Lot 295 - 1969 12880 Corvette Stingray Convertible
|Odometer reading||16,672 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
The Chevrolet Corvette has been produced in seven generations.
The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and
introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car.
Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the
Corvette is currently manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The
third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II
concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and was in
production until 1982. Engines and chassis components were mostly
carried over from the C2 but the body and interior were new.
The 350cu in (5.7litre) engine replaced the old 327cu in (5.3 litre) as the base engine in 1969 although power remained at 300bhp. Styling changed subtly throughout the generation until 1978 for the car's 25th anniversary. The Sting Ray nameplate was not used on the 1968 model but Chevrolet still referred to the Corvette as a Sting Ray; however, the 1969 (through to 1976) models used the 'Stingray' name as one word, without the space. In 1970, the body design was updated including fender flares with interiors refined and redesigned seats.
This Corvette Stingray convertible is a matching numbers car and can only be described as stunning. The yellow paintwork is in excellent order as are the black leather seats which are complemented by yellow piping. The engine has recently been rebuilt and benefits from an Edelbrock carburettor, the side exhaust pipes contribute to making this Corvette look and sound fantastic. The hood is new as is the fuel tank, wheels and tyres. As yet un-registered in the UK, although all the necessary title documents are supplied and we can confirm the necessary taxes have been paid. This four-speed (manual transmission) Corvette needs to be viewed to be appreciated; it is, quite simply, superb.
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