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1969 Corvette 427 Coupe "Box Art Error" (1/25) (fs)
1969 Corvette 427 Coupe "Box Art Error" (1/25) (fs)
 
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1969 Corvette 427 Coupe (1/25) (fs)

The Corvette C3 (1968-1982) was patterned after the Mako Shark II designed by Larry Shinoda. Executed under Bill Mitchell's direction, the Mako II had been initiated in early 1964. Once the mid-engined format was abandoned the Shinoda/Mitchell car was sent to Chevrolet Styling under David Holls, where Harry Haga's studio adapted it for production on the existing Sting Ray chassis. The resulting lower half of the car was much like the Mako II, except for the softer contours. The concept car's name was later changed to Manta Ray. The C3 also adopted the "sugar scoop" roof treatment with vertical back window from the mid-engined concept models designed by the Duntov group.

The 1969 Corvette brought back the "Stingray" badge although it was now one word. This classic Corvette refined the new 1968 model with changes that increased horsepower as well as fixing small things that were irritating to customers. This also created a large number of parts that were only manufactured for 1968 and makes restoring the 1968 Corvette much more difficult than a '69. The base engine is now a 300 horsepower 350 cubic inch V-8. The ignition was moved from the dashboard to the steering column. The push button door opener was now integrated into the pull handle and the push button opening now has a key lock in it. The steering wheel diameter was reduced from 16" to 15". A side exhaust was now an option as well as special side louver trim pieces. Backup lights were integrated into the middle tail lights. A labor dispute in May of 1969 caused the 1969 model run to be stretched over 4 months. This accounts for the high number of Vettes sold this year and the low number in 1970.This was the last year for the L88 engine and the only year for the ZL1 option, which offered an all-aluminum 427 cu in (7.0 L) big block engine listed at 430 hp.

Car and Driver magazine wrote in October 1968, “The small-engine Corvettes are marginally faster and extraordinarily civilized. The large-engine Corvettes are extraordinarily fast and marginally civilized.”
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  • Opening Hood Reveals detailed "Big Block" Chevy Engine
  • Rotating Wheels

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