L88 Explosion Yes, there was an L88 Explosion at the 2018 Bloomington Gold Corvette show! There were 12 1967 L88 Corvettes, 10 1968 L88 Corvettes, and approximately 25 1969 L88 Corvettes on display at the 2018 show. Yes, there were more produced, but experiencing the efforts that the current owners went through to get their […]
C3 Corvette 1968 – 1982 model years. The 1968 Corvette introduced the new Mako Shark body style and brought the C3 Corvettes from the late sixties through the seventies and all the way into the early eighties. The C3 body style was the longest running body style of all Corvettes to date, and it is still tremendously popular with collectors, restorers, weekend cruisers, and now with restomod enthusiasts. The 1968 and 1969 Corvettes were very similar in appearance, but there were some subtle differences between the two model years. The Tri Power 427 engines were available during these two model years, and the new TH400 Turbo Hydra-Matic three-speed automatic transmission became an available option in 1968. The Legendary L88 427 engine was available in both 1968 and 1969, and for the 1969 model year, the 327 engine grew to 350 cubic inches. The 1970 Corvette brought us an even larger big block Chevrolet engine as it was now 454 cubic inches, and the solid lifter 350 engine was released as the LT1. During the 1971 Corvette model year, a solid lifter 454 with aluminum heads option was available as the LS6, and in 1972 the solid lifter LT1 engine became available with air conditioning as the 454 engine option began to decline in popularity. 1972 was the last year for metal bumpers at the front and rear. Beginning in 1973, urethane bumpers began the appearance and development on the Corvettes which lasts to this day. Emission standards increased during the seventies and in 1978, the Corvette became famous for its Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition model and the Silver Anniversary Edition model. Enjoy this C3 Corvette classifieds section!
L88 Explosion Bloomington Gold The Bloomington Gold Corvette show is going to have an L88 Explosion for 2018. Previously in 1988, 1998, and 2008, Bloomington Gold featured anniversary displays of L88 Corvettes in their Special Collection. As a matter of fact, I was in attendance at all three of these previous shows. So, I can […]
The Corvette Mako Shark II ‘As an overall design it kind of fills the mental outlines of the car Kato always had ready in that seemingly abandoned warehouse for the Green Hornet to rocket off into the night.’ -Hot Rod The Mako Shark II show car made it’s first public appearance at the New York International […]
Corvette Legends vs. the 2019 Corvette ZR1 The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is an impressive piece — the 755-hp LT5 V-8 engine might not have dual-overhead camshafts, but it still makes incredible power. More importantly, it’s stuffed with track-ready parts that should be more than enough to appease even the most pretentious weekend warrior. The new king Corvette made […]
Corvette Legends Magazine 2017 My 2017 issue of Corvette Legends Magazine will be available in November 2017. This issue will center around the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Corvette which many enthusiasts feel is the most collectible Corvette of all time. The demand for my magazine has been so great, that I have created a […]
1969 ZL1 Corvette The ZL1 Corvette has been one of the most elusive Corvettes that I’ve come across in my days with Corvette hunts. I saw this Corvette back in 1996 at Bloomington Gold when it was presented in its Gulf Oil decals and stripes. It was at this 1996 show that I had the […]
1968 L88 Corvette at Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2017 This 1968 L88 Corvette is to be offered at Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2017. As one of just 80 built in 1968, this 1968 Corvette L88 coupe retains its original matching-numbers engine and drivetrain and was expertly restored by Tim Thorpe in 1987, after which it […]
1969 L88 Corvette This 1969 L88 Corvette is one of only 116 built during the 1969 model year. As most of you know, I am the L88 Corvette enthusiast with the L88 Corvette text book and the magazines. This particular L88 Corvette was restored by Kevin Mackay at his Corvette Repair in New York, and […]
1969 L89 Corvette This 1969 L89 Corvette has been in the hands of caring owners since it was new. The original owner went into the showroom floor at Van Camp Chevrolet in Milford, MI in the summer of 1969 to purchase this L89 Corvette. Some of the options include 427/435hp, tri-power L89 aluminum head, 1 of […]
1969 Corvette The Last L88 This is the last documented L88 Corvette. It was built on December 4, 1969 which is considered to be the last day of L88 Corvette production, and it was delivered to and sold by Smiley Chevrolet-Olds in Milan, Missouri. It is documented with its tank sticker, ownership history, NCRS certificate/judging sheets […]
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