1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction

1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction

Fresh off the heels of a 1969 Corvette L88 convertible that just sold for $490,000 at last month’s Bonhams Scottsdale Auction, comes another L88 Corvette roadster – this one a 1968 model.

It’ll be on the block at Mecum’s auction in Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18.

The car is one of just 20 L88 convertibles manufactured by Chevrolet in 1968 and has been owned by the same renowned Corvette collector for the past 14 years.

1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction

Only 216 L88s were produced from 1967 to 1969.

This super-rare Corvette is listed in the L88 registry and has been shown at Dana Point Concours and Festival of Speed in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Included are receipts from a restoration by David Walters, and the Stingray was recently finished in the original color combination of British Green and Saddle interior.

The car was built in St. Louis on Feb. 12, 1968 and delivered to Harte Chevrolet in Meridian, Connecticut. The Mecum listing says ownership history is available.

1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction

Of course, this Stingray has the legendary L88 427 engine that was rated by GM at just 430 horsepower but actually produced in the neighborhood of 550 horsepower.

Other options on the car are the F41 suspension, J56 brakes, aluminum heads, radio delete, 4-speed transmission, and rally wheels with redline tires.

How high will the bids climb on this beauty?

1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction
1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction
1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction
1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction

 

Update:
This 1968 L88 Corvette brought a high bid of $475,000 but was a no-sale. The bid goes on…