1969 Corvette Convertible numbers matching "survivor" car
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 76,000
- VIN: 194679S736481
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 350/300HP
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Chevrolet CorvetteNote: Do NOT click on buy unless you are positive you want to buy this car. Ebay charges me $125 if you click the button to buy and if you don't go through with the purchase I will expect you to reimburse me $125. If you would like to inspect the car I am happy to show it to you--BEFORE you agree to purchase it. I am confident you will be happy with the condition of the car.
This is a numbers matching 1969 Corvette Stingray Convertible. All original as far as I can tell other than the couple things I have done to it to get it running. This is as close as you can get to a "survivor" car. It had been sitting for a long time, probably at least 15 years, but is in excellent condition. It was owned by that proverbial "Little old lady" and was always kept garaged. Her husband had driven it very little over the years. It had been kept in a temperature controlled garage for at least the last several years. The paint on it is shiny and looks fantastic with just a light washing. I haven't even waxed it yet. As far as I can tell, it even has the original spare tire with it. Also, though they aren't pictured in the photos, I do have all 4 original center caps for the rims. I haven't put them back on yet. It has the smallblock 350/300 HP, and is an automatic. It does have power steering.
When I got it, the brakes were all locked up from sitting. I have put new steel sleeved O-ring calipers on it, along with drilled rotors and new pads. I kept all the original calipers, pads and rotors which will go with the car. The other major thing I have done to it is installed a new gas tank. The original one was pretty crudded up, though it didn't leak as far as I know. I still have it, along with the build tag which was on the top of the tank. If you wanted to bring the car back to completely original, I believe the tank is repairable. The pictures of the underside in this ad are from when I was replacing the tank. Everything is in pretty good shape underneath from what I could tell.
Other than that, I have changed some of the fluids, the thermostat, plugs, wires, and distributor cap. The car is very driveable. Probably needs some suspension upgrades, but drives nice. Definitely a head turner. The convertible top is in pretty decent condition for being original, does have one seam near the back that has come loose. I haven't taken it yet to an upholstry shop to see if it's repairable. The body seems to me to be in exceptional condition overall for the age of the car. Even the chrome isn't rusted or pitted. Underneath the car seems to be in extremely good condition as well. On the passenger side door, there is a small dent/scrape in the fiberglass from where it looks like the door was opened up and bumped something. I just dropped it off at a body shop that specializes in classic cars to have that professionally repaired. The are also going to wax and buff the entire car out. It will literally look like it just drove off the showroom floor in a couple weeks.
There were only 38,700 corvettes built in 1969 (only 16,600 were convertibles), and there can't be very many of those left. It is an incredibly collectible car.
On Sep-02-16 at 07:27:42 PDT, seller added the following information:
2nd note: A couple people have pointed out that the hood on this car would not be the original hood. After googling images of 69 corvettes, I would agree that it appears to be a big block vette hood. I want to point out that I am not an expert on these cars and when I placed the original ad, I was relying on what the person I bought it from had told me. My guess is that somewhere long ago someone thought this hood looked better than the original and changed it. The interesting thing is that the paint colors match up perfectly. The hardware matches up perfectly. It looks like it would have been the original hood. But I did want to disclose this fact to those of you looking to bid on the car.