First And Last Chevrolet Corvette L88s Being Auctioned As A Pair Worth Millions

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l88s
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Who’s looking for a set of bookends?

The first and last examples of the legendary Chevrolet Corvette L88 will cross the block together at the Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, Fla., event on January 14.

The 1967 second-generation convertible and 1969 third-generation coupe both feature the 430 horsepower 427-cubic-inch V8 that is the model’s signature feature of the factory racing L88 package.

L88s were also equipped with heavy duty four-speed manual transmissions, suspensions, disc brakes and other performance upgrades.

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Just 20 were built in 1967 and 216 overall.

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The 1967 cars are by far the most valuable and worth over $3 million in top condition, according to Hagerty.

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One was auctioned in 2014 for $3.85 million, which is still the record for a Corvette, and will also be coming up for auction again at Kissimmee.

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The 1967 car in the pair is the only Tuxedo Black convertible that was built that year and was raced at the SCCA runoffs in Daytona Beach that year, where it finished 2nd.

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The Fathom Green 1969 coupe was built on December 4, 1969, still has its numbers-matching engine and has been fully restored.

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Recent sales tracked by Classic.com value 1969 cars in the $500,000 range.

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The last one off the line will surely demand a premium in this pair at the Mecum event.