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1969 BENCHMARK 17,000 Mile 427/435

* 17,000 Actual Miles
* Original Engine & Drivetrain
* Original Lemans Blue Paint
* Bloomington Benchmark Recipient
* Previously in Jerome Shinkay Collection

Sold in December '69 from Harry Green Chevrolet in Clarksburg West Va. This late production factory L71 Roadster was purchased new by Paul Thompson a local Clarksburg business owner & racer that loved Corvettes. Cared for by Thompson & then later sold to the Legendary pioneer of Corvette Collecting Mr. Jerome Shinkay. Shinkay a well respected Entrepreneur was known for Purchasing & collecting Low Mile Unrestored Rare Corvettes. After 40 yrs of the Corvette hobby Jerome was inducted into the Bloomington Hall of fame in 2012. This 17k Mile 435 is all original & unrestored. A magnificent car that has been owned by the same Collector for the last 20 plus years & during that ownership He amassed some unbelievable awards that don't come easy including the coveted “Benchmark” award in 2012. A true survivor in every sense of the word this is a completely original car with its factory original paint, interior, convertible top, vinyl covered hardtop & most important its Born with original engine & drivetrain. Documented with the Original Protectoplate & warranty book, Original Tank Sticker, owners manual & packet, original keys & more. Exhaust system was replaced using genuine GM dated mufflers from 1985 when they were still available & the Goodyear Blackwall tires are correct reproductions.

-NCRS Chapter Top Flight award in 2011
-NCRS Regional Top Flight award in 2013
-Bloomington Gold Certified in 2011
-Bloomington Survivor award in 2012
-Bloomington Benchmark award in 2012
-Bloomington Gold Certified OEM award in 2012

All Judging sheets & Original awards are included in this sale

Factory equipped options are;
L71 427/435 hp TriPower engine
K66 Transistor Ignition
M21 Close Ratio 4 Speed
4.11 Positraction Rear Axle
F70 15 Blackwall Tires
Vinyl Covered Auxiliary Hardtop
Black Folding Soft Top
Am/Fm Stereo Radio
Tinted Glass, all windows
Rear Window Defogger
Factory Alarm System
LeMans Blue Paint
Black Vinyl Interior

This ultra rare time capsule is near impossible to duplicate & is now ready for a new caretaker. Remember many people can restore a car to receive these well respected awards but just a few 50 year old original untouched cars how they left the factory have been able to do so.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
427/435
Fuel Specification
Racing Fuel

Body

Body Color
Lemans Blue
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
Paint Type
Lacquer

Basic

Year
1969
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
17,762

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. Get Quote
Engine Size
427/435
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
17,762
Vin
194679
Stock
21-04

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