Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 Rare This Only Produced 216 Units

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 is a special version of American iconic sports car that only existed for 3 years only between 1967 until 1969. Chevrolet keep L88 existence with little choice so that ordinary customers do not buy the car because the car is reserved for the racers.

Everyone who has known about the Corvette, of course knows about Zora Arkus-Duntov the maestro modeling car. As director of the L88 performance division GM is the idea of Arkus-Duntov, the plan is to build an unofficial racing car that eventually also produced.

It is very difficult to order this Corvette L88 with stereo feature, heating or ac feature, especially if the ordering of civilians. Energy is also very significant that is 430HP and after the setting by using dyno test then the car can be increased up to 560HP.

Corvette Stingray L88 is still photographed still original, the car is owned by Richard Johnson Thomas of Marietta, Georgia. He was following a mandatory military service in North Korea, ordering the car from Barclay & Comapany central Chevrolet in Soul in October 1968. He chose Le Mans Blue Print color with black interior and black vinyl hardtop model.

Chevrolet claims the power of 430HP can be generated at 1000RPM rounds well below the actual peak RPM, where the performance of the car is only 5rp difference from the L71 model. To note that L88 car is only produced as many as 216 units during the production period of 3 years.

Richard received his order after he returned to Atlanta, a year later was sold because he was driven to think it was not practical to use as a daily car. But the car is still well maintained until now still using the original paint, as well as with interiro and hardtop it. Odometer shows approximately 20,000 miles.

Each of the Chevrolet Stingray L88 is equipped with a racing engine specs, V8 427cubic inches with 12.5: 1 compression ratio, Holley 850CFM four-barrel carburizer, high-lift cam, aluminum head. The machine is based on a machine used on Sunoco Corvette's Roger Penske, which won the Daytona 24 Hours in 1966.


To order the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 also provided the option of using Muncie M22 heavy duty HD 3-speed close-ratio transmission, heavy-duty disc brake caliper, J50 power brake, heavy-duty suspension, transistor ignition and Positraction differential.


The quarter-mile acceleration took 11 seconds, and the model was aimed at a GT-Class class that eventually won 24 Hours Daytona in 1968 with a top speed of 194 mph, and also won A / Productin tittle in 1969, and 3 years later Following Le Mans 24 hours in 1972 under Luigi Chinetti's Team (NART) eventually the production of the car was discontinued.


The muscle race car is currently being auctioned at Texas Classic Auction to be auctioned on April 22 with an estimated price range between $ 650,000 USD to $ 750,000 USD.

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