Leake Auction – Oklahoma City 2016
After meticulous inspection and research, Leake Auction Company has confirmed that one of the Corvettes from the Tom Falbo Collection appears to be a 1967 L89. The convertible features a 427 V8, 435 HP aluminum head L89 engine and carries the VIN 194677S121397. It is Marlboro Maroon with a white stinger and white interior. The 1967 Corvette L89 will be offered without reserve during Leake’s Oklahoma City Auction at the Fairgrounds, February 19-21.
“As one of the rarest Corvettes ever produced, this was an incredible discovery,” stated Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake AuctionCompany. “We have been scrutinizing all of the Corvettes from the Falbo Collection for over a month now, verifying the authenticity of each one. Obviously we were thrilled to discover this L89 coded engine. This is a Corvette you do not see every day on the auction block. It will be offered without reserve, giving everyone the opportunity to own a valuable piece of Corvette history.”
Even though the L89 was rated at the same 435 horsepower as the iron-head L71, the L89 produced more power because of its larger exhaust valves. In addition, the aluminum heads were lighter than the L71 cast iron-heads, taking 75 pounds off the nose of the Corvette. When coupled with the performance increase, this placed the 1967 Corvette L89 in a league of its own.
For decades Tom Falbo amassed a large collection of vehicles. After accumulating some of the rarest and most desirable Corvettes ever produced, Tom decided to fine tune his collection. Many of the Corvettes are documented, numbers matching originals with low mileage. In addition to the 40 Corvettes, 75 other vehicles will also be offered without reserve.
For additional information on the upcoming Leake Auction in Oklahoma City, OK, visit www.LeakeCar.com.