1969 Corvette Specifications

The 1969 Corvette was again a Stingray -- spelled as one word on the front fenders. For this model year, the designers worked hard to address complaints from the previous year, to give a smoother and more pleasant ride. Here are the specifications for the 1969 Corvette:

For the 1969 Corvette, the base small-block V-8 went to 350 cubic inches and 300 or 350 bhp.
For the 1969 Corvette, the base small-block V-8 went to 350 cubic inches
and 300 or 350 bhp. Among big-block options was a mighty new L88
version with aluminum block and a nominal 430 bhp.

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0
98.0
Length, inches
182.5
182.5
Width, inches
69.0
69.0
Track, inches
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
Height, inches
47.9
47.9
Curb weight, pounds
3,425
3,260

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible/coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers,
antiroll bar
rear: Independent, lateral leaf springs, struts, U-joint halfshafts, trailing arms, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
8x15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
4-speed manual (opt)
3-speed Hydra-Matic (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.36:1

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch
5.7/350
5.7/350
7.0/427
7.0/427
7.0/427
Bore × stroke, inches
4.00 x 3.48 4.00 x 3.48 4.25 x 3.76 4.25 x 3.76 4.25 x 3.76
Fuel Management
1 x 4-bbl.
1 x 4-bbl. 3 x 2-bbl. 3 x 2-bbl. 1 x 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm
300 @ 4,800 350 @ 5,600 400 @ 5,400 435 @ 5,800 430 @ 5,200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
380 @ 3,200 380 @ 3,600 460 @ 3,600 460 @ 4,000 450 @ 4,400

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
300 hp, 3-sp automatic
0-60 mph, sec
8.4
0-100 mph, sec
21.7
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
NA

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
16,633
$4,438.00
2-door coupe
22,1294,781.00

Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Leather Seats
3,729
$79.00
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all
31,270
16.90
Power Windows 9,816
63.20
Headrests
38,762
17.95
Custom Shoulder Belts (std w/coupe)
600

42.15

Auxiliary Hardtop
7,878
252.80
Vinyl Covering
3,266
57.95
Rear Window Defroster
2,485
32.65
Air Conditioning
11,859
428.70
Special Front and Rear Suspension
1,661
36.90
Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios
36,965
46.35
Power Brakes
16,876
42.15
Special Heavy Duty Brakes
115
384.45
Engine Block Heater
824
10.55
Transistor Ignition System
5,702
81.10
390 hp Engine
10,531
221.20
350 hp Engine12,846
131.65
400 hp Engine
2,072
326.55
435 hp Engine
2,722
437.10
430 hp Engine
116
1,032.15
Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71
390
832.05
4-speed Manual Transmission 16,507
184.80
4-speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
13,741
184.80
4-speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, heavy duty
101
290.40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
8,161
221.80
Side Mount Exhaust System
4,355
147.45
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
10,325
84.30
Power Steering
22,866
105.35
Deluxe Wheel Covers
8,073
57.95
Red Stripe Tires, F70 x 15 nylon
5,210
31.30
White Stripe Tires, F70 x 15 nylon
21,379
31.30
White Letter Tires, F70 x 15 nylon2,398
33.15
Front Fender Louver Trim
11,962
21.10
Alarm System
12,436
26.35
Speed Warning Indicator
3,561
11.60
AM/FM Radio33,871
172.75
AM/FM Radio, stereo
4,114
278.10
Special L88 (aluminum block)
2
4,718.35

Color Choices (Production numbers not available)

Color Choice
Color Choice
Color Choice
Tuxedo BlackCan-Am White
Monza Red
LeMans Blue
Riverside Gold
Fathom Green
Daytona Yellow
Cortez Silver
Burgundy
Monaco Orange


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