1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
I guess I must be dumb
'Cause you had a pocket full of horses
Trojan and some of them used
But it was Saturday night
I guess that makes it all right
And you say, "what have I got to lose?"
And honey, I say
Little red Corvette
Baby, you're much too fast, oh
Little red Corvette
You need a love that's gonna last...
For consignment, a Stingray from 1969. With a restoration started
in the late 1980's by the consignor's father, then completed by the
talented hands of "The Vette Shop" from Warminster, Pennsylvania in
2003. It sports a big block 454ci V8, has many convenience options,
factory N14 side pipes and a removable body matching color T top.
1969 was a great year for the Corvette, with its curvaceous
sculpted lines and bodacious power from those 454 cubes...Read
It's 1969 and this Corvette is bathed in Monza Red over the
fiberglass moldings that make up the body. Bring on the Playboy
centerfold photographer as this design utilizes some wonderful
lines, has a retro throwback with the shark "gills" in satin silver
inserts within the front quarter, and uses glorious chrome (soon to
go away!). That chrome leads the way with a V shaped front bumper
and surrounding grille supports, all in good condition. A few small
bumps of inclusions are seen near the driver's hidden headlight.
Stingray now one word is showing up in badging just above the
"gills". Below on the rockers are the N14 side pipes complete with
guards. These provide a nice bark for the tones from the 454.
Chrome window surrounds and side view mirrors are there too. A T
top which has removable white fiberglass panels works flawlessly
and shows no leaks, but the consignor states that the car sat in a
garage for 12 years, so it will most likely need new seals due to
some dry rotting. In back a vertical rear glass has the long
"flying buttress" B pillars that gently land on the rear deck which
is adorned with the gas filler cap in the very center. The back of
the car leaves an impression also with the split chromed bumpers,
round taillights and a C O R V E T T E badge in the very center of
the bumpers. Paint is in overall very nice condition showing fairly
smoothly all around. 15 inch deep trim ringed rally wheels are on
all 4 corners and all are wrapped with raised white lettered BFG
In wonderful contrast to the exterior Monza Red, we offer up a
black leather covered sporty interior. This neat black first makes
its appearance on the door panels. Neatly molded and sculpted with
small striped black/charcoal broadcloth center panels the lock turn
knobs, door actuator, and armrest are housed here. Slipping into
the high back thin design buckets we have smooth black leather
bolsters and wide tuck and roll smooth black leather inserts. These
chairs show beautifully and have little wear. The center console
with its padded armrest/storage lid, with the remainder of the
console moving towards the dash in molded black plastic to cover
the hump. Also here is the shift lever, handbrake, temp wheels, and
ashtray surrounded in back plastic with shiny surrounding
trimmings. We see these center panels within this console as
showing some dirt and scratching. Moving up from the console we
have the radio which is an aftermarket Blaupunkt AM/FM/Cassette
system with a few EQ buttons. Also 5 gauges are lined up above in a
panel that monitors everything but your blood pressure (as the
brochure says!). A nice black rally steering wheel with a trio of
satin chromed center spokes which come together in the center and
mount up with the black center steering column. An angled dash
houses dual deep inset round speedo and tach as well as eyeball A/C
vents, and a few simple pulls. Padded black vinyl covers the dash
and dash top and is all in excellent condition. Black carpeting is
on the floors, and this wraps up a very clean
presentation...applause please for this sporty interior.
Under the forward flipping hood is a 454ci V8. This is not a
numbers matching engine block, however the consignor states the
original rotating assembly was placed into this block, but it is
not supported by any documentation so we will take the consignor's
word for it. The engine block codes out to circa 1973-1975 454ci
V8. On top is a 4-barrel carburetor, and on back is the numbers
matching Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission. On the back is the
factory correct coded Posi rear axle with 3.08 gearing. Headers are
installed and these blend with the side piping to provide the big
bark for the exhale.
Showing off very nicely with virtually no rust, and black painted
solid straight steel and floor pans. Independent SLA front
suspension, and full independent rear with a frame anchored
differential unit. The position of each rear wheel is established
with 3 links, tubular axle driveshafts, transverse strut rods, and
torque control arms with transverse leaf springs. Power disc
braking is on all 4 corners.
A quick starter and when the 454 cubes came to life it was
exhilarating! I just adore these late 60's 'Vettes so I hopped into
the thin high backs, and it was off to the test track, (definitely
one of the perks of this job!). Here this car has great
acceleration, bias free panic stopping, and great handling with
that complex suspension. The A/C needs an R12 recharge, and the
interior light is stuck on due to the switch being frozen.
All replaced parts will come with their original parts if you
decide to bring it back to factory, even the original block!
Otherwise, you have a clean high performance piece of sculpture
that you can drive everyday reliably, and look great while doing
it. The red/black is definitely an eye catcher, and the lines bring
us back to 1969 all over again. Just a little TLC and it will g]be
not only a goer, but also a shower!
37-2 Door Coupe
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
711490-Sequential Unit Number
E26-December 26th Build
TRIM 402-Black Leather
PAINT 974-Monza Red
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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
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