Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA
Lot 389
Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
Registration no. WVO 717G Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA
Sold for £23,000 (US$ 29,001) inc. premium

Lot Details
Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA Left hand drive,1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible  Chassis no. 194679S734222 Engine no. TBA
Left hand drive
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
Registration no. WVO 717G
Chassis no. 194679S734222
Engine no. TBA

Footnotes

  • To say that the Sting Ray's arrival caused a sensation would be grossly understating its impact on the North American sports car market. Styled in General Motors' Art and Colour Studio under Bill Mitchell, the new Corvette featured radical styling pioneered on Mitchell's successful Stingray sports-racer, and for the first time there was a Gran Turismo coupé in the range. Beneath the skin was an all-new ladder-frame chassis with independent rear suspension, the adoption of which enabled the centre of gravity to be significantly lowered, improving both roadholding and ride.

    Five years after the Sting Ray's arrival, a total restyle ushered in the 'Stingray' era, though the latter name was not officially applied to the model until 1969. Based on GM's 1965 Mako Shark II show car, the new-for-'68 Corvette coupé became a 'notch back' with removable rear window and detachable, two-piece 'T-top' (Targa) roof, while the roadster, or convertible, version could be ordered with optional hardtop. The previous generation's recessed pop-up headlights were retained while the windshield wipers were now concealed beneath a vacuum-operated panel, the latter feature being inherited from the Mako Shark II. Beneath the skin the chassis remained fundamentally unchanged.

    The Stingray customer could take his or her pick from an extensive range of factory options, with the result that seldom are two cars exactly alike. Completed on 10th June 1969, this particular Stingray was delivered incorporating some of the most desirable options on offer, including the high-performance L46 version of the 350ci (5.7-litre) V8 engine producing 350bhp, which is delivered via the four-speed, close-ratio manual transmission and Positraction limited-slip differential. Other noteworthy features included power assisted steering, audio alarm and whitewall tyres.

    The car is finished in eye-catching Riverside Gold (one of only 873 in that colour) with standard black vinyl interior featuring an AM/FM pushbutton radio, while the detachable hardtop is black also. Copy photographs in the accompanying history file indicate that the car underwent a body-off restoration around 2003, since when it has been driven a mere 1,000-or-so miles. Now UK registered, the Stingray is being sold complete with a framed copy of the original order form, reprinted 1969 Corvette owner's manual, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5C document.

    No Reserve.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalogue.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, cheque with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveller's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. John Polson
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5803
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5802
Similar Items