1969 Corvette L88 – 13.30 seconds
Price New: $6,500
Price Now: $1 million +
Even though the first big block, the 427 Corvette, left the factory in 1966, it was further refined with four levels of power for the 1969 model year. The list started with a 390 HP 427 V8 and ended with an extremely rare and powerful L-88 427 V8 (via Hagerty).
Corvettes equipped with this engine were a class for themselves since the aluminum head L-88 produced close to 600 HP and came with a heavy-duty suspension, brakes, and handling package. This option was for racers and was very expensive, almost doubling the price of the base ’69 Corvette.