Feature Vehicle of the Month
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Owners: George & Becky Koehn
Florida Region members
The Koehn’s acquired this car in 2013 from Pasco county, FL in basically its present condition. They have used New Old Stock (NOS) parts for some replacement pieces such as the side exhaust. The car has the original drivetrain and one repaint (GM’s Burgundy) many years ago. The original base price for a coupe was $4,781 in 1969 (without options). Around 22,149 Corvette coupes were made in 1969 of which only 2,722 Corvettes came with this version of the 427 cubic inch engine.
This 427 cubic inch (7.0 liter) V–8 engine is known in the Chevy world as a L–71 because of the three Holley 2 barrel carburetors and cast iron heads. With a 10.25 to 1 compression ratio, the engine develops 435 horsepower at 5,800 rpms and 460 lb–ft of torque at 4,000 rpms. The car has the original power brakes and manual steering.
The black interior features a 4 speed (M22) heavy duty manual transmission and a tilt telescopic steering column. All the gauges function properly. The odometer reads 69,435 miles.
The car rides on modern 225/70R15 Red Line radial tires (the original factory tire size was F70–15). The chrome side exhaust was a $147.45 option in 1969.
The Koehn’s drive this car to nearby local car events and attend concours events. With a wheelbase of 98 inches and a weight of roughly 3,245 pounds, this car can really move down the road.
Next Club Meeting...
The Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 P.M. at the Kress Memorial Church of Seventh-Day Adventists, 746 Formosa Av, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Located 2 blocks south of Fairbanks Avenue.
Next Club Activity
November 15, 2014 (Saturday)