Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible

In 1967, the limited-production L88 Corvette was officially rated at 430 horsepower, although some Corvette historians believe that figure was artificially low. This corvette is only 1 of 13 documented 1968 L88 Convertibles known to exist.

The all-new 1968 Corvette was dramatically different in appearance from any other Corvette. Bearing a striking resemblance to Chevrolet's "Mako Shark II" concept vehicle, it literally changed the way people looked at cars. Along with its bold new look, the 1968 Corvettes introduced hidden windshield wipers and removable T-Tops on Coupe models. In 1968, Corvette production hit a new record of 28,566. Corvette received its most radical styling change in 1968, and this basic body design would continue to evolve for 15 years.

This car was auctioned off by Mecum Auctions on May 19, 2012 at Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction, Indianapolis.

Source: Chevrolet press and Mecum Auctions

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