HANDSOME CHARCOAL METALLIC PAINT, STRONG 350CI MOTOR, VERY CLEAN AND SOLID C3
Corvettes are always in demand, and while there's a lot of guys who prefer numbers-matching cars with pedigrees, there's a great deal more fun to have with a car like this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with its over-built small block, handsome color combination, and agreeable price.
The paint was done a few years ago, but there's no mistaking the brilliant shape of the all-new Stingray, which was unlike anything else on the road in the late 1960s. This one has an honest, clean look about it, not restored to concours levels, but not a car that has been abused and flogged, either. Instead, it has an earnest patina that is often appealing to collectors, and folks who see this car will recognize it for the piece of vintage sculpture that it is. The charcoal gray paint isn't a factory color, but something from a later model color pallet, but it still looks awesome. Gaps are good, about what you'd get if today were 1969, and it looks fantastic going down the road. Chrome bumpers are a big plus for most enthusiasts, giving the all-American sports car some European flair, and it appears that all the brightwork was buffed, polished, or replaced during the freshening a few years ago. This car also sports a set of crisp, clear taillight lenses, chrome "gill" inserts, and correct Stingray emblems.
The black interior is largely stock, which is definitely a good thing. The seats wear fresh reproduction seat covers that fit well and don't sag, while things like the door panels, carpets, and dash pad are in excellent condition. Factory instrumentation is comprehensive, with big, bold dials for the speedo and tach and auxiliary gauges in the center stack, and they all seem to be working except the clock, which is typical. A newer AM/FM/cassette stereo has been fitted in the center of the dash and it still uses those cool fiber-optic exterior lamp monitors, which is one of the C3's most innovative features. Embroidered floor mats with bright yellow 'Stingray' script is just enough contrast to get your attention and the rear cargo area is nicely finished with a pair of 6x9 speakers that sound quite good, even with the T-tops off.
Although the big blocks get all the attention, small block Corvettes are some of the best-driving performance cars you can buy, and they're a screaming bargain to boot! This one makes awesome V8 sounds that are threatening enough to keep the kids in their Hondas at bay, and the dressed-up 350 under the hood moves the car with real authority. There's a fairly substantial camshaft inside, so it has a lopey idle that sounds like horsepower. Linked to a quick-shifting TH400 3-speed automatic, it's great for slicing through traffic or hammering down your favorite country road. Long-tube headers feed a chambered dual exhaust system that sounds great, and the chassis is solid and original, with no notable issues. Beautiful Rally wheels wear 245/60/15 BFGoodrich rubber so it sits right and handles great.
There are two kinds of people on the planet: Corvette owners and everyone else. It's your turn to join the club. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Dark Gray Metallic
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