Lot 35 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Registration No: WVO654G
Chassis No: 1946795728872
Mot Expiry: T.B.A.
The third generation Corvette (C3) came to market in 1968. While the engine and chassis components were mostly carried over from the C2, the interior and striking body were new. The exterior was a development of that penned by Larry Shinoda under the guidance of Bill Mitchell for the Mako Shark II concept. The striking Dark Metallic Blue Stingray offered is a Convertible example from 1969. A three owner vehicle, it has evidently been maintained in top condition and boasts an impressive specification - the 5.7-litre powerplant features parts from the key engine builders and an enclosed dyno sheet confirms an output of 400bhp. The unit drives through a four-speed close-ratio gearbox to a 3.07:1 limited slip differential. 'WVO 654G' is offered with the benefit of a tidy Black leather interior complete with audio package and Stingray mats, owners' handbooks and sales brochure. The vendor considers the 'vette to be 'excellent' in all major departments.