Gorgeous ’69 L88 Corvette Convertible Heads To Auction

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The L88 C3 Corvette — it’s like the In-N-Out Burger’s secret menu items, which you can order, but you have to be in the know. In 1969, the production of L88s barely eclipsed the century mark, and this LeMans Blue Convertible never traveled far from the production plant. It started as a canceled order in Kentucky, but ultimately wound up in Tennessee. It then sat for a quarter of a century before it was given a restoration of epic proportions by Roger Gibson in 2012.

As expected, with the car heading to auction, everything is correct and as it should be with over 5,000 man hours spent on the restoration. Heavy documentation from NCRS is included as is the infamous fuel tank sticker indicating this is a true L88 and not a clone. The auction itself will be held the last week in January when Barrett-Jackson visits Scottsdale once again. With no reserve listed, there’s no telling what it will fetch at auction, but another 1969 L88¬†coupe recently sold for nearly $350,000. Will this one go for more?

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Via [CarScoops, Barrett-Jackson]

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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