1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe  Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508
Lot 304
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe
Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508
US$ 28,000 - 34,000
£22,000 - 27,000

Amended
Lot Details
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe  Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe  Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe  Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe  Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe  Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe  Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe  Chassis no. 194379S704440 Engine no. 18S410508
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray "T-top" Coupe
Chassis no. 194379S704440
Engine no. 18S410508
427ci OHV V8 engine
Single four-barrel carburetor
390bhp at 5400rpm
Four-speed manual transmission
Fully independent rear suspension
Four-wheel disc brakes

-Garage-kept for over 10 years of ownership
-Recent repaint
-Chrome in perfect condition
-Headers and electric cooling fan added

The Stingray Coupe

When the C3 Corvette made its debut for the 1968 model year, it was the wildest car to hit the street since the Lamborghini Miura. Patterned after Bill Mitchell's and Larry Shinoda's 1965 Mako Shark II, the new Corvette was the culmination of 1960s Coke-bottle excess but underneath it was the same Corvette as before. One notable mechanical improvement was the introduction of the three-speed Turbo Hydramatic replacing the two-speed Powerglide automatic. While the press wasn't too kind to the new Corvette (with particular criticism on the car's fit and finish) the public set a sales record.

Chevrolet engineers addressed many of the criticisms to make the 1969 Corvette a better car. The big news was a 350 replacing the 327, now in 300- and 350-horsepower tunes. For the Big Block 427 there were five choices, from the L36 with 390 horsepower to the aluminum ZL1. The press and the public appreciated the tweaks to the tune of a record-breaking 38,762 built.

The Motorcar Offered

This Fathom Green with Saddle vinyl T-top coupe is perhaps the quintessential 1969 Corvette: this was the first time the coupe outsold the convertible, Earthtone colors were the trend at the time, plus there's a Big Block 427 between the front wheels. With headers the latter puts out more than the rated 390 horses.

Owned for the past 10 years, it has been garage-kept, carefully maintained, and has received a recent high quality repaint that shows quite well. Delivered new with a Big Block, the current motor fitted is from '68 but is otherwise virtually identical to the one with which it left the factory, save for the number. New headers, MSD ignition, and a K&N air cleaner all hint to the fact this 'Vette was made to run. New-for-1969 TJ2 front fender louver trim completes the look – all that's needed is a driver with an itchy trigger finger.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the title for this vehicle is in transit
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished.

If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the motorcars department or request a complimentary motorcar appraisal.

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 for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

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

Contacts
  1. Eric Minoff
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 917 206 1630
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007
  2. Evan Ide
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work Boston, United States
    Work +1 917 340 4657
  3. Rupert Banner
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 461 6515
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007
Similar Items