21. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Convertible
The second-generation Chevrolet Corvette, or C2, was available from 1963 to 1967. It was one of the most beautiful and aggressive looking cars from the muscle car era. The C2 caused a sensation when introduced because it was modern-looking, even when the third-generation Corvette replaced it in 1968. The Corvette C2 introduced many important things to the Corvette lineup, such as big block power, independent rear suspension, and disk brakes. It was also a popular and successful racing car in the hands of many teams. Corvette aficionados claim the last year for the C2 was the best because Chevy discretely restyled it with an interesting hood scoop and new engine choices.
Although they introduced the big block 427 Corvette in 1966, it was further refined with four levels of power for the 1967 model year. The list started with a 390 HP, 427 V8 and ended with an extremely rare, valuable, and powerful L-88, 427 V8. Corvettes equipped with this engine were in a class by themselves since the aluminum head L-88 produced close to 600 HP. It also came with a mandatory heavy-duty suspension, brakes, and handling package. Chevy developed this option for racers and it was expensive, almost doubling the price of the basic 1967 Corvette. This made it one of the rarest cars ever, with Chevy building just 17 as a coupe and only three as a convertible. It goes without saying that the L-88-powered 1967 Corvette convertible is expensive and rarely comes up for sale.