The Stingray name (now spelled as one word) appears on the front fenders above four vertical fender vents. The backup lights were integrated into the center tail lights. The fenders are unflared and the front cornering lamps are round. The ignition is now on the steering column and the door depression button used in 1968 was eliminated. A key lock was put in it's place. The interior has glove box mounted map pockets but no wood on the door panels. Front and rear disc brakes, headlight washers, center console, wheel trim rings, carpeting and all vinyl upholstery are standard. In 1969 there were 116 cars built with the L88 engine option. These cars were all to be racers, so they did not have heaters or radios and most came with transistor ignition, special heavy duty brakes, special front and rear suspension and heavy duty close ration 4 speed transmission. The horsepower was 430 hp when it should really have been 560 hp.
The 1969 Corvette build cycle was from September 1968 until December 1969. One of the longest build cycles for a US car.
Serial Numbers: 194379S700001 through 194379S738762 -- For Convertibles, the fourth digit is a "6"
Fisher Body Style Number 69-19437 identifies a Corvette Stingray coupe Fisher Body Style Number 69-19467 identifies a Corvette Stingray convertible The body number plate is located on the engine side of the cowl
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Number Break Down
1st Digit is the Division: 1 = Chevrolet 2nd and 3rd digit is the Series: 94 = Corvette 4th and 5th Digit is the Body Style: 37 = 2 door Coupe -- 67 = 2 Door Convertible 6th Digit is the Model Year: 9 = 1969 7th Digit is Assembly Plant: S = St. Louis, MO Last 6 Digits are Production numbers starting with 700001 to 738762
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Engine: 350 cubic inch V-8 Horsepower: 300@4800rpm standard Compression Ratio: 10.25 to 1 Carburetor: Four Barrel Transmission: 3 speed manual standard Shippng Weight: 3091 lbs (coupe) 3096 (convertible) Production Total: Total 38,762 (22,129 coupes) (16,633 convertibles) Factory Price: $4781 (coupe) $4438 (convertible) Chassis Dimensions: Wheelbase 98 inches Length: 182.5 inches Width: 69.0 inches Height: 47.8 Ground Clearance: 6.0 inches Front tread: 58.7 inches Rear tread: 59.4 inches Tires: F70x15