West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional example of this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette T-Top Coupe with a date correct big block 427/390HP V8 engine matched to a 4 speed Muncie manual transmission! The car is extremely striking in its 'Le Mans Blue' (code 976) factory color paint with a matching 'Bright Blue' leather interior (412) trim and side pipe exhausts.
Odometer reads 68,518 miles
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.
This particular example has no signs of any major accidents and is the beneficiary of a very presentable repaint in its original 'Le Mans Blue' factory color paint and looks extremely striking with an original specification matching 'Bright Blue' leather interior. The car must be driven to be truly appreciated - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver with the 4 speed manual transmission shifting smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving example of the second year of the third generation Corvette, a big block 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390HP V8 T-Top Coupe with the desirable 4 speed Muncie manual transmission & side pipes!