|2) 1969 Corvette, numbers matching engine and transmission, Removable rear window. Over 5K in new parts with receipts, small crack l/h rear quarter. Auto, P/S, P/B, P/W, Tilt, A/C, Great condition, paint is a #8.
Here's my list of improvements:
Interior: All new a/c vents, seats removed, floors cleaned and hushmat installed. New center console with new digital radio, original look with AUX and USB, with remote. Gauges removed, cleaned and reinstalled with all new back light bulbs. Door panels removed and insulation added, all window rollers cleaned and lubed. New front carpet and pad with new floor mat.
Rear End: New spring and shocks, Real calipers rebuilt with new discs and pads, new stainless steel lines, New spring support bushings and hardware, New parking brake cable from console to brakes. Drive shaft and half shafts removed, powder coated with new Spicer u-joints installed and balanced
Transmission: Fluid and filter service with new shifter seal and new rear shaft seal. Front End
All suspension and steering components removed, cleaned, bead blasted, primed and repainted
All control arms overhauled and powder coated with new Moog ball joints and rubber bushings
New springs and shocks
Overhauled calipers with new discs and pads
Overhauled front hubs with new bearings
New stainless steel brake lines
All new steering hoses with overhauled steering box, steering valve and steering cylinder
New Moog idler arm and tie rod ends
Fresh 4 wheel alignment
All steering components and control arms overhauled by Van Steel Corvettes. BiN $34,900 (Ended) on March 8, 2018.
1) Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1969 Corvette in excellent condition and loaded with options such as A/C, power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt/telescopic steering column, and fender louver trim. This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is a wonderful driver that feels great on the road. It just this month completed a two hour road trip over 130 miles; it was completely reliable and ran great the whole time.
The car is finished in the rare and highly desirable color combination of Daytona Yellow over Black. This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag and tank sticker, both pictured below. This Corvette is Numbers Matching meaning that the engine that is in the car now is the same one that was installed in the car new at the factory. The last six digits of the VIN, 705931, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. The original tank sticker (build sheet) is also included with the car and pictured below even though it is hard to read.
As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.
Exterior: The Daytona Yellow exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has fantastic gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The chrome and other bight work on the car looks great with no pitting or cloudiness. The wheels are in beautiful shape with a brilliant finish and absolutely no curb rash on the beauty rings. The BF Goodrich tires have about 90 tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are a few other tiny imperfections around the car that are too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five feet away. The car has had some rust issues in the typical areas. We have included many photos of the underside of the car to show how it looks and included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust.
Interior: The Black interior of the Corvette is in fantastic condition and has been totally restored. The seats were recently recovered and looks brand new with no rips or split seams. The carpet is in great condition as well with no holes or stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels look nice with no cracking or splits. The dash and console are in great shape with no fading or sun damage. The radio works and gets good reception. Most importantly, the dash was never been cut or modified for the installation. The jack and handle are present and stored correctly behind the passenger seat and pictured below.
Mechanical: This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. As stated above, it just completed a 2 hours road trip with no issues. The engine starts right away every time and runs well. The car is a great driver that feels nice the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 60mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the photos. The exterior lights, indicators, and horn all work. The blower motor for the heater and a/c works on all speeds except high. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works from both of their respective switches on the dash and override switches; their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Some of the fiber optics work. The a/c does not work and the previous owner said it needs a new compressor, which is available from Rockauto for $173.79. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with T-tops out on a beautiful day.
A note on the fiber optic light monitoring system. We consistently receive many questions about the purpose of this system; exactly what it is and what it does. The sole and main idea behind the fiber optic light monitoring system is to simply confirm that all of the exterior lights, headlights, indicators, tail lights, etc., are working and to make the driver aware of a a burned out bulb. Each lamp on the outside of the car has an actual fiber optic cable the runs to an indicator on the center console. There are nine small indicators on the console and each has its own finer optic cable. When the bulb goes on the light travels through the fiber optic cable and illuminates the corresponding indicator on the console. If someone does not remember to plug the cable end into the lamp housing, does any work to the center console, or if there is a break in a connection or anywhere along the cable, that indicator no longer works. As one can image, over time this is very common.
Overall Condition: Overall, this 1969 Corvette is in wonderful driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is quite correct. The rare and original color combination also adds value to this Corvette. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, and transmission codes. In my opinion and based on our experience the Chrome Bumper cars from 1968-1972 are the most collectible and hottest in the entire Corvette market right now and out of those years 1969 and 1972 are the most sought-after. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort. BiN $24,900. September 2016.