-Code 974 Monza Red
-407 Red Vinyl Interior
-RPO L89 435 H.P. Turbo Jet 427
-K66 Transistorized Ignition
-M21 4-Speed Transmission
-Posi-Traction 4:11 Ratio
-F41 Heavy Duty Suspension
-Goodyear Black Wall Tires
-Soft Ray Tinted Glass
-Pushbutton AM/FM Radio
-460 lb-ft Of Torque
-Special Performance Cam
-Three Holley Two-Barrel Carbs
-Close ratio 4-speed transmission
-Posi-Traction rear axle
-30k Documented Original Miles
-Original Trim Tag
-Original Rear End
-NCRS Shipping Report
-NCRS Verified Tank Sticker
-NCRS Verified Window Sticker
-Window Sticker signed by Zora Duntov
-Owner’s Manual Packet
-Complete Owner History
-NCRS Bowtie Preservation Award
-Bloomington Gold Awards:
-Only Red/Red 1969 L89 in the L89 Registry
This rare 1969 Corvette coupe was ordered by Kenneth E. from Daley Chevrolet in Gillespie Illinois and he took delivery on January 30th 1969. Ken wanted the fastest Corvette he could get, with one exception-he didn't want an L88. He special ordered the car with the rare 435 H.P. solid lifter, L89 tri-power engine and the unique color combination of 974 Monza Red paint and 407 Red Vinyl interior.
Regular Production Option (RPO) L89 was an option that first debuted in the 1967 Corvette. It used the competition cylinder heads from the L88 racecar and combined them with the L71 427 Turbo Jet engine. The aluminum heads saved considerable weight which meant a number of L89's ended up on the drag strip. Only 16 Corvettes in 1967 were ordered with the L89 option and a total of 624 in 1968.
In it's final year as an engine option, only 390 Corvettes were built in 1969 with the potent L89 aluminum head Tri-Power engine option, adding an additional cost of $394.95 to the sticker price on top of the L71 engine option price of $437.10
This rare red/red 1969 coupe still wears most of it's original lacquer paint, factory original interior, original M-21 Muncie close ratio transmission, original 4:11posi-traction rear end, and the original numbers matching LP coded engine which has never been out of the car.
A true piece of Corvette History, this car was purchased in 1980 by a passionate Corvette collector who kept the car preserved over the years without restoring the car and ultimately achieving an NCRS Bowtie award in 1994. Kevin owned the car until 2021, when it traded hands to a another passionate enthusiast dedicated to preserving the car and it's history.
When you add the rare L89 435 H.P. option and the Monza Red/Red Vinyl Trim color option, it makes this car a true one of one car. It is the only 69 Corvette with this color combo to exist in the L89 registry and one of the few un-restored 1969 L89's known to exist.
Documented with extensive documentation including owner history back to new, NCRS/GM shipping data report, owner’s manual packet, protecto-plate, and the original tank sticker verified by NCRS. The original Daley Chevrolet dealership sign was found in 2021 and sits on the wall next to the car. Adding to the pedigree of this car is an NCRS verified original window sticker signed by the father of the Corvette, Zora Duntov in 1984.
In 2022 the car was awarded the prestigious Benchmark Award at Bloomington Gold as well as achieving Gold Certification and Survivor Gold awards.