1969 Corvette Coupe known as "automatically yours", L-88 (560 hp), turbo-hydramatic, numbers match. Riverside Gold paint with Black interior. Body-off restored by internationally famous Naber's Brothers of Houston, Texas in show condition. These type restorations normally cost between $80,000.00 to $125,000.00. Bloomington Gold certified with a score of 99.5% and a recent regional NCRS certification September 2010!!! A purpose built car and one of a total production of 216 L-88's built in years 1967 through 1969 and one of only 17 automatic L-88's ever produced. This car was also owned by businessman and philanthropist John Moores of the San Diego Padres and was donated, along with 26 exceptional automobiles which included thirteen 1953 Corvettes as well as CERV II and two Ferrari Nart Spyders, to the Scripps Research Institute to benefit the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases and was sold by the Scripps Institute several years ago at the Christie's auction at La Jolla, California (Torre Pines). It is well known that much of the paperwork, history, and factory documentation (window sticker) that was possessed by Mr. Moores either was misplaced or lost during either his ownership or that of the Scripps Institute. Other past owners include John Leonard of Georgia and Ken Heckart from Pennsylvania. Radio delete car optioned with aluminum heads, power brakes, headrests, shoulder harness, transistorized ignition, 3.70 posi, F-41 special heavy duty suspension, J-56 heavy duty brakes, SS brakes, A.I.R., tinted glass, rallys, F-70x15" red stripe tires. Most all factory correct type components.
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