1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Racer
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1968 Leldon Blackwell Sebring/Daytona L88 Racer
*Driven in 24 Hours of Daytona 1972
*Driven in 12 Hours of Sebring 1973
*Set lap qualifying speed record of 222mph at Daytona giving it an award
*Comprehensive Restoration back to Sebring 1973 Livery by Corvette Repair in Valley Stream, NY
*Can be Vintage Raced or parked in a Collection
*Binders full of documentation
The Leldon Blackwell owned and built #94 1968 Corvette race car was born out of Leldon's
significant experience and success as builder of the Dave Heinz #57 “Rebel” Corvette race car.
Subsequent to the “Rebel” car winning the GT class at Sebring and Daytona, and capturing the
first IMSA Championship, Leldon went on to build his own car. #94's record includes 16 th at
Sebring, 1973 (qualified 8th ), and 2nd at Daytona's Presidential 250, 1972.
Leldon's team built everything themselves, from the chassis to the engine. The team's success
prompted Zora Duntov/Chevrolet Engineering to utilize Leldon's car to test experimental
transmissions and rear-ends. The experimental transmissions were especially beneficial as they
were far easier to shift over the span of a long distance race, greatly reducing driver effort and
fatigue. Leldon was also proud of the fact he achieved a top qualifying speed of 222mph during
one of its Daytona outings, receiving an award.
Initially driven by Dan Daughtry, a NASCAR driver, #94 went on to significant
accomplishments at Sebring and Daytona, driven by a group of renowned drivers including: Dr.
Wilbur Pickett, , Bill Bean, Tony DeLorenzo, Mo Carter, and Gene Felton.
- Dr. Wlbur Pickett's racing career included driving a wide range of cars including Luigi
Chinetti's North American Racing Team Ferrari. Dr. Pickett was also track physician for
the Daytona Speedway.
- Bill Bean was a noted Alfa Romeo TZ and Porsche RSR racer.
- Tony DeLorenzo achieved significant success owning and driving the winningest
Corvette in history, culminating in the 1968 SCCA A-Production National
- Mo Carter was a noted Canadian racing driver who competed in the Trans-Am and
IMSA series, and as a result of his successes was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport
Hall of Fame.
- Gene Felton has won more major races and more consecutive championships while
driving American cars on U.S. road circuits than any other driver, with 46 career IMSA
victories, 73 class pole positions, setting 63 track records at Daytona, Sebring, Road
Atlanta, amongst many others, and as a result, winning 55 percent of his races.
#94 has been selected to appear at the Amelia Island Concours (twice), Meadowbrook Concours,
Greenwich Concours, Chips Choice and NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at Carlisle, and the Newport
#94 appears in the following books on sports car racing:
- “Corvette-Racing Legends”, by Dr. Peter Gimenz
- “Corvette-Portrait of a Legend”, by Richard Langworth
- “Corvette Thunder-50 Years of Corvette Racing”, by Dave Friedman/Dick Guldstrand
- “Spyders & Silhouettes-The World Manufacturers & Sport Car Championships, 1972-81”, by
#94 is the result of a complete restoration by Corvette Repair, Inc., Valley Stream, NY, that
return the car to its original 1973 Sebring configuration. The car is documented with a
continuous history of ownership, from Leldon Blackwell to the present time.
This car can can be used for SVRA or parked in a collection.
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- Corvette L88 Racer
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- 4-Speed Manual
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