Rich Brigidi's 1966 442 L69 Convertible

Rich Brigidi's 1966 442 L69 Convertible

I ordered this car new in 1966 and after one year I was at the dragstrip almost every weekend. 1966 was the only year that the tri-carb L69 was available and Only 240 L69 convertibles were produced.

The car classified E/Stock and won its class 23 times at three different tracks; Atco New Jersey, Vargo Pennsylvania and Maplegrove Pennsylvania. It went a best et of 12.71 with an average et of about 12.82 and top mph of 105. This was while being street driven every day.

I sold it in 1970 and was fortunate enough to find it and re-purchase it in 1979. It is now restored to its Sixties appearance (to the dismay of some purists) including Cragar mags, Sun tachometer and Stewart-Warner Gauges. The car has appeared on the 1994 Snap-On Tools Calendar, on the cover of Muscle Monthly (NMCA Magazine), and twice in Hot Rod Magazine "Readers Rides" section.

In 1995 this convertible won "Best of Class" in Street Stock at the Olds Nationals in Greensboro North Carolina and scored 946 points at Atlanta the following year in Seniors class. Now it is shown less and driven more and I have come to one conclusion; there is nothing like the sound of a musclecar with the trips wide open.

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