1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/340 HP vs 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

We examine two special Corvettes and find originality alone doesn’t drive value

Editor’s note: Originality is only one component of value. To demonstrate that, we had our Corvette expert, Michael Pierce, take a look at two of the cars that crossed the block in Scottsdale. The cars included a 1963 Corvette 327/340 that made $55,000, and a 1968 Corvette L88 coupe that made $451,000. Here are his thoughts.

Chassis number: 30867S119304
Engine number: 3119304FO702RE

• A true barn find
• Original “Survivor” example
• 2010 NCRS National Convention Four-Star Bowtie
    Award winner
• Matching-numbers example
• Few owners from new
• Powerful L76 340-hp engine option
• Offered with factory hard top