May 28, 2024

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Rare Red ’67 L88 Leads Mecum Kissimmee

Corvette buyers with a serious need for speed had several 427-ci options to choose from in 1967 — 390-hp, 400-hp, 430-hp and 435-hp. 

Street brawlers opted for the biggest and baddest, which is just what GM wanted — the “lesser” 430-hp version was a high-compression racing beast, better suited for Daytona and Sebring than it was the mean streets of Detroit or LA.

Only 20 L88 Corvettes were built in 1967, all sold to people in the know about what the car really was. Only one of them is known to have been finished in Rally Red over red. Mecum will be offering this car for sale at its Kissimmee auction in January.

Image: Mecum

This car is a Bloomington Gold certified example that also has its NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence award, as well as a Top Flight score of 98.4. It shows just under 12,000 miles and wears an older restoration by the Naber Brothers.

Image: Mecum

Mecum’s 25th Anniversary Kissimmee auction kicks off on January 2 and runs through January 14 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL. Over 4,000 cars are expected.

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