West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional mostly all original and stock surviving example of this original southern California with original CA Blue license plates 1969 Chevrolet Corvette T-Tops Sports Coupe with a matching #'s and recently rebuilt 350/300HP V8 engine matched to a Turbo 400 automatic transmission and boasting factory air conditioning (a rare $428 option in '69!) The car is extremely striking in its 'Le Mans Blue' color paint with a matching 'Bright Blue' interior trim.
Removable T-Top Sports Coupe VIN# 194379S704468 Odometer reads 12,217 miles Same owner since 1988. Sale includes service records and restoration receipts. Original California Blue and gold plate car. Optioned with factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, speed minder, AM/ FM radio, side louver trim. Matching 350CID/300hp engine built to 350hp specs. Casting number 3932386. Date code H 30 8. Engine pad number 19S704468 with HZ suffix code. Turbo 400 automatic transmission. Rear end code AV 10 1 68, 3.08:1 Positraction rear end. Headers, MSD ignition system. lots of mechanical work done. Runs and drives great. Paint code 976, LeMans blue. Base/ clear coat paint which is around 2 years old. Some very minor imperfections and chip touch ups. Re-chromed bumpers with newer body emblems. Nice body with bonding strips intact. Nice rust free and original under carriage. Alloy mag wheels. Trim code 411, Bright Blue. Newer seat covers, dash pad, door panels, carpet and T/ Top inserts.
For 1968, both the Corvette body and interior were completely redesigned. As before, the car was available in either coupe or convertible models, but the coupe was fitted with a near-vertical removable rear window and removable roof T-Top roof panels. Included with coupes were hold down straps and a pair of vinyl bags to store the roof panels and the headlamps moved into position via a vacuum operated system rather than electrically as on the previous generation, and new hide-away windshield wipers utilized a vacuum door. The door handles were flush with the top of the doors with a separate release button. Front fenders had functional engine cooling vents. It would prove to be the long lived successor to the second generation (1963-67) years and was often referred to by enthusiasts as the 'Shark' with no initial model designation at first, but which later became known as the 'Stingray' from 1969 onwards. The new T-Top 'Notchback' Coupe would prove very popular and go on to outsell the top-selling convertible for the first time in the marques history. The somewhat freer breathing early engines of 1968-70 are the most collectible and desirable today.