This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette has the dream car wish list, including
the numbers-matching 427 big block, factory tri-power, growling
side pipes, and four-on-the-floor to control it all. And the VIN
makes this one of the earliest examples you may ever find.
Monza Red is a terrific factory color to have, and it was only
offered for two years. This was refinished later in life as part of
a comprehensive restoration. You can tell the quality of the work
by the well-fitting body panels and the way the glossy red loves to
show them off. Bright chrome bumpers, a correct-style white
convertible top, a sharp-looking big block hood w/callouts, and
classic-style Firestone Wide Oval tires complete a detailed vintage
package. And we know exactly why this one was worth the extra
investment. The VIN on this one is going to get you excited. It
shows this is car #7 off the line. That puts it in the model year's
pilot production era, and with all those zeros ahead of it, we bet
you're hoping 007 is a personal license plate that's still
available. Also, don't forget that the C3 launched the Stingray
name as one word, and it was not applied to the 1968 cars. Thus,
unless you can locate one of the few earlier VIN numbers, this can
be considered the oldest "Stingray" around. This early car is also
could be the first ever C3 with factory side pipes.
While the white roof is attractive, a convertible is meant to be
open to the world. And the red-on-red color combo the interior
gives this a true red-blooded American a sophisticated style. The
restoration kept an eye on making sure this had a period-correct
style, including nice details like the headrests and Delco AM/FM
stereo. But you can also tell the investment here wanted to keep
this looking sharp with features like newer carpeting and seat
covers. This Stingray was built to be a true driver's machine.
That's why the tilt steering column helps give you a clear view to
the large speedo and tach, and the full auxiliary gauge setup is
directly to the side at eye-level. And the bright stick shift is
just calling out to your right hand.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching 427 cubic-inch V8. And while
the displacement alone will have you excited, this was also born a
true L68 convertible. That means a snowflake intake and proper
triple set of Holley dual-barrel carbs under the iconic triangle
air topper. In fact, the presentation on this original motor is one
of the most authentic styles we've seen in quite some time. So it
really goes with this car's special history. This is a monster
motor, and so the side pipes let loose a ferocious roar. The
perfect pairing to this is the updated Muncie four-speed manual
transmission that allows you to take full advantage of the big
power and the thunderous soundtrack. It may be a beastly machine,
but it's quite easy to tame with power steering, four-wheel power
disc brakes, and the fully independent sports suspension.
This is the significant and stunning classic that lets you claim
the earliest of Stingrays in just about any crowd. That's why you
know this big block drop-top is irresistible. Call today!!!