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RM Auctions: 1969 Chevrolet “Stars & Stripes” Racing Corvette

Submitted by on July 14, 2011

Stars and Stripes '69 Corvette

There’s something about American racing cars. They may not receive the same praise for sleek, sophisticated, and beautiful design as their European counterparts, but they always hold their own in the looks department. They just look tough.

This 1969 Chevrolet L88 ZL-1 Racing Corvette is the perfect example. Those high-profile, monstrously wide tyres! The flared arches, bonnet scoops, elongated nose and squat rear-end! This car has presence.

It also has a storied and successful motorsport history. One of three team Corvettes sponsored by BF Goodrich between 1971 and 1973, this car has a win at the Watkins Glen Six-Hour under its belt, along with a GT speed record of 215 mph down the Mulsanne straight, and a history competing in classic events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 hours of Sebring and the Daytona 24 Hours.

Concours restored in 2008, it’s been taking home prizes at events like Quail Motorsports and Amelia Island ever since. It even had a stint in the National Corvette Museum for the Corvette Hall of Fame.

And it’s up for auction at RM Auctions’ event at Monterey on the 19th of August. It is expected to fetch between $750, 000 and $950, 000. Just remember that they’ve added a few chicanes to the Mulsanne straight since the ‘70s.

Via RM Auctions

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