1969 Corvette Convertible Project – Sold Elsewhere for $14,000
April 11, 2022 Update – After not receiving any serious offers, the seller reached out to Gullwing Motor Cars who purchased this Corvette for $14,000. We thank the seller for the opportunity to market his Corvette and wish him nothing but the best!
March 9, 2022 Update: The high bid of $5,000 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $15,500, so we’ve moved this 1969 Corvette Convertible to our “Rides Still Available” Page. You now have the option to pay the “Buy Now” price of $15,500. To start the process, click the blue “Buy Now” button below to be redirected to the bidding page. Once registered and logged in, select the green “Buy Now” option to agree to pay the “Buy Now” price.
March 7, 2022 Update – The seller just provided a video showing close-ups of the frame and undercarriage. Scroll down to the section containing this new video.
GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 350/350 4-speed convertible project in an online, reserve-style auction on behalf of the third owner. Bidding opened Wednesday, February 23, 2022, and runs for fourteen consecutive days at 7:30 PM Eastern Time Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
This 1969 Corvette convertible currently resides in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska.
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Current High Bid = $5,000
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. Labor strikes that year forced Chevrolet to lengthen the 1969 model year production by several months.
If you’re looking for a show-quality, 1969 Corvette Convertible, this is not the C3 for you. If however, you’re interested in finding a numbers matching 4-speed example in need of restoration, then read on. What we like about this car is that the VIN, Trim Tag, and Engine block stamping confirm this is a matching number C3 Corvette. Additionally, while not operational currently, this Corvette came equipped with factory air conditioning.
The seller provided this video of the undercarriage and frame rails:
GuysWithRides.com contracted with Lemon Squad to complete a thorough pre-purchase inspection for this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Unfortunately, the car would not start during the inspector’s visit due to extremely cold weather, so as a follow-up, the seller provided the video shown in the introduction above showing the car starting and running on Sunday, February 27, 2022.
To review the Complimentary Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:
If you have any questions about this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 350/350 4-speed Convertible, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!
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Where is the corvette located?
Hi Rick, it’s currently located in a suburb just outside of Omaha, Nebraska.
Where can I find the video of it running?
The YouTube video link located at the very top of this listing shows the seller starting and running the engine.
Is there more pictures available of the frame?
Hi Jan, We’re reaching out to the seller to obtain more pictures of the frame and bird cage, if possible.
Hi Jan, we just compiled a video of the frame and undercarriage the seller was able to take this afternoon. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thanks for looking!
High bid amount was appropriate, car needs everything.
Sorry Steve, but your assessment might have been correct ten years ago, but it is completely out of touch with today’s market. This C3 is a complete, numbers-matching L46 car with factory A/C that runs, drives, and can be registered. The $15,500 reserve price was purposely set below the current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimates. If you can find a numbers-matching C3 in similar condition, BUY IT!
Great condition and award winning $80k asking maybe take 65-75k.
Restore this unit, 55-$65k. Less if you are really talented and don’t value your time.
Sorry, but the VIN and engine block are the value here. Should have taken the offer.
This driver-quality C3 Corvette was properly priced based upon recent past sales of examples in similar condition. Priced below the #4 Fair (Daily Driver) across several well-known pricing sources that we’ve outlined above, taking much less would have been equivalent to parts car money.
is this still for sale?