Fathom Green
Saddle
427 L36 V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8
  • Original 4-speed manual transmission
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • 15-inch Rally Wheels
  • Correct Fathom Green paint
  • Saddle convertible top
  • Correct Saddle interior
  • Body-off restoration completed in the Spring of 2015
  • Sale includes restoration receipts

SUMMARY

* Body-off restoration completed in the Spring of 2015
* Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8
* Original 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct Fathom Green paint
* Correct Saddle interior
* Factory power steering
* Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Sale includes restoration receipts
* Saddle convertible top
* 15-inch Rally Wheels

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Every once in a while a wide-eyed guest will stare at one of our six-figure pro-touring Corvettes and turn to us and say: “That's nice, but it's not really a vintage car anymore”. And while we love ANY Corvette no matter what the owner's intentions, we can definitely understand that mindset. For purists, the only way to fully appreciate a vintage car is to experience it as it was originally designed. And that's why we're happy to see classics like this numbers-matching C3 continue to roll through our showroom. Born in 1969, decked in stunning Fathom Green 2-stage and still churning an original 427, this first class drop-top is the kind of car that you simply buy, maintain and build equity in. So, if you're one of those cross-flag purists who likes to live the vintage car life to its fullest, this freshly restored Vette is the undiluted classic you've been dreaming of!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Of the many reasons to love the third generation of America's sports car, style is certainly high on the list. As one of the most aggressive designs to ever breach GM Tech Center doors, the C3 set the standard for the official Corvette shape. Take a close look at the body of this striking Stingray and you'll find aesthetics that are completely accurate to how the car left St. Louis' storied assembly lines. Thanks to a body-off restoration that wrapped in the Spring of 2015, that clean fuselage features even gaps which suggest a sharp eye toward precision. Correct metallic paint reflects a glossy finish under subdued Saddle vinyl and an array of polished brightwork. And, while many collectors think Rally Red is the quintessential Corvette pigment, we think you'll agree that nothing comes close to a well-done Fathom roadster!

ENGINE

Beneath the sculpted hood you'll find the car's original “3963512” branded L36 (LM) V8, which was assembled in Flint, Michigan (F) on October (10) 3rd, (03) 1969 and stamped with a matching partial VIN. Straight from the factory, this beefy big block utilized high performance internals to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into an even 390 horsepower! At the peak of the pavement-scorching mill, a polished and decaled air cleaner swirls wind into a familiar Winters intake by way of a reliable Quadrajet carburetor. At the sides of that intake, correct, cast iron heads hang stamped and polished valve covers over cast iron exhaust manifolds. And at the back of those heads, a chrome-capped ignition system sequences spark through sleeved plug wires. When fired, the infamous 427 rumbles like an old school stoplight slayer. Its ancillary components are top notch in every way, with GM-branded hoses, a rust-free master cylinder and a correct Harrison expansion tank accompanying reproduction tower clamps, a rebuilt alternator and a fresh aluminum radiator. And bright Chevy Orange engine skin is seated in a clean, Satin Black frame.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Peer under this low-slung roadster and you'll find a factory chassis that's straight, solid and ready for its close-up. The car's hot 427 twists torque through an original Muncie 4-speed, which hangs a Muncie (P) M21 (B) assembled on June (H) 19th, (19) 1969 (9) build stamp between a correct 3925660 casting number and matching partial VIN. Beneath that drivetrain, a fully rebuilt suspension combines optional power steering with tight turns and increased grip. At the corners of the car, 4-wheel power disc brakes ensure quick, drama-free stops. Aluminized down-pipes shuttle spent gases through new side pipes. And all that fully sorted hardware rolls on handsome Rally Wheels, which spin fresh 215/70R15 BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial redlines around dent-free trim rings and turbine center caps.

INTERIOR

Slip in to this Stingray's correct Saddle interior and settle on one of its firm vinyl buckets. A familiar dash hangs an array of black-trimmed telemetry above a correct Delco AM/FM radio. At the base of that dash, a tapered console frames a factory shifter. Below that console, translucent floor mats protect like-new carpet. At the edges of that carpet, weather-free door panels highlight simple stainless hardware. In front of the driver, a fixed steering column spins a classy Rally Wheel. And behind the passengers, a small storage compartment reserves enough room for a pair of car show chairs.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

There's really only one way to ensure the authenticity of this roadster's fresh restoration. Here's a quick look at the car's VIN and Trim Tag.

VIN: 194679SXXXXXX

* 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
* 9: Corvette
* 4: V8 engine
* 67: Convertible
* 9: 1969 model year
* S: Assembled in St. Louis, Missouri
* XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number

TRIM TAG

* P25: Assembled on November (P) 25th (25), 1969
* 420: Saddle interior
* 983: Fathom Green paint

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OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* A stack of restoration receipts

As the value of third generation Corvettes continues to grow, well optioned, numbers-matching cars like this Fathom Green drop-top will continue to become serious investment pieces. With a strong color combination, an original drivetrain and great aesthetics, this C3 is not only a fun car to own, but also a great example of the brand's evolution. Whether you're a seasoned Chevy collector or a potential first-time buyer, don't miss the chance to park this slick Stingray in your garage!

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