1969 Corvette Ads – See The Ads That Changed Our Lives
In this blog post, we are looking at the 1969 Corvette ads. Vette Vues Magazine readers love our Rear Vues column that appears in our print edition, where we take a look at vintage Corvette advertisements from old Corvette magazines and brochures. We also want to share these with you on our blog.
But first, we would also like to take a minute to highlight the interesting details of the 1969 Corvette.
The 1969 model was the second year of the C3 generation and, it must be said, a much improved one compared to the previous year, with more than 200 changes made. Assembled by Chevrolet, a total of 38,762 Corvettes were made in 1969 – it is easy to understand why people adored the new body style.
The Corvette also saw the introduction of a 350-cu. in. small-block V-8, with two versions available: a base 300hp model and a more powerful 350hp V-8. Additionally, the 427s had the ultra-rare ZL1, of which only two were manufactured with a special L88 aluminum block engine.
The 69 Corvette saw many additional changes, including the iconic “Stingray” moniker given to the fenders, the option of louver trim package, Option TJ2 for $21.10, and 8-inch-wide wheels. Moreover, the steering wheel size was decreased to 15 inches, map pockets were added on the passenger side, and finally, the side exhaust returned. To encapsulate this remarkable year of the Corvette, the advertisement was aptly titled, “With this one beautiful exception, there is no such thing as a true American sports car. 69 Corvette.”
1969 Corvette Overview
- Chevrolet assembled a total of 38,762 Corvettes in 1969, so clearly, people liked the new body style.
- In an effort to rectify the multitude of body and fitment problems inherent in the 1968 model, more than 200 changes were made.
- For the first year a 350-cu. in. small-block V-8 was used, which existed in two varieties. you can get the base 300hp model or opt for the more spirited 350hp V-8.
- The lineup of 427s was the same, except for the ultra-rare ZL1 which only two were manufactured. This was the Spe4cial L88 aluminum block engine.
- On the fenders was given the name “Stingray” (now a single word).
- An optional louver trim package, Option TJ2 was available for $21.10, and 11,962 buyers chose it.
- The first column-mounted ignition switch, headlamp washers, and 8-inch-wide wheels were also new.
- The steering wheel size has been decreased to 15 inches.
- On the passenger side, there are map pockets added.
- Side exhaust returned for one last time and, after ’69, was never seen again.
Below are some of the best Corvette advertisements from 1969.
Our first ad is titled, “With this one beautiful exception, there is no such thing as a true American sports car. 69 Corvette.”
Our next 69 Corvette ad reads “Corvette – produced and directed by Chevrolet. Putting your first, keeps us first.” Note on the bottom of the ad, it says, “On display at the General Motors Building, 767 Fifth Ave.”
Our next 69 Corvette ad reads:
Armchair quarterbacks, detach and save…
Here’s your 20-page NCAA Chevrolet souvenir guide, featuring the aBC-TV football schedule, a survey of the modern game, thought-provoking articles, and reproductions of Arnold Friberg’s dramatic paintings commemorating college football’s 100. year.
Chevrolet introduced 1969. The year of the Super Sports.
College Football’s 100th Season
The Chevrolet Sports Department
Our last ad as we take our trip down memory lane and explore 69 Corvette Ads is titled, “You don’t have to beware of substitutes. There aren’t any.”
We also have a 1969 Corvette brochure that you might find interesting. It was used in marketing the new C3 Corvette and gives all the specifications.
We hope you enjoyed our 1969 Corvette Ads – The Ads Are Timeless!
Are you looking to add to your ad collection? Check out the Classified ads in our Literature for Sale section.
While you are here, check out some of our other articles on the 69 Corvette.
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