Our feature car is known as the 12-mile Corvette. This 1967 L88 Corvette was inducted into the Great Hall at Bloomington Gold in 2010.
Roger Judski’s 1967 L88 Corvette created a lot of buzzes as it only had 12 miles on it. Here’s how the story goes:
Shipped from the factory by train to Seattle, this 1967 was driven a few miles to Alan Green Chevrolet. Its new owner trailered it to a remote warehouse where he intended to turn it into a dragster. He started but did not complete the project. It never raced. In fact, it never left the warehouse until 1975 when it was sold to Lincoln Auto Salvage with 12 miles on the odometer. It had two additional owners before being purchased by Jim Krughoff and David Burroughs in 1985.
Between the original owner and Krughoff/Burroughs, the disassembled original L88 block was exchanged for an over-the-counter 427 short block dated 1972. Burroughs removed the racer’s white paint from the chassis and located and installed a NOS date-correct and never-stamped L88 engine. The engine pad has intentionally been left blank. It has not been restamped with a VIN.
The window sticker remained in place since delivery in 1967. The original paint and interior are virtually perfect having had almost no daylight exposure in forty-three years. The original owner states that the driver door never fit properly. He didn’t care, and it still doesn’t.
This is the lowest mileage 1967 known in existence, and one of just 20 L88s sold in this first year of L88 availability. Featured in Corvette News in 1976, this is the car and legend that raised the Corvette world’s awareness of the L88 and the fascinating stories of Corvette collecting.
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