1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The aerodynamic lines of America's original sports car make it the one automobile nobody mistakes for anything else. In a coupe or convertible this is the genuine article, designed and engineered without compromise. Corvette stands proudly alone, because nobody but Chevrolet can turn out a car like this on a production line. And it's as honest as it is beautiful. As you've learned to expect.
On our showroom floor here at the Classic Auto Mall this black beauty, a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Beautiful lines topped off with excellent chrome for this year the real racing form was taking shape. Owned by the current consigner for 30 years and the beneficiary of a restoration in the mid 90's it is retaining its shine and appeal and is looking fabulous. Always garage kept and a very original car it is sporting newer carpeting and padding and a new battery. Stay tuned for amazement!
Clean and beautifully preserved fiberglass is bathed in a presentable black metallic paint (difficult to see in the photos but a close inspection will leave you impressed and dazzled!). The Stingray moniker is back but now all one word. Emulating the graceful sea creature of its namesake, we have a long and low hood with highlighted silver vented sharklike front quarters and a low stance sculpted body line. Hidden headlights push downward towards the front V shaped bumper and chrome surrounded intake vents below. On the back are dual winglike bumpers that frame dual duals for taillights. Up top is a black canvas convertible top which glides up and down gracefully and seamlessly. The rear plastic window is a bit fogged, but one is still able to see out of it. In lieu of the side pipes a nice thin stainless steel trim piece curves with the rockers and adds a nice highlight to the bottom of the car. 15 inch deep dish rally wheels are all around and are wrapped by BF Goodrich T/A Radials.
The buckets and console setup is in this car and the seats and interior coverings such as the door panels are renewed and looking very nice. The high back buckets appear sculpted from the wind with their all black vinyl coverings and ergonomic head rests which just peer over the top of the rear deck. Black smooth bolsters surround textured tuck and roll vinyl which is slightly lighter than the bolsters. Door panels are molded black plastic and a smaller padded cloth carbon fiber-esque horizontal panel and very clean and shiny door handles and turn knob locks. A nice black center console races through these seats and rises to house the Corvette radio and a quintuplet of gauges and wiper switch on top. Looking onto the deep circular inset gauges in front of the steering wheel, these are very clean and have near perfect bezels. The like new original steering wheel fronts the dash and below is plush very clean newer black carpet.
A 350ci numbers matching V8 crowds the engine bay and is documented as such. On top is a single 4-barrel carburetor, and there is a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission on back which is also numbers matching. An AV coded 3.08 posi-traction rear axle is on the back. The entire engine bay is very clean, has a painted GM orange/red block, ribbed cast valve covers and a polished chromed air cleaner cover with correct factory 350 badging.
Underneath is looking very good with slight surface rust, a clean fuel tank and clean floor pans. The suspension and steering parts look solid and full independent rear suspension with a frame-anchored differential unit is on board. Position of each wheel established by three links: tubular axle drive shafts, transverse strut rods, torque control arms with vertical suspension loads taken by transverse leaf springs. Built-in camber adjustment at strut rod inner ends. Power disc brakes are all around and a clean exhaust is on as well.
This car is very nicely preserved, and the new interior is great. A twist of the key and it fired right up, and we were off to the test track. It performed beautifully with great acceleration from that 350 ci V8 rated at 300hp. Awesome handling from the complex suspension, the transmission shifts smoothly. No complaints here!
A nice survivor if you will with a wonderfully preserved engine bay, good looking mill, interior redux, and an exterior black metallic respray paint, and chrome trimmings. A great driver and it's a convertible! Top down and goin' like hell!
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
732516-Sequential Unit Number
O15-January 15th Build Date
TRIM ZQ4-Black Vinyl
PAINT 900-Tuxedo Black
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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