Barrett-Jackson countdown: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88

Barrett-Jackson countdown: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88

This is the 14th car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction

Editor’s note: The ClassicCars.com Journal will be covering all of the action during Arizona Auction Week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out our other coverage here.


One of 80 L88s built in 1968, this Corvette is powered by a rebuilt 427/430 horsepower V8 engine mated to an M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed manual transmission.

The original build sheet is still glued to the gas tank, which has been removed. The ‘Vette was professionally repainted in its original Polar White color and it features its original red leather interior.

It comes equipped with factory exhaust, radio delete and a removable back window. The original spare tire has not been used, and the car has less than 25,000 original miles (the title reads mileage exempt). This Corvette is accident-free and has been garage-kept.

It will be up for bids at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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  • John Adams
    December 26, 2018, 4:22 PM

    Many today’s 4 door sedans and SUV can quickly blow the doors off this L88 obsolete Vette. It is half a century old and belong in a history museum.

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    • Percy Ewins@John Adams
      December 26, 2018, 11:25 PM

      Not sure who this John Adams but that 68 Vette is beautiful.. I own a white 69Roadster ..Percy ..Queensland Australia

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    • Adrian Foster@John Adams
      December 29, 2018, 2:52 AM

      What a pathetic childish comment. I would place you in your teens. You are blind, if you think that this car isn’t one of the most beautiful designs created. Merely owning it and driving it would thrill anyone, except you!!! Modern SUVs???? Boring fat people wagons. I imagine you can’t even drive yet.

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    • Norman Spirit@John Adams
      December 29, 2018, 7:50 PM

      "John Adams": Please state your sources. I sincerely doubt there are cars that will "blow the doors off" this car, and even if they could…there’s this thing: after the Lexus "blows the doors off" this Corvette, the Lexus driver goes home in, well, a Lexus while the sale value of his car drains away…and this car goes home and it’s an L88 ’68 Corvette. See my point?

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  • George Washington
    December 26, 2018, 9:47 PM

    however there are only 80 potential owners who could show up in this 1968 L88. And many of them the original owners with fond memories and the foresight to preserve collect. No Doubt many young men returning with savings from being overseas in Viet Nam or a dad so happy his son made it back he helped to buy one. (maybe that shows my age and Semper Fi to those who served in any Branch – I exposed mine) . Funny thing we know what we are driving and don’t care about racing the next guy at the next light.

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