1969 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 & 3 94 body series: Corvette
4 & 5 67 convertible
37 coupe
6 9 1969
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 700001 to 728566 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number
8 F or T Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 10 Carburetion & transmission
  • HY = 350-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HZ = 350-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.0:1 compression ratio, Turbo Hydra-Matic (THM) automatic transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HW = 350-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HX = 350-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • LM = 427-cid 390-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • LL = 427-cid 390-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, Turbo Hydra-Matic (THM) automatic transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • LQ = 427-cid 400-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, automatic or manual transmission, and three two-barrel carburetors
  • LO = 427-cid 430-hp V-8 with 12.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • LV = 427-cid 430-hp V-8 with 12.0:1 compression ratio, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and four-barrel carburetor
  • LR = 427-cid 435-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and three two-barrel carburetors
  • LX = 427-cid 435-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, three two-barrel carburetors
  • LP = 427-cid 435-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and three two-barrel carburetors
  • LW = 427-cid 435-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, and three two-barrel carburetors
  • LT = 427-cid 435-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and three two-barrel carburetors
  • LU = 427-cid 435-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and three two-barrel carburetor
Color Vinyl Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Black STD/ZQ4 402
Red 407 408
Blue 411 412
Gunmetal 416 415
Saddle 420 421
Green 427 428

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
194 37
1969 Corvette

1969 Corvette 2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

$4763 3091 lb 22,129
194 67
1969 Corvette

1969 Corvette 2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

$4420 3096 lb 16,633

ENGINE

350 cid engine

Feature Standard Engine Optional Engine (RPO L46)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displace- ment350 cid
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.48"
Compres- sion ratio 10.25:1 11.0:1
Brake horse- power 300 @ 4800 350 @ 5800
Torque 300 lb-ft @ 4800  
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic
Camshaft    
Fuel supply Rochester four-barrel Model 7029203 Rochester four-barrel

427 cid engine

Feature Optional Engine (RPO L36) Optional Engine (RPO L68) Optional Engine (RPO L71) Optional Engine (RPO L88) Optional Engine (RPO L89) Optional Engine (RPO ZL1)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displace- ment427 cid
Bore & Stroke4.251 x 3.76"
Compres- sion ratio 10.25:1 10.25:1 10.25:1 11.0:1 12.0:1 12.5:1
Brake horse- power 390 @ 5400 400 @ 5800 435 @ 5800 430 (actually about 560 @ 6400) 435 @ 5800 430 @ 5200
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 3600   460 lb-ft @ 4000     450 lb-ft @ 4400
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulicMechanical valve lifters
Camshaft high- perfor- mance camshaft   Special-
performance camshaft
Special ultra high perfor- mance camshaft with .5365-inch intakes   Special ultra high performance camshaft
Fuel supply Holley four-barrelThree Holley two-barrelsHolley four-barrel Single Holley 850CFM four-barrel on aluminum manifold

Transmission

Standard Manual Transmission three-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter
Automatic Transmission Three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter (optional)
Optional Manual Transmission High-performance four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter
Optional Manual Transmission Special high-performance four-speed manual all-synchromesh close-ratio transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter
Optional Manual Transmission Special heavy-duty four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter

CHASSIS

Feature Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m) 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 182.5 inches (4.636 m) 182.5 inches (4.636 m)
Overall width 69.0 inches (1.753 m) 69.0 inches (1.753 m)
Overall height   47.9 inches (1.217 m)
Front tread 58.7 inches (1.491 m) 58.7 inches (1.491 m)
Rear tread 59.4 inches (1.509 m) 59.4 inches (1.509 m)
FrameFull-length welded-steel ladder type with five cross members. Steel box sections, welded.
Front suspensionIndependent, unequal-length A-arms, coil springs; tubular shocks and stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionIndependent, trailing arms, toe links, transverse chromium-carbon steel leaf spring, tube shocks, and anti-roll bar
SteeringSaginaw recirculating ball, 17.6:1 ratio, 2.9 turns to lock, 39.0 turning circle
Rear axle typeSprung differential, Hypoid gear
BrakesHydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers
Total swept area461 sq. in.
Wheels8" wide slotted steel 15" 5-lug disc
Standard rear axle ratio3.36:1
Optional rear axle ratio3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 3.70:1, 4.11:1, 4.56:1

OPTIONS

RPO 898 Genuine leather seat trim $79
RPO A01 Soft-Ray tinted glass, all windows $16.90
RPO A31 Electric power windows $63.20
RPO A85 Custom shoulder belts $42.15
RPO C07 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $252.80
RPO C08 Vinyl cover for auxiliary hardtop $57.95
RPO C50 Rear window defroster $32.65
RPO C60 Air conditioning $428.70
RPO F41 Special front and rear suspension $36.90
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $46.35
RPO J50 Power brakes $42.15
RPO K0S Engine block heater $10.55
RPO K66 Transistor ignition system $81.10
RPO L36 427-cid 390-hp V-8 $221.20
RPO L46 350-cid 350-hp V-8 $131.65
RPO L68 427-cid 400-hp V-8 $326.55
RPO L71 427-cd 435-hp V-8 $437.10
RPO L88 427-cid 435-hp V-8 $1032.15
RPO L89 427-cid 435-hp V-8 $832.05
RPO ZL1 Optional special 427-cid aluminum V-8 $3,000
RPO M20 Four-speed manual transmission $184.80
RPO M21 Four-speed close-ratio manual transmission $184.80
RPO M22 Heavy-duty close-ratio four-speed manual transmission $290.40
RPO M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission $221.80
RPO N14 Side mount exhaust system $147.45
RPO N37 Tilt-telescopic steering wheel $84.30
RPO N40 Power steering $105.35
RPO P02 Wheel covers $57.95
RPO PT6 Red stripe nylon tires, F70 x 15 $31.30
RPO PT7 F70 x 15, white stripe tires $31.30
RPO TJ2 Front fender louver trim $21.10
RPO UA6 Alarm system $26.35
RPO U15 Speed-warning indicator $11.60
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $172.45
RPO U79 Stereo radio $278.10

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