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general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1969

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
A31 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
A82 Headrests
C05 Black Convertible Softop
G81 Positraction Rear Axle
L46 350ci 350hp High Performance Engine
M21 Muncie Close Ratio 4-Speed Transmission
PT6 Red Line Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio
976 Le Mans Blue Paint
400 Black Vinyl Trim

exterior color code
976 Le Mans Blue
interior color code
STD Black Vinyl

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   M21 4-Speed Close Ratio (#'s Match)
Odometer:   80,875 (Actual)
Engine:   L46 350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194679S725655
about the dealership

Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am.  Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation.  We do it because we enjoy it.  We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it. 

contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

 

 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is exceptionally proud to offer this beautiful, completely numbers matching, 1969 Corvette Convertible with the high performance L46 350ci 350hp engine and Muncie M21 Close Ratio 4-Speed Transmission. This Corvette has recently been completely restored and is in immaculate condition. The car just received a fresh paintjob, all new interior and top, a rebuild on the original engine, and rebuilt transmission according to the previous owner. It looks absolutely stunning, runs terrifically, and is an awesome driver that is ready to be enjoyed. There is no way a similar car could be built or restored to this level of quality for anything near our asking price.

The car is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Le Mans Blue over Black Vinyl. This very rare and prized color combination is correct and original, verified by the codes on trim tag. Included with the car is the NCRS Shipping Data Report that shows it was sold new to Glenway Chevrolet here in Cincinnati in 1969. Also with the car are dozens of receipts totaling thousands of dollars for items spent on the restoration. The previous owner provided a reproduction window sticker as well. The very low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as Actual. Please peruse all of the photos, video, numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of how exceptionally nice this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

numbers

 


Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly.

 
item number description*
VIN 194679S725655 The first digit, "1," indicates the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, V8 Corvette. The "67" is the body style, convertible. The sixth digit, "9," indicates the model year, 1969. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 25,655th Corvette made for 1969.
Body Build Date L23 "L" corresponds to July, and the 23 is the twenty-third day of the month meaning this Corvette body build date is July 23, 1969.
Engine Code V0710 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "10 is the tenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 10, 1969.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code HW This means the motor was intended for am L46 350ci 350hp Corvette with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 725655 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 725655, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date F 30 9 "F" is June, "30" is the thirtieth day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on June 30, 1969.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Left Cylinder Head Casting # 3927186 The left cylinder head has the correct 3927186 casting number for a 1969 L46 Corvette.
Left Cylinder Head Casting Date E 27 9 "E" is May, "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on May 27, 1969. This is correct as it predates the assemble date of the engine.
Right Cylinder Head Casting # 3970010 The right cylinder head has the correct 3927186 casting number for a 1969 L46 Corvette.
Right Cylinder Head Casting Date E 21 9 "E" is May, "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on May 21, 1969. This is correct as it predates the assemble date of the engine.
Transmission Main Case 3925660 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925660 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing 3857584 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3957584 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P9K08B The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "9" indicates the model year, 1969. The "K" is the seventh month of the year and the "08" is the eighth day of the month. The "B" is a suffix letter that indicates the gear ratio, 2.20:1 Close Ratio. So this is a Muncie Close Ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on January 22, 1969.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3927184 The intake has the correct 3973469 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date G 3 9 "G" is July, "3" is the third day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on July 3, 1969.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1111491 The distributor is original and correct with a 1111491 stamping on the band.
Distributor Date Code 9 D 21 The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "D" denotes April, and "21" is the twenty-first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on April 21, 1969. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Exhaust Manifold Left 3872765 The left exhaust manifold has a 3872765 casting number, which is correct for a 1969 Corvette with an L46 small block.
Exhaust Manifold Right 3932461 The right exhaust manifold has a 3932461 casting number, which is correct for a 1969 Corvette with an L46 small block.
Rear Differential AO 7 16 69 W The "AO" indicates a 3.70:1 gear ratio with positraction. The "7" is the seventh month of the year, the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month, and the "69" would be 1969. The "W" is the plant where it was produced, Warren, MI. So the rear end was made on July 16 14, 1969 in Warren, MI with a 3.70:1 gear ratio and positraction. The stamping on rear end is usually the hardest to read of any of the numbers on a Corvette. This car was no different and this stamping were difficult to make out so this is our best assessment of how they appear.
Driver's Window GV The "G" is April and "V" is 1969 so this window is original, made in April of 1969.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window GV The "G" is April and "V" is 1969 so this window is original, made in April of 1969.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Left Front Wheel K-1-9 7 9 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "9" means they were made for 1969. The "7" is the seventh month of the year and the second "9" is the ninth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on July 9, 1969. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel K-1-9 7 7 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" means they were made for 1969. The rest of the stamping was hard to read, but appears to show the first "7" is the seventh month of the year and the second "7" is the seventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on July 7, 1969. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel K-1-9 7 7 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" means they were made for 1969. The rest of the stamping was hard to read, but appears to show the first "7" is the seventh month of the year and the second "7" is the seventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on July 7, 1969. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel K-1-9 7 8 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" means they were made for 1969. The rest of the stamping was hard to read, but appears to show the "7" is the seventh month of the year and the "8" is the eighth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on July 8, 1969. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1969 Corvette.

 *Most information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Le Mans Blue exterior is in beautiful condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The soft-top was replaced when the car was restored and looks virtually brand new. The rear window is not scratched or foggy at all. The installation of the top was spectacular with no wrinkles or blemishes. The top itself operates quite well and latches easily. The original chrome on the car was all refinished with the car was restored and shows very well. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish. Please note that these are the original 4 clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper aftermarket replacements. The original style Firestone Wide Oval Red Line tires look amazing on the car. They are the period correct bias ply construction, which is noticeable on the road when compared to radials. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, this Corvette is totally solid and nearly as clean underneath as it is on top.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the "Astro Ventilation" door glass is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 23, 1969 (L23). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage; as one our expect with original glass there are some light scratches.

The Stingray looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette looks absolutely superb. The seats look virtually brand new with no split seems, rips, or signs of wear. Please note that these are not some cheap aftermarket replacement covers. The correct vinyl seats, which this car had from the factory according to the trim tag, and are actually much more expensive then the "leather like" alternatives sold by many Corvette parts suppliers. So the previous owner of this car spent the extra money to purchase the correct, higher quality restoration parts. The carpet is also in like-new condition with no tears, holes, or stains. This included the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console are in terrific condition with no fading or sun damage. The radio is correct, original, and working. The door panels are in great condition with no cracks or wear. The jack and jack handle are present and stowed correctly behind the passenger seat. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The engine was rebuilt earlier this year and so was the transmission according to the previous owner. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. The car drives terrifically. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. In the video the car is started completely cold and correctly goes into high idle. After it is running for a short period of time one can see how it properly goes in to low idle when the gas pedal is pressed. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well and does not pop out of gear. The shifter is crisp and the clutch feels good. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast with the the L46 350hp engine. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos, even down to original style hose clamps and correct AC Delco air filter. All of the upper and lower ignition shielding is still in place on the car.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), and wipers. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The dash lights work as one can see in the video. Most of the fiber optics work. As stated above, this car has the original style bias ply tires, so it will not drive like a car on modern radials. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed, the extra power fro the L46, and the top down on a beautiful day.

A note on the fiber optic light monitoring system. We consistently receive many questions about the purpose of this system; exactly what it is and what it does. The sole and main idea behind the fiber optic light monitoring system is to simply confirm that all of the exterior lights, headlights, indicators, tail lights, etc., are working and to make the driver aware of a a burned out bulb. Each lamp on the outside of the car has an actual fiber optic cable the runs to an indicator on the center console. There are nine small indicators on the console and each has its own finer optic cable. When the bulb goes on the light travels through the fiber optic cable and illuminates the corresponding indicator on the console. If someone does not remember to plug the cable end into the lamp housing, does any work to the center console, or if there is a break in a connection or anywhere along the cable, that indicator no longer works. As one can image, over time this is very common.

This Corvette runs and drives as well as it looks.


Overall
Condition

Overall, this 1969 Corvette is in marvelous condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially with rare and desirable models like this L46, and as one can see above this car is quite correct. There are photos below of the VIN and date stamps on the engine block and the transmission. In my opinion and based on our experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the most collectible and hottest in the entire Corvette market right now. Of those years, 1969 and 1972 seem to be the most sought-after. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector.

The originality, matching numbers, excellent condition, and beautiful color combination make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. Recently we have found the light blue colors like Le Mans Blue, Mulsanne Blue, and Marina Blue to be the most desirable color for a classic Corvette, better than even red. There is no way someone could restore a 1969 Corvette to this level of quality for anywhere near our asking price. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For a fifteen minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:

https://youtu.be/ri0m9NGX4Mk 

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners. Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it. We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world. For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker. Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 

 



 




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