1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 COUPE- NUMBERS MATCHING MR CODE 427, 430 HP-RESTORED
Price: - Item location: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: 1969 L88 CORVETTE COUPE
- Engine size:427 CU. IN. 430 HP
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 1969 L88 CORVETTE COUPEA CORVETTE L88 CONVERTIBLE SOLD AT A MAJOR AUCTION FOR 3.4 MILLION DOLLARS, ETTING A NEW WORLD RECORD.CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE ARTICLE FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN OF THE INTERNET:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/11/autos/corvette-record-auction/index.html THIS IS A RARE AND UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CORVETTE ENTHUSIAST. PLEASE READ THE AD AND VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPLETE STORY. NOTE: IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR A CONCOURSE, 00% CORRECT NCRS TOP FLIGHT EXAMPLE, HIS IS NOT THE CAR FOR YOU. THIS L88 IS BEING SOLD FOR A FRACTION OF THE CURRENT MARKET AND AUCTION VALUE OF A TOP FLIGHT L88 VETTE. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT ALTHOUGH THE NUMBERS MATCHING ENGINE BLOCK STILL RESTS IN THE ENGINE BAY, HERE ARE COMPONENTS THAT ARE NOT CORRECT TO A NCRS RESTORED L88. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. THIS BEAUTY HAS BEENBEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, UT IT HAS BEEN RESTORED TO AN OWNER'S PREFERENCES, ND IT IS NOT COMPLETELY CORRECT. 1152 MILES SINCE RESTORATION. PLEASE VIEW THE PHOTOS AND READ THE DESCRIPTION, HEN YOU CAN COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSION.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR PHOTOS OFTHE SEVEN LEAF SPRINGS, 000 RPM TACH, EAD STAMP, ND ENGINE PAD:
http://s514.photobucket.com/user/redeuce/library/NEW%20L88 At some point in ownership, ome modifications and upgrades were made to suit the owner’s interests. These changes were made back in the day, efore the market value of these vehicles skyrocketed into infinity. This is more common in the muscle car hobby than miraculously finding a 40 or 50 year old vehicle with every nut and bolt completely original after all these years. Gear heads purchased and modified them in the era. Today, obbyists have labeled these "Day Two Restorations". That is the case with this vehicle. Then a fresh frame up was recently performed, reserving the Day Two modifications. Keep in mind we are selling this beautiful Corvette for a fraction of what a completely original example would sell for. However, he original, umbers matching engine is still installed in the vehicle. The VIN number, ngine code, nd build date are clearly visible on the engine pad, n the block. Look at the photos at the top of the ad to view it. Also, he block is the correct 512 casting code.
Remaining options for the L88 are present on the vehicle. However, ome components, ncluding but not limited to carburetors, ntake manifold, ir cleaner, lternator, ose clamps, nd water pump are not correct. These components are readily available, nd at this price, he new owner can definitely make the car completely correct and still be way under market value. Or, ince it is a freshly restored example, rive it and enjoy it as it is. Even an L88 clone or reproduction sells for more than we are asking.
We believe this is the perfect opportunity for the Corvette buff. Enjoy it as is, r improve your investment by replacing the incorrect parts.
We ask that interested buyers contact us for an appointment for an inspection if you have any questions or doubts, o there is no confusion.
ALL LEGITIMATE TRADES WILL BE CONSIDERED.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A VIDEO OF THE VEHICLE FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN OF YOUTUBE:
Due to an extended labor strike, he 1969 Corvette build cycle was one of the longest for U.S. cars- September of 1968 until December of 1969. Serial number range 700001-738762.
The VIN number for this Corvette decodes as follows-
1- Chevrolet Division
37- Two Door Coupe
S- St. Louis, O. Assembly Plant
726419- Sequential Serial Number
Although it was one of the most aggressive, owerful vehicles ever built, he L88 was a very discreet offering by Chevrolet. Manufactured from 1967-1969, pproximately 216 total units were manufactured, 16 of them in 1969. Chevrolet actually discouraged L88 orders from dealers and the public. It was developed for the track and never intended for street cruising. Many were even optioned as radio and heater delete.
To qualify for SCCA A-Production and FIA GT events, he L88 had to be offered as a standard factory option, o GM quietly, lmost secretly offered the car for sale to the public. Automotive icon Zora Arkus-Duntov headed the project, ith motivation from legend Don Yenko and the Sunray DX Motorsports Team. The L88 was in fact first offered to teams such as Sunray DX Motorsports, or events such as Sebring and Daytona. The beast even crossed into the realm of drag racing, nd was quite successful. In an unexpected twist of fate, ore of these ended up on the streets in the possession of the general public than were used for the intended purposes of racing. Due to the newly enforced stringent emissions standards of the day, M was forced to cancel the L88 after 1969. It remains today as one of the most feared and respected examples in Muscle Car era history.
The average car enthusiast may believe the only difference between an L88 and a standard Corvette is in the engine bay. Of course the engine featured Cam Am spec aluminum heads, orged crank, 2.5:1 pistons, olid cam and valve train, nd a 850 CFM dual feed Holley carb. The L88 included much more than just the engine upgrade. Mandatory factory upgrades included a Muncie M22 Rock Crusher or M20 Turbo Automatic, ower assisted heavy duty brakes, 41 heavy duty suspension with new coil springs and dampers, 81 Posi-Traction differential, nd a Cowl Induction Hood.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR EXTERIOR PHOTOS:
This Corvette exterior is Monza Red. Fit, inish, nd gapping on all panels is excellent. Paint quality is excellent. Buffed to a mirror gloss. All glass is in excellent condition. T Tops in excellent shape, it securely. Chrome and stainless has all been polished. Side pipes. Corvette Rally Wheels with Red Line radial tires. Rear antenna. Hideaway headlights function properly. Excellent ride height and stance.
Interior is in beautiful condition. Black bucket seats. Seats, overs, ushions, tc. are like new. Carpet, ash, oor panels also in excellent shape. Speedometer, ach, nd gauge faces are all crystal clear. Factory console in great shape. AM/FM radio. Excellent three spoke steering wheel. Even the pedal pads are excellent.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR ENGINE PHOTOS, NCLUDING CASTING AND DATE CODES:
As stated, n extensive history is not known on this vehicle, nd the engine bay is not completely correct. The stampings are clear on the engine pad. T0106 ( Tonowanda Engine Plant, anuary 6). MR- 427, 30 HP L88, anual Transmission. 9726419- VIN of vehicle. 512 Hi Perf block. Three two barrel Holley carbs mounted on an aluminum intake manifold. Solid lifters and valve train. Aluminum heads. Transistorized ignition. Muncie four speed. Posi-Traction rear differential. F41 suspension. Side exhaust. Heavy duty power brakes. For extra cooling, n aluminum radiator was installed. However, he original L88 radiator goes with the car.
Undercarriage is detailed and clean. Engine bay is detailed and clean. Interior looks almost like new. Exterior finish is excellent.
We believe there is investment potential in this offering. As stated, e recommend that serious buyers arrange for an in person or third party inspection to eliminate any questions or confusion.
We specialize in the unique and rare, uture investment affordable collector vehicles at old school prices. Since 1978 we have been a leader in finding rare and desirable cars. Most of our finds have done extremely well for our customers in terms of investments and enjoyment. Here is an example of a rare 1of LS6 Chevelle we sold for 50k in theearly 2000’s.
It was recently on eBay for 129k and has apparently sold.
We sold this car in 1999, e found it, esearched it, ocumented it, estored it. Recently in the collection of internationally known collector Ron Pratte. http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archive/Event/Item/1970-CHEVROLET-CHEVELLE-SS-396-CONVERTIBLE-178646
Another example, e brokered the only 1968 Camaro Z-28 Convertible in July 1993 for 165K, t sold in 2002 for over 7 figures. These are just a couple of examples of the thousands of cars we have sold, nd many were super investments. We know the rare muscle car market like no one on the planet. This 1969 L88 Corvette fits into this category of an investment and enjoyment vehicle. It is a blue chip investment quality classic. Get in on the ground floor and havea big smiledown the road.
Financing is available to qualified buyers at JJ Best Banc. https://www.jjbest.com/default.aspx Contact Peter MacDonald at 800 872 1965 for more information. Call Randy at 847 456 7726 with any questions. The owner of ClassicMuscleCars.com hasbeen collecting for over 30 years. His favorites are classic muscle cars, uitars, ock 'n' rollmemorabilia, ntiques,collectibles, rt, nd rare documents. You can see some ofthe cars thatthey have had and sold here:http://www.classicmusclecars.com/ There are over 400 videos to view and some ofhis TV showshe hasdone in the past.He alsoappeared on the TV show "Final Offer" on June 7, 012 onDiscovery Channel with Elvis's hair. The episode is called "Heavy Metal" and re-runs air periodically. http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/final-offer/videos/final-offer-launch.htm If you have any questions about this item, lease ask. We have been on Ebay since 1998 BANK WIRE IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT. IT IS SAFE, ECURE, ND PROTECTS BOTH PARTIES. OPTIONAL PAYMENT METHODS INCLUDE BANK OR CASHIER'S CHECK, ERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECK WITH BANK LETTER, ND CASH(IN PERSON). VEHICLES PURCHASED WITHCHECKSWILL NOT BE SHIPPED OR DELIVERED IN PERSON UNTIL FUNDS HAVE CLEARED THE BANK. All other payment methods must be agreedupon by both parties before end of auction. A deposit of $500 required within 24 hours of auction end, nlessother arrangements are made.Please contact us via telephone or emailimmediately after end of auction to discuss payment arrangements.Payment in full due within one week of auction end unlessother arrangements are made. Please follow all the terms of sale for this auction, ncluding deposit and final payment requirements.BUYER MUST ADHERE TO AND ABIDE BY TERMS OF SALE THAT ARE CLEARLY STATED IN THE PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RENDER THE SALE NULL AND VOID. WE DESCRIBE VEHICLES TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. HOWEVER, T IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO CONFIRM THIS DESCRIPTION. WE REQUEST AN IN PERSON INSPECTION OF ALL VEHICLES PRIOR TO BIDDING. IF IN PERSON INSPECTION IS NOT POSSIBLE, E RECOMMEND A THIRD PARTY INSPECTION OF VEHICLE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS DUE TO A “SIGHT UNSEEN” PURCHASE. SOLD AS IS, HERE IS, ITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, O RETURNS OR REFUNDS. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BID.