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AutoHunter Spotlight: 383-Powered 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Owned by the seller for 44 years and powered by an upgraded V8

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Featured on AutoHunter.com, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe. It was purchased by the seller in 1980 and received a new engine, a new rear end, and a new exhaust as part of a 2014 restoration. The upgraded 383ci V8 has only accrued approximately 4,000 miles since being installed and is connected to a three-speed automatic transmission. Features include T-tops, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes. Finished in black over a Saddle vinyl interior, this C3 Corvette comes with a clear title in the seller’s name. 

Originally finished in Riverside Gold, the body was repainted black in 1985. The exterior is equipped with chrome bumpers, pop-up headlights, custom mirror caps, color-keyed T-top panels, and a luggage rack. 

The 15-inch chrome Corvette Rally wheels are wrapped in 245/60 BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. According to the seller, the wheels, beauty rings, and tires were installed in 2014. 

Inside, the bucket seats are covered in Saddle vinyl and surrounded by manual windows, power steering, and a vintage-look AM/FM radio. The seller reports the air conditioning is currently nonfunctional, but they aim to have it repaired before the car is sold. 

Important information is shown on a 160-mph speedometer, a 7,000-rpm tachometer, and fuel, water temperature, oil pressure, and battery gauges. The odometer shows 86,212 miles, but the true mileage on this Stingray is unknown. 

In 2014, a 383ci stroker V8 was installed under the front-hinged hood. Since then, it has covered about 4,000 miles. It comes paired with black aluminum valve covers, a four-barrel carburetor, and a polished aluminum intake manifold. The upgraded engine sends power to the rear wheels through a three-speed automatic transmission. 

This Corvette rides on a four-wheel independent suspension. Manual disc brakes at each corner help bring it to a stop. In addition to the engine, a new 3.42:1 rear end and a new dual exhaust system were installed in 2014. 

The auction for this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe ends on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. (PDT). 

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and a photo gallery 

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Derek Shiekhi
Derek Shiekhi
Derek Shiekhi is the Editor and Lead Writer at ClassicCars.com’s sister site AutoHunter.com. He was previously a freelance automotive writer who won numerous awards from the Texas Auto Writers Association for his coverage of events and vehicle reviews. He has been lucky enough to drive Lamborghinis on a track, go off-roading over sand dunes in a Land Rover Discovery, haul a BMW M Roadster with a Ford F-450 Limited, and perform several 55-mph jumps in the Ram 1500 TRX. These days, he’s learning a lot of interesting facts about the vintage and collector vehicles auctioned on Auto Hunter.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Pretty car. I absolutely do not know what is going on with all the automatic Corvettes I have seen listed lately. I got my first one in ’67,(a ’65 350 horse roadster) and have had one in some shape or form ever since. All have been 4 speeds except my “forever car”, which is a 2000 FRC 6 speed. With the notable exception of these late model rocket ships, Mother Nature did not intend for Corvettes to be automatics. As pretty as this car is, I would not even consider it because of the gearbox, but that’s just me. I hope the seller finds a good home for it.

  2. One would think the same : a Corvette with an automatic ! But , if your like me , and have owned a car with gearbox , well , we do get older ! And , sometimes change is in the air ! Had a 1963 , hardtop removable , with four speed . Dandy at the time ! Now , still being a gear head , and , almost seventy , my Vette is now a 1977 . I still work on it . Recent Black Cherry pearl paint , upgraded with a stroker, TH 350 auto with stall , built trans , shift kit . Rebuilt suspension, A/C, PS , P B . Still a “ forever “ car . Owned 40 years ! So , in the end , have had both . And ,, timeless classics ! Cruise on !

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