Going into its second year of production, the ’69 C3 or “Shark” as it was affectionately known, is recognized as the most sought-after of the third generation cars. Gone were the production “Gremlins” that plagued the early ’68’s. And in place were improvements that made it a great all-around sports car. There were so many drivetrains and options to choses from, that you could almost custom-build your ’69 to order! This was the last year for the 427 big block (replaced in ’70 with the 454). And the last year for the legendary RPO L88 (only 116 units built) This was also the only year for the N14 Side Mount Exhaust system. A rare and very desirable option.
This solid, rust-free ’69 features a #’s correct engine, M21 close ratio 4-spd. transmission and 3.36 rear. Fresh correct dated heads have been installed along with a new solid lifter cam and lifters. The paint was redone a few years ago and is in great shape, although it does have a few flaws on the rt. front fender. Options include, power steering, power brakes, side exhaust and red line radial tires on Rally wheels. The brakes, brake rotors, calipers, hoses and e-brake cables have all be replaced, as have the power steering components. The starter and alt have been rebuilt and carbs restored by Competition Carbs In Nevada. The flywheel’s been resurfaced and a new clutch and pressure plate installed. The car drives and shifts great! New carpet and seats refurbished. Seat belts and shoulder harness restored. New red line tires. New side exhaust pipes and covers. The door panels appear to be original and do show some wear. The gas tank has been replaced in the past, front and rear bumpers re-chromed. All in all, a very sharp ’69 in a rich looking and head-turning color combination! Stk #5888
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