Sunday, April 15, 2018

1968 Chevolet Corvette L88

The biggest and baddest Corvette of them all was the L88 built from 1967 to 1969. What set the car apart was a racing package that included a big block V8 with solid-lifters and Can-Am-spec cylinder heads. Chevrolet actively discouraged L88 orders from dealerships and the public. What was the fuss about? The L88 was capable of 171 mph and sported more than 500 horsepower. With its exhaust removed, and running on racing fuel, the L88 was capable of 600 horsepower.
Mandatory L88 factory upgrades included a Muncie M22 Rock Crusher or M20 Hydramatic Transmission, power-assisted heavy duty brakes, an F41 heavy duty suspension with new coil springs and dampers, G81 positraction differential and a special cowl induction hood.

 An award-winning 1968 Corvette L88 recently sold at Barrett-Jackson. One of 80 cars produced that year with the L88 option, it made $495,000.