Numbers Matching Corvette Motion Phase III L89 427/435 HP 4 Speed
- Original 427 cubic inch L89 V8 / Correct tri-power induction
- Motion Performance-style side-pipe exhaust
- Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
- Upgraded factory suspension
- Factory power steering / Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
- 15-inch Motion Performance wheels
- Motion Performance Phase III bodywork / House Of Kolor Cobalt Blue paint / Pearl white stripe
- Correct Black leather interior
- The beneficiary of a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration / Repainted in 2016
- Sale includes an NCRS Shipping Data Report
At the height of Detroit's muscle car wars the one guaranteed way to stop traffic in a new Corvette was to option a choice road warrior, step a bit outside the box, and build the coolest custom your money could buy. Take this glowing C3 for example. With its original L89 427, it'll whip almost anything up and down the strip. With its sorted and upgraded chassis, it'll be big fun on twisted backroads. And with exotic Motion Performance bodywork that wraps incredible House Of Kolor candy around correct leather upholstery, it features a perfect combination of brash style and all-American swagger. Want to park some impressive muscle in your garage? Check out this killer Corvette!
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. Then, in the late '60s and early '70s, a cat by the name of Joel Rosen decided to take that standard from a 10 to an 11.
In addition to offering multiple parts and packages with pretty much all the style and power your money could buy, “Mr. Motion”, utilizing nearby Baldwin Chevrolet as a sales channel, created unique and sometimes outrageous components that let everyone know you'd officially arrived in style. This Corvette, ordered as a top-option L89 beast straight from the factory, has been outfitted with the Motion Performance Phase III GT appearance kit you see today. That said, one thing is certain: the car's incredible House Of Kolor Cobalt Blue paint certainly isn't '60s fodder!
That vivid candy pigment, accented with an appropriate pearl stripe, was applied in the fall of 2016. Naturally, it's founded on a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration. And, quite honestly, this Corvette is one of those cars you just have to see first-hand to fully appreciate.
Beneath the pinned hood you'll find an original, 427 cubic inch big block that hangs a correct 3955270 casting number behind a correct “LU” assembly stamp and matching 706201 partial VIN. Straight from the factory, GM's storied L89 utilized high performance internals to twist stout 11 to 1 compression into an even 435 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 correct Holley carburetors. At the sides of that plane, lightweight Winters heads hang polished Motion valve covers between a polished cap, a polished breather and polished Stainless Works headers. At the back of those heads, chrome-capped ignition sequences spark through sleeved plug wires. And in front of those wires, a beefy radiator feeds GM-branded hoses that are cinched by requisite tower clamps. Naturally, ancillary components are top notch in every way, with a Delco-Remy alternator and rust-free brake booster accompanying stainless fuel lines and a small Harrison expansion tank. And bright Chevy Orange engine skin is seated in a clean, Satin Black frame.
Peer under this low-slung coupe and you'll find a lightly massaged 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 1969 (9) Muncie (P) assembled on September (P) 19th, (19) 1968 build stamp between a correct 3925660 casting number and matching 706201 partial VIN. Beneath that drivetrain, a fully rebuilt suspension combines optional power steering with upgraded trailing arms and a stiff axle brace. At the corners of the car, 4-wheel power disc brakes ensure quick, drama-free stops. The aforementioned headers shuttle spent gases through polished, Motion-style side-pipes. All that fully sorted hardware rolls on polished Motion wheels, which spin 6.00-15 Goodyear Blue Streak Sports Car Specials in front of 7.00-15 Goodyear Blue Streak Sports Car Specials. And everything, from this Chevy's NHRA-approved bellhousing to its spry Koni Classic shocks, is fully sorted and ready to roll.
Slip in to this Stingray's correct Black interior and settle on one of its firm leather 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 props a factory shifter on fade-free carpet. At the edges of that carpet, weather-free door panels, highlighted by simple stainless hardware, front factory power windows. In front of the driver, a tilt steering column spins a 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
* An Owner's Manual
* Factory accessory literature
* Motion literature
* A reproduction Window Sticker
* An NCRS Shipping Data Report
* Spare race parts including: Edelbrock intake manifold, Mark Ten ignition modules, distributors, polished valve covers, 3-barrel carburetor, and more.
* Spare wheel/tire
* Frame/holder for automotive hard top
With its hot big block, massaged chassis and break-neck aesthetics, this documented Corvette combines spirited performance with unique style and classic appeal. Nothing's simply 'adequate' about this car; it's an impressive street machine that'll provide years of great memories and turn heads anywhere it goes. If you're looking for a stunning Detroit super star that has plenty of muscle to back up its killer good looks, this cool Chevy is your next cruiser!
* The beneficiary of a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration / Repainted in 2016
* Original 427 cubic inch L89 V8 / Correct tri-power induction
* Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
* Motion Performance bodywork / House Of Kolor Cobalt Blue paint / Pearl white stripe
* 15-inch Motion Performance wheels
* Motion Performance-style side-pipe exhaust
* Correct Black leather interior
* Factory power steering / Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Upgraded factory suspension
* Sale includes an NCRS Shipping Data Report
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