DID YOU KNOW: Dick Guldstrand, Bob Bondurant, and Dick Yenko took a 1967 Corvette coupe with an L-88 427 ci engine to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dick Guldstrand set a new record speed of 171.5 mph on the Mulsanne straight. In the 13th hour, the engine failed, ending the race for the lone Corvette. While this bit of history is significant, what makes it all the more interesting is the backstory that goes with it. Because Guldstrand and Bondurant had arrived late in France and risked missing qualifying at the track, they instead decided to drive the L88 big-block Corvette racer from the airport near Paris directly to Le Mans for the 24-hour race – a drive that normally takes more than two hours to complete during normal driving conditions. This transcended the drivers – and the 1967 L88 Chevy Corvette – into “folk heroes” among the locals of La Sarthe, France.
For consignment, a car that will make the hair on a Corvette aficionado’s neck stand up. An L-71 Corvette, 427ci from 1967. This is a 1, listen close, ONE owner car, and has seen 1 repaint around 20 years ago due to 5 or 6 cracks in the original lacquer paint. This car has never been shown and never been judged so it’s an open palette for the new owner. Every number is matching, and it is as clean as they come. Low original miles with a mere 22,461 clocked since 1967! Bought new at Klick Lewis Chevrolet in Palmyra, Pennsylvania when the owner was a mere 20 years old, (meaning this beast had to be registered in his parents name until he was 21), and lovingly cared for over the years. This car is designated for the main showroom, and will have velvet ropes strung around it, but is definitely here for the taking, and looking but please no touching!