Have you ever wanted to own a rare Corvette? Well here is your chance! Recently, a ‘69 Corvette with the very rare L89 engine was added to the line-up for the Mecum Daytime Auction in the middle of August. Not only does this car still maintain its original engine, it also has some upgrades that make it any gearhead’s dream.
In the world of Corvettes, the L89 engine was one of the rarest options available in 1969. This engine is an aluminum-head, 427 CI powerhouse, pushing 435 HP stock. So how rare are these engines? Only 390 Corvettes were built with the L89.
The L89 Corvette making an appearance at the Daytime Auction is a Monza red convertible that comes with both a hard and soft top. In addition to the original engine and heads, the Corvette is still equipped with its Tri Power carburetion setup, Muncie four-speed transmission and shifter. It has manual steering and brakes.
The car has been upgraded with an MSD distributor and ignition, chrome side exhaust, aluminum valve covers and an L88 Corvette hood. To accent the red exterior, the interior is standard black and has complete working gauges. It also has an aftermarket AM/FM radio. According to the Mecum listing, the car was previously dyno-tested with a result of 521 HP, but the current owner doesn’t have the paperwork for the test.
With this rare Corvette you can have the best of both worlds- a very rare Corvette that looks nice and includes some upgrades to make the car that much more enjoyable. If you are interested in bidding on this exquisite car, you have plenty of time to come up with the funds. The L89 Corvette is set to cross the auction block at the Daytime Auction in Monterey, California on Saturday August 20th at 2:50 p.m. We look forward to seeing just how much attention this wonderful Corvette gets on auction day.