69

UNIQUE

427 big block  |  L68 400hp  |  4 speed
 

 

TOTAL 1969 PRODUCTION

TOTAL L68 PRODUCTION

TOTAL L68 PRODUCTION %

38,762

2,072

5.35%

Dans les 5 choix de motorisation que Chevrolet offrait à l'époque pour les Corvette 1969, le "L68" 427 a 400hp a été le moteur de production régulière le moins populaire offert cette année-là.

Seulement 2072 "L68" ont été fabriqués en 1969.

Le moteur de 400hp fourni en très grande partie la même force brute de son grand frère, le "L71" 435hp, mais sans la nature capricieuse.

En comparaison les "L68" ont la triple carburation, les badges 427, le filtre à air spécial en forme de triangle, le rugissement rauque, etc., mais était plus facile à démarrer, plus doux au ralenti et plus silencieux que les "L71".

Les 400hp ont plutôt des "hydraulic lifters" contrairement au bruyant "mechanical lifters" des 435.

L'AUTO EN BREF: En plus du moteur L-68 427 à 400hp, la transmission quatre vitesses M21 et de la Positraction 3,36, cette Corvette 1969 présenté à des options peu commun telles que "Power brakes", des "pneus à bande rouge", "Deluxe wire wheel covers", "verre tintés" et une radio AM-FM.

L68 - OPTION D'EXCEPTION 

TOTAL 1969 IMPORTED CANADA 

TOTAL L68 PRODUCTION %

TOTAL ESTIMATED CANADIAN L68

879

5.35%

(COUPE 610 & CONVERTIBLE 269)

less then   47 et moins

In the 5 engine choices that Chevrolet offered for the 1969 Corvette, the "L68" 427 at 400hp was the least popular regular production engine offered that year.
 

Only 2,072 were sqeezed into corvette engine compartements that year.
 

The 400-horse engine provided most of the zip and pizzazz of its bigger brother, the 435, but without the temperamental nature.
 

The 400hp had the tri-power, the 427 badges, the special triangular air cleaner, the throaty roar, ect., but starded easier, ideled smoother, ran much quieter.
 

It had hydraulic lifters rather than the clickity clak mechanicals of the 435.
 

THE CAR IN SHORT: In addition to the l-68 400hp 427, M21 four-speed transmission and 3.36 Positraction rear end, this featured '69 Corvette coupe has such options as power brakes, red stripe tires, deluxe wire wheel covers, tinted glasses and AM-FM radio.

L68 -EXCEPTIONAL OPTION

  • CAR: 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

  • MODEL: 19437 2 DOOR SPORT COUPE

  • VIN: 194379S711003

  • TRIM: ZQ4 BLACK VINYL

  • PAINT: 983 FATHOM GREEN

  • PLANT: ST-LOUIS, MO

  • BUILT DATE: DECEMBER 17, 1968 (E17)

  • SHIPPING DATE FROM FACTORY: DECEMBER 20, 1968

  • SHIPPING DATE TO CANADA: DECEMBER 25, 1968

  • DEALER: 86867 VAILLANCOURT CHEV-OLDS ST-JOVITE, QUÉBEC

SPECS

EARLY PRODUCTION CAR

BUILT DATE:

DECEMBER 17, 1968

SOLD AND DROVED IN

QUÉBEC, CANADA 

SINCE DAY ONE

ENGINE 

OPTIONS

THIS ALL NUMBERS MATCHING

CORVETTE 427 HAS BEEN FRAME OFF RESTORED

TO THE HIGHEST NCRS STANDARDS

NCRS

* TOP FLIGHT AWARD *

CETTE CORVETTE 427 EST

"FULL MATCHING NUMBER" 

ET A ÉTÉ RESTAURÉ AUX NORMES

NCRS LES PLUS ÉLEVÉES

  • ENGINE ASSEMBLY DATE: DECEMBER 2, 1968 (T1202LQ)

  • ENGINE BLOCK 3955270 "LQ" DATED SEPT 24, 1968 (I-24-8)

  • CYLINDER HEAD 3931063 DATED OCT 8, 1968 AND NOV 5, 1968

  • INTAKE MANIFOLD TRI-POWER L68 3937795 DATED NOV 22, 1968

  • EXHAUST MANIFOLD 3880828 DATED JUNE 18, 1968 (F-18-8)

  • EXHAUST MANIFOLD 3880827 DATED OCT 18, 1968 (J-17-8)

  • AIR SMUG SYSTEM DATED NOV 1, 1968 (30681S)

  • DISTRIBUTOR 1111926 DATED JULY 1, 1968 

  • WATER PUMP 3856284 DATED NOV 1, 1968 (K-1-8)

  • STARTER 1108400 DATED NOV 29, 1968

  • ALTERNATOR 1100833 DATED SEPT 5, 1968 (8-J-5)

  • TRANSMISSION M21 DATED OCT 1, 1968 (P8R01B)

   

  • W84 ADDITIONAL FUEL FOR DELIVERY

  • A01 GLASS TINTED ALL WINDOWS

  • A82 HEAD RESTAINT SEATBACK

  • GS3 DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER 3.36 RATIO

  • G81 DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER POSITRACTION

  • J50 VACCUUM POWER BRAKES

  • L36 V8 ENGINE 427 CU. IN. HI-PERF 385/390 HP

  • L68 V8 ENGINE 427 CU. IN. HI-PERF TRI CARB - 400 HP

  • M21 4 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION CLOSE RATIO

  • PT6 TIRE F70/15/4 PR  SPEC NYLON | RED STRIPE

  • P02 SIMULATED WIRE WHEEL TRIM COVER

  • U69 RADIO AM/FM PUSHBUTTON

  • V48 ENGINE COOLANT | INCRESED PROTEC (ANTIFREEZE)

  • ZQ4 BASE STANDARD TRIM

  • ZQ7 CANADIAN WARRANTY BOOKLET & MISC LITERATURE

80.7 %   |   A01 GLASS TINTED

43.5 %   |   J50 POWER BRAKE

 

  5.3 %   |   L68 TRI-CARB 400HP

 

35.4 %   |   M21 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION

 

13.4 %   |   PT6 RED STRIPE TIRES

20.8 %   |   P02 WIRE WHEEL COVER

87.4 %   |   U69 AM-FM RADIO

1/1.25

1/2.28

1/20

1/2.8

1/7.5

1/5

1/1.14

 

TERMINÉ / COMPLETED

La renaissance d'une voiture d'exception

(THE REBIRTH OF AN EXCEPTIONAL CAR

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AVANT / BEFORE

Le périple d'une voiture d'exception

(THE JOURNEY OF AN EXCEPTIONAL CAR

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DOCUMENTS

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12_corvette_1969_plastic_envelope
13_corvette_1969_owner_protection_plan
14_corvette_1969_fm_reception_knob_tag
15_corvette_1969_gm_ignition_lock_system
16_corvette_1969_headlamp_washer_3963200
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21_corvette_1969_wheel_trim_ring_instruction_3913832
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