Chevrolet Corvette racer headed for auction

RM Auctions is the sort of place where rare and exotic metal moves through once every couple of days but whereas most of them are ancient, this one is quite fun.

This is not the story of some sort of slightly unusual looking vehicle that had been stored in garages all of its life and has 1000 miles on the clock.

1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette

1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette

This time we’re talking about a Chevrolet Corvette racer that got out there and really rolled up some sleeves before punching other racers.

That’s because it’s a little red Corvette known as the 1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette Owens/Corning FIA/SCCA Racing Car.

It’s actually mostly white in paint but the most important bit of the equation is the fact that this particular racing conversion was the most important one ever made.

1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette

1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette

Regardless of the year this car managed to multiple SCCA championships in the late ’60s and early ’70s, therefore being one of the stars of putting the Corvette on the map.

Under the bonnet of this special Corvette there’s a big block V8 engine which produces 685 horsepower and that grunt is put to the road through a Muncie M-22 “Rockcrusher” transmission.

The special pack Chevrolet Corvette is expected to rake in somewhere between $950.000 and $1.3 million which isn’t exactly a record breaking deal.

1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette

1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette

It may not be one of the most successful prizes ever to be getting in the RM Auction car park but the excitement levels here are certainly fueled by gas and not wine.

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