Big Block: 1969 Corvette Stingray

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As emission requirements began to strangle high compression engines, manufactures began dropping bigger engines into their sports cars to make up for the lost power. This 1969 Corvette is powered by a big block V8 and can be found here on eBay.

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This 427 is running and the seller claims it is a daily driver. They have maintenance and repair documentation from 1986 to the present. This V8 was rated at 390 hp and 460 pounds of torque, although actual output was even higher than that.

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The interior looks complete and original, but needs a good cleaning. The seller has replaced everything the needed replacing to keep this Vette on the road, including the brake system and the entire vacuum system. At some point in its past, it has also received a respray in its original Daytona Yellow.

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This Stingray isn’t perfect, but it looks to be a nice driver and should clean up nicely. With a big block and a manual gearbox, this will be one fun driver for the summer!

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Comments

  1. rancho bella

    What does a ’69 Corvette big block and ’69 Mustang big block have in common?
    It’s like pushing a brick around a corner…………with a string

  2. Rene

    sure would like to own this one!

  3. Catfish Phil

    Looks kinda dusty for a daily… would be nice all the same.

  4. FRED

    MY BEST FRIEND HAD A GREEN ONE WHEN HE WAS IN THE ARMY. HE WAS STATIONED AT WEST POINT BUT LIVED HOME WHICH WAS MAYBE A 30 MINUTE RIDE ON THE NEW 9W BUT THE OLD 9W MAYBE AN HOUR.. HE WANTED ME TO DO SOME WORK ON IT AT THE FIRESTONE I WORKED AT AND IT WAS THE SCARIEST RIDE I EVER TOOK GOING OVER OLD 9W AT 5AM SO HE MADE 6AM ROLL CALL. HE MADE THE TRIP IN 20 MINUTES. I BABIED IT BACK TO REDO THE BRAKES,FRONT AND REAR ,SHOCKS AND BUSHINGS NEW CRAGER SS WHEELS FIRESTONE TIRES AND FRONT AND REAR ALIGNMENTS AND NURSED IT BACK AND HE DID THE TRIP HOME IN 17 MINUTES.I HAD TO CHANG MY UNDERWEAR WHEN WE GOT HOME BUT IT MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST HANDLING VETTE EVER BUT PURE TORQUE AND HP MADE UP FOR THE HANDLING WHICH WAS 100% BETTER WITH ALL THE NEW PARTS I PUT IN IT ALONG WITH A TUNE UP .I WANT THIS ONE BAD. GOOD LUCK GREAT FIND..

  5. jim

    it is going to sell, so someone is going to have a lot of fun. there are lot of corvettes for sale in this price range, but if you want the 427 this is a great find. and it has a manual transmission.

  6. Peter R

    I owned a ’69 390HP 427 ci in. back in the early 70’s. Went like nothing else in a straight line but you had to plan a block in advance if you wanted to turn a corner. In winter, once it warmed up, you did not need a heater there was so much heat coming through the transmission tunnel. Mine had the factory outside exhausts and they literally drowned out the radio even at maximum volume over 90 MPH. What a BEAST!!
    Not sure why this one qualifies as a “Barn Find” though??

  7. SIm Kaplan

    Yup, you can bash these ‘ol beasts for being heavy, but I had a blast for a few years in mine. I remember cruisin’ down to Florida hearing that classic big block sound all the way down to Lauderdale… what great memories, and what an awesome car that was. I still think the pre ’73 Corvettes are one of the most iconic and stunning classic American muscle cars ever built. I just couldn’t afford to fuel one of those monsters anymore.

  8. Dan

    Nice looking Vette!! If I had the monies, I would buy it!! Dayton Yellow!! Sweet

  9. mike

    nice vette, my neibors had a 1970 454 stingray in the same datona yellow in his garage for the last 20 years, getting ready to start workin on it for him!

  10. Jeff

    Bidding at 21.5K, it should stop compared to this beast here locally:

    http://madison.craigslist.org/cto/3756964177.html

  11. Jeff

    My oversight/mistake, it is a convertible, a little higher bid is cool…

  12. Matt

    Having sold Chevrolets in that era, I’d have to take issue with Slm Kaplan :-) 73s had several improvements over the 72… and the 73 454 was even rated higher in HP. 73s were in such great demand that dealers were paying over invoice to buy them from each other. For starters, that was the first year for radials on a Corvette. If you ever retrofit them to a 72 or earlier, you’ll wish it was a 73 :-) Now if you said pre-74, then I’d have to agree with you, just because of that ugly rear end :-) Worst thing about 69s is that they put wider wheels on them than 68s, and that caused them to sandblast the bottom half of the sides… so we got flared fenders for 70 :-)

  13. Sim Kaplan

    It all good Matt! …everybody has their own varied opinions on our beloved Vettes. I’m one of those guys who prefers the “early days” of the Corvette’s history that boasts the original C3 Stingray look with the chrome bumper/grille front end. I just couldn’t get my heart around the new plastic front bumper when I first saw them. Merely personal preference Matt, but as I’m still a classic car buyer to this day (and I may be alone on this) if there was a choice I had to make as an investment, and the 2 cars to choose from were a ’72 or a ’73, I’d be drivin’ away in the ’72. Cheers.

  14. dj

    I remember in the 80’s being able to buy a triple black covertible one. With factory tri power. The back carb caught on fire burning the hood and cowl but was an easy fix since I fixed these things back then. $1500. What a dumbass I was.

  15. Arthur

    looks great …:) i’m sure this car has something special

  16. Matt

    well Sim, given the choice of a 72 vs 73, if they were the same price and condition, I’d take the 72 as well… just because all the young newbies to the Corvette scene have read all the wrong hype so long that the 73 got lumped into the “rubber bumper” stereotype… which obviously made the “chrome bumper” thing more valuable. Funny thing, in 73 we all couldn’t wait for our GTO rubber bumpers… LOL And I’ll take cowl induction over vacuum operated hidden wipers any day too. The only negative about 73s is that because they were in such demand, the dealers loaded them up with every option you could put on them… which gave them more profit. Now it’s hard to find one that doesn’t have all that crap on them… all the stuff that goes wrong after 30 years, and makes them hard to work on… like factory air conditioning that uses freon and makes them overheat. Personally, I’ll take a midyear over a C3 anyday.

  17. Matt

    just checked to see what this one sold for :-) $24,100. Kinda ironic. My last Corvette was a 73 yellow 454 4 speed convertible, equipped very much like this one, no PS, no PB, no a/c… 53K miles, and I sold it about 5 years ago on craigslist for $24,500. Easy to work on and fun to drive… as long as you didn’t watch the gas gauge :-)

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