While the seller admits it’s time to pass this Cortez Silver over red leather beauty on to someone else, the encouraging thing to us is that he only has decided to sell it now that he’s in his 80s! And he wasn’t a spring chicken when he bought it since he just acquired it from the second owner in September 2017!
Many enthusiasts would argue that the ’69 Corvette, with its trademark Coke bottle curves and front and rear chrome bumpers, is one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and this one certainly lives up to the seller’s description as “stunning.”
Not only does this Stingray appear to be in outstanding condition, it also has the numbers matching 427/390 horsepower engine, coupled to a four-speed transmission and side exhaust pipes.
That combo resulted in 0 to 60 times of 5.4 seconds, certainly no match for later models, but still quite impressive for a car that is 51 years old!
The car was first bought at Edmark Chevrolet in Nampa, Idaho on Jan. 2, 1969 and that original owner sold it in 1975 to a local friend, who held on to it for decades before putting it up for sale through a local dealership in 2017.
When the current owner bought the car, it had just 69,000 miles, and he’s only added another 1,251 miles in the nearly three years since.
“The car always starts up and it runs/drives like a dream,” he says in the listing.
The fourth owner will receive lots of documentation, including the original Protect-O-Plate warranty ID card and a 1969 Corvette owner’s manual. The ad also shows photos of the VIN tag, trim tag, engine stamp, intake manifold, bellhousing, Code AT Heavy Duty Posi-Traction rear end, and a rust-free and very clean undercarriage.
This nicely optioned Stingray has factory air that has been serviced and retrofitted to the modern R134A with a new compressor and also features power disc brakes, original day/night rearview mirror, tile-tele steering column, trip odometer, complete factory gauges including 160MPH speedometer and tachometer, original chrome driver’s side mirror, removable rear window, T-tops, and original Chevrolet Rally wheels with stainless steel beauty rings and correct GM center caps with new Red Line steel-belted radials.
Photos show a very nice original interior with very little signs of wear on the seats, dash and console panel, and the body likewise appears to be nearly immaculate, including the original chrome and stainless steel exterior body trim and moldings.
Of course, such a nice Corvette doesn’t come cheap. The seller, located in the San Jose, Calif., area is asking $44,000, which is not bad considering that it appears to need very little if any work, just a new owner to enjoy the thrills of a C3.
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