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Old 01-11-2019, 08:22 PM
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Two Tuxedo Black 69 L88s just sold for less than $500k each at Mecum. A couple years ago these were fetching $750k with people asking $900k or more. This means realistic pricing for solid L88s with nice pedigree but less desirable colors should be about $300-$350k with less pristine and less desirable colors valued at $200-$275k.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0119-366876/the-1969-l88-corvette-offering/
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:23 PM
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Dale427, that really surprised me. I think if they would have sold them separately they could have brought a bit more individually. But to your point the prices are way down from where they were just a few years ago. Also, the Mecum prices in Florida are a bit all over the place with some cars bringing crazy money while others are struggling to hit reserves....
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Two Tuxedo Black 69 L88s just sold for less than $500k each at Mecum. A couple years ago these were fetching $750k with people asking $900k or more./
I know nothing of the coupe but there is not much left of the original convertible from when it rolled off the line at GM
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:46 AM
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I know nothing of the coupe but there is not much left of the original convertible from when it rolled off the line at GM
I watch the show and the coupe was commented as super low mileage and pristine. The other one was said to be a restored former race car.

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A 1971 Ontario orange ZR-2 just went over the block, it was a no sale at $380,000 and went to the "Bid goes on" section!!
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:11 PM
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That ZR2 has gone through the auctions a number of times in the past. I think it bid to 500k or 600k back when the Mecum auction was at Bloomington Gold. Seems like the high end, low production c3's are down a bit right now from where they have been historically....
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:29 PM
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The Black convertible was ordered new by Tony DeLorenzo and is one of the only documented triple black 69 L88's to exist. In contrast, a 1968 triple black L-88 fetched 800K in the past. It had the original motor which the 69 convertible doesn't, but still surprised the 69 convertible didn't go for more....

http://​​​​​​​ww.mecum.com/lots/CA08...8-convertible/
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Originally Posted by DKM-106 View Post
The Black convertible was ordered new by Tony DeLorenzo and is one of the only documented triple black 69 L88's to exist. In contrast, a 1968 triple black L-88 fetched 800K in the past. It had the original motor which the 69 convertible doesn't, but still surprised the 69 convertible didn't go for more....

http://​​​​​​​ww.mecum.com/lots/CA08...8-convertible/
where is race location? Johannesburg?

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Old 01-13-2019, 11:05 PM
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Looks like the 69 L-88 convertible did 680k in 2014: https://www.mecum.com/lots/DA0914-19...8-convertible/
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where is race location? Johannesburg?

Germany 1970, my avatar is the second car Curt Wetzel raced, built by Tony Delorenzo and the Owens-Corning fiberglass racing team, it raced in Germany 1971-72
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I wasn't there when these cars went on the block but I tell you that coupe was beautiful..the paint on that car was the best I've ever seen. WOW!

Also.. I was on the Mecum site and I couldn't find these cars .. could someone give me the lot numbers of these vettes? ... thanks

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