Although the third-generation Corvette (aka the “C3”) was produced from 1968 through 1982, few versions hold as much sway among Corvette enthusiasts as the early ones. This was, after all, when the C3’s performance was at its peak, and the exciting engine options included the legendary 427 big block in its various forms. Within these first few years, many C3 Corvette fans consider the 1969 model year the one to get, as the first year (’68) C3 had a few build quality and overheating bugs that were largely resolved for 1969. Here we have a Riverside Gold 1969 Corvette with the L71 427 cubic-inch big block under the hood. Part of a collection of classic C3 Corvettes owned by a fastidious and knowledgeable collector, this car has benefitted from an older, but extremely high-end restoration. Notably, it has achieved the super rare hat trick of classic Corvette awards: Bloomington Gold, NCRS Top Flight and the Duntov Award. It was also featured in “The Sharks 1968-1972 Gold Collection” at Bloomington in 2019. The big awards were bestowed upon this handsome C3 around 2004/2005 and the car has enjoyed semi-retirement since. As such, it still presents extremely well and drives as well as it looks. Gleaming in that awesome golden hue accented with a white soft top, this C3 expectedly has an incredible body, underside and interior. Underneath it is clean enough to eat off of. The overall effect is as if you traveled back in time to a Chevy dealership in 1969 and checked out the hottest new Corvette they had in the place. Boasting triple two-barrel induction with its tell-tale triangular chrome air filter, this broad-shouldered beast cranks out 435 horsepower. All that power goes through a stout TH400 automatic and on to the Positraction rear end. As befitting a car that has won the biggest awards in the classic Corvette world, the engine compartment looks as if the car just rolled off the assembly line and of course the numbers match. To say this car is a blast to drive is an understatement. The sound and fury of a late-‘60s 427 when stepped into is only matched by the thrill of its rapid acceleration. In addition to the powerhouse 427 and automatic transmission, other option highlights include power steering, power brakes, transistor ignition, front fender louver trim and an AM/FM stereo radio. Rather than the more common black upholstery, this Corvette has the saddle color interior that is a great complement to the Riverside Gold body. All told, this is an incredible, well-documented and highly-awarded example of a 1969 427 Corvette roadster. Note that this car is off-site and can be seen by appointment only. For more information or to schedule time to see this late-‘60s icon just give us a call at 603-627-5595. Financing is offered through our approved lender, interesting trades are welcome and enclosed shipping can be arranged.
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