Lot# 5041 1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L-88 OWENS/CORNING RACECAR
This 1968 L-88 Corvette sponsored by Owens/Corning Fiberglass holds the title as the most victorious Corvette in history. Campaigned by Tony DeLorenzo, Jerry Thompson, Don Yenko and Gib Hufstaeder, this car was nearly unstoppable in FIA GT and SCCA National racing. Some accomplishments include the 1969 and 1972 SCCA National 'A' Production Championships, 1968 and 1970 SCCA National 'A' Production Runner-Up, 2nd Place in GT at the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring and the 1969 and 1970 GT class wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona. This car along with its team car won 22 of 22 SCCA/FIA National Events during 1969-1971, with this car winning 12 of the events. This car was awarded the American Heritage Award in 2007, the highest award for non-street Corvettes by the National Corvette Restorers Society. After restoration, it was first shown in 2002 at the Pebble Beach Concours for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette and more recently at the Amelia Island Concours in March, 2008. The car participated in a special display of Sebring race cars at The Quail Motorsports event in Monterey in August 2008. The car was the featured cover article in Vintage Motorsports, September 2008 issue. The OCF #12 shared the center stage with Grand Sport #2 at the Corvette Racing Tribute held at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. in October 2008. The OCF car is the cover car in the definitive book on L-88s: Corvette Racing Legends by Peter Gimenez. The car was displayed at the National Corvette Museum in 2009 as the featured car at the Corvette Hall of Fame. Recently featured in "Winning Streak", Corvette News, March 2010. This car is shown in its 1971 24 Hours of Daytona livery and has been carefully restored to original specifications by Kevin Mackay at Corvette Repair, with generous assistance of Tony Delorenzo and Jerry Thompson, who were the primary drivers for the Owens/Corning team. This car has exhaustive documentation and clearly one of the most significant Corvette race cars in existence.