Guys, this is not THE most important Vette ever...In fact, it is far from it. Although the L88 Vettes were some of the rarest, and now are the most valuable models, the L88s really werent important enough to actually change the direction that the Vette was going. The origional V8 Vettes were probably some of the most important...Finially pushing the old Blue-Flame I-6 out of production. Or, some would say that the Fuelie-Vettes with the 283ci 283HP Fuel-Injected V8s were some of the first modern Vettes... IMO, there have been two huge milestones far more important that this L88. The simple intoduction of the C3 Stingray Vette, from 1968 to 1982, proved that the Vette was here to stay, and in the golden years of that model (1968-1973) it was able to really establish itself in the market. But...The 1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, I believe, Is the most important Vette of all time. After all the hype, dating back to almost 1988, the ZR1 had arrived and made a huge impression on the market. For less than $80,000 you could get a Vette that could kick the crap out of any Testarossa, 308, Mondial t, Countach, etc...It truly was a world-class performer. The LT5 alone was a huge milestong, being the ONLY OHC engine to ever be placed in a Corvette, and lead to the evolution of the then primative Northstar V8. It is really just a matter of ones opinion. My favorite Vette continues to be the '67 427 Convertable, with the 4-speed muncie, in teal with white accents...Realy, though, wassent it beautiful in any form?