This is not just another C3 Corvette that we’ve got on sale here, but something that’s been the personal property of all-American basketball star John Canine, making the car something of a collectible. What’s more is, this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette has just 7,000 miles on the clock after a full rebuild of the motor, making it ready for decades of enjoyment. Classic ‘Vettes like this don’t usually stay on sale for long, so you’d better be quick.
The C3 Vette would see a total redesign of the lines in comparison to the C2, and the design would carry on from 1967 all the way into 1982. The work of Bill Mitchell as Chief Stylist, and Zora Arkus-Duntov as Chief Engineer, you can enjoy their work on this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette in its fantastically eye-catching Daytona Yellow paintjob. Period mag wheels and Firestone Wide Oval tires complete the look, as does the black convertible top. Out back, it’s got two silver exhausts for the V8 to breathe from, and at the front, yes, pop-up headlamps galore! Venture aboard and it’s a black leather trimmed affair for two occupants. The car maintains almost all of its original fixtures including the thin-rimmed steering wheel, factory gauges, and ventilation system controls. The only upgrade is in the sound system department, where a retro-styled modern head unit has been installed, allowing you to enjoy modern tunes in this evergreen classic. You’ve even got indicator lights in the cabin to alert you if a tail lamp is out, for example. All that, in 1969.
With a turn of the ignition key, the 350ci V8 under the hood of this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette rumbles into life, and this is the spec that John Canine wanted. 350ci V8, driving the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission. A plaque beneath the gear shifter tells us that when new, this engine put out 350hp and 380lb-ft. Remember, this was just before the Malaise era of the Seventies, when V8s were severely strangled, so you’re getting a great deal on the power front too. As we’ve mentioned, the motor has reportedly been fully rebuilt and run just 7,000 miles since then.
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