|A numbers-matching 427 big block, four-speed manual, factory-correct Fathom Green, and both hard and soft tops yes, this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is everything you want in a fast and distinguished vintage 'Vette. Fathom Green is a great color to have on a big block 'Vette. It has the mean attitude similar to black but with added sophistication like a British Racing Green. It gives distinction to the crisp lines of the big block hood, the well-fitting doors, and where the tall rear fender line meets the European styled Kamm tail. So this factory-correct hue manages to grab attention without being vulgar. In fact, you truly get to choose the attitude you want to share with the world by selecting between the sunny white soft top and the tough black hard top whenever you want. Regardless of the roof (let's face it, you'll likely be open to the world as often as possible anyway!) the early C3 cars are the ones to own because of all the great brightwork. On a properly presented '69 that means nicely finished intricate chrome bumpers, bright rocker panes, and now new shining inserts so this Stingray's truly has gills. Top it off with a correct rally wheel package on cool Firestone Wide Oval tires, and this is the kind of car that will grab attention in even the most finicky Corvette crowd.
Nothing matches up better on a dark green car than a saddle tan interior. It's the kind of timeless color combination that looks both period-correct, and fits in with more modern times. The whole package is exceptionally tidy, which is a good thing because there will be plenty of people checking out the inside of this droptop as you go for a bit of wind-in-your-hair cruising. And you'll be able to enjoy plenty of time in the driver's seat thanks to comfortable features such as the three-spoke tilt wheel, vinyl bucket seats, and original-style AM/FM radio. The C3 Corvette is a true driver's car with the large dual speedo and tach package right in front of you, and a full set of gauges to the side... and yes, even the clock still works on this classic. But we know what really grabbed all your attention... the bright chrome shifter seizes your focus like a beacon begging you to get in and start this one up.
When you twist the key, the symphony begins. There's just no mistaking the big power and big rumble from a big block that's serenading through a dual exhaust. With 400 advertised horsepower, this numbers-matching L68 427 cubic-inch V8 is a true legend forged in steel. If you can get off the road long enough to show this power plant off, you'll be rewarded with a very nice engine bay that has the correct Chevy orange block, bright valve covers, and the triangle air filter that proudly advertises the triple-dice setup. Then again, the tidy belts, wires, and hoses are not only great for showing off, but also another reminder that big block Corvettes were made to be enjoyed. So while this one has averaged less than 1,500 miles a year so far, we're willing to be you'd bring that number up rather quickly. After all, with the full control of the four-speed manual transmission, fully independent sports suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes, this is truly America's sports car.
The big block makes this a mean green machine, but the well maintained timeless lines make it easy to love. Classics this nice don't come along too often or stay too long. 70,351 miles from the odometer. BiN $67,995. May 13, 2016. BiN $66,995 (Ended) on August 2016. BiN $63,995 (Ended) on November 8, 2016.