immediately sent to the race shop for prep to SCCA rules.
The L88 was raced at Stardust Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, and Riverside CA as car #92. Rex Ramsey co-drove with Hill; they were later sponsored by Harry Mann Chevrolet, Los Angeles. The L88 has the original DANA paperwork, logbooks, title, and complete owner history, and in 2002 the car received the NCRS American Heritage Award.
This is the only Marina Blue L88 Convertible known to exist.
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