Sunday, May 6, 2018

1969 Chevolet Corvette L88 at Mecum

One of 116 L88-powered Corvettes built in the final year of L88 production. The engine was a masterpiece of raw power, combining a reinforced cast-iron block with a forged rotating assembly, 12.5:1 compression and a free-breathing top end incorporating big-valve aluminum heads, a solid-lifter cam and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor on an aluminum intake manifold.
It was officially rated at 430 HP at 5,200 RPM, but was more like 560 HP at 6,400 RPM. This example is a multiple award winner. $ 525k to $ 600k