1969 Corvette Convertible – 427/390, 4-speed, a/c – MOSTLY ORIGINAL
Price: - Item location: Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: Stingray
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: convertible
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 68,500
- VIN: 194679S732231
- Color: Cortez silver
- Engine size: 427/390 hp
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Green
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Chevrolet Corvette convertible1969 Corvette Convertible – 427/390, 4-speed, a/c – MOSTLY ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
Matching numbers driveline with 68K miles, original glass (including windshield), T3 headlights, shocks, and exhaust–Cortez silver with dark green interior. Ordered by a serviceman from Bakersfield, CA in April of 1969 at Frank Chevrolet in Portland, OR, built the second week of October and in December, exported to Germany where he was stationed. The car came back to California and was sold to the second owner in May of 1974 with 52K miles, who kept it garaged until 2000 only putting 7K miles on it. From that point on it has always been in collector car care.
Added 7/23 after just recently getting in touch with the second owner—
The car was refreshened in 1975 by the second owner. It was repainted in the original Cortez silver acrylic lacquer purchased from Chevrolet and hand-rubbed. The door jams and area around the hideaway headlights are original paint yet. The seat covers and carpet were also replaced due to an acid spill by the dealership while replacing the battery.
It’s well documented with a three-inch binder of factory/dealership docs, owner registrations, titles and maintenance history. All factory original parts on the car except for a new top installed in 2000. Also at that time the water pump, fan clutch and rear transmission mount were also replaced. Brakes were also serviced and the flywheel resurfaced. When I purchased in 2014, all original engine components were rebuilt including the fuel pump, carburetor, alternator, starter and master cylinder. The radiator was re-cored using the original channels and tanks. New vintage A/C plugs, distributor cap and reproduction plug wires, coil, all hoses and belts were installed along with a one-wire electronic ignition. New mufflers were installed as well as Goodyear Speedway redline bias-ply tires including the spare. Everything works except the windshield washer. I had a set of headrests done and packaged up the originals as they were brittle and one was cracked. The clock works part of the time, enough to get through judging. The a/c dryer was replaced and still uses R12–blows 40 degrees.
Driving the car takes you back in time. It rides tight and drives straight. It’s a very enjoyable car with bullet-proof docs and history. Comes with a matching factory hardtop. NCRS Top Flight (local chapter 2015 and regional 2016). It wouldn't take much to make it ready for nationals. According to the C3 Registry, .0038% of the 38,762 Corvettes built for 1969 were built with this configuration–approximately two!
The car must be seen to be appreciated. Please call or text Bill at 6one2-87five-38two5 with any questions or to schedule a showing for you or your representative. The car is listed locally and I reserve the right to cancel the listing at any time. Sold as it with no warranty. All sales are final.
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