1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The third generation of the Corvette, the C3, was manufactured from 1968 to 1982.
For 1969, the push-button for the door lock was replaced with a key lock. Back-up lights were incorporated into the inner tail lights which now had red lenses with a white center. The ignition lock moved from the dash to the steering column for the first time. A small plaque with the engine size and horsepower was added to the console, and a map pocket was added to the passenger side of the dash.
"Stingray" badges were added to the front fenders above the louvers. In C2 Corvettes, the name was two words (Sting Ray). The four-slot louvers remained the same for this year, but could now have optional chrome inserts.
The base engine grew to 350 cubic inches in '69 and was rated at 300 horsepower and 300 foot-pounds of torque. A number of 427 cubic inch big block engines were available, including the L88 and the all aluminum ZL1. 1969 was the last year for the 427, and the only year that factory side exhausts could be ordered.
1969 Corvette Key Differences
Front fender vents with four vertical slots and a "Stingray" badge above them, and no push-button for the door lock signify a 1969 Corvette.
1969 and 1968 Corvettes are basically the same and share the same front grill, round front signal lights, and 4-slot side louvers.
How to Identify a 1969 Corvette
1969 Corvette Fender Louvers
1969 Corvette Chrome Fender Vents
1969 Corvette Door Handle
1969 Corvette Grill
1969 Corvette Removable Roof
1969 Corvette Rear Window
1969 Corvette Front Flags Emblem
1969 Corvette Tail lights
1969 Corvette Rear Bumper
1969 Corvette Big Block Hood
1969 Corvette Hardtop
More 1969 Corvette Pictures
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