Big Block Brown Beauty: 64k-Mile 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L68 427/400 Coupe 4-Speed

  • March 01, 2021
The Rundown
  • 427ci, 400hp hp Big-Block Engine
  • 3x2-Barrel Carburation
  • 4-Speed Manual Transmission
  • 64k Miles from New
  • Factory Side Exhaust
  • Matching Numbers

- Copper Bronze over Original Black Interior

Why We Like It

This 1969 Corvette reminds us of the ones some of us used to see roaming the streets on a Friday night forty years ago. It just has that look. It left the factory finished in Fathom Green but was repainted that ever-popular ‘70s coppery-brown color when it was just a few years old, at which time it likely acquired the L88 hood (owner states it’s factory one, not a repro). It looks nice for a “driver quality” car - again, just like ones we remember seeing around town, with shiny but lacquer-checked paint.

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big-block-brown-beauty-64k-mile-1969-chevrolet-corvette-l68-427-400-coupe-400A0A 5TzvtdcgszOz 0CI0t2 1200x900Under the L88 hood is the original L68 427ci big block powerplant rated at 400hp, topped with three 2-barrel carbs linked to a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. This beast was ordered strictly for speed and therefore has no power steering or brakes, nor does it have air conditioning or power windows. Fortunately, the brakes have been recently serviced with new stainless-steel calipers - an essential item on any C2 or C3 Corvette. The original interior is very clean and has a working factory AM/FM radio, and with just 64k miles on it, the owner says it runs and drives great. Accompanying the car is the Protect-O-Plate along with the factory owner's manual, smog pamphlet, and some additional paperwork and receipts from over the years.

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Valuation Verdict

We still see big-block ‘69 Vettes with the 400hp engine and 4-speed manual transmission like this one, in this condition, selling for somewhere in the $40k-$60k range. All things considered, we think this one shouldn’t last long at its very fair price.

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