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1969 Chevrolet Corvette
The Corvette was now officially called the Stingray.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette remained much of the same for 1969, although it was now officially called the "Stingray" (one word). The big news was that the coupe outsold the convertible for the first time, and continued to do so in the following years. Engine choices were changed with a new 350 cid V8 replacing the previous 327. Corvette big-blocks again began with the base 390 horsepower and ranged up to the 425 horsepower 427. In addition, two Corvettes were built with the ZL1 engine, a canary yellow and a Can-Am white t-top coupe with black ZL1 stripes. Technically, the ZL-1 was a $3,010 option that consisted of an assortment of aluminum cylinder block and heads on top of the $1,032.15 L88 race option. A total of 69 Camaros also received this engine option.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Corvette
94 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe $4,763 3,091 lbs 22,129
94 67 2 Dr Convertible $4,420 3,096 lbs 16,633

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Lenght Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvette 98 in 182.5 in 69 in 58.7 in 59.4 in F70 x 15

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code. Also the serial number was on the top of the dash, left side, visible thru windshield.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Concours six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Concours V-8
11 = Nova four-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours Estate V-8
13 = Nova six-cylinder 53 = Biscayne/Brookwood six-cylinder
14 = Nova V-8 54 = Biscayne/Brookwood V-8
23 = Camaro six-cylinder 55 = Bel Air/Townsman six cylinder
24 = Camaro V-8 56 = Bel Air/Townsman V-8
31 = Chevelle Nomad six-cylinder 63 = Impala six-cylinder
32 = Chevelle Nomad V-8 64 = Impala/Kingswood V-8
33 = Chevelle/Greenbriar 300 Deluxe six-cylinder 66 = Caprice/Kingswood Estate V-8
34 = Chevelle/Greenbriar 300 Deluxe V-8 94 = Corvette
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 45 = four-door nine-passenger station wagon
27 = two-door pillared sport coupe 46 = four-door three-seat station wagon
35 = four-door six-passenger station wagon 47 = Impala Custom or Caprice sport coupe
36 = four-door two-seat station wagon with dual -action tailgate 67 = two-door convertible
37 = two-door hardtop or sport coupe 69 = four-door sedan
39 = four-door hardtop or sport sedan 87 = Impala two-door sport coupe
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
9 = 1969
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (N) Norwood, Ohio
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Doraville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(F) Flint, Michigan (U) Lordstown, Ohio
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (W) Willow Run, Michigan
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (Y) Wilmington, Delaware
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (Z) Fremont, California
(L) Los Angeles, California (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Options

Code Description Price
898 Genuine Leather Seats $79.00
A01 Soft-Ray Tinted Windows (all glass) $16.90
A31 Power Windows $63.20
A82* Headrests $42.15
A85 Shoulder Belts $42.15
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop $252.80
C08 Vinyl Covering $57.95
C50 Rear Window Defroster $32.65
C60 Air Conditioning $428.70
F41 Special Front & Rear Suspension $36.90
G81 Positraction Rear Axle $46.35
J50 Power Brakes $42.15
K05 Engine Block Heater $10.55
K66 Transistor Ignition System $81.10
L36 427-cid/390-hp V8 $221.20
L46 350-cid/350-hp V8 $131.65
L68 427-cid/400-hp V8 $326.55
L71 427-cid/435-hp V8 $437.10
L88* 427-cid/430-hp V8 (560-hp actual) $1,032.15
L89 427-cid/435-hp V8 w/ Aluminum Heads $832.05
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission $184.30
M21 4-Speed Close-Ratio Manual Transmission $184.30
M22 Heavy-Duty 4-Speed Close-Ratio Manual Transmission $290.40
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission $221.80
MA6 Heavy-Duty Clutch $79.00
N14 Side Mount Exhaust System $147.45
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column $84.30
N40 Power Steering $105.30
P02 Deluxe Wheel Covers $57.95
PT6 F70 x 15 Red Stripe Tires $31.30
PT7 F70 x 15 White Stripe Tires $31.30
PU9 F70 x 15 Raised White Letter Tires $33.15
TJ2 Front Fender Louver Trim $21.10
U15 Speed Warning Indicator $11.60
U69 AM-FM Radio $172.75
U79 AM-FM Stereo Radio $278.10
UA6 Alarm System $26.35
ZL1* Special L88 (aluminum block) $4,718.35

NOTES:

  • (A82) Became standard equipment on Corvettes manufactured in 1969.
  • (L88) Required codes K66, F41, J56, G81.
  • (ZL1) Required codes K66, F41, J56, G81. Radio and air conditioning was not available with the ZL1

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
HW * 8-350 350 380 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HX * % 8-350 350 380 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HY 8-350 300 380 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HZ 8-350 300 380   4 BC
LL 8-427 390 460   4 BC
LM * 8-427 390 460 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
LN * 8-427 400 460   3 - 2 BC
LO * † 8-427 430 460 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
LP (A.H.) 8-427 435 460 4-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
LQ * 8-427 400 460 4-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
LR # 8-427 435 460 4-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
LT # 8-427 435 460 4-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
LU (A.H.) 8-427 435 460 4-Speed Manual 3 - 2 BC
LV † 8-427 430 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
LW (A.H.) 8-427 435 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 3 - 2 BC
LX # 8-427 435 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 3 - 2 BC
ME 8-427 # 430 (560) 450 (Not Available) 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
MG 8-427 # 430 (560) 450 (Not Available) 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
MR 8-427 # 430 (560) 450 (Not Available) 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
  • (A.H.) Aluminum Heads
  • * High Performance
  • † Heavy Duty
  • % Used w/ Air Conditioning
  • # Special High Performance

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Powerglide All models stamped on the right side of transmission oil pan.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical surface of transmission case
3-Speed Corvair and fully synchronized Passenger (exc. Warner Gear) transmissions stamped on square boss on left side below and rear of cover
4-Speed Passenger models (exc. Corvair) stamped on right side of case ahead of the extension.
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
N Muncie 4-Speed
W Warner Gear 3 and 4-Speed
P Muncie 4-Speed
R Saginaw 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
M Muncie 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
T Toledo Powerglide
CA Hydra-Matic 3-Speed, Automatic Turbo Hydra-Matic
D Saginaw Overdrive
K McKinnon 3-Speed
E McKinnon Powerglide
O Saginaw Overdrive
X Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
B Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
Y Toledo Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
A Cleveland 2-Speed, Manual Powerglide

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions (exc. Warner Gear) will carry a production code number such as: C1116N (C = Cleveland Powerglide, 11 = November, 16 = 16th, N = Night Shift). The Warner Gear transmissions will carry a production code number such as: WG1031 (W = Warner Gear 4-Spd., G = July, 10 = 10th, 7 = 1967, 1 = First Shift).

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Exterior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

900 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

983 - Fathom Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5013L
Dulux® Code - 5013D

972 -Can-Am White
Lucite® Code - 5040L
Dulux® Code - 5040D

984 - Daytona Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5026LH
Dulux® Code - 5026D

974 -Monza Red
Lucite® Code - 5027LH
Dulux® Code - 5027DH

986 - Cortez Silver (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5032L
Dulux® Code - 5032D

976 - LeMans Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5030L
Dulux® Code - 5030D

988 - Burgundy (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5036LH
Dulux® Code - 5036DH

980 - Riverside Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5029L
Dulux® Code - 5029D

990 - Hugger Orange
Lucite® Code - 5021LM
Dulux® Code - 5021DH

NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination 51-50 on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Dusk Blue and the roof area in Dover White.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Saddle (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9475L

Medium Bright Blue (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9540LH

Gunmetal (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9542 (semi-gloss)

Red (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4688LH

Dark Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9592LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9581LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

Midnight Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9593LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9582LH (flat)

 

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.

Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
AK AM, AU 3.36 10 Bolt
  AL, AT, AV, AW 3.08 10 Bolt
  AN, AZ 3.55 12 Bolt
AS AO, FA 3.70 12 Bolt
  AP, FB 4.11 12 Bolt
  AY 2.73 10 Bolt
  FC 4.56 12 Bolt

 

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