This 1969 Corvette L88 Convertible shown here in Wixom, Michigan was originally ordered by Richard Johnston Thomas of Marietta, Georgia. He was a serviceman stationed in South Korea, and he ordered the car from Barclay & Company Central Chevrolet in Seoul on October 27, 1968. He chose Le Mans Blue paint with a black vinyl interior, and a removable black vinyl hardtop.
Richard took delivery of his new car when he returned to Atlanta, and sold it roughly a year later, possibly because the Corvette L88 really wasn’t an easy car to daily drive in any practical sense. The car was carefully cared for over the intervening years and today still has its original paint, interior, and hard top – with less than 20,000 miles on the odometer.