One-of-a-kind Chevrolet L88 muscles its way to $401,500 in San Diego

On June 19, a total of 102 automobiles, including many high-horsepower Detroit muscle cars combined with a selection of AMG Mercedes-Benz and M-Powered BMWs, crossed the auction podium in San Diego.

Overall, the auction resulted in $6.9 million in sales and a 100 percent sell through rate.

Detroit Muscle entries were led by the Corvette marque's overall solid showing, including achieving the top-seller of the day with a super-rare, tire-shredding 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88. It brought $401,500.

The 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88, sold for $401,500

The car is one of just 116 high-performance L88s made in 1969, one of the last L88s built and hte only 1969 Monza Red/Saddle leather example in existence.

It remained in the original owner's care until 2005 and has documented provenance from new, with only 2,265 original miles. In period, its best quarter-mile time was travelled in 10.82 seconds, at a speed of 156.65mph.

Other Corvette highlights include a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible out-performing its high pre-sale estimate by fetching $231,000 and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster realising $214,500.


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