Sometimes a Corvette is collectible due to its content and sometimes it becomes even more collectible based on its history.
This documented 1969 Corvette was outfitted with a L71 427/435 hp V8 coupled to a Muncie M21 close-ratio four speed so it has the content. As far as its history, this Monaco Orange Stingray Coupe was sorted out by one of major players in the 1960′s performance era, Chicago’s Nickey Chevrolet.
Like Yenko Chevrolet and the East Coast partnership of Baldwin Chevrolet and Motion Performance, Nickey Chevrolet created a name for themselves back in the early days of the muscle car era by hopping up all sorts of Chevrolets with 427 engines. From Novas and Chevelles to Camaros and Corvettes, Nickey Chevrolet was the place to go to in the midwest if you wanted more horsepower.
The Monaco Orange Corvette Stingray being offered on eBay not only has the L71 powerplant with the tri-power three holley 2-barrel carburetors and the M21 four-speed, but this Corvette also has some driver comforts like the Tilt/Tele Steering Wheel, Power Windows and a AM/FM Stereo.
The car is said to be fully restored and the pics show that to be the case. The Stingray is also documented with its original tank sticker and a NCRS GM Shipping Data Report. Additional documentation comes from the Nickey Registry which certifies that this 1969 Corvette Stingray was sold by Nickey Chevrolet. The Corvette was judged at Chicago’s VetteFest in 2008 where it was awarded a Silver Spinner Certificate.
The fully restored Corvette was recently listed on eBay with a starting bid of $82,900 and there are still 20 days remaining. It’s a strong price but consider the documentation and that it started its life in one of the premiere Chevrolet dealers of its time makes it different than the standard big block 1969 Coupe. The car is being offered for sale by a reseller located in South Florida.
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