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1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/430 L88

The 1960s is largely thought about the golden era of American muscle cars, when big-block V-8s, Polyglas tires and carburetors ruled the streets. Corvettes were certainly a part of the action, especially in the latter part of the years. But no Corvette of the time came close to touching the outright abilities of the well known L88. The L88 designation featured Vettes powered by the mighty 427 cubic-inch big-block that came factory-rated at 430 horse power. Nevertheless, Chevrolet lied. In truth, the 427 produced well over 500 horse power. Just 216 examples were built between 1967 and 1969, with Chevrolet marketing them towards race teams instead of the general public. That splendid engine, a de-optioned interior and the skyscraper hood were the only visual things separating the L88 from the standard C3 Stingray. However the late 1960s were wonderful times for Corvette design. The classic shark body with its side gills, sloping front end, bulging fenders, and large rear haunches made the Vette among the curviest, a lot of seductive cars of the age. Joe Everyman had the choice of the basic 350 cubic-inch V-8 or numerous optional V-8s, consisting of a 327, 427 and 454– all which had different tunes throughout the C3’s lifespan. Presented for the 1968 model year, the third-generation Corvette lasted into the 1980s, when Chevrolet presented the C4 for 1984. Updates and refreshes came frequently for the C3’s design and interior, making it easy to determine its model year. Though the C3 enjoyed tremendous appeal, it’s the rarest version– the L88– that has actually gotten the most legendary status with collectors. That’s why the particular Stingray pictured here is on the auction block with an approximated market price between $650,000 and $750,000. Besides its rarity, the car’s value is based upon numerous other aspects. Keep checking out for them all. All initial. Yep, this 1969 automobile wears its original Riverside Gold paint, original chrome bumpers and accent pieces, and rally wh …
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Water Engine Damage

Getting water inside your car engine, due to driving in extreme conditions or experiencing flooding, provides a bad dish for disaster. Especially if the car has actually been immersed for any time period, water can work its method into much of the engine system. Indicators of Damage The most instant indicators of engine damage from water exposure will likely be found in the engine oil and transmission fluid. By simply inspecting the fluids with a dipstick you can see if there has been direct exposure. Water will make the transmission fluid look milky in consistency. Water in the oil pan will also weaken the engine oil too … See all stories on this topic

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