The model year 1969 was an end of an era for Chevrolet, Corvette, and the American automobile as a whole. This single year was the high point in Corvette performance for the classic era. Since the Corvette's inception, the horsepower and displacement had increased almost every year. By 1969, the Mark IV big block had grown to 427 cubic inches, and while the displacement would increase to 454 in 1970, the horsepower and performance would never again reach 1969 levels again until the modern era ZR-1 of 1990. There were two small block engine options, and five (six if you count the unlisted, ultra rare all aluminum ZL1) big blocks ranging in power from 300HP for the base 350CI to the fire breathing 500+HP of the L88 and ZL1 engines. The L88 and ZL1 engines were in reality, slightly detuned race engines meant for buyers who intended to race the car more than street drive it. If you wanted the most powerful and lightest engine you could daily drive, your weapon of choice was the aluminum headed, 427CI L89 V-8. This was a cast iron, 4-bolt main block with forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, solid lifter camshaft, 11:1 compression, aluminum cylinder heads with dual valve springs, aluminum intake manifold, and triple two-barrel Holley carburetors. All these high-performance components resulted in an engine that was approximately 80 pounds lighter than the L71 427 and made 435 horsepower with an earth twisting 460 lb. ft. of torque. The stunning Fathom Green coupe listed here is one of just 390 L89 equipped Corvettes produced in 1969. Fathom Green was the top selling color for Corvettes in 1968 and 1969, and once you lay eyes on this beauty you will understand why. The curvaceous lines of the shark bodied C3 are some of the best in the history of GM design with svelte chrome bumpers, polished fender vent trim, redline tires, and polished side pipes make this Vette' a mouth wateringly pretty automobile. The saddle tan vinyl interior offsets the dark green exterior beautifully and is in excellent original condition. The factory glass is optionally soft ray tinted, and this Corvette is factory equipped with the AM/FM stereo option which was a nice upgrade over the standard mono speaker radio. Under the hood the beast that lurks within is connected to the correct CY code Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission. Power goes back to the optional high performance 3.36 rear axle with Positraction. Four wheels power disc brakes give this mean machine stopping power to match its forward thrust capabilities. This classic Corvette has been lovingly cared for by its current owner of 20+ years and is in need of nothing more than a new garage to call home. This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful, high-performance Corvette that is sure to appreciate in the years to come. Contact Brian at 352-307-1968 and take this amazing automobile home today!! Financing and transportation services are available!!
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