Rare, Ground-Pounding, 1969 L88 Corvette Goes to Auction with Rock Crushing M22

Rare, Ground-Pounding, Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee January 8, 2022.

UPDATE: THIS CORVETTE BID TO $340,000 BUT DID NOT SELL…THE BID GOES ON!

Ground-Pounding Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee 2022
Ground-Pounding Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee 2022
  • Source: Mecum Auction’s website

The 35th Anniversary Bloomington Gold Corvette Show was held at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, just outside of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois, on June 26 – 29, 2008, the seventh year that the show has been held at this spectacular location.

Only twenty (20) L88s were built in 1967, eighty (80) in 1968, and one hundred and sixteen (116) in 1969.

The highlight was The L88 Invasion in the Special Collection at the 2008 event.

The Special Collection was an exhibit of the largest collection of L88s ever assembled and was by invitation only. Fifty-seven of the 216 L88s ever made participated that year.

The L88 was the highest horsepower Corvettes previously produced. Each of these Corvettes boasts over 560 HP! The L88 427/430 HP engine with a first design closed chamber aluminum heads and had the M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed transmission, 4.56 Positraction rear end, J56 heavy-duty brakes, and K66 transistorized ignition.

These unique cars were built without heaters or radios, as they were built for pure force! “These ground-pounders were barely street legal.”

Going across the auction block, Saturday, January 8, 2022, is one of the Corvettes that participated in the 2008 L88 Invasion and was also part of the Bloomington Gold 1988 Special Collection. LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible with Tank Sticker is for sale!

Painted the Fathom Green with Dark Green interior, this 1969 L88 Corvette is documented with the original tank sticker and is one of the 116 L88s built in 1969 and has both the Auxiliary hardtop and Black soft top.

In 1969, the original owner embarked upon a 6,000 miles round trip to Alaska. Upon return to Michigan, the car was sold and campaigned as a drag car by its second owner, then stored until 1975. The third owner purchased the car in 1986 and commissioned a restoration completed in 1988.

Who will be the fourth owner? What will it sell for?

LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale side -Mecum Auction Kissimmee 2022
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale side -Mecum Auction Kissimmee 2022 – Photo Credit Mecum Auction
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale hood
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale hood – Photo Credit Mecum Auction
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale front
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale front – Photo Credit Mecum Auction
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale rear
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale rear – Photo Credit Mecum Auction
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale interior
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale interior – Photo Credit Mecum Auction
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale engine
LOT K126.1 1969 L88 Corvette convertible for sale engine – Photo Credit Mecum Auction

You can check out the dates and times on their website https://www.mecum.com/auctions/kissimmee-2022/

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