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How the 1955 Le Mans Disaster Nearly Prevented the Corvette L88

1967 Corvette C2 L88 in blue
Image Via: Mecum Auctions

NOTE: While all care and attention has been taken to avoid showing any images containing bodies, there are some images in this article that may be distressing to some readers.

In today’s world, we can look back through Chevrolet’s history and appreciate the legendary C2 and C3 L88 Corvettes. We can admire the 427 V8 that was chucking out “435 HP,” although in reality it was pushing from 540 to 580 HP.

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