RM Auctions in Monterey, Calif., will sell the most winning Corvette ever for more than an estimated $1 million next month.

The 1968 Chevy L88 Corvette won checkered flags at multiple SCCA championships for owners Owens/Corning in the late '60s and early '70s.

Piloted by racer Tony DeLorenzo, son of GM executive John, and Jerry Thompson, this Corvette's 7-liter (427 cubic inch) big block V8 produces 685 horsepower and is mated to a Muncie M-22 "Rockcrusher" transmission. It's storied history includes taking the 1969 and 1972 SCCA National "A" Production Championships, 1968 and 1970 SCCA National "A" Production Runner-Up.

RM Auctions estimates this Corvette will sell for somewhere between $950,000 and $1.3 million.


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      Mike McDonald
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just... wow...
      rocketmoose
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a massive fan of Corvettes, but gosh, that's pretty.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      wanderlust
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish the modern corvettes had such sleek lines and proportions. They look like the box this thing came in.
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hell yeah C3 Corvettes! Stick that up your Honda Civic fartcan exhaust and smoke it!
      Krazeecain
      • 2 Years Ago
      *facepalm* The word you're looking for is 'victorious'! "Most *Victorious* Corvette Racecar Ever Heads to Auction." FTFY
      baldheadeddork
      • 2 Years Ago
      So a C3 that won a couple of SCCA titles is the "most winning Corvette racecar" ever? I'd like to hear what Pratt and Miller have to say about that.
        RodRAEG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @baldheadeddork
        I can't imagine Pratt and Miller caring all that much.
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a boatload of hotness right there, that's what that is
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do these photos look like they are of a miniature, or scale model, of the real car? Great looking car, but the focal depth of the pictures or something is weird. Not bad, just weird.
        icon149
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        i think they have been badly photoshopped. some look relatively unmolested but many of the photos look like they cut the background out and then tried to smooth everything over. very distracting.
      jimmccraw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tony DeLorenzo's father was indeed a GM executive, but his name was Anthony, not John, and Tony is technically and correctly Anthony DeLorenzo, Jr. The father was a GM PR man for three decades, and was known as "Big Tony." Don't know where "John" came from, from RM or Hemmings or Carbuzz, but it's WRONG!!!
      San Diego Car Repair
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a nice car,i like the way they put the colors together. I wish i can experience the performance and how fast this winning car is. Are there any other color schemes of this car?
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