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1969 Corvette Parked for 20 Years Flexes Original Turbo-Jet Power

Classic Corvettes are among the models so many collectors are drooling over, especially if they’re fully original and in the same condition Chevrolet released them from the factory.
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Of course, finding an original Corvette in tip-top shape isn’t something you can easily find these days, but when it comes to collectibles, the one we’re highlighting today is halfway there.

And it’s because this 1969 Corvette is said to be fully original, with everything still in place, including the matching numbers powertrain. In other words, the sports coupe comes with the 427 (7.0L) Turbo-Jet V8 engine installed by Chevrolet 52 years ago, and the same 4-speed manual transmission.

The body obviously isn’t in its best shape, but all the logos are still there, including the Stingray nameplates on the sides. The one-word tags were new for model year 1969, as Chevrolet previously spelled it “Sting Ray” in two separate words.

This Corvette was a rather high-optioned model, coming with air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, tinted glass, a speed warning indicator, and many others.

But what you need to do know is the car was parked some 20 years ago after having a small accident. Some fixes have already been made, with the C3 now coming with new front fiberglass, but others are still required, including for the engine. This makes sense since the Vette has been parked for two decades, and the owner explains the carburetors are service replacements, though no other specifics were shared.

As for the mileage, the odometer indicates close to 63,000 miles (101,388 km), and of course, they’re all original.

Needless to say, this rare Corvette can’t come cheap, and despite still requiring some fixes, it’s definitely worth a chance, especially given an original model can end up selling for a small fortune. In its current condition, eBay seller jhn317 expects to get $35,000 for the car, with an immediate payment of $500 also required.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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