This LeMans Blue 1969 Chevrolet Corvette convertible needs a new home. It's a great hobby car, what with its swoopy good looks, bright paint, and rumbling, numbers matching 350/4-speed combination underneath, not to mention a top that goes down. Who wouldn't love such a beast in their garage? So make this the year that you finally get into the game with this very affordable Corvette roadster.
Maybe I'm just a sucker for Corvette's, but this car looks fast just sitting still. Embodying all that's great about the C3 design: chrome bumpers, side pipes, a folding top, and a great color, it's also just right for cruising and having fun. Feel like taking the long way home from work? This is your ideal companion. It's happy to oblige, since it's not some over-restored trailer queen, but instead a nicely preserved, honest car that wears its minor marks with pride, because it has been driven and enjoyed. The fiberglass is in great shape with no noteworthy issues, so no worries in that department, and although the repaint was done several years ago (it was originally code 983 Fathom Green), you'll never be ashamed to be seen behind the wheel. Gaps are good, and the doors shut neatly with that distinctive Corvette sound. The rumble of the exhaust matches its high-performance look, and no matter where you go, you'll probably find that this car engenders respect for its performance capabilities.
A black interior is always the right choice with blue bodywork, and the Corvette delivered a state-of-the-art driving experience in 1969. The interior was always black in this C3 (ZQ4 vinyl), and although there are some signs of use here and there, everything is comfortable and presents well. The important stuff is all there, including a chrome Hurst shifter managing the 4-speed between the seats and a factory AM/FM stereo right in front of it. The gauges remain in original condition, with sharp markings and clear lenses, making the driver's seat a very enjoyable place to spend some time. And note that this car includes both a black convertible top as well as the optional removable hardtop, a highly desirable and somewhat rare option.
Tilt the hood forward and you'll find a numbers matching 350 that isn't pretending to be something it isn't. Instead, it's a nice-looking piece that was built to run, with finned Z/28 style valve covers, a chrome air cleaner, and a bit of chrome on the accessories. It runs like the best small blocks do, with a snarky exhaust note compliments of the side pipes, and great responsiveness thanks to the Holley 650CFM carb and Edelbrock intake. Power steering makes this a very user-friendly Corvette, and recent suspension and brake work ensures that you can take corners and stop as intended. The chassis shows no signs of trouble and plenty of evidence that this car has spent its life in a dry, warm climate. Rally wheels are always a fan favorite, especially wrapped in fat 235/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials at all four corners.
For a nice weekend toy, you can scarcely do better than a vintage Corvette. Reliable, fun, and affordable, this one is ready to follow you home. Call today!