20th Oct, 2022 15:00

The Fast Road Sale @ Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
Lot 300
 

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
No Reserve

Sold for £8,438

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: 11 HXT
Chassis No: 194379S700021
MOT: Exempt

  • Entered from a private collection
  • The twenty-first Coupe completed during the 1969 model year
  • Desirable, early C3 Stingray before tightening emissions regulations saw horsepower plummet

Introduced three years after Chevrolet's wonderfully dramatic 1965 Mako Shark II show car, the so-called 'C3' Corvette borrowed heavily from its design exercise sibling's 'coke bottle' silhouette. Underpinned by a perimeter frame chassis featuring all-round independent suspension, recirculating ball steering and four-wheel disc brakes, the newcomer's beautifully moulded fibreglass skin wore slimline chrome bumpers. With even the mildest of its 'small block' V8 engines being rated at 300bhp and 360lbft of torque, the C3 was a predictably strong performer. Tested by Road & Track magazine against a Porsche 911, Jaguar E-type and Mercedes-Benz 280SL just such a 'baby' Vette acquitted itself with honours. Demolishing the opposition in a straight line, it split the Europeans on the slalom and other handling tests. A stronger seller than its soft-top sibling, some 22,129 Stingray Coupes were completed during the 1969 model year.

Fitted with four-speed manual transmission, this particular example was originally finished in Riverside Gold Metallic with Black upholstery. Imported by the vendor from California during 2011, he sold it to a friend the following year before buying it back four months later. Repainted Red but not run for a good while, the Coupe will require recommissioning prior to use. The door cards are currently detached as is part of the centre console. Riding on Boyd Coddington five-spoke alloy wheels shod with BF Goodrich tyres, this striking Stingray is thought to be only the twenty-first Coupe built during the 1969 model year. Surely worthy of a return to the road, it is offered for sale with a V5C Registration Document, copy State of California Certificate of Title, assorted US bills and two old MOTs.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
damian.jones@handh.co.uk
07855 493737

 

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Auction: The Fast Road Sale @ Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 20th Oct, 2022

An auction of iconic performance cars

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