1969 Corvette Convertible Triple Black L88 aluminum head 427 with M-22 heavy duty close-ratio transmission. Tuxedo Black paint with Black interior and Black soft top. One of two known to exist! This is the last Triple Black L88 Convertible that was ordered new by Tony DeLorenzo as a personal driver. Tony DeLorenzo also bought and raced the first Triple Black L88 Convertible, a 1967, whose history is well-known. Tony's friend from Germany, Curt Wetzel, convinced Tony to race prepare this car and sell it to him. In late 1969 the car was loaded in the belly of a Pan Am jet and was flown to Germany where Wetzel successfully raced the car until purchased by the Porsche team to get it off the track. Nabers Brothers body-off restoration back to "as new" when purchased by DeLorenzo (pre-race configuration) in absolute show condition. These type restorations normally cost between $100,000.00 to $150,000.00. Bloomington Gold certified, NCRS Top Flight award, and Triple Crown award in 2005 and 2006. Also Bloomington Gold Special Collection twice and inducted in the Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame. The expenses involved in obtaining these awards could surely exceed $20,000.00. Optioned with aluminum heads, power brakes, tilt-n-telescopic, transistorized ignition, M-22, posi, J-56 heavy duty brakes, F-41 special heavy duty suspension, SS brakes, tinted glass, rallys, and red stripe tires. Documented with a copy of the original window sticker and sworn affidavit from DeLorenzo, compete owner history, FIA homologation papers, race results/grids, show awards/certificates and DeLorenzo autographed European license plate. Also editorialized in many European and US magazines. VIN #20068 was produced on March 28th, 1969 and delivered new by Hanley Dawson Chevrolet of Detroit, MI, dealer code 75 in zone 44, per the official NCRS/GM Shipping Data Records. Hanley Dawson Chevrolet was Tony DeLorenzo race sponsor in 1967. One of 216 L88 Corvettes produced in 1967, '68, and '69, and one of 116 L88 Corvettes produced in 1969 and one of two known triple black L88 Corvette convertibles in 1969 and per VIN number the "last" triple black L88 Corvette convertible ever produced! Looks, runs, and drives excellent.
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