HIGHLIGHTS: Stunning 1969 Chevrolet Corvette done up in its factory correct Cortez Silver with factory red vinyl interior. Fresh paint, new interior, new black cloth top, Blueprint 383ci V8 that includes Blueprint's 30-month limited warranty 17” rallys and redline tires.. Original engine included in sale as well.
BODY AND CHROME CONDITION OVERVIEW: Appears to be all original panels, extremely straight, bonding strips still present. Chrome and emblems are original.
Seasoned Corvette buyers will be glad to hear that this car appears to be all the original panels as the bonding strips can still be felt in the wheel wells. The body is very straight and the only imperfections are the result of age. For instance, overall the chrome shows very well, but get close to eye level and you'll see some imperfections on the front and rear bumper that are consistent with a car this age. When you consider that it's the original 50-year old chrome, then in our eyes, it's in great shape. The emblems are all original as well and because of that the red, white and black in the checkered flag emblems aren't as clean as they were new.
PAINT OVERVIEW: Fully repainted in 2019, Factory Correct Cortez Silver, show quality paint job.
Ask any painter and they'll tell you that silver is just as tough to paint as black. However, it's clear that the painter who painted this car took their time painting it. This Corvette's paint has eyes and it is straight! There is a small spec or two of some trash in the paint on the hood, but beyond that the overall look with the Cortez Silver, redlines, 17" Rallys and red interior is a show stopper. This car would proudly display at a car show and even possibly take home some awards.
INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: New Factory Correct Red Vinyl Interior.
Not much negative to say about the interior, it shows in person just as well as it does in the photos. The only negatives are extremely minor and very dependent on the buyer. For instance, taller buyers are going to be disappointed that its a factory non-tilt/non telescopic wheel. Beyond that, the interior features new carpet, new seat covers, new heater core, new windshield, even a new clock. And like we mentioned accents the cortez silver brilliantly.
MECHANICALS OVERVIEW: Brand New 383 stroker from Blueprint, believed to be the original 4-speed and rear end.
Before you get bummed out that the engine it's not the original 350, the original engine is actually included in the sale. Of course it needs a rebuild, and that's why the current owner opted to choose a brand new blueprint 383 that creates a dyno proven 433hp and 450ft-lbs of torque. The other reason was these engines include a 30-month or 50,000 mile limited warranty. So the new engine that has literally break in miles on it, also received a new flywheel and clutch, new exhaust, new water pump, and a new hei distributor. They didn't stop there, they also equipped new brakes, new shocks and new hoses. The car sounds and drives wonderfully.
WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The overall original factory correct look of Cortez Silver with the red vinyl is a look that a lot of car restorers chase after even today. It just gives a true muscle car look that wouldn't be achieved if the same car was green on green. But then combine that with the new 17" modern rally wheels, brand new blueprint 383 and the original engine is also included in the sale and now you are getting a lot of bang for the buck.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: Admittedly this question depends a lot on each individual buyer. With that said, from the factory it was a very low optioned car. It has factory 4-wheel Power Disc Brakes, headrests and that's about it. So no power steering, no A/C and no tilt or telescopic. Thankfully, you don't notice the No A/C as bad since it's a convertible and the no power steering would be a much bigger deal if it was a big block vette.
DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? Currently, no. But you could make the case for a vintage A/C system for those hot summer days.
WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? You will be interested in this car if you are looking for a chrome bumper C3 corvette that has some factory original appeal but don't want to feel guilty for driving it a lot. You want the reliability of a new crate engine, but still want it to be carbureted and not another LS engine swap. You are looking for a car that is finished ready to drive the way it is, but want to do small touches to make it your own.
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning N/A
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Wipers YES - No wiper blades attached at the moment
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights NO
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES