1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The sales brochure in 1969 claimed that the car had a gauge "for
everything but your blood pressure". Tachometer, ammeter, oil
pressure, sweep second rally clock, fuel gauge, mileage and trip
odometer, warning lights for seat belts, headlight position and
door ajar. The center console houses fingertip controls for the
heater, defroster, radio, vents, ashtray, cigarette lighter, shift
lever and parking brake, plus an engine rating plate and softly
glowing space-age fiber optics that monitor outside running lights.
Color-keyed deluxe push button seat belts and inertia action
shoulder belts, on the coupe, retract out of the way when not in
use. From slimline bucket seats, drivers enjoy just the right feel
of the new competition steering wheel with a resilient rim.
For consignment, a Stingray from 1969. This car retains its factory
exterior look and has a numbers matching drivetrain. A new
Centerforce clutch, and good looking convertible and I'm ready to
relive 1969 all over again and again.
It's 1969 and this Corvette is bathed in non-original Marina Blue
over the fiberglass moldings that make up the body. This design
utilizes some nice curves, has a retro throwback with the shark
"gills" in 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. Stingray now
one word is showing up in badging just above the "gills". Chrome
window surrounds and side view mirrors are there too and a
stainless-steel rocker covering emphasizes the exaggerated coke
bottle design of the sensuously curved sides. The white canvas
convertible top is clean and looking good. This is completely
covered by a fiberglass lift up panel just in front of where a
trunk lid would be. It gently lands on the rear deck where the gas
filler cap is in the very center. The back of the car leaves an
impression too with the split chromed bumpers, round taillights and
dual exhaust exiting from the roll pan on each corner. 15 inch deep
trim ringed rally wheels are on all 4 corners and all are wrapped
with raised white lettered BFG Radial T/A's.
In wonderful contrast to the exterior Marina Blue, we offer up a
black vinyl covered interior. This black first makes its appearance
on the door panels. Neatly molded and sculpted with small striped
black broadcloth center panels the lock turn knobs, door actuator,
are housed here. Slipping into the high back thin design buckets we
have smooth black bolsters and air vented tuck and roll vinyl cloth
like inserts. These chairs are in excellent condition, as is the
center console with its padded armrest/storage lid, with the
remainder of the console moving towards the dash in molded blue
plastic to cover the hump. Also here is the shift lever handbrake
and ashtray surrounded in back plastic. Moving up from the console
we have the radio which is a retro styled factory AM/FM system.
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 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...take a black vinyl bow!
A forward flip of the hood, and we see the numbers matching,
original 427ci V8 numbers matching block complete with A/C and
power steering. A single 4-barrel correct matching number
carburetor is on top. On back is a Muncie M20 4-speed manual
transmission is on and this is also from the factory as per the
numbers decode. On the back a CAT coded 3.08 positraction rear axle
is on. All very clean and corrosion free with like new hoses and
wiring which goes through a factory ignition.
Slight wear and patina are seen underneath, but overall, a solid
frame in all steel is looking great and rust free. All independent
SLA forged aluminum upper and lower control arms and a steering
knuckle, transverse mono leaf springs and steel stabilizer bar and
spindle offset is the suspension for the front. On back full
independent suspension with frame anchored differential unit.
Transverse leaf springs are here as well. Power disc brakes are all
around and all is fine underneath on this 69.
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
Here you have a clean high performance piece of sculpture that you
can drive everyday reliably, and look great while doing it. The
blue is definitely an eye catcher and with the pristine black
exterior and peppering of chrome it certainly is 1969 again!
S-St Louis, MO Assy Plant
736407-Sequential Unit Number
P22-November 22nd 1969
TR ZQ4-Black Vinyl
PNT 976-Lemans Blue
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.