1968 Leldon Blackwell Sebring/Daytona L88 Racer
• Driven in 24 Hours of Daytona 1972
• Driven in 12 Hours of Sebring 1973
• Set lap qualifying speed record of 222mph at Daytona giving it an
• Comprehensive Restoration back to Sebring 1973 Livery
• Can be Vintage Raced or parked in a Collection
• Binders full of documentation
• This car is eligible for HSR/SVRA/Masters Endurance Series
The Leldon Blackwell owned and built #94 1968 Corvette race car was
born out of Leldon's
significant experience and success as builder of the Dave Heinz #57
"Rebel" Corvette race car.
Subsequent to the "Rebel" car winning the GT class at Sebring and
Daytona, and capturing the
first IMSA Championship, Leldon went on to build his own car. #94's
record includes 16 th at
Sebring, 1973 (qualified 8th ), and 2nd at Daytona's Presidential
Leldon's team built everything themselves, from the chassis to the
engine. The team's success
prompted Zora Duntov/Chevrolet Engineering to utilize Leldon's car
to test experimental
transmissions and rear-ends. The experimental transmissions were
especially beneficial as they
were far easier to shift over the span of a long distance race,
greatly reducing driver effort and
fatigue. Leldon was also proud of the fact he achieved a top
qualifying speed of 222mph during
one of its Daytona outings, receiving an award.
Initially driven by Dan Daughtry, a NASCAR driver, #94 went on to
accomplishments at Sebring and Daytona, driven by a group of
renowned drivers including: Dr.
Wilbur Pickett, , Bill Bean, Tony DeLorenzo, Mo Carter, and Gene
Dr. Wlbur Pickett's racing career included driving a wide range of
cars including Luigi
Chinetti's North American Racing Team Ferrari. Dr. Pickett was also
track physician for
the Daytona Speedway.
Bill Bean was a noted Alfa Romeo TZ and Porsche RSR racer.
Tony DeLorenzo achieved significant success owning and driving the
Corvette in history, culminating in the 1968 SCCA A-Production
Mo Carter was a noted Canadian racing driver who competed in the
IMSA series, and as a result of his successes was inducted into the
Hall of Fame.
Gene Felton has won more major races and more consecutive
driving American cars on U.S. road circuits than any other driver,
with 46 career IMSA
victories, 73 class pole positions, setting 63 track records at
Daytona, Sebring, Road
Atlanta, amongst many others, and as a result, winning 55 percent
of his races.
has been selected to appear at the Amelia Island Concours (twice),
Greenwich Concours, Chips Choice and NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at
Carlisle, and the Newport
appears in the following books on sports car racing:
• "Corvette-Racing Legends", by Dr. Peter Gimenz
• "Corvette-Portrait of a Legend", by Richard Langworth
• "Corvette Thunder-50 Years of Corvette Racing", by Dave
• "Spyders & Silhouettes-The World Manufacturers & Sport Car
Championships, 1972-81", by
is the result of a complete restoration by Corvette Repair, Inc.,
Valley Stream, NY, that
return the car to its original 1973 Sebring configuration. The car
is documented with a
continuous history of ownership, from Leldon Blackwell to the
This car is eligible for HSR/SVRA/Masters Endurance Series.