1969 Chevrolet Corvette L-46 350HP M-21 4-speed T-Top Coupe 46k miles beautiful!
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: Optional L-46 350HP M-21 CR 4-speed 3.70 Posi PS
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Stingray T-top coupe
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 46,287
- Color: Monza Red
- Engine size: L-46 High Performance 350HP
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Steering, Factory Alarm System
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Muncie M-21 Close Ratio 4-speed
- Drive type: Rear wheel drive
- Interior color: Black
- Options: L-46 350 HP Engine, Muncie M-21 Close Ratio 4-speed transmission, 3.70 Positraction rear axle ratio, Four wheel disc brakes, Removal T-Top Coupe
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Optional L-46 350HP M-21 CR 4-speed 3.70 Posi PS
Please, bid only if you can afford to pay within 3 days of auction’s end. No zero or low-feedback buyers without contacting me first. You may call me directly at 360-936-9257 with any questions.
Up for sale is a beautiful 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray T-Top coupe equipped with the optional high-performance L-46 350HP engine, Muncie M-21 close-ratio 4-speed transmission, and 3.70 Positraction performance rear axle. This ‘Vette is still one of the best-looking classic sports cars on the road after all these years. In my opinion, it’s one of the most iconic and attractive sports cars ever built, anywhere. This is a lot of car for the money, and I've priced it to sell. To call the car a head-turner is an extreme understatement. Details as follows:
The original body panels are in overall extremely straight and nice condition. The car is equipped with the factory big-block hood generally only found on 427 and later LT-1 350 cars; a very nice feature which sets it apart from the flat hood small-block cars. The hood features LT-1 factory-style white pinstripes which accentuate the big block hood scoop lines further (removable if you prefer). The hood alignment and fit is exceptional, with no difficulty releasing or latching. No body damage to be found, only very minor stress cracks here and there as expected, and found in all Corvettes of this era. No rust issues. The original paint color was Can Am White, now wearing a 30-year-old repaint in Monza Red in very nice, shiny condition. As you can see, it has held up well, and still shows beautifully. This was obviously a high-quality complete repaint, with no evidence of the original white paint showing. You have to decode the trim tag to know it was not red from the factory. I have taken pictures both in direct sunlight, and sun/shade so you can see how the finish appears more red/orange in direct light, and darker red in indirect light and shade. The original spare tire carrier in place and in secure working order.
The chrome is in fantastic condition all around, as is the stainless steel trim, the emblems, etc. Very nice undamaged original grills are still looking great. One of the cool optional features are the side louver inserts; between the bright color, chrome front and rear bumpers, big block hood, and side vent trim, this is one good-looking and showy car.
The T-tops are in excellent condition inside and out. The 1969 Corvette features the removable rear window, also in excellent condition. The rear window and T-tops stow behind the seats for a true Convertible experience, with the ability to change back into a weather-tight coupe in minutes. Astro ventilation is still functional.
The door fitment is great, easy closing and good gaps. Door glass rolls up and down easily, and the regulators are still tight. The front windshield has one small crack adjacent to the driver’s A-pillar, very small and not overtly noticeable.
The original unrestored interior is in beautiful condition with undamaged seat upholstery, very nice carpet, perfect dash with no cracks, clear and clean original gauges including the 6,000 rpm redline tachometer (which came only with the optional L-46 High Performance 350 engine). The door panels are also very nice, with only minor cracking in the armrest horizontal area; nothing obvious.The steering wheel is original, and in beautiful condition.The passenger side map pockets are not torn, with snaps still intact.The rear cargo carpeted area, glove box, storage box, and battery box are all still very nice. It has a contemporary sound system with an i-pod (or phone) interface.As a whole, the interior is fantastic original condition, in appearance an 8.5 of 10 or so. In my opinion, it needs nothing.
The suspension and brakes have been rebuilt, including a new correct master cylinder, new front calipers and soft hoses, and new disc brake pads throughout. The car has exceptional braking; the top of the line in sports car brakes of its' day, and still a contender today. The suspension features Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings, and is nice and tight. The wheels are beautiful period-correct polished aluminum slots, a perfect hot rod upgrade from the factory Rally wheels, or steel wheels with hubcaps.Wide60-series radial tires fill the wheel openings just right, and give the car an even more aggressive stance than the factory tall tires; perfect for the car.
The four-speed transmission is “the” original Muncie M-21 close ratio that the car was born with. Strong clutch, easy shifting, classic, and fun. The factory round shifter ball has been changed to a Hurst T-handle; another tasteful period hot rod upgrade. The rear end is of course the original born-with independent-suspension unit featuring the perfect 3.70 positraction center section; no better balance of performance and drivability.
The engine is a freshly rebuilt NOM 4-bolt mains high nickel (010 block) 350 V8, featuring a fully balanced rotating assembly, rebuilt original born-with 2.02/1.60 “Fuelie” high performance cylinder heads (casting numbers and date code pictured), original high-performance Ram's Horn exhaust manifolds, original style aluminum dual plane high rise intake manifold, Comp Camps 280H high performance cam, lifters, and springs, new true-roller double roller timing set, new high performance harmonic balancer, Melling high volume oil pump, Holley 4-barrel carb, original tach-drive distributor rebuilt including new points, rotor, and cap. Fresh tune-up parts including plugs and high-performance 8mm wires. The car still retains its’ original chrome ignition shielding components. Original style chrome air cleaner, and chrome Edelbrock valve covers round out the engine bay. Of course, all new gaskets and seals throughout. New belts, hoses, fluids, and filters.
This engine is built to perform better than the factory 350hp L-46 specifications; it is closer in performance to the legendary LT-1 350, but with a more user-friendly hydraulic lifter cam. It should easily put out 375 or more horsepower.
New full Flow Master dual exhaust with correct chrome tips not only sounds great, but looks great, too.
This is a fantastic original classic Corvette Stingray in arguably the best year (1969), and best color combination you could ask for. It has spent most of its’ life in sunny, dry California, reserved for weekend driving, car shows, and nights out on the town. It has always garaged and pampered. If fun, performance, and yes, attention is what you’re looking for, this is your car. These are rapidly going up in value, and will be looked back upon as the ones to have purchased when they were affordable. The 1969 model year is “the” definitive classic C3 Corvette Stingray.
Clear title in hand, matches VIN exactly for inspection, export, etc.
You may call me directly at 360-936-9257 with any questions you may have.
While every effort has been made to describe the vehicle as accurately as possible, it is in fact a 47-year-old classic, and therefore being sold as-is, without warranty or guarantee expressed, written, or implied.
Please be ready to make payment in full within 3 days of auction’s end via deposit into my Bank of America account, or bank wire transfer.
Shipping is the full responsibility of the buyer; I can recommend a reliable and affordable shipping broker who I have used many times... ultimately the choice must be yours alone.
Again, feel free to call me directly at 360-936-9257 with any questions you may have.