1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY COUPE
1969 Chevrolet Corvette
Stingray T-Top Coupe
427-390 HP Big Block & 4-Speed Manual Transmission
All Numbers Matching
Engine, Transmission, Differential: Rebuilt, Reconditioned & Reliable
All Steering and Suspension Components: Brand New and Beautiful
Spectacular Original Interior
Perfectly Solid No Damage Frame, Smooth Super Straight Body & Presentable Paint
Big Block 427/390HP Engine & 4-Speed Manual Transmission - Both Numbers Matching
Why do we present our cars with models?
Because it's fun and it gets your attention. After all, this is Las Vegas. What more could you expect?
Let's be clear, the models pictured with the vehicles are paid for the express purpose of showing off and presenting the vehicles.
They are not included with the sale of the vehicles or available to go with them at any point during the presentation online.
In other words, Models Not Included
But included with this sale, the winning bidder that does complete thetransactionwill receive all digital photographs of the vehicle and the models if they want them.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe T-Top
Odometer Currently Reads: 16,856
Engine: 19S735270/TI106LM (427ci/390hp)
Transmission: 19S735270/P9R20B (Muncie 4-speed)
Rear Axle: 1C AZ 11 6 69 W (3.55 Heavy Duty Positraction)
Exterior: Corvette Bronze (1968)
Interior: Black Vinyl/ZQ4)
Built: at St. Louis, Missouri Corvette assembly plant
427390hp V8 Engine
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Chrome Open Element Air Cleaner
160 MPH Speedometer with Trip Odometer
7,000 RPM Tachometer and Full Instrumentation
Center Console with Engine Rating Plate
Fiber Optics Exterior Light Monitoring System
Slim-Line Bucket Seats with Headrests
Door Ajar/Headlamp/Seatbelt Warning Lights
Competition Steering Wheel
Concealed Wipers with Built-In Washers
Chrome Pedal Trim
4-Way Hazard Flashers
Color Keyed Pushbutton Seatbelts
Rear Storage Bins
Corvette Rally Wheels
3.55 Heavy Duty Positraction Rear Differential
Full Size Spare (original, never used)
20 Gallon Fuel Tank
Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Removable Rear Window
Soft-Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
Shoulder Harness Seat Belts
Remington XT-120 Radial P245/60R15
We Want Your Business
Please calland we can discuss your serious and intelligent offer.
Be confident your intent to buy will be met by me, the owner, courteously.
Before you send me an email asking me for my "best price, bottom-line or asking price" let me just make a suggestion based on 36 years of buying and selling experiences. Deals are made through conversations, not texting, not emailing or conversations without even knowing who or what you are talking to, they happen throughpersonal contact. I want my my clients to know who they are trying to make a deal with. I want to know their real intent to buy also. This equation does not exist with "What's your best price?" and no personal contact. I have gone to great lengths to find this incredible vehicle, make sure it's the best it can be for you and present it in a way that no other seller does online. I do that so we can talk, make a clear deal, fair for both sides and watch a happy buyer enjoy their new ride. If you just don't have the gumption to make contact and you just want an idea of price, look at what the market values posted above say, they are fairly accurate on AVERAGE vehicles across the US. If you think this vehicle is average, above or below, bid accordingly or. . . pick up the phone and have a pleasant conversation with a real enthusiast that can make your deal on the spot. Keeping it real.
Let's make a deal...Call me
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
A short time behind the wheel of this rocket (1st and 2nd gear ought to do it) will be a thrilling reminder of what Corvettes used to be, if you're old enough to remember. If you're new to old 'Vettes then you've got a lesson waiting for you on how blisteringly fast big block Corvettes were in 1969. This was when performance took a back seat to nothing, especially in a sultry shaped car with no back seat. The neck snapping thunder of this original numbers matching 427 has been rebuilt, restored and enhanced from the bottom end up. Most everything is new throughout the drivetrain and it's top quality where it matters most. Whatever makes this beauty go, stop, turn and just plain feel (and sound) so good has been put together right, period. Rear differential; newly rebuilt. Transmission; bullet proof. Linkage; new, tight and precise. And, when I say the steering and suspension system is brand new I mean everything, right down to the bushings and cotter pins. Rear transverse and every suspension link, bolt and steering piece make this 1969 Corvette the most buttoned down, rattle free C-3 available for sale today. This car simply does absolutely nothing it is not supposed to do.
What it was meant to do however, it does very, very well...drives and gives you that full confidence that it can be driven anywhere for any amount of time. We have seen restorations that were NCRS perfect, Bloomington Gold, Flawless, but most that have those cars, never get in and drive them. They are trailered, near worshiped with ridiculous reverence yet not fully appreciated as that car you could hop into on a Saturday night on the strip and shred some rubber if you felt like it, this Corvette you can. Why, you ask? It's simple. Although she looks like a show car from 20 feet, she's cosmetically very original. The interior, original and un-restored but beautiful. The paint, well the car was originally Burgundy and at some point years ago, (no idea how many years ago) someone spent a lot of money changing the color over to the Corvette Bronze, I think a 1968 paint color. There's just no evidence anywhere that we could find of the Burgundy original paint. Now this paint has been there for years and shines like the best but it's got its spider cracks that when you get up close, you can see them, the passenger door probably has more than the rest of the car, but even with the weakness of the paint from a standpoint of overall look, it's just not that bad. I take pride in my unretouched photos as I am sure you can already appreciate and I took many close up photos to show the finish so there wont be any questions as to the quality thereof. But again, if you are looking to find a numbers matching big block 427 Corvette that shows this beautiful and don't want a trailer queen for triple the price, then this car might merit your serious attention. Even when clients walk in my doors and see this great car, not one of them have looked at the paint finish and been disappointed, they just see beautiful and outstanding lines of this wreck free body.
Driving a Big Block Corvette is More Than Just an Experience
What makes a Big Block Corvette such an American Icon? It's the Power and the Torque!
The bulge in the hood says, "Whatever is under here was so big, we had to make even more room for it to fit."
First gear, second gear, third and forth...you know what a Big Block means if you've driven one.
If all you have done is dream about owning one...well you will have a few choices.
1) Buy a project and spend the next ten years building it in your garage and wishing you could get it to a point to drive it before you're using a walker to get around.
2) Buy a museum quality restored example in the six figure range and be so nervous about driving it that you spend another six figures buying a trailer, building onto the garage for it's own special spot to rest and then you enjoy staring at it over a beer or two as your buddies taunt you to take it for a spin and you just laugh and sip your beer until you're to drunk to drive it anyways.
3) Buy a fully mechanically restored, extremely competent road worthy driver that looks exceptional (LIKE THIS ONE) for thousands less than a trailer queen and when it gets delivered to your door, the first thing you do is rev it up and let the clutch drop and burn rubber down the road.
My Choice, #3 = Fun Now...you're not getting any younger!
From Pointed Tip to Stern, There is Nothing in Automotive History as Intensely Good Looking as a 1969 Corvette
How do you not stare at those lines? C2 Corvettes are what all later generations followed in design to some degree.
It's a Shape That Simply Can Not Be Improved Upon - Any More Would Be Sacrilege, Any Less and it Wouldn't Be a Corvette
(fiberglass condition is outstanding and the sharp trim definition gives this Corvette a new car look from many angles)
Was There a More Attractive Sports Car On the Road Then (or now, even?)
(this fine specimen performs with extreme confidence)
Do I Need to Point Out How Right the Body Is, Looking Down the Sides Like This?
(it will need a new paint job someday, but that day is not right now by any means, just look at the close up pictures and you'll see what I mean)
It is Impossible to Take a Bad Picture of This Car
(check out those hips...the Corvette Hips...gees)
Did You Know That Although 1968 and '69 Corvettes are Almost Identical in Appearance, Only the '69 is a "Stingray?"
('68's did not have headlamp washers either - you can see the 2 chrome nozzles between each sealed beam unit)
The Fiberglass is Superb
Another Shot Showing the Beautiful Older Finish and Consistent Panel Gaps
Some People Like the Curves and Shape of the C2 Corvettes - We do too.
Wow, Wow and . . . WOW - The interior is in stunning original condition!
It's always the curves, the hips and bumpers that make the '69 Corvettes the hottest 60s Muscle!
I think it is safe to say that you will appreciate the beautiful interior too.
4 Speed Manual - Yes - The only way to really enjoy a Big Block Corvette
(yes, the fiber-optics light monitoring system work too)
The Removable T-Tops and Removable Rear Window - Way Cool
Engine Bay is beautifully detailed and well sorted.
This is the original, numbers matching engine for this car, including the intake and exhaust manifolds.
427 cubic inch V8
390 horsepower and 460 lbs.-ft. torque
I Can Report That This Engine Will Stand Your Hair on End - This Thing Moves
VIN Stamp: 19S735270
| 1 ||Chevrolet |
| 9 ||1969 |
| S ||St. Louis |
|735270 ||VIN match |
| Plant/Date/Application Stamp: T1106LM |
| TI ||Tonawanda (engine) |
| 10 ||October |
| 6 ||6th day (about 3 weeks prior to vehicle assembly) |
| LM (suffix code) ||427 cubic inch, 390hp, manual transmission |
Date Codes Correct
High Perf Engine Casting
Numbers Matching Transmission
Date Code Correct Exhaust Manifolds
| Differential Stamp: 1 CA Z11 6 69 W |
|1 ||limit slip? |
| CAZ ||3.55 ratio, Heavy Duty Positraction |
| 11 ||Novermber |
| 6 ||6th day (about 1 weeks prior to vehicle assembly) |
| 69 ||1969 |
| W ||Warren (Michigan) plant |
Pretty Much What Every Buyer Dreams of Seeing When They Put Their 1969 Corvette On a Lift
| Cowl Tag Decode |
|Date || P11 ||November 11, 1969 |
|trim || Z04 ||Black interior (original) |
|paint || 988 ||Burgundy exterior (original color - now Corvette Bronze) |
| VIN Decode: 194379S735270 |
|division || 1 || Chevrolet |
|series || 94 ||Corvette |
|body style || 37 ||Coupe |
|model year || 9 ||1969 |
|assembly plant || S ||St. Louis, Missouri |
|sequential build || 735270 ||35,270th Corvette produced |
Hope you enjoy the rest of the presentation
A note from the owner.
I am a “used car dealer” but before that, I’m an automobile enthusiast. I love original rare and high quality modified vintage cars and over the past decade I’ve been in business, have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles. I specialize in and am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners. I have an experienced eye for quality but I’ve discovered that my preferred buyer can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer. Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, the bidder, that this is an above average, exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, it probably won’t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.
With just four employees and no sales people, I realize how unusual a “dealership” like mine may at first glance appear. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner and Chris, owner of A-Best Auto Repair in Henderson, Nevada has my back. He and his crew can fix anything; from a low budget beater to the absolute most expensive exotic you can name, no job is too big and no small detail unimportant. They do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and nothing escapes their methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly “right” will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, but a happy customer that says good things about me. Moreover; it allows my writer to describe the car with ease and confidence, something that simply is not possible unless he thinks it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction.
After the vehicle is fully sorted it arrives at our facility where it encounters the suspicious eye of Tom, my writer that creates the presentations you see on eBay. He believes absolutely nothing I or anyone else tells him about the car as he combs over every inch, researches its history and documents originality and authenticity. Historical significance, rarity, special features, possible modifications and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 150 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and I’ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they so meticulously clean. This reconditioning can sometimes take several days and I’ve converted a paint booth, especially prepared for the professional clay bar and polishing each car lovingly receives.
Usually, I’ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If it’s a fast car, we film it going fast. If it’s a 4x4 you’ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, working sound system and watch the temperature fall on a digital, laser thermometer pointed at an air conditioning vent. How many “dealers” will video a Lotus Esprit doing a buck-eighty? We do.
No “dealer,” on-line or in the real world, takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, the buyer, with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, unable to touch or feel their purchase, that my vehicle is for real and what I say is the truth. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact. I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.
If you have any questions at all, please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offer serious, you’ll find me the most accommodating business partner you’ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or “what is my bottom line” I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually pull the trigger, I will happily quote you the absolute highest nationally advertised suggested retail price I can find – a number we both know will not buy the car so, don’t waste your time, or mine. I am after all, a “used car dealer.”
Serious buyers know the maximum they can offer. I then must simply decide if I can sell for that number.
If you hit the reserve, the decision is no longer mine. I must sell at that number.
OFFERS GET MY ATTENTION: 702-353-7500 or Doug@vivalasvegasautos.com
If you want to make a deal,
pick up the phone and talk a serious offer.
I don't respond to emails asking for"bottom line, sale price, reserve, or Buy-it-Now" figures on top line cars.
THE ONLY WAY YOU GET THOSE FIGURES IS TO CALL ME!
The book values posted below are relevant to "real" selling figures.
NADA & KBB wouldn't be in business if their values were not real but their figures are averaged for the entire nation. If this car is less than or better than this average, bid or offer accordingly.
Please ask about our service programs and pricing.
Cars sold without warranties are sold As-Is.
Waiver's of Warranty will be signed if declined.
All automobiles have breakdowns; some minor, some serious. I know, because I fix them without the advantage of a warranty. You don't have to. Seriously consider a safety net for the unknown.
Most vehicles are already pre-qualified for the warranties with AULcorp.com
This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.
Third party, pre-purchase vehicle inspections are welcomeBEFOREthe auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may haveBEFOREYOUBIDandBEFORETHEAUCTIONENDS. . .THEREARENOEXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to stop by for a demonstration.
A$1000non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction . NO Exceptions! We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.
Full payment must be received within four (4) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, direct deposit or cash in person are acceptable butBANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERREDfor US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, Doug Williams. M/Os willNEVERbe accepted.CHECKS in ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.
Free and clear title is in seller's possession and will be transferred upon payment in full.
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If you bid just to see what a reserve is then cancel your bid, we will immediately cancel your ability bid on any of our auctions in the future.
We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, just like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, so don't play irresponsibly online, we don't.
We will happily do whatever is required to assista legitimate bidder that intends to purchase the vehiclewith their transaction.
This vehicle soldAS-IS,with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, it is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, scratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.
When you bid, you understand and agree to these terms.
Please call Doug @ 702-353-7500 withANYquestions.Email:Doug@VivaLasVegasAutos.com
Sales tax, Smog and title fees may be applicable to Nevada residents.
A Document Fee of $250.00 will be added to the closing auction price.
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We reserve the right to cancel bids if necessary to protect our clients.
Research for this ad was done with all due diligence toward an accurate presentation of the facts. All information herein represents our sincere effort to be correct. If we have made any obvious errors or provided information later found to be inaccurate, it is still your responsibility to inspect the pictures for verification. Descriptive words like "perfect" or "flawless" are subjective opinions because nothing is perfect; flaws are inevitable. If you question what you see, feel free to inspect our vehicles in person or by a professional inspection servicestrictlyprior to the close of this auction. Post auction inspections are unacceptable and we reserve the right to sell to the follow up bidder immediately.