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The L88 was a special option package developed under the direction of Zora Arkus-Duntov, director of GM’s performance division. First introduced in 1967, the L88 Corvette featured a highly modified version of Chevy’s 427-cubic-inch V-8 engine. Although this engine received a factory horsepower rating of 435, actual engine output was somewhere between 540 and 580 horsepower, giving the “stock” L88 enough power to run a quarter-mile in the high-11-second range!
1968 Corvette Owners Manual
This Owners Guide contains important information regarding the operation and maintenance of your 1968 Corvette. In order to obtain maximum enjoyment and usage from your car, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the contents...
1968 Corvette Sales Brochures
Download this 1968 Corvette Dealers Sales Brochure for a quick look at the features of the car. Go hardtop! The Corvette Sting Ray is for those who appreciate the true sports kind of car - and even for those who don't right now. Its' that special kind of automobile that comes along....
Power and blinding acceleration were the driving forces behind the development of the 1968-1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427. Only 390 1969 Corvettes were built with the famous L89 427 and while the L89 option was chosen 624 times in 1968, it is still a rare beast relative to total production. The 427 CI engine was good for 435 HP and a strong 460 lb-ft of torque making it one of the best-accelerating cars of its time.