1969 Daytona Yellow C3 Corvette

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1969 Daytona Yellow C3 Corvette on display in the NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at Carlisle 2011.
1969 Daytona Yellow C3 Corvette on display in the NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at Carlisle 2011.

The 1969 Corvette is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Let us take a look at some of the options as we look back to one on display in the NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at Carlisle in 2011.

The 1969 Corvette was visually identical to the ’68 except that the 1969 Corvette brought back the “Stingray” badge and it was now one word.

There was a total production of 38,762, with convertibles totaling 16,633 and coupes – 22,129. There was a labor dispute in May of 1969 which caused the 1969 model year run longer. This accounts for the high number of Vettes sold and the low number in 1970 (10,668).

This 1969 C3 Corvette convertible is Daytona Yellow with black interior and owned by Tom and Kaye Bulluck.

There were ten color choices for the 1969 Corvette: Tuxedo Black, Can-Am White, Monza Red, Lemans Blue, Riverside Gold, Fathom Green, Daytona Yellow, Cortez Silver, Burgundy, and Monaco Orange. Interior choices were: Black, Red, Blue, Gunmetal, Saddle, and Green.

Our 1969 example has the 350 CI, 300 HP engine with the M20 4-speed manual transmission. The base engine was the 300 horsepower 350 cubic inch V-8. The M20 was an additional $184.80 and there were 16,507 that selected that option.

The tires on this car are Goodyear White Stripe F50x15 with Deluxe Wheel Covers. The tires added another $33.15 and the Deluxe Wheel Covers was an additional $57.95.

Other options include the Soft Ray tinted windows, headrests, positraction rear axle, power brakes, tilt-telescopic steering column, front fender louver trim, AM/FM Radio, and auxiliary hardtop.

Some other 1969 Corvette Specifications:

Convertible Serial Numbers: 194689S100001 to 194679S138762
Coupe Serial numbers: 194379S100001 to 194379S138762

RPODescriptionPriceProduction
19437Base Corvette Sport Coupe$4,78122,149
19467Base Corvette Convertible$4,43816,633

The wheelbase on the 1969 Corvette was 98 inches. The overall length was 182.5 and the width was 69 inches.

As we mentioned the base 1969 Corvette came with the 350ci, 300hp engine. The other engines available are as follows:

L36427ci, 390hp Engine$221.2010,531
L46350ci, 350hp Engine$131.6512,846
L68427ci, 400hp Engine$326.552,072
L71427ci, 435hp Engine$437.102,722
L88427ci, 430hp Engine$1032.15116

There is one more engine that was available and only two were produced. This is the rarest factory built engine of all time. The ZL1 option included an all aluminum 427 L88.

ZL1Special L88 (aluminum block) $4,718.352

You might also enjoy seeing the 1969 Corvette advertisements:

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