1968 Corvette "The Skunk"
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
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
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
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 AIR
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#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.
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
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.
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.