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Exceptionally rare and powerful the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L-89 convertible is one of the most sought after Corvettes produced and is surely to appreciate in value over time. With only 290 L-89 Corvette convertibles produced in 1968 there is sure to be even less remaining today, making this big block Corvette an enthusiasts dream car. Based on the 435-horsepower L71, the L89 option uses Chevrolets rare big-block aluminum heads to further aid the breathing enabled by its solid-lifter cam, aluminum intake and triple 2-barrel Holleys. The L89s additional power is astonishing and makes each gear change in the manual four-speed transmission a nervous affair as the rear tires struggle to gain traction. Although the horsepower rating for this motor was rated at an impressive 435 horses, many believe the true number was closer to 500 horsepower. Painted British Green (paint code 983) over a black interior (STD) with a white convertible soft top this Corvette still wears its original colors and is in great condition cosmetically. Recent re-chroming of the valve covers, air cleaner, and ignition cover have dressed up an already clean engine bay that holds a number's matching 427 C.I. V8. All of the trim pieces are new and the black carpets and door panel have also just been replaced. With only 85,043 original miles this L-89 is one of the last remaining Corvette convertibles of its kind.
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