1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Chrome-bumper C3: Nicely presented V8 auto roadster

International collectors will flock to pay a premium for great condition C2 Corvettes, but the C3 offers a dramatic more value-filled option for the casual enthusiast.

Even so, there are plenty of distinctions within the C3 generation; which ditched its chrome bumpers in 1974 for an all fibreglass nose cone. This facelift marks a line in the sand today that might see collectors pay upwards of double the price simply for entry into the chrome bumper club.

Pre-facelift C3s are also often more desired for reasons other than vanity too, as tightening ‘smog’ and emissions regulations in the US at the time saw advertised power outputs dwindle from 190kW to 145kW from ‘73-’79 (in terms of the 5.7lt/350ci V8).

Overall, they’re generally a simple and robust piece of kit, with this Can Am White Roadster running a 350ci V8 and a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic.

The seller states the car to be all original and from the photos it looks hard to fault.

The paint looks good and the black vinyl interior seems to be free of visually identifiable marks, tears or significant wear.

The listing states that the car "drives great", and if it’s as good as it looks in photos, it could be a sweet addition to the shed at $46,500.

The car is based in New South Wales, and you can check out the full listing here!

 

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