Mecum Auctions 2012 Spring Classic Spotlight: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 (Lot S233)
Mecum Auctions 2012 Spring Classic Spotlight: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 (Lot S233) – the very last L88 Corvette to roll down the assembly line.
Built on December 4, 1969, this is the last Corvette L88 ever produced. The Fathom Green coupe has been through a body-off restoration by Thorpe’s Body and Corvette Shop, who have restored over 40 L88 Corvettes and whose owner Tim Thorpe is a noted Bloomington Gold judge, restorer and preservation expert. In addition to its 427/430 HP L88 engine, M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed and G81 Positraction differential, the Last L88 is equipped with J56 special heavy duty brakes with J50 power assist, F41 suspension, transistorized ignition, Saddle leather interior and Soft Ray tinted glass. This exceptionally rare Corvette comes with complete owner history and is documented with the build sheet and a copy of the window sticker.
Mecum Auctions will celebrate its Silver anniversary at Dana Mecum’s 25th Original Spring Classic Auction. More than 2,100 vehicles will cross the auction block May 15-20, 2012, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind.
Dana Mecum’s 25th Original Spring Classic Auction is open to the general public with tickets available at the gate for only $15. Gates open daily at 8 a.m. Eastern Time. Discovery’s Velocity Network will broadcast 32 hours of live coverage from the Indiana State Fairgrounds. For more information, and to learn how to become a registered bidder go to http://www.mecum.com or call 262.275.5050.
Source: Mecum Auctions