Most Victorious Corvette in History to Cross the Block at

Most Victorious Corvette in History to Cross the Block at
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Owens/Corning Racecar at Lot #5041 
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 --  Built from parts to
become the most victorious Corvette in history, a legendary 1968
Chevrolet Corvette L-88 racecar will cross the auction block Jan. 19,
when The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions(TM) returns home to
Scottsdale Jan. 13-20 at WestWorld.   
Campaigned by Tony DeLorenzo, Jerry Thompson, Don Yenko and Gib
Hufstaeder, and pushing 600 horsepower, this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
L-88 Owens/Corning racecar (Lot #5041) is among the most powerful
production-based race cars of all time, with a near-perfect record in
FIA GT and SCCA National racing.  
It will be sold primetime Saturday, Jan. 19, during the elite 5000
series of cars that will cross the block at the pinnacle of auction
excitement.  
Lorenzo and Thompson, the primary drivers for the Owens/Corning team,
racked up a remarkable record of victories in this stunning vehicle,
including wins at the 1969 and 1972 SCCA National 'A' Production
Championships, 2nd Place in GT at the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring
endurance race and 1969 and 1970 GT class wins in the 24 Hours of
Daytona race in Daytona Beach, Florida. This car, along with its team
car, secured victory at 22 of 22 SCCA/FIA National Events from 1969
to 1971, with the 1968 L-88 winning 12 of the events. 
"I've been in this business a long time, and have found that every
year, there's a vehicle or two that really strikes a chord with
collectors across the board," said Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson
chairman and CEO. "This vehicle is proving to be one of those cars,
and is a true desired centerpiece for any discerning race car
enthusiast's private collection."  
No stranger to the limelight, this vehicle has graced the cover of
Vintage Motorsports' Sept. 2008 issue, and L-88s: Corvette Racing
Legend, the definitive book on L-88s by Peter Gimenez, and more
recently was featured in the March, 2010 "Winning Streak" piece by
Corvette News. It has also racked up a plethora of honors and
accolades, including the American Heritage Award 2007, the highest
award for non-street Corvettes by the National Corvette Restorers
Society. This L-88 has held center stage at numerous high-profile
automotive events, including the 50th Anniversary of Corvette
celebration at Pebble Beach in 2002, and the Amelia Island Concours
in March of 2008. Later that same year, it was a part of a special
display of Sebring racecars at Monterey, California's Quail
Motorsports event, and a featured part of the Corvette Racing Tribute
at the famed Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. It was also
the featured vehicle at the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2009, at the
National Corvette Museum.  
"In addition to its unmatched history of racing success, this vehicle
includes exhaustive documentation, which can be rare on Corvette
models," said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. "We anticipate
that the auction of one of the most significant Corvette racecars in
existence will be among the highlights of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
this year." 
For more information about Barrett-Jackson and to purchase tickets to
Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480)
421-6694. 
About Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
 Established in 1971 and
headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in
providing products and services to classic and collector car owners,
astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The
company produces "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions(TM)" in
Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Orange
County, Calif. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind
collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other
valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit
http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694. 
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