As the title says, Vaterra take my money now! The most recent addition to the Vaterra lineup of amazing looking on road cars is the 1969 Corvette, and a L88 at that! The vintage lineup in the Vaterra range now includes the ’69 Corvette, ’67 Mustang and ’69 Camaro, quite a trio!
The biggest and baddest Corvette of them all was the L88 built from 1967 to 1969. As an option code on the 1967 to 1969 models, L88 was an almost secret offering. Chevrolet actively discouraged L88 orders from dealerships and the public. Just what was all the fuss about? The L88 was capable of 171 mph at Le Mans and sported more than 500 horsepower. It was developed for the track and never intended as a boulevard cruiser. And by all accounts, 500 horsepower was a fairly conservitive power estimate!
The wheels, body and whole package looks simply AMAZING! The iconic coke bottle shape of the C3 corvette has been preserved by including a black valance atthe bottom of the body to preserve the shape rather than carry down non existant bodywork to meet the chassis, very clever indeed!
More details can be found at the Vaterra website here http://www.vaterrarc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=VTR03022