This 1969 Corvette Stingray hasn’t been registered for use on the road since 2011, according to the inspection sticker on the windshield.
But this classic C3 could still be a good starting point for restoration at its asking price of $24,500 on Craigslist out of the Garwood, New Jersey area.
After the original purchase in 1968, the seller claims that the car has changed hands only once in 40 years since and has been stored in a heated building for 10 years.
Furthermore, this Stingray, which has covered 78,000 miles over the past 51 years, according to its odometer, still retains its original numbers matching 350/350 horsepower engine, hooked to the original M21 4-speed close ratio transmission, with the original Positraction rear end. The seller says the car “runs, drives, and stops fine.”
It also features the great-looking factory sidepipes that really add a lot of pizzazz to this body style in our opinion, though they can get a little hot to the leg if you’re not careful. Other equipment includes power steering and power four-wheel disc brakes, and the rally wheels are said to be nesting inside a set of new tires.
The seller is also throwing in a second set of clear T-tops.
A look at the photos provided in the listing indicates some chips, nicks, and scratches in the Marlboro Maroon paint, along with what appears to be some minor body cracks, so a complete repaint would go a long way to make this one into a real looker. The hood has also been replaced with an LT1 hood at some point through the years.
As for the matching red interior, overall it looks pretty good, especially the door panels. The seats don’t appear to be ripped, though they do show some signs of wear and dirt, as does the center cushion. All the gauges remain in place, along with an aftermarket tachometer, though we aren’t told their operational condition.
A little negotiation could get this one even lower as the seller notes that it “must be sold today … losing storage space.” While noting that he will consider “all realistic cash offers,” the owner adds that “low ball offers will be ignored – I know what this car is worth.”
What do you think it’s worth?
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