This Stingray is said to be a two-owner car, which was purchased by the current seller from the Corvette Mike dealership in Los Angeles in 2004. The original owner had bought it at Fletcher’s Chevrolet in Encino, California before Corvette Mike obtained the car 16 years ago.
As you might expect, the original paint had begun to show wear, so the current owner had it repainted in 2005 in Monza Red, which appears to be holding up nicely.
Not surprisingly, this car is a multiple award winner, including a class victory at the Belmont Central Concours d’Eleganza in 2009.
It still has the numbers-matching 350 L46 V8 engine that it left the St. Louis factory with, along with a four-speed manual transmission and 3.36:1 Positraction rear end.
Moving to the interior, you’ll find the original black vinyl seats have been nicely reupholstered in black leather, along with matching dash, carpets, and interior trim.
Gauges, including a 160 mph speedometer, 7,000 rpm tach, and oil and water pressure, are said to be in good working order.
Key features also include air conditioning, power windows, tilt-tele steering column, pushbutton AM/FM radio, and burglar alarm.
The seller had the car serviced late last year with new fluids and replacement hoses, along with new suspension bushings and rebuilds of the brake calipers and rotors.
The new owner will receive several historic documents, including portions of the original order copy, factory literature, black California license plates, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
In case you’re interested and don’t live close to California, the seller has provided two videos, one showing a cold start and working gauges, and another featuring a drive around town.
While this car appears to be stock, even down to the 15-inch factory steel rally wheels, in our opinion, it’s missing that extra “oomph” that might be provided with aftermarket wheels. Sometimes originality can be a little too boring.
Current bid is up to $16,000 but still way too low for a car of this quality. Bidding doesn’t end, however, until Thursday, March 26 at 2:15 p.m.
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