Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda 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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is exceptionally proud to offer this beautiful numbers
matching 1969 L46 350ci 350hp Corvette Convertible in fantastic condition.
It looks greats, runs great, and is an awesome driver that is ready
to be enjoyed. The previous owner spent over $21,600 on this car
since October of last year with receipts and records of all the work
done pictured below, that amount does not included the purchase
price of the car. This Corvette is priced to sell, always turns heads, and
gets a TON of attention going down the road, there is no way it
could be duplicated for anything near our asking price. The market on these
chrome bumper Corvettes is red hot right now. The car is finished in the beautiful and highly
desirable color combination of Riverside Gold (980) over Black Vinyl
This is the correct and
original color scheme as verified by the trim tag pictured below.
Please peruse all of the photos, numbers, video, and information
below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette really
purchased this Corvette along with an 1964 L75 Corvette from
a collector and hardcore Corvette enthusiast. He stated that
he had driven the car over 1,000 miles in the past few
months. He also did an extensive amount of work to the car.
Thankfully, he was very meticulous and kept very detailed
records of everything that was done. There is an itemized
list pictured below that is two pages long showing each item
he purchased for the car totaling $21,643. There are also
dozens of receipts that go along with the list.
According to the previous owner, he was the third owner of
the car. He purchased it from a gentleman here in Cincinnati
that was the second owner and bought the car in 1982, a copy
of the title from 1983 is included with the car. He was also
a very attentive owner that kept good records on what he did
to the car. He kept a log that was very detailed showing oil
changes, maintenance, and repairs from 1985 to 2011 with
dates and mileage readings. Included in that list is a line
showing that the engine was rebuilt when the car had 95,731
miles. The car now has 103,225 miles so there should only be
less than 8,000 miles on the rebuild.
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.
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.
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 36,996th Corvette made for 1969.
Body Build Date
"Q" corresponds to
December, and the "01" is the first day of the
month meaning this Corvette body build date is December 1,
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "11" is the eleventh month of year and the "17" is the
seventeenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
November 17, 1969. This is correct as it precedes the build
date of the car.
This means the motor was intended for an L46 350ci 350hp Corvette with a
manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
736996, are stamped on
the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
J 17 9
October, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, and "9" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
October 17, 1969.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
Transmission Main Case
The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925660
Transmission Tail Housing
The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3957584
The bell housing has a 3899621 casting number.
This carb has the correct part number for a 1969 L46 350ci
350hp Corvette with a manual transmission.
The "70" is a code used on all Rochester carbs from
1965-1975. The third digit, "2," indicates it was made
for 1960's production. The fourth digit, "9," is the year it
was made. The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL
Quadrajet carb. The seventh digit, "0," means was built for
the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "7," means it
was intended for use in a manual transmission car such as
Carburetor Date Code
The first three digits, "088," indicate the 88th day of the
year. The last digit, "0," indicates the year, 1970. So the
carburetor was made on March 29, 1970 so it may have been
replaced under warranty when the car was new.
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake has the correct
3927184 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date
K 5 9
November, "5" is the fifth day of the month, and "9" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on
November 5, 1969.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
Exhaust Manifold Left
The left exhaust manifold has a 3846559A casting number, which
is correct for a 1969 Corvette with a small block.
Exhaust Manifold Right
The right exhaust manifold has a
3932461 casting number,
which is correct for a 1969 Corvette with a small block.
The "Y" is
October and "V" is 1969 so this window is original,
made in October of 1969. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
The "C" is
November and "V" is 1969 so this window is
original, made in November of 1969. This is correct as it
predates the build date of the car.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Riverside Gold exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see
in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine.
The paint on this car is less than a year old and still looks
fresh. The chrome bumpers and other bight work on the
car show very well. Both rear bumpers were just re-chromed and
the front bumper is new. The wheels and center caps are in
excellent condition with a nice finish and no curb rash. The
tires are virtually brand new with less than a couple hundred
miles. They are correctly sized 225/70R15. The soft-top is in
great shape and
the rear window is not yellowed or foggy. The top was just
replaced this year and still looks new. As with many Corvette
convertibles from this era the fit of the windows to the soft
top is not perfect. There are a
couple small and very faint imperfections around the car too
small to show up in photos, but nothing that is really
noticeable from about five feet away. As one can see in the many
photos of the underside of the car, this Corvette is totally
solid with absolutely no rust issues. There is no rust around the "key hole" area of the frame
in front of the rear tires and no evidence of corrosion around
the windshield or "birdcage," the most common areas for rust on
C3 Corvettes. Please also note all the new parts and bushing
that are visible in the underside photos and how clean the car
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 Decemebr 1, 1969 (Q01).
Original glass is a good indication that this car has
had no major accident history
and never sustained significant damage.
The Stingray looks just as good in person as it
does in the photos.
The black interior of the Corvette
looks superb. The seats look virtually brand new
with no split seems, rips, or signs of wear. The carpet is
also new and in great condition with no tears, holes, or major stains.
This included the rear carpet which is often neglected. The
dash and console are in nice condition with no fading or sun
damage. The radio is correct, original, and most importantly
the dash has never ben cut modified for an aftermarket
installaion. The door panels are in good condition and fit to
the door well. The jack and jack handle are present and stowed
correctly behind the passenger seat, which is pictured below
car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of
cigarettes whatsoever. Even very detailed items that are
almost always broken or shabby are not on this car; details
such as the finger pulls for the rear storage compartment. Please also
note that even the light works correctly in the center
storage compartment as one can see in the photos and video.
looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car
starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. The car
drives terrifically; it is tight on the road and at highway
speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating
on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to stoplight, shifting
through all the gears, and
going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange
noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well. 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
clutch feels good. This
Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast with the extra
power from the L46 engine.
indicators work 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
with no effort or binding 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. Some of the fiber optics work.
This Stingray has solid lifters, which one can hear. The
horn does not work.
Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is
to drive this car, especially with top down on a
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..
tthis 1969 Corvette is in spectacular 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 as well as the casting
date of the engine block. 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 desirable. The value
of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They
are all solid investments for a collector.
The originality, matching numbers,
comprehensive documentation and history, and beautiful color combination make this car
especially important and difficult to duplicate. 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./font>
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.
thirteen minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around,
function check, and test drive on the road and highway please
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.