1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total

This 1969 Corvette L89 is a rare and powerful machine with plenty of hardware to back it up.

Big block Corvettes remains as desirable as ever, whether we’re talking about the coveted C2 generation of the early, chrome bumper C3 models. There’s just something about these big-inch, big horsepower motors that hits us right in the feels – as well as the wallet – for many obvious reasons, whether that be the way they move or the way they sound. But in terms of rarity, this 1969 Corvette L89 up for grabs at Bring a Trailer adds to that intrigue, as it’s one of just 390 built in that particular model year with this particular powerplant.

This 1969 Corvette L89 was refinished mechanically and cosmetically by the previous owner, who gave it fresh coats of its original Riverside Gold hue during that process. As such, the exterior looks good as new, with shiny chrome, the original side-exit exhaust, and 15-inch Rally wheels wrapped with Goodyear Speedway vintage-style redline tires. Underneath, this particular C3 is fitted with the optional F41 suspension, as well as power-assisted brakes.

1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total

Inside the cabin, you’ll find perfect black threads to complement that exterior treatment, along with Soft-Ray tinted glass, an AM/FM radio, and not much else. Peek at the odometer, however, and you’ll notice that this car has a mere 74k miles showing, which is a relatively low total for any vehicle of this vintage – even a Corvette.

1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total

The main attraction here lies under the hood, however, and it’s a good one – GM’s L89 427 cubic-inch V8, which was factory rated to produce 435 horsepower. Notable features include a trio of two-barrel carbs up top and aluminum cylinder heads, all of which helped this engine make big power for its era. The big block is mated to a close-ratio Muncie M21 four-speed manual transmission and a 3.70-geared PosiTraction rear differential.

1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total

Rare and simply gorgeous, this 1969 Corvette L89 has unsurprisingly acquired quite a bit of hardware since the completion of its refurbishment, including an NCRS Top Flight award and Bloomington Gold OEM certification. Now, it’s looking for a new home, but the winner of this auction will likely have to dish out big bucks for that particular privilege, given its prominence and rarity.

1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total
1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total
1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total

1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total
1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total
1969 corvette l89 is one of just 390 produced in total

Photos: Bring a Trailer

Keyword: 1969 Corvette L89 Is One of Just 390 Produced in Total

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

Show Us Your Corvette, Win a Battery Charger / Maintainer Prize Pack!

Clore Automotive is giving away battery charger / maintainer prize packs valued over $230. Contest ends September 25.  10/6/2 Amp 12/24V Model PL2410 20/10/2 Amp 6/12V Model PL2320 Easiest Contest Ever Clore Automotive is giving away battery charger / maintainer prize packs valued over $230. Contest ends September 25. ...

View more: Show Us Your Corvette, Win a Battery Charger / Maintainer Prize Pack!

Super Cool 1953 Corvette Pedal Car Sells for a Very Reasonable Price

One of just 300 produced, this officially licensed 1953 Corvette pedal car is one cool collector’s item. Many of us grew up collecting die-cast cars and riding around in Power Wheels versions of our dream rides, only to grow up and purchase the real thing. But even before motorized ...

View more: Super Cool 1953 Corvette Pedal Car Sells for a Very Reasonable Price

C7 Corvette Driver Sets Guinness World Record for Fastest Mile… in Reverse!

Turns out the C7 Corvette can run up to 54 miles an hour in reverse. So I guess that ‘R’ on the shifter stands for ‘Race Mode?’ Taking a Turn for the Better Turns out the C7 Corvette can run up to 54 miles an hour in reverse. So ...

View more: C7 Corvette Driver Sets Guinness World Record for Fastest Mile… in Reverse!

Man Breaks Reverse Speed Record In Corvette

How can this car even go that fast in reverse? We’ve seen some pretty interesting feats done with automobiles in the last few decades as cars get faster and faster. Some of the world’s first production has ever hit 300 miles an hour, Dodge coming out with a 9 ...

View more: Man Breaks Reverse Speed Record In Corvette

Is the C3 Corvette ZR1 Really Undervalued?

Is the C3 Corvette ZR1 Really Undervalued? Bargain Collectible? Super Rare Beefy Upgrades Plentiful Power Making a Case Is the C3 Corvette ZR1 Really Undervalued? It’s truly puzzling why this particular machine isn’t worth more than it is. Bargain Collectible? In the world of Corvettes, there are many rare, ...

View more: Is the C3 Corvette ZR1 Really Undervalued?

Watch This C8 Corvette Get a Pandem Rocket Bunny Body Kit

Watch This C8 Corvette Get a Pandem Rocket Bunny Body Kit Fascinating Watch Labor Intensive Real Cutting Cutting Away Total Transformation Rolling Footage House Divided Watch This C8 Corvette Get a Pandem Rocket Bunny Body Kit Giving the C8 JDM flair is a pretty intensive procedure. Fascinating Watch Japanese ...

View more: Watch This C8 Corvette Get a Pandem Rocket Bunny Body Kit

Wild Vintage Datsun Roadster Is all Corvette Underneath

Wild Vintage Datsun Roadster Is all Corvette Underneath Show and Go Like Nothing Else New Powerplant Keeping Tabs Dare to be Different Corvette Roots Truly Unique Wild Vintage Datsun Roadster Is all Corvette Underneath A C5 provided the bones for this particular build. Show and Go We’ve seen some ...

View more: Wild Vintage Datsun Roadster Is all Corvette Underneath

Jeff Gordon Giving Away His Own C8 Corvette to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

The NASCAR legend is parting ways with his personal C8 Corvette to raise funds for a very worthy cause. For years now, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation (JGCF) has held its annual fundraiser – Corvette for a Cure – in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research, and ...

View more: Jeff Gordon Giving Away His Own C8 Corvette to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

Custom Wrapped C8 Corvette Looks Like It Belongs in a Comic Book

This Weird Saab Used a Corvette Engine

Stock-Looking 1961 Corvette Features a Host of Modern Components

Hot Topics: Will the the Non-Z51 C8 Corvette Survive Driving in Extreme Heat?

Corvette Z06 engine build, Delage D12, Multimatic TASV: Today's Car News

Engine Build Experience for Corvette Z06's LT6 V-8 coming soon

Little Girl Ripping Donuts in Her Barbie Corvette Is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

1967 Chevy Corvette Sting Ray L71 427/435 HP

4 Great Chevy Corvette Alternatives for Less Than $40,000

Corvette History Part 4: The C3 (1968-1973)

Lingenfelter Reveals New C8 Corvette Convertible Supercharger

Corvette of the Year 2022: Vote for Your Favorite C4 NOW (& Congrats C3 Winners!)

OTHER CAR NEWS

;
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network