Corvette Stars and Stripes Races Its Way Into RM Monterey Auction

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A 1969 Stars & Stripes Chevy Corvette will make its way to the Monterey Auction this August 19th and 20th. This vintage beauty was driven in the early 1970s and withstood the grueling 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours Le Mans and 12 Hours Sebring.

What better way to let the world know that you are proud to be an American than by owning this historic 1969 Stars & Stripes L88 ZL-1 Corvette. Up for auction this August, the 1969 L88 ZL-1 Chevrolet Corvette was fitted with a Traco-built ZL-1 race motor and was driven by John Greenwood and Don Yenko in the early 1970s at such venues like the 24 Hours Le Mans, 12 Hours Sebring and 24 Hours of Daytona. Dick Smothers, star of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, was also a driver.

Under that patriotic hood, The Stars and Stripes Corvette generates its power from an aluminum block original ZL-1 V8 engine giving a jaw-dropping output of 750hp. It set the GT speed record of 215 mph at the 1973 24 Hours of Le Mans. The vintage racer was restored in 2008 by Corvette Repair of Valley Stream, New York owner Kevin Mackay. It later debuted at the Quail Motorsports 2008 and took top honors amongst a tough field of Sebring racing cars. The Monterey Auction takes place on August 19th and 20th in Monterey, California.

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The vintage Corvette is expected to fetch between $750,000 and $950,000. We can now all stand for the National Anthem in style. Photos courtesy of RM Auctions

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