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1968 Corvette race car L88 AIR ex-James Garner exhaust sound

The ex-James Garner AIR 24 hours of Daytona L88 C3 Corvette is started for the first time in many months.


 


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This is my 1968 Corvette. The Big Block Dynoed at 587 HP. This car is not a show car, drag car, nor daily driver. It is simply my fun driving weekend car. I rarely get to see this car from a pedestrian's point of view, since I am usually the one driving, so we decided to make this video while cruising around town. The burnouts were just for fun. The paint scheme is influenced by Baldwin & Motion SS427 / Phase III / GT Corvettes. I have tremendous respect for the Motion cars, but unfortunately I cannot afford a real one, so this is as close as I can get. Thanks to my wife and my pal Weeman for their help with this video. I hope that you like it.





1968 Corvette L-88 #12 Owens/Corning FIA/SCCA Racecar Sold To Rick Hendrick At Barrett-Jackson
Congratulations to Mr. Rick Hendrick for winning a phenominal piece of Corvette history tonight at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Hendrick also went on to win Vin #0001 of the new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray. Details and info about the '68 L-88 Owens/Corning #12 Corvette Racecar: (Copied from RM Auctions) Est. 685 bhp at 6,600 rpm, 427 CID L-88 big block Chevrolet racing engine, Muncie M-22 "Rockcrusher" transmission, front and rear independent suspension, coil springs to the front, and transverse leaf to the rear with Koni adjustable shock absorbers. Wheelbase: 98" • Generally considered the most victorious racing Corvette in history • Ex-Tony DeLorenzo and Jerry Thompson • Multiple SCCA championships; NCRS American Heritage Award • Fresh Kevin MacKay restoration • Extensive documentation America's Star-Spangled Sports Car For nearly four decades, the Chevrolet Corvette was the only sports car designed and built in North America. Capable of taking on and beating the world's best production sports and GT cars on the international circuit, Corvettes roared on the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans, flew on the high banks at Daytona, and blazed their lights around Sebring. On amateur SCCA circuits, Corvettes won fourteen "A Production" and fifteen "B Production" divisional titles in the 1962 to 1976 period. SCCA Nationals saw Corvettes capturing no less than 25 Run-Off Championships in A, B, and C Production in the same time frame. A Russian born ex-race driver and engineer hired by GM's Ed Cole gets the credit for the almost unbelievable transformation that took place from 1954 to 1957. The '53 Corvette was thoroughly underpowered, but the 1957 V-8 version won its class at Sebring, as well as the Sports Car Club of America "B" Production National Championship. In fact, in 1960, a Cunningham Corvette placed First in GT at Le Mans! "Corvette -- The Real McCoy" trumpeted the full page ads in the national media and that really said it best. The classic, solid axle Corvette gave way to the beautiful Sting Ray coupes and convertibles with independent suspension in 1963, and four-wheel disc brakes became standard in 1965. In 1968, it emerged as the dramatic Stingray (one word) with a "Coke bottle" shape, inspired by the '67 Mako Shark Show Car. Corvette Big Block Bruisers: "The Fast and the Few" Only a few Corvettes can legitimately claim membership in this exclusive club. John Greenwood's "Stars & Stripes" L-88 cars of the 1968--1973 period, backed by BFG and often racing on that company's new radial tires, certainly qualify for this short list. Dave Heinz's two Corvettes, liveried as "Rebel Flag" cars in a competitive response to the BFG effort and driven by Heinz and Bob Johnson, often beat the Greenwood team due to better race strategy and superior reliability. However, the very best racing results were scored by the two Tony DeLorenzo/Jerry Thompson Corvette team cars, which contested both the SCCA Divisional and National circuit, as well as all of the important U.S.A.-based FIA distance races. One of these, 002/68, their 1968 Owens/Corning Fiberglas L-88 car, is the very same that we are privileged to present here. Impressive period results include the 1969 and 1972 SCCA National "A" Production Championships, 1968 and 1970 SCCA National "A" Production Runner-Up, Second Place in GT at the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 1969 and 1970 GT Class wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona. In the 1970 event, it finished Sixth Overall, behind two Porsche 917s, a Ferrari 512, and two Ferrari 312s, but ahead of a Ferrari 250 LM in Seventh and a Ford GT40 in Eighth. This car, together with its team car, won 22 of 22 SCCA/FIA National Events during 1969--1971, with this car winning 11 of these! Observers will note that these two team cars changed numbers for each race entered, in order to give the perception of a large team effort. This car was always the highest numbered car and driven most often by Jerry Thompson.





1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 AIR
For more information visit http://www.springerautorestoration.com #44: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Competition Convertible. James Garner's American International Racing (AIR) team. Driven by: Dick Guldstrand/Ed Leslie. The history of the three James Garner/American International Racing (AIR) cars is unique in automotive history. James Garners AIR team sponsored three cars under one banner. The three cars were all-new L88s. This video was taken at 2008 Bonhams and Butterfields auction: Quail Lodge, A Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia, at the Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel, California on August 15th, 2008. Dick Guldstrand personally introduced the car at auction.





1969 Corvette with 427 L88 started up
My 1969 Corvette with a modified 427 L88 started up for the first time. Inside the hooker sidepipes is mounted powerstick mufflers.





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Peter Klutt at Mid-Ohio.mov
Peter Klutt shows us his 1969 Corvette used for classic car racing in the SVRA while preparing at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course,





1970 Corvette ZR1 thru the gears
A quick blast thru the gears with an all-original 1970 ZR1. The ZR1 was Zora Duntov's last high-compression Corvette designed specifically for SCCA class B racing. The ZR1 Special Purpose Engine Package consisted of the 350/370hp LT1 solid lifter engine stuffed into an L88 prepped chassis which includes: M22 HD 4spd, F41 springs, shocks & spindle struts, HD Aluminum Radiator, Lightweight flywheel/clutch combo, J50/J56 Dual pin front brake calipers, HD Posi-Traction (4.56:1 in this case), as well as high-torque starter. ZR1's could not be ordered with a radio, or power accessories. Deluxe interior and tilt/tele column were the only "options" permitted. The ZR1 was the last production Chevrolet to be sold with the warning: "Not recommended for normal driving situations."





1968 Corvette 427 Convertible Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
GM INTAKE 3x2 CORRECTION C3 fans and collectors here's a real gem for you: a pristine 427, tri-power, 4-speed, convertible! We even have the tank sheet, too! This 1968 Corvette Convertible is guaranteed to turn heads, and turn the non-'Vette lover into a 'Vette lover! Under the hood you will find the 427 (block # 3916321) This is the Correct 427 Motor but not numbers matching. The engine bay is highly detailed and does not disappoint. Unscrew and lift off the shiny air cleaner and you will see the GM three deuce intake (# 3937795 - L68, 400hp, oval port 3x2). Up front is the BeCool aluminum radiator. A Muncie 4-speed transmission is hooked up to the 427. Additional note worthy components include a new alternator, cast iron Exhaust manifolds and all that chrome! This motor runs and drives awesome! The chassis has been very well kept. You can tell that this was someones pride and joy. All of the bushings are in good shape, the cross members are solid, and there is no rust to be found anywhere. There are new stainless fuel and brake lines. The calipers have been rebuilt front and rear, and new flexlines have been run to them. There is a fresh parking brake cable, new mono-leaf springs and the new Exhaust system includes new mufflers as well. The fiberglass body is in amazing condition. It is straight, and the panel fit is excellent. The red paint is close to flawless, and both the front and rear chrome bumpers have been replated. The stainless trim and the black vinyl top are beautiful. Holding this 'Vette to the road are a set of Coker Red Line Radials. The hideaway lights work perfectly as we Take a peek inside and you will find an interior that is just as nice as the exterior and undercarriage. The red door panels, carpet and seats are in great condition. All of the gauges work and the lights work. Put the top down, hop in and take this baby for a cruise! With a 400hp engine, a 4-speed and a convertible body and the awesome red on red scheme you've got a serious investment piece! Don't miss out, call today! 7 Days a week 248-974-9513 www.vanguardmotorsales.com





1976 Greenwood C3 Corvette widebody Lemans race car!! EPIC big block sound!!!
Wow, I dont know what to say about this car. 1976 Greenwood Corvette, 427 (I think, might be bigger) 750 horsepower, absolutley mental car. One of the loudest I have EVER heard. Pump the volume!!!!!





Limerock Vintage Corvette 2nd Practice Session
Sept 4, 2009 Seven Corvettes practice at the Limerock, CT 27th Annual Vintage Festival. Two 1965, two 1967, two 1969 and one 1970 fo battle with McLaren, Lotus, Jaguar, Ferrari, Paw-sha, Ford GT40, Cobra and a gaggle of Rustangs. Watch the White 1967 convertible # 57 as he was practicing to ther limit. DocRebuild.com at work. It's a hoy, smoky, smelly, dirty job, but somebody/s gotta do it.





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BFG Stars & Stripes L/88 Corvette
As I was shooting the last two '58 Corvettes left in the VIP Corral, the faraway bleating of a V8 caught my ear, and I followed it to this spectacular early C3 Corvette being readied to load onto its trailer. Hopefully, your computer has stereo speakers.





1969 Corvette L88 COPO Racer Sells at 2009 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee
This authentic 1969 Corvette race car was sold on January 24th, 2009 at Mecum's Kissimmee auction for $305,000. The Corvette raced for several seasons including Daytona and Sebring. Tank sticker documents L88 and special COPO one of one transmission.





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