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1969 big block coupe
Classic Sting Ray

The 1969 Chevrolet Corvette changed little from the preceding year, but “Stingray” now became one word and was badged on the front fenders. Thanks to a long selling season, the year was an outstanding sales success for Corvette with the total jumping 30 percent to over 38,000 units.

The standard power train began life as a base 300bhp, 350 cubic-inch small-block. The L46 option upped the ante to 350hp.  Beyond small block territory there were four big blocks available. The venerable 427 cubic inch power plants came in a variety of flavors.  Starting with the work horse 390 horse power with a single four-barrel carburetor.  The rest of the line up were equipped with triple carburetor setups. These optional monsters included the 400 horse L68, the 435 horse L71 and the 430 horse L88 which by the way is considered the "Holy Grail" of the C3 generation.

1969 big block coupe
 Ten colors were available in 1969.  They included: Riverside Gold, Tuxedo black Polar  Can-Am White, Monza Red, Le Mans Blue, Fathom Green, Daytona Yellow, Cortez Silver,Burgundy, and Monaco Orange. The price of entry for a base C3 was under five thousand dollars.

 Several four-speed gearboxes were available. These included the M20 wide-ratio, the M21 close-ratio and the high performance close-ratio M22.  A slush box Turbo-Hydra-Matic was also available that year.
1969 big block coupe
Popular interior options available for the Sting Ray included a leather interior, power windows, power steering , power brakes, air-conditioning,and tilt-telescopic steering column.
This bring us to a true survivor C3 that belongs to one of our readers. The car in question is a 1969 C3 big block coupe. Its a two owner car that has been fully restored and pampered for the past thirty years of its existence.
This gem is equipped with a numbers matching 427 390 hp L36 that has been NCRS certified.
The car is adorned in Riverside Gold, with an Ebony interior. A 4 speed manual motivates the big block power.

1969 big block coupe

  Other desirable options include; factory Air, Power Steering,Power. Brakes and Power windows.
This outstanding outstanding condition classic also has all the full documentation and protecto plate.

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