1969 CORVETTE L71 427 / 435 HP

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427 / 435 HP

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Corvette 1969

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Calgary Alberta, Canada
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: L71 427 / 435 HP
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1969
Mileage: 45,300
VIN: 194379S718765
Color: Burgundy
Fuel: Gas
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

The original owner Robert of this '69 L-71 427 / 435 HP automaticlived in Spokane, ashington.

He had a '65 396 4 speed, ut lost his right arm in an industrial accident @ work, o he ordered thecar with an automatic transmission thru a local dealer, o he didn't have to shift gears!!

Hewas so anxious to get the car that he flew to the factory in St. Louis, icked up the car & drove it home.

Shortly after getting it home he removed thestock wheels & put a set of custom rims on the car.

He kept the car for 4 years & then sold it in '73 toFred, lsofrom Spokane &Freddrovethe caron his honeymoon.

Fredthen sold it two years later to a ladyin Spokane in the spring of '75,but shefound the carhad too much power for her, o inlate '75 she put the car up for sale.

Fortunately the original owner's younger brother Bill saw the car for sale & bought the car from her inSeptember '75, ith him becoming the 4th owner.

Heput a Baldwin Motion paint job on the car that fall & in mid '76 while driving the car helost control &went off the road, itting a sign post &doing some minor right front body & frame damage.

Hehad a friend who owned a '69 350 HP convertible, o he put the engine, ransmission & rear end from the L-71 into the convertible.

His plan was to eventually fix the front end of the coupe & then replace the drive train that had been moved to the convertible.

Before he could fix the coupe, he convertible caught on fire & thenthere wasno car to drive, o both cars were parked!!

Time went by & in 1990Bill decided it was time to get the L-71 back on the road, o he disassembled the car & started sending parts to be re-chromed & anodized, ut quickly ran out of money & stopped! In '92 he decided to sell the cars!

A car collector, ans, n Tulsa, klahomahad a '69 L-71 4 speed Corvette coupe & wanted a '69 L-71 automatic coupe to add to his collection.

A good friend of his in Tulsa, oy, asthe National Judging Chairman for NCRS&Hans askedRoyto findaL-71 automatic for him!

Roy found the numbers matchingL-71, ravelled to Spokane & acquired & shipped both cars (L-71 drivetrain was still in the convertible) back to Tulsa.

From '92 until 2000 Hans acquired many new NOS parts for the L-71, uch that when I acquired & shipped the two cars, here was also six crates of parts!

So why did Hanssell the cars; he didn't!!

Unfortunately in 2000 hepassed away, o his wife sold off his car collection & askedRoywho had originally found & acquired the cars for Hanstosell his Corvette collection.

In fact, f you watched the January 2014Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Auction,Roy,who had bought a few Han's cars, old two of the highest dollar Corvettes@ the auction& both of these were from Han's Corvette collection!!

I travelled to Tulsa & had the two cars & six crates of parts shipped toarenowned, eticulous car restorerin Vancouver, .C.

The restoration process took four years, s every last nut, olt, crew, ose, lamp, tc. has been re-built, e-painted, e-plated& or replaced with NOS or GM authorized re-production parts, o there literally are hundreds & hundreds of pictures available covering all phases of the restoration process!

Since the original frame was in such great shape, o "properly" fix the minor frame damage on the right front corner, donor frame was purchased from a Corvette thathad beendamaged on the driver's side &the short 2' long horn was removed from the donor frame &attached tothe L-71 frame on the front right & then the frame was checked & insured to be laser straight.

After the repair, he frame was acid dipped to strip the minor rust & paint, eutralized, hosphate coated& then epoxy powder coated, lus the inside of the frame rails were sprayed with bees wax, othe framewill never need to be done again!!

All brake lines & fuel lines were replaced with stainless steel, o these will never need to be replaced again as well.

The body was blasted with crushed walnut shellsto eliminate heat & damage to the fiberglass& then there was over 800 hoursof body panel fit & alignment, iberglass body work & paint to make it perfect!! All repairs to the fiberglass were done properly & professionally with fiberglass, ot bondo!

The interior is also totally restored & perfect.

It was 30 years from whenBill damaged & parked the car until the 4 year restoration process was completed & the car ready & shown.

The car has had it's own Frontline Display @ World of Wheels, inning several awards.It has also been Concours judged several times scoring a perfect 200 & has won awards for Concours De-Elegance.

This was a no expense spared restoration, nd I have receipts for well over $200k.

The car has only had a few miles put on it since the restoration process was completed & most of these are driving from it's heated garage perch on a hoist to local car shows & the Corvette shop for oil changes. It has been started & moved on a monthly basis to keep all seals lubricated & functional.

There are two sets of rims, ires and chrome trim rings, ne is with a set of Radial TA's & the other is the set for Show, hich are a Reproduction set of Bias Ply. The spare comes with an original Bias Ply tire.

ThisL-71 with automatic transmissionis ultra rare. Only 2,722 1969 Corvettes were built with the 427 / 435 HP option &less than 120 of these were originally produced withthe Turbo Hydra-Maticautomatic transmission & only a handful of these Number Matching cars are known to still exist!This caralso has the rare F41 Special Purpose Suspension.

You will not find one better!

On Oct-17-15 at 09:36:48 PDT, eller added the following information:

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