by Keith Cornett
We tuned in to Saturday evening’s live stream of the Russo and Steele auction to catch some of rare Corvettes that were offered for sale. This 1968 L88 Corvette Roadster was one of the major attractions at the Scottsdale auction and it sure didn’t disappoint, selling for a cool $625,000. With the 10% buyer’s commission, price out the door was $687,500.
Russo and Steele’s catalog description of the L88 Roadster called it the best documented L88 Roadster in existence. Of 216 L88 Corvettes made in 1968, just 20 were roadsters and only this L88 roadster is believed to have been ordered with two tops. Fully documented with just two owners in its history, the car underwent a restoration and was once featured on the cover of Corvette Fever.
Bidding on the rare Corvette opened at $200,000 and never stopped until the hammer fell at $625,000. Here is the video of the sale:
I have to admit that the Russo and Steele ring guys are a lot of fun to watch. They get pretty enthusiastic when the car sells. We’ll have a couple of more Russo and Steele Corvette auction videos coming up so stay tuned!