This Daytona Yellow 1969 Corvette might just be the high
performance early C3 you've been looking for. It's a great hobby
car, what with its swoopy good looks, bright paint, and rumbling
383 stroker and 4-speed combination underneath. Who wouldn't love
such a beast in their garage?
Maybe I'm just a sucker for yellow cars, but this Corvette looks fast just sitting still. Embodying all that's great about the C3 design: chrome bumpers, side pipes, removable hardtop and a great color, it's also just right for cruising and having fun. Feel like taking the long way home from work? This is your ideal companion. It's happy to oblige, since it's not some over-restored trailer queen, but instead a nicely preserved, honest car that wears its minor marks with pride, because it has been driven. The fiberglass is in great shape with no noteworthy issues, so no worries in that department, and although the paint was done several years ago, you'll never be ashamed to be seen behind the wheel. The tall big block hood gives it a menacing look that matches the sound of the exhaust, and no matter where you go, you'll probably find that this car engenders respect for its performance capabilities.
A black interior is always the right choice with yellow bodywork, and the Corvette delivered a state-of-the-art driving experience in 1969. Today it shows some recent upgrades, such as the seat covers, complete with headrests wearing a newer Corvette logo. Things like the door panels, carpets, and dashboard are possibly original, and if that's the case, it's all really well preserved. There's a Hurst cue ball shifter managing the 4-speed between the seats, and the original AM/FM radio is fitted right in front of it. The gauges remain in excellent condition, with bright markings and clear lenses, making the driver's seat a very enjoyable place to spend some time. And note that this car includes both a black convertible top as well as the optional removable hardtop, a highly desirable and somewhat rare option.
Tilt the hood forward and you'll find a professionally installed 383 CI stoker built to perform and impress. It's a nice-looking piece that was built to show and go, with a high-rise intake, MSD ignition a chrome air cleaner, and a bit of chrome on the accessories. It runs like the best small blocks do, with a snarky exhaust note compliments of the headers and side pipes. The chassis is original and shows its age, but there are no signs of trouble and plenty of evidence that someone loved this car. Freshly tuned and sorted, she's ready to blast down the road and new shocks and springs have been fitted in the not-too-distant past to help out in the corners. Rounding out the look, this one wears classic Rally wheels with fat 225/70/15 Firestone radials at all four corners.
For a nice summer toy, you can scarcely do better than a vintage Corvette. Reliable, fun, and affordable, this one is ready to follow you home. Call today!
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