At the Mecum auction in Dallas, TX, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L88 went for a record-setting $3.2 million.
This one of 20 L88 Corvette Stingray is now the most expensive Corvette ever sold at an auction and features a Marlboro Maroon exterior with a mostly black original interior. It is powered by an L88 engine with 430 hp that’s mated to a four-speed M22 “Rock Crusher” transmission. Other options on the $3.2-million ‘Vette include heavy duty power brakes, factory side exhaust, and the F41 suspension.
Originally sold in 1967, this particular vehicle spent its early life racing up and down the quarter mile with time slips to back it up. It competed on the West Coast in the NHRA A/Sports class in 1968-1969 before going back to stock form in 1970. Buddy Herin bought it in 1998 and sent it off to Houston to have it restored. In 2008, it participated in the Bloomington Gold L88 Invasion.
Watch a video below of the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 crossing the Mecum auction block.
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[Source: Corvette Blogger]
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