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What is a L88?
Why were they built?
Zora Duntov wanted a factory production Corvette capable of winning major racing events. Duntov and Richard Keinath further developed the Mark IV 427 engine and introduced the L88 in 1967.
What did it compare to?
Other than Ford's Cobra and Shelby variations, there were really no other factory produced cars of this caliber.
Who bought them?
People who wanted to go fast and win!
Road racers (LeMans, France, Daytona, Sebring, Elkhart Lake, etc.)
Drag Racers
Why was the 1969 the last year?

• Emission standards
Why is it so collectible, today?
Rare and limited production
- 20 in 1967
- 80 in 1968
- 116 in 1969
Horsepower highpoint
Unique options
Racing history on famous tracks
Mystique and lore
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What Makes a L88 Different ?
Engine:
560+ horsepower
12.5:1 Compression
Special open plenum intake manifold
850 CFM Holley carb
Aluminum cylinder heads
Road draft tube to vent crankcase vapors
Large aluminum radiator (instead of copper to save weight)
No fan shroud
Racing fuel (103 octane)
Transistor Ignition
Heavy duty reddish/brown ignition wires
Unique distributor with "brown" cap
Mechanical vs. vacuum advance
Heater block off plates on passenger firewall
Chassis:
Heavy duty transmission
Heavy duty brakes
Heavy duty suspension
Proportioning valve below master cylinder
I
nterior:
No radio
No heater
Plugs in dash where heater/vent pulls would normally be
Fuel warning sticker in console (103 octane)
Body:
Special holes and filter built into the raised hood to draw intake air from base of windshield
No radio antenna
Lots of Power... No Luxury! Stand Back... Take Cover!

How Much Extra Did It Cost?
The L88 option - 427 cubic inch/430 horsepower
Delete the Heater and Defroster - C48 (Credit)
Delete the Radio
Power Brakes
Special Heavy Duty Brakes option - J56
Transistorized Ignition - K66
Special Heavy Duty Suspension package - F41
Heavy Duty 4 Speed Transmission - M22
Posi-Traction axle option - G81
$947.90
(-) $97.85

$42.15
$342.30
$73.75
$36.90
$237.00
$42.15
Total cost to order the L88 option:
$1,623.40
Coupe (Base Price with L88 Option):
$6,012.15
Convertible (Base Price with L88 Option):
$5,864.15
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