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 Me Lans 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. A new 454ci V8 block which our consignor states has the original 427 internals, but no documentation exists to back this up so we will take his word for it. The car recently was stripped down to bare fiberglass and has a respray. This car is designed 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!
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