1969 Chevrolet Corvette L71
Nearly any vintage Corvette has an undeniable "wow" factor, but this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette occupies some seriously rarified air. Only a couple of hundred miles past a painstakingly accurate restoration, it's not only been masterfully refurbished while retaining its originality both inside and out, but it also carries a matching numbers big block powerplant under its hood and comes with a collection of restoration photos to document the work that's gone into bringing this classic to its top-notch condition. Viewing this '69 is like getting the opportunity to go back in time and see your favorite world class athlete in their absolute prime - but, while that athlete's skills will surely diminish with time, this classic greets the present day at its best. Third generation Corvettes netted a legion of devoted fans due to their inspired styling - the car buying public no doubt knew they were glimpsing a very compelling look at the future. This one, clad in Cortez silver paint that's authentic down to the type of lacquer it features, is an absolute attention magnet. The paint not only gets high marks for its original composition, but also its quality - from front bumper to back, the chrome really looks great and the boxes for those all-important finishing touches have all been checked. When you see that "427" emblem on the long, contoured hood proclaiming the outstanding power sitting underneath, it's a definite mood-elevator. Adding to the awesomeness on display is this vintage 'Vette's t-top configuration - allowing you to easily transition to an open-air driving experience whenever you choose, and its removable panels are in great condition. The black vinyl interior has been thoroughly refurbished to the same exacting level of originality on display outside the doors. Chevy really had their Corvette design game dialed in during the late '60s and the outstanding driving environment here is a great mix of style, functionality and finish. The way the high-backed buckets fit so well into the curvature of the cockpit is really impressive to behold and, with so few miles logged on this restoration, you won't find evidence of wear on either their surfaces or those of the fresh door panels they're bracketed by. Climb inside, take your position behind the wheel and you'll feel like you're at the helm of a fighter plane, with an assortment of controls sitting in front of you so plentiful they extend to the center of the dash - all featuring fresh, easily readable faces. The distinctively angled center console is also in top form and its unique design places the shifter within very easy reach. The L71 427 cubic inch V8 sitting at the center of the engine compartment was the premium powerplant when this Corvette rolled out. Armed with its tri-power carburetion - three 2-barrel carbs sit underneath its triangle shaped original air cleaner - it carries an impressive 435 horsepower in factory form and sits in an engine bay surrounded by unusually clean components and fresh hoses. It pairs with a 4-speed manual transmission to provide the fitting "hands on" driving experience for a renowned performance classic like this. Disc brakes at all four corners provide fade-resistant stopping power and an independent rear suspension combines with a low, road hugging stance to make this Corvette a corner carving champion as it prowls the asphalt on its 15" stock wheels outfitted with Firehawk Indy 500 tires. Take a look below and you'll see one of the cleanest undercarriages you're likely to encounter on a classic car. Very impressive. With its unusual level of quality, array of top tier factory components and freshly restored condition, this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette will be an outstanding acquisition. Call today!