$27,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1969

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass
A82 Headrests
L46 350ci 350hp High Performance Engine
M21 Muncie 4-Speed Transmission, Close Ratio
N37 Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column
TJ2 Front Fender Louver Trim
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
976 Le Mans Blue
interior color code
411 Blue Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   6,940 (Exceeded)
Engine:   350 ci V8
VIN:   194379S707672
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. We 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 glad to offer this beautiful 1969 L46 350ci 350hp Corvette Coupe in excellent driver condition and absolutely priced to sell. The car looks great and runs awesome. We are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette model at an unbeatable value. The car is finished in the highly desirable color combination of Blue over Blue Vinyl. The original color combination is Le Mans Blue (976) with Blue Vinyl (411) as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured below. The market on C3 "chrome bumper" Corvettes from 1968 to 1972 is absolutely red hot right now and on the rise; one could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

This Corvette does have the last six digits of the VIN, "707672," stamped on the engine block along with the suffix code "HW," which is correct for a 1969 L46 350hp Corvette. An engine assembly date, September 20, 1968, is also stamped on the engine, which would be correct for a Corvette with a November 13, 1968 (D13) build date. However, we cannot verify the authenticity or originality of these stampings. The features of an original L46 are still present on this Stingray. First, the car has a 6,000 rpm redline tachometer, which was used on the 350hp L46 models. The L46 was only available with a 4-Speed transmission, which this car has and the transmission is original. The transmission is an M21 Close Ratio unit, which is common to the L46 high horsepower models. The car also still has the 350hp data plate on the center console for an L46 model. The transmission is original and numbers matching with the last six digits of the VIN, 707672, stamped on the case and pictured below.

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 car 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

 
item number description*
VIN 194379S707672 The first digit, "1," indicates the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, V8 Corvette. The "37" is the body style, sport coupe. 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 7,672nd Corvette made for 1969.
Body Build Date D13 "D" corresponds to November, and the "13" is the thirteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is November 13, 1968.
Engine Code V0920 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "09" is the ninth month of year and the "20" is the twentieth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on September 20, 1968.  Which would be correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code HW This means the motor was intended for an L46 350ci 350hp Corvette with a manual transmission and no a/c, which would be correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 707672 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 707672, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970014 The engine block has a 3970014 casting number, which was used on a 1972 Corvette.
Expansion Tank 3016340 The original Harrison aluminum expansion tank the correct 3016340 stamping.
Expansion Tank Date Code 68K The "68" indicates the year, 1968, and the "K" is the eleventh month of the year so this expansion tank was made in November of 1968.
Bell Housing 3899621 The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
Transmission Main Case Casting Number 3925660 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925660 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number 3857584 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3857584 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number 3950306 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3950306 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P9S08B The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "9" indicates the model year, 1969. The "S" is the eleventh 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 November 8, 1968.
Transmission VIN Stamping 707672 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 113532, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Driver's Window AX The "A" denotes September and the "X" denotes 1968 meaning the driver's window was made in September of 1968. This is correct as it predates the body build date of the car.
Passenger  Window UX The "U" denotes July and the "X" denotes 1968 meaning the passenger window was made in July of 1968. This is correct as it predates the body build date of the car.
Rear Window UX The "U" denotes July and the "X" denotes 1968 meaning the rear window was made in July of 1968. This is correct as it predates the body build date of the car.
Left Front Wheel K 1 8 8 2 AZ "K" means the wheel is an original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means it was made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "8" is the year it was made, 1968. The second "8" is the eighth month of the year and the "2" is the second day of the month. This means the wheel was made on August 2, 1968. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel K 1 8 8 31 AZ "K" means the wheel is an original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means it was made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "8" is the year it was made, 1968. The second "8" is the eighth month of the year and the "31" is the thirty-first day of the month. This means the wheel was made on August 31, 1968. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel K 1 8 8 5 AZ "K" means the wheel is an original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means it was made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "8" is the year it was made, 1968. The second "8" is the eighth month of the year and the "5" is the fifth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on August 5, 1968. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were intended for a 1969 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel K 1 8 8 31 AZ "K" means the wheel is an original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means it was made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the first "8" is the year it was made, 1968. The second "8" is the eighth month of the year and the "31" is the thirty-first day of the month. This means the wheel was made on August 31, 1968. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels that were 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 blue exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has fine gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine. The wheels and center caps are in good condition with a great finish. Please note that this car still has the correct 4 clips style beauty rings, not the cheap foreign made aftermarket replacements. The tires have about 90% tread left. The chrome and other bright work shows well overall for a driver. There are a few places above the headlamps and other small blemishes around car that were too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. There are many photos of the underside to show how nice it looks and specific photos of the areas most prone to rust like the "key hole" in the frame.

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

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, the "Astro Ventilation" door glass, and even the pop out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of November 13, 1968 (D13). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Blue Vinyl interior of the Corvette is in terrific condition. The seats are in excellent shape and look just as good in person just as they do in the photos with no rips, split seams, or excessive wear. The carpet is in nice condition as well with no holes or stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The radio works, and most importantly it is a Corvette specific unit made just for this car so the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The dash is in great shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The door panels are in excellent condition with no cracks or splits, they are not worn in the typical area where your elbow would sit.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette is a great driver that feels nice the road and highway. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 65mph, shifting through all the gears, 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. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving. The transmission does not pop out of gear and the clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is clean and detailed as one can see in the photos. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. There are some items on the car that do not work such as the horn. As one can see in the video the car now starts with an aftermarket button on the console. Some of the fiber optic system works. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The timing of the wipers and wiper door should be adjusted, but the wipers work fine when the door is raised by the override. The entire operation of the headlights and wiper door can be viewed in the video below. The blower works only on high speed. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed transmission and the T-Tops out 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.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1969 Corvette is in great driver condition and priced to sell. 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, and out of those years 1969 and 1972 are the most desirable. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, and transmission assembly date. The value of the Chrome Bumper Corvette has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector. 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 do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For an eleven 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/sGRv6yb6R0k .
 

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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