Skip to main content

50 cars in 50 days, celebrating 50 years of Old Cars: Day Eight

Old Cars wants to celebrate our 50-year anniversary by bringing you "50 cars in 50 days." Today we offer up a coveted 1969 Corvette L88 roadster.

Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!

 DAY EIGHT: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 roadster


Tom Marcucci bought his first car at the age of 16, a 1965 Dodge Polara with a 383 V-8. He spent many hours cleaning it, and it was his pride and joy. However, his dream was to own a late-’60s Corvette. That dream came true in the summer of 2008 when Marcucci purchased the Corvette of his dreams: an unrestored, 50,000-mile Monza Red 1969 L88 roadster. It was not an ordinary 69 L88 roadster — it is documented as the last L88 built by General Motors.


The L88 is often credited to Chevrolet engineer Zora Arkus-Dontov, patron saint of all Corvettes built during his time at Chevrolet.

Under Duntov’s watchful eye and engineering wizardry, the L88 Corvette was a factory race car for all practical purposes. Under the L88’s hood was a 427-cubic-inch V-8 with a reported 430 hp. The M22 manual four-speed “Rock Crusher” transmission was mated to a 3:70 positive traction rear axle. In January 1969, Car and Driver magazine road-tested the big-block 427 Corvette and reported a quarter-mile time of 13.8 seconds at 106.8 mph.


 To learn more about Marcucci's L88 <CLICK HERE>


- 50 days of cars celebrating 50 years of Old Cars is brought to you by our friends over at Camaro CentralModine and  If you are looking for parts for your classic Camaro, HVAC for your garage or a place to sell your classic car, check out these trustworthy establishments.

Check out these fine friends of Old Cars

Camrao Central

Camaro Central offers thousands of products from only the best manufacturers representing the highest quality in restoration and restyling components available. They are the source for all your classic Camaro car needs. Their goal at Camaro Central is to give their customers the best buying experience possible. 

Camaro Central 1967-2020 Camaro Restoration Parts Source
3329 Colonel Road
Richmond, KY 40475
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST, Saturday 9am-2pm EST
Local and outside the USA: 1-859-408-2000
Fax: 1-859-408-2007
- After normal business hours please email :

Web Banner Ad
old cars divider 50th


With over 100 years of experience, Modine is one of the most trusted names in the HVAC manufacturing industry. No matter what your heating and air conditioning need is, their mission is to ensure that they provide you with the right solution.

Modine serves a variety of markets, providing residential unit and patio heaters, commercial rooftop HVAC systems, classroom HVAC, and more. Along with these heating and cooling systems, their Hot Dawg® unit heater remains one of the top-selling unit heaters in the world. The Hot Dawg® unit heater is the perfect solution for keeping your garage or shop warm and comfortable. Visit to find out more.

Modine Headquarters
1500 De Koven Ave.
 Racine WI 53403-2552
1-800-828-HEAT (4328)

old cars divider 50th
BIGBLACKLOGO brings proven buying power to a world stage. The unique action experience consolidates the thrill of live auctions with an exhilarating 4-D sensory experience that keeps customers delighted as they participate in sales.’s global automotive auctions bring thousands of bidders and millions of dollars in buying power to your event, internationally. Your sell will reach an audience at home and all over the world!

Visit to find your buyer today!

Sonic Bidder adxmas
old cars divider 50th

If you like stories like these and other classic car features, check out Old Cars magazine. CLICK HERE to subscribe.

Want a taste of Old Cars magazine first? Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and get a FREE complimentary digital issue download of our print magazine.

Old Cars FREE ISSUE Promo

*As an Amazon Associate, Old Cars earns from qualifying purchases.

Where to Bid

Car Auciton

Check out the Old Cars Auction Calendar

The Old Cars Auction Calendar has the when and where you are looking for when it comes to classic car auctions.