Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This is a numbers-matching big block 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L36 born in a full midnight package. So yes, it's the kind of car that deserves to have been treated with care. That's why it has a great history, all the way up to being in the hands of a noted C3 corvette collector. But more than just an awesome story and all the right originality, you know there's nothing like hitting the open road and taking full control of a 427 V8 with a four-speed.
We would all love our classic cars to have started with an old lady who only drove on Sundays. Unfortunately, you can't get that with a Corvette, but this one may just have the next best thing. Its tale starts with being bought new from Division Chevrolet by man who lived in an Amish community. He drove it and eventually stored it in a barn for years. That's why the low odometer is also believed to reflect the actual total miles. Today, this car has the unmistakable look of a Stingray that has been treated with respect, and that can be rooted in the color. This was born a factory Tuxedo Black car, and Corvette people know that's special. Chevy didn't offer this ultra-desirable color for all the years of the C3, and in fact, this is only one of about only 900 they could complete in black that year. It was given a quality respray later in life, and today that means it still retains a nice gloss in the sunshine. The black is also a great way to show off the brightwork features, like the sharply-pointed front end, full rocker trim, Rally wheels, and two-piece rear bumper. The panels retain a good fit that highlight the seductive curves in the profile. These are the years for the details lovers, with the brightly colored fender vents, flying buttress pillars, and a hint of well-integrated spoiler on the race-inspired rear. This was even born with some of the best sporty details, like the redline tires and the aggressive hood that signals there's a big block underneath.
The factory black interior completes the ultra-desirable full blackout package. The first thing that you will notice is the rare speed warning indicator option and a tilt-telescopic steering wheel. It's rare features like these that has this car listed as a true 1 of 1 on the C3 Registry! The rich darkness of the bucket seats, door panels, and carpeting allow the accents to pop on everything from the door trim to the three-spoke steering wheel. For the driver, the essential gauges in front of you with a full auxiliary readout package prominently mounted front and center. And the bright gearshift is just calling out for your right hand. Not only do you get to take the T-tops out, but this is from the years of the removable rear window. So you can go from an enclosed coupe to a convertible-like breeze any time you want. There's even an upgraded retro-style AM/FM digital tuner to give you upgraded driving music.
You're going to love lifting the hood wherever you park this Stingray, because the motor is ready to be shown off. The bold block mixes with the polished valve covers, distributor shield, and air topper to look awesome in the middle of the dark and tidy engine bay. And when people read the 427 callout on top, you get to tell them all about this car's originality. This not only has the verified numbers-matching L36 big block V8, but also the numbers-matching Muncie M21 four-speed transmission and original 3.08 Positraction rear end. While that will make the historian in you weak in the knees, the enthusiast wants to experience all of this together. After all, the big V8 power combined with the close-ratio manual transmission and sure-footed rear end is ideal. It come together with the four-wheel power disc brakes, power steering, and the fully independent suspension to remind you why the Corvette is truly America's sports car.
The sale comes with terrific paperwork, including the NCRS shipping data, reproduction window sticker, maintenance records, owner's manual, and a brief history of this car. Even the Firestone spare tire is verified date correct! This is a stunning Stingray with a story to tell. It's waiting for a true collector and enthusiast. Are you ready to be the next keeper of this history? Call today!!!
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