BF EXCLUSIVE: 1969 Corvette

Update 6/16/2018 – Tim has decided to lower his price one last time! He’s dropping it to $24,000 in hopes of finding a good home for it. It looks like a beautiful car and could prove to be a fun classic to have, so if you are interested in buying it, be sure to message Tim via the form below!

Update 6/13/2018 – Tim took more photos of the inside of his Corvette, so we’ve added them to the photo gallery below.

From 6/6/2018 – Barn Finds reader Tim M. has decided that moving to a new property has to take precedence over his 1969 Chevrolet Corvette, so he’s looking for a new home for the beautiful car. It’s located in Lafayette, Louisiana and Tim is thinking about a price somewhere around $28,000 $26,000, but I talked with him and he’s willing to negotiate a pretty good way. If you are interested, contact Tim through the information at the bottom of this post.

Pretty car, isn’t it? Tim told me that it was repainted six months ago in the original LeMans blue but other than that is largely original. All the numbers match as well. This is one of my favorite colors on C3s and the shine is marvelous.

Yup, it’s got a luggage rack. But it also has those great rally wheels, deep trim rings and even raised white letter tires that look so right.

This is as close as we get to an interior shot, but Tim tells me it’s all original and good with the exception of a small tear in the driver’s seat. The closeups of the door jambs show them to be in nice shape as well. Remember, Tim wouldn’t be selling the car except for the desire to move. Oh, by the way, that’s a four-speed transmission in there as well (the original one), along with the original radio and carpet!

Naturally, it’s a 350 cubic inch small block Chevrolet engine in there, and it looks nice! I’m sure this C3 would be fun to drive or to take to local shows. Tim tells me he’s only been able to drive it 1,000 miles in the five years he’s owned it and it’s been in storage for most of that time. Perhaps you can put some more miles on it! Our thanks to Tim for listing this Corvette with us! It looks like it could be a great deal of fun for many years to come. If you have a classic driver that is in need of a good home, please consider listing it here on Barn Finds!

Location: Lafayette, Louisana
Asking Price: $26,000 negotiable
Mileage: 92,000
Title: Clean

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Comments

  1. Beatnik Bedouin

    While I’m more of a Sting Ray fan, that Stingray looks pretty damned nice. 350/four-speed is a good combo.

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  2. Jbones

    Nice driver quality car, but at that price he will be taking the car to his new residence.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      okay well I will drop the price by a couple of thousand so I don’t takeit with me lol

      Like 6
  3. Tom Member

    It’s late, maybe I missed it but it the engine numbers matching?

    On a 69, the four openings in the front fenders, aren’t they normally chrome in 69, not in 68. if I am right maybe it is just missing the trim?

    I have had 72’s but not 68 or 9 so not totally sure I am right on this.

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    • Jbones

      They were an option on the 69’s and 69’s only. Just like the side pipes too.

      Like 7
  4. 86 Vette Convertible

    Good looking car. IMO it would help to include things like mileage and what repairs/rebuilds were done to it. A bit pricey for my wallet but a great looking car none the less.

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    • Andrew Brown

      It does say 92,000 but I guess a specific number may be better. But is there a difference between 92,000 and 92,469?

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      • 86 Vette Convertible

        Sorry, didn’t see any reference to current mileage on it.

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  5. Dean

    I’m told by a co-worker that the luggage rack is for strapping down your t-tops. Good looking Vette and the 4-speed is a definite bonus.

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    • Ike Onick

      Then where does the luggage go? You had best put the t-tops in the space behind the seats and bungee-cord the heck out of your luggage.

      Like 6
  6. Frank Sumatra

    Nice looking car. Keep in mind they probably won’t get cheaper over the next few years and has been demonstrated many times on this page the junk Corvette-to-good Corvette ratio is not in the buyer’s favor. What do the BF experts think is a fair price for this Corvette? If the seller is willing to negotiate, this might be a good find. (IMHO)

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  7. canadainmarkseh

    One thing about buying a nice corvette at this price is you won’t have to spend $28k restoring it. Nice car good luck selling it.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      thanks Canadainmarkseh an this baby run like a champ an turns head everywhere she pulls up an I will lower the price if I have a serious buyer to 26,000 right now

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  8. Rock On

    Your co-worker is correct Dean. Chevrolet used to offer a kit to mount the tops on the rack. I had one years ago for my 77. Here is a reproduction version.
    https://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corvette-luggage-rack-t-top-holder-bracket-set-1968-1977.html

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    • Ike Onick

      Disagree. Luggage racks were dealer-installed options, not factory installed and t-top holders Option Code V54 were first offered in 1980,

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  9. Dean

    Now I remember this Vette from sometime back…pulled from an initial sale offering for a repaint…the seller’s name rang the proverbial bell..GLWS

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    • mrscarbuyer

      yes sir someone had bid 28,000 on it the first night it was up but before I had listed it I had put it in the paint shop to get it painted an the buyer I guess didn’t like that it was in the paint shop an thanks

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  10. Jbones

    1. Tank sticker it’ll show how the car was born and what options it had.
    2. NCRS shipping data report
    3. Copy or original window sticker.
    Documentation goes a long way with these cars.
    4. List as much information as you can if you want top dollar. (Example you’re missing the ignition shielding for the radio)
    GL with the sale!

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    • Ike Onick

      You will be very lucky if a 1969 tank sticker is still legible and if you can get to it without dropping the gas tank.

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      • Jbones

        You’d be surprised some of them survive quite good while others don’t. I’d drop the tank either way.

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      • Ike Onick

        Quick follow up- Pulled a tank sticker off a 1971 tank Thursday afternoon. Pretty much un-readable, but it’s a start

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  11. Rock On

    Sorry Ike, I was commenting on the holders not the rack. I got the holders from the Chevrolet dealer in 1977, they were in a GM parts box.

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  12. Rock On

    Sorry Ike, I was commenting on the mounts, not the luggage rack. I got the mounts from Wilson-Nibblet Chev/Olds back in 1977. They are one of the highest volume Corvette dealers in Canada. They were in a GM parts box and were indeed available before 1980.

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    • Ike Onick

      Wilson-Nibblet? You must be from “Tarana” or somewhere in the 905 area, eh?

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  13. Rock On

    Yup!

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    • Ike Onick

      Go Leafs! Marlies too!

      Like 2
  14. Dan in Tx

    Hey, if you can’t move in a Corvette, what can you move in?

    I know, but I could not resist.

    Like 3
  15. tfradke

    Key question about 68 – 72 C3’s. Do the vacuum operated headlights and windshield wiper cover work? Repair is a massive PITA, expensive and complicated with vacuum lines running back and forth all over the engine compartment and under the dashboard. Ask me how I know.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      yes the headlights work perfectly an the wiper door only need a new canister

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  16. mrscarbuyer

    all four original calipers has been rebuilt in the last six months carb an front end bushings sway bar bushings front an back with poly an back sway bars are new an much much more just ask any question youll would like to know thanks

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  17. Ross

    Get past all the Nit Pickers and Nay Sayers. This Vett will sell at asking price 350 4 speed. It will go. You guys can’t expect the Man to just give it away. There is a market for the 50’s and 60’s Corvette. May not sell as fast as You want but at that price it will sale. Beautiful Vett!

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    • mrscarbuyer

      thanks you Mr. Ross an she drive great an run fast 350 engine 4 speed manual tranny with 3:36 gears made for the highway to get up an go

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  18. Ross

    Get past all the Nit Pickers and Nay Sayers. This Vett will sell at asking price 350 4 speed. It will go. You guys can’t expect the Man to just give it away. There is a market for the 50’s and 60’s Corvette. May not sell as fast as You want but at that price it will sale. Tuff Crowd on BF Tuff Crowd…….Beautiful Vett!

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  19. James

    I assume it doesn’t have a/c?

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Its a non ac car but you can put one Mr.James

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  20. James

    How would one find out about the condition of the birdcage?

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    • mrscarbuyer

      explain to me sir whats the bird cage if u me the undercarriage an frame its solid no rust are cracks at all all the frame is in perfect shape steal in excellent condition

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  21. mrscarbuyer

    also around the front window an ttops an more is no rust what so ever an back window excellent shape no rust

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  22. James

    I did my best to post a picture of the birdcage. Its the frame around the windshield and passenger cabin.These are prone to rust (according to reputation) and are very difficult to replace.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Mr James I just wrote you that that is free of rust as they just painted the car six month ago

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      • 86 Vette Convertible

        There’s an article over on superchevy website that shows what can happen to the birdcage on a C3 and what it takes to repair/replace. I think it’s self explanatory why people have such concern for that one area especially on C3’s

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  23. victor sanchez

    I don’t believe that luggage rack is correct, I had a 1969 427 4 speed Cortez silver black interior WITH a factory luggage rack Nice car otherwise

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Victor sanchez thanks the rack is original an correct to my knowledge thanks again

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  24. Soji quist

    That is almost the exact car I’m looking for, I’d severely consider it if I had the cash and it was closer…

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Soji quist it would surely make you a great car its a dream to drive an mash some gas lol on that highway

      Like 1
      • Soji Quist

        I’m sure it’s a blast! If you were to sell this a year or so later I’m sure I’d be the buyer! Unfortunately, the timing is not ideal. Best of luck in selling it!

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      • Soji Quist

        I know that you’re in a hurry to sell your corvette due to your move, but if you still happen to have it for sale in a year or so then someone like me would be happy to attempt a negotiation at a later date, I just do not personally have the savings yet. Just letting you know that holding onto it isn’t the end of the world!

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  25. Mark s

    My favorite color for that year vet. A perfect driver is worth $28 ish k. This car from a hot environment near the ocean $18k. Especially since no photos of the interior.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      I sent the interior pics Mark S it’s in great great shape from dash not a crack to door panels An seats all but driver seat has a lil tear u will see them soon as they add them this car is in great great shape from top to bottom engine to tranny trust me

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  26. LAB3

    Looks like a good honest car at a fair price. As to the luggage rack, I’ve never had a problem with the way they look and to tell you the truth would rather have one than not. Then again, my vehicles get used and aren’t there to act as a statue with fancy casters on it.

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  27. mrscarbuyer

    Yes Sir Lab3 Its a very honest an solid car runs like a dream just need the money to move on 3 1/2 acres of land I purchased

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  28. moosie Craig M Bryda

    350/300 or 350/350 ?

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    • mrscarbuyer

      350/300 Mr. Craig M Bryda

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  29. moosie Craig M Bryda

    350/300 or 350/350 ?
    Nice car
    VERY NICE CAR !
    GLWTS !

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Thanks Mr. Craig M Bryda

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  30. DonC

    I had a 71 Stingray convertible. Sold it for $14,000 in 2011. It was a 4speed 350 like yours but original paint and the body needed some chip repairs etc and some minor upholstery work. So….if I’d done all that, plus body and high quality paint…..yeah, I’d prolly be in the mid 20s like you. Good luck!

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Yes sir Mr DonC thanks

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  31. mrscarbuyer

    engine vin

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    • mrscarbuyer

      tranny with vin number matching

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  32. mrscarbuyer

    engine with vin number

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  33. mrscarbuyer

    undercarriage poly upgrades

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  34. mrscarbuyer

    under carriage frontend poly upgrade bushings

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  35. mrscarbuyer

    backend poly upgrade

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  36. mrscarbuyer

    backend poly upgrade bushings so much more this car is ready to enjoy

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  37. mrscarbuyer

    original radio works an also does the clock all original if youll need any other pics just ask

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  38. mrscarbuyer

    poly bushing upgrade also on bothsides of this also an poly bushing on back shafts

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  39. cyclemikey

    What’s not to like? Original 4-speed, matching-numbers daily driver in nice shape with a few upgrades and fresh-ish paint. Nice enough to gather a crowd, not too nice to drive it wherever you want.

    But I think the (sometimes notoriously cheap) Barn Find cognoscenti have pegged it in this case – there’s no way this car in this condition is going to sell for that kind of money. It’s a sub-20K car even on a VERY good day. JMHO. Good luck with the sale, though, however it goes.It’s a nice car.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Cyclemikey thanks for your opinion an your fine words

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  40. SC/RAMBLER

    Love the color, luggage rack, really beautiful car and well presented by owner, who could ask for more. refreshing to have a seller that is being so honest in presenting his/her vehicle

    Like 4
  41. mrscarbuyer

    SC/Rambler thanks so much this is an excellent car run great drives great an looks great thanks again

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  42. mrscarbuyer

    heres the steering wheel of the car

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  43. mrscarbuyer

    heres a pic of the spare tub with original spare in it

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  44. Jbones

    If you really need the money put it on eBay 7 days no reserve. You’ll get what the market speaks.

    Like 1
    • mrscarbuyer

      Jbones no I won’t put it on eBay at no reserve plus give them 12% of the sale price no thanks I don’t need to give away no money if that’s the case trust me I Keep she’s forsale not on sale

      Like 5
  45. 86 Vette Convertible

    It’s still a beautiful car. Wish I had the time, money and space. Like the old saying goes: if wishes were horses beggars would ride.

    If I brought anything more home, the wife would have a canary.

    Like 3
  46. 71FXSuperGlide

    Don’t know what that luggage rack is from, but it’s not one of the typical early C3 ones installed by the dealer. Hopefully whomever buys this car will plan on keeping it as swapping it out for the ‘correct’ one would require some work.

    Other than that, looks like a nice driver, if priced a bit too high for a base motor coupe.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      71FXSuperGlide they been bringing between 26,000 to 34,000 in the Mecum Auctions the last few auctions 350/300 engines matching numbers

      Like 1
  47. Frank Sumatra

    @mrs- Bad pun, but your are in the driver’s seat on this one. You obviously are in no rush to sell and you have a car that increases in value on a regular schedule. Enjoy the journey and all of the input you are getting from the BF crowd.

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  48. DRV

    This is a great driver. It’s a very serviceable year and drivetrain. It is very straight and the paint is remarkable as this body and style is the most difficult of any bodies I’ve had the pleasure to know. The edges and area above the headlights are really hard to get right as are the door fit. I can confidently tell you you will never loose a penny on it at 24k if you keep it past the upcoming economy correction.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      DRV thanks this is truly a beauty an straight as an arrow an drive wonderful an I do baby her but also I do drive her with pleasure when I do shes a dream car an thanks again DRV

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  49. Lroy

    Wow, we are still on this car. My favorite year favorite color vet. Beautiful all original loved example. I am out of storage space but if I could my first offer would be $18k going for $20k. Thats really all its worth. The small block 4 speed is the best handling iteration of these cars. The extra weight of the big block caused them to plow the moment you need them to turn.
    My advice Tim, is to take it to big city auction get it on the docket just after happy hour. You could get $30 k, if 2 of the right type of bidders are in the room.
    One orher thought, consign it with Jack Hunt San Rafael, CA. Plenty of retired rock stars in the neighborhood that have plenty of garage space.

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  50. mrscarbuyer

    Lroy I wouldn’t consider a penny less than 24,000 for my baby they going for 26,000 to 34,000 small blocks 350/300 in mecum auctions an other auction sales results look it up I been following all the last few auction over this year an last so trust me im not taking one cent lest than 24,000 are she will just stay in storage an go up in value.Its number matching so it can only go up in value thanks again

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  51. AUTOVISA

    As I always said: money talks BSG’s Here I have $18,000 cash.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Autovisa not in the same ballpark keep that offer no thanks

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    • Ike Onick

      Very poorly played AUTO. You should look for a book on negotiating at a local garage sale.Just don’t pay too much for it.

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      • AUTOVISA

        LOL I will! Stay tuned for my next offer, cheers!

        Like 4
  52. 69goat

    It’s a real nice looking car a very attractive color In my opinion a bit pricey. The prices that they get at me come and Barrett Jackson are not realistic prices they were getting 26k+ for the car that I had to sell for 11k. 71 Convertible vette all numbers matching original car With a removable hardtop, protecto plate, Tank sticker factory A/C 350 . Unfortunately 11K was all the market would bear. Good luck to you I hope the market has changed in the past year or 2.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      69Goat they are very realistic prices at the auction do your research of a 1969 corvette 350/300 an you will see the prices the brung in the last few auction this year an its between 26,000 to 34,000 don’t take my word google the auctions results sir

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  53. David J David J

    Hagerty’s Valuation Tool is placing this car from $20,300 (“good”) to $32,800 (“excellent”) depending on how one determines the condition.

    Simply based on info from this thread and Hagerty value, I’m thinking Tim’s ‘vette is certainly in the $24,000 area. I’d buy it if it had AC and I had somewhere to put another car.

    I’m guessing she will sell quickly at 24K, especially with more info and images.

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  54. Brian K

    It’s nice to see these cars go up in value. I remember 4 years ago they could of been had for a lot less.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      yes Mr Brian K they have gone up in value by auction prices such as Barret Jackson an Mecum auction results

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  55. Reid Hall

    A non air-conditioning car,this hurts value, not only for this car,but for other car’s as well. It’s stated that this car is original, if so why is the factory dist.,hat cover, and upper spark plug wire holder’s missing.lt looks like to me valve cover’s are original, not sure about the air cleaner, can, looks aftermarket, to me,l do see fram air filter replacement, you can tell, because you can see orange color on the bottom, so maybe the air cleaner can is original. Remember this car is very clean and numbers matching, but not a big block, side pipe car. 24-26k no way 5k-20k maybe.

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    • mrscarbuyer

      Reid Hall it really amazing me that people like you with opinions of such low value of 1969 matching numbers corvette 350/300.When all you have to do is follow the auction results of Mecum auctions are barrets Jackson an see the sells results do your research before you make foolish comments also I bet you never did own a vintage car worth money Im just saying so of these opinions are so rude an no class of straight facts of auctions results

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    • Ike Onick

      Good observations Sherlock. The car is almost 50 years old. I’m shocked there is a Fram air filter.

      Like 1
  56. mrscarbuyer

    bump wheres the money lol

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