Tuxedo Black
Black
427 L36 V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8
  • Stainless Works side-pipe exhaust
  • Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • 15-inch Rally Wheels
  • Correct Tuxedo Black paint / Body-matched T-tops / Removable rear window
  • Correct Black leather interior
  • 20-year nut-and-bolt restoration completed in 2009
  • Sale includes restoration photos and restoration receipts

SUMMARY

* 20-year nut-and-bolt restoration completed in 2009
* Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8
* Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct Tuxedo Black paint / Body-matched T-tops / Removable rear window
* Correct Black leather interior
* Sale includes restoration photos and restoration receipts
* Factory power steering
* Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Stainless Works side-pipe exhaust
* 15-inch Rally Wheels

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Start talking vintage sports cars and the second generation Stingray is almost always directly referenced. Offered in two body styles, and equipped with engine options that spanned 149 cubic inches, the C3 was capable of satisfying nearly every gearhead that took interest. And that legacy of universal appeal has continued for over 60 years, giving fans and aficionados the parts and inspiration to create their own unique hot rods. Take this '69 coupe, for example. Thoroughly updated during an exhaustive, 20-year restoration, this tastefully modified Chevy turns a traditionally appealing platform into a Main Street super star. If you're ready to hit the road in a brash, head-turning classic, check out this stunning Corvette!

BODYWORK/TRIM

'All Corvettes are red' is a common generalization. 'Yellow Corvettes are the epitome of American motorsports' is reinforced by Team Corvette's continued racing success. But, it's certainly hard to argue that black Corvettes don't look awesome. Recently restored over the span of two decades, this sinister C3 presents stunning pigment that, thanks to a late NASCAR super star, enjoys a natural association with both Chevrolet and success. Step close to the car and it becomes very obvious that its fiberglass body has been correctly prepped and sanded, as there are no bonding seams visible from any angle. Further examination reveals headlight doors that fit well, lines that are crisp, and aggressive fenders which show no signs of rounding from an overzealous sander. And presently, thanks to excellent finishing work, this Chevy is one slick classic that looks every bit as good as the day it rolled out of the paint shop!

With such a cleanly styled body, ornamentation could have easily ruined the C3's presence. Thankfully, Chevrolet did a great job of placing form over function and keeping brightwork to a minimum. At the front of the car, chrome-trimmed grilles center small parking lamps between a thin bumper and subtle chin spoiler. Above that professionally re-plated bumper, a cross-flag-branded header draws the eye to a chrome-trimmed hood that seats bold “427” emblems at the foot of a vacuum operated cowl. That hood reflects clean glass that's framed in showroom-quality stainless, capped with body-matched tops and backed by a removable rear window. At the sides of that glass, flush door poppers and classy “Stingray” emblems perfectly complement a chrome driver's mirror and shielded Stainless Works side-pipes. And at the back of the car, a “CORVETTE” branded valance hangs LED tail lamps and a chrome tag frame between a familiar cross-flag fuel filler and two more professionally re-plated bumpers.

ENGINE

Beneath the sculpted hood you'll find an original, 427 cubic inch big block that hangs a 1969-specific 3955270 casting number behind a familiar Tonawanda (T) assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. Straight from the factory, that hot L36 (LM) 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 in to a correct Winters intake by way of a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor. At the sides of that intake, cast iron heads hide Comp Magnum roller rockers between polished and decaled valve covers and ceramic-coated exhaust manifolds. Between those pipes, an NOS crank spins Eagle I-beam connecting rods. At the top of those rods, chrome-capped ignition sequences spark through sleeved plug wires. And in front of those wires, era-correct smog equipment frames a large aluminum radiator. Naturally, ancillary components are top notch in every way, with GM-branded hoses, a rust-free brake booster and a correct Harrison expansion tank accompanying reproduction tower clamps, an AC fuel filter and a rebuilt Delco-Remy alternator. 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 familiar factory chassis that's straight, solid and ready to roll. The car's stout big block twists torque through an aluminum flywheel, which helps engage an original Muncie 4-speed that hangs a 1969 (9) Muncie (P) assembled on October ( R ) 9th, (09) 1968 build stamp behind a correct 3925660 casting number and matching partial VIN. That fully rebuilt transmission spins a heavy-duty, 1970-model differential. Beneath that drivetrain, a fully rebuilt suspension combines optional power steering with polyurethane bushings and a composite, monoleaf spring. At the corners of the car, power-assisted disc brakes ensure quick, drama-free stops. Aluminized down-pipes shuttle spent gases through the aforementioned side-pipes. Polyurethane body bushings and a full roster of stainless fasteners ensure the car's matte floors and satin frame will survive years of Mother Nature's worst. And all that high quality hardware rolls on handsome Rally Wheels, which spin 225/60R15 Maxxis MA-S1 Marauder redlines in front of 255/60R15 Maxxis MA-S1 Marauder redlines.

INTERIOR

Slip in to this Stingray's conservative Black interior and settle on correct leather buckets that are dressed in fresh Al Knoch hides. A familiar dash founds 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, “CORVETTE” branded floor mats split the difference between stainless-trimmed foot pedals, fresh Ssnake Oyl seatbelts and like-new carpet. At the edges of that carpet, weather-free door panels hang simple stainless hardware in front of factory power windows. A tilting column spins a sporty, satin-spoke steering wheel. And behind the passengers, a small storage compartment reserves enough room for a pair of car show chairs.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* Restoration photos
* A stack of restoration receipts
* T-top covers
* An extra set of brake light lenses

With its massaged motor, sinuous body and comfy interior, this solid sports car is an attractive, well-done classic. And best of all, being a Corvette Stingray, its appeal is nearly universal. If you're in the market for a no excuses collector car with an unbeatable combination of style and performance, this Chevy is your kind of ride!

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