C3 Bee: 1969 Chevrolet C3 Corvette L46 4-Speed – Sold!
We always enjoy coming across a driver quality, numbers matching C3 Corvette roadster such as this Daytona Yellow over black 1969 example posted on Craigslist in Absecon, New Jersey where the private seller is currently asking $22,900 for. A review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has his C3 priced between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $33,300 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $16,700.
1969 was the second model year for Chevrolet’s C3 Corvette. That year, the base engine’s displacement increased from 327 cubic inches to 350 cubic inches while all other engines and transmission choices remained unchanged. All Corvettes now featured 8-inch-wide steel wheels. One-word “Stingray” script nameplates now appeared on front fenders that would last through 1976. On the inside, revised door panels provided additional shoulder room in the C3’s tighter cabin, headrests became standard, and steering wheel diameter was reduced from 16 to 15 inches to permit easier entry and exit.
Yellow doesn’t look good on many cars, however, there’s just something special about Daytona Yellow on a C3 Corvette. We like this example for several reasons. While numbers matching car equipped with the optional 350 cubic inch / 350 horsepower L46 small block, we like seeing the MSD ignition upgrade and a Hurst shifter controlling the original Muncie four-speed. Power steering is a very desirable option on C3s and it’s in place in this example. This looks like a fun Corvette you can tinker with over the winter to have ready to cruise in next spring. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1969 (L46) Corvette convertible Stingray, rare collectible car, 66,900 miles, matching numbers, 3 owner car, 350 CI/350 HP Muncie 4sp, Hurst shifter, power steering, tilt/ telescoping wheel.
PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! $22,900
Serious inquiries only please!“
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