Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The aerodynamic lines of America's original sports car make it the one automobile nobody mistakes for anything else. In a coupe or convertible this is the genuine article, designed and engineered without compromise. Corvette stands proudly alone, because nobody but Chevrolet can turn out a car like this on a production line. And it's as honest as it is beautiful. As you've learned to expect.
On our showroom floor here at the Classic Auto Mall is this "golden nugget" 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Beautiful lines topped off with excellent chrome for this year the real racing form was taking shape. This well documented 3 owner car the consigner reached out to the original dealer who remembers this car due to the fact it was the most expensive car on the lot back in 1969. Some restoration over the years with a new interior and meticulous service records since the current consigner took over.
Clean and beautifully preserved fiberglass is bathed in Riverside Gold paint. The Stingray monicker is back but now all one word. Emulating the graceful fish of its namesake, we have a long and low hood with vented sharklike front quarters and a low stance sculpted body line. Hidden headlights push downward towards the front V shaped bumper and chrome surrounded intake vents below. On back are dual winglike bumpers that frame dual duals for taillights. The highlight of course are the dual side pipes which have the factory heat shield and hang proudly just below the doors. 15-inch deep dish rally wheels are all around and are wrapped by BF Goodrich T/A Radials. A shout out to the convertible top which is clean and pristine with a clear rear window. Noted this car also comes with an additional hard top which is black vinyl covered.
The buckets and console setup are in this car and the seats and interior coverings such as the door panels are courtesy of Al Knoch. Door panels are a faux leather molded into various swooping panels, a padded cloth carbon fiber-esque horizontal panel and very clean and shiny door handles and turn knob locks. The high back buckets appear sculpted from the wind with their all black vinyl coverings, and ergonomic head rests which just peer over the top of the rear deck. A like new black center console races through these seats and rises to house the Corvette radio and a quintuplet of gauges and wiper switch on top. Looking onto the deep circular inset gauges in front of the steering wheel, these are very clean and have near perfect bezels. The like new original steering wheel fronts the dash, and below is plush very clean black carpet with a rubber insert on the driver's side for further weather proofing of the carpet.
A 427ci L68 V8 crowds the engine bay and is definitely documented numbers matching. On top are 3 2- barrel correct Holley Carbs, and there is a Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission on back which is also numbers matching. An AU coded 3.36 heavy duty posi-traction rear axle is on the very back.
Underneath is looking very good with slight surface rust, a new fuel tank and clean floorpans. The suspension and steering parts look like new, and full Independent rear suspension with a frame-anchored differential unit is on board. Position of each wheel established by three links: tubular axle drive shafts, transverse strut rods, torque control arms. Vertical suspension loads taken by transverse leaf springs. Built-in camber adjustment at strut rod inner ends. Power disc brakes are all around and a clean exhaust is on as well.
This car is very nicely preserved, and the new interior is great. A twist of the key and it fired right up, and we were off to the test track. It performed beautifully with great acceleration from that 427ci V8, and awesome handling from the upgraded options suspension. No complaints here!
A nice survivor if you will with a wonderfully preserved patina engine bay, Al Knoch interior redux, and near perfect exterior Riverside Gold paint. You've gotta love those side pipes as well and the mesh guard looks really nice with the big pipe under it on the rockers. A convertible with a hardtop included which is black vinyl covered.
67-2 Door Convertible
S-St Louis, MO Assy Plant
717663-Sequential Unit Number
G28-February 28th 1969
TRIM ZQ4-Black Vinyl
PAINT 980-Riverside Gold
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