L46 350 HP / 350 CI / 380 Lbs. Ft. Torque, 4 Speed - 11.00:1 Compression Ratio
Price: US $20,000.00
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 87330
- VIN: 194679S709548
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: L46 350 / 350
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Chevrolet CorvetteDue to ill health I am having to sell my 1969 Corvette Convertible restoration project car. I bought this car in late 2013 as a relatively "light" restoration project. By 2015 it was registered and being enjoyed on the road.
Unfortunately a year or so later rust was found in the frame whilst having the rear suspension replaced. I took the car off the road soon after and put it in storage awaiting time to take the body tub off and send the frame off for repairs. I have never got to that point and now have a health issue that makes it clear I will not be able to finish the job, hence listing the car for sale.
I did pull the car out of storage last year for a 'bath' and to take the photos in this listing. It is back in my storage unit now (Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH).
I have repurposed an old business website address to host a detailed description & history of the car which includes lots of detail around the work that has been done (lots) and that which still needs to be done, which is not much but for the frame repairs. The website address is:
A couple of key points on the "To Be Done" list, aside from the frame repairs...1. The car always used to smoke a little on initial start-up which is a sign of failing valve stem oil seals. When I drove the car last year to my home from storage (1/2 mile), that smoking was much worse, clearly the seals have deteriorated even more. This needs sorting. 2. The carb seems to have gummed up through being in storage for so long and the carb was flooded by the time I got the car home. It needs a clean / service before the car can be driven.DO NOT think this car can be driven home! It can certainly be driven onto a trailer though.
Despite these issues, the car looks amazing for a car of 53 years old.
I paid $15k for the car back in 2013 and have spent around $10k (all documented and listed on the website) since then so I am into the car for around $25k. To move the car on I will accept $20k as a "Buy-it-Now" price.The value of these early C3's is going though the roof these days. Hagerty list an average retail value of a good condition car at $41k and and NADA at $65k. So once completed, it has some serious profit percentage which will only improve with time.
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