Fine 1969 Chevrolet Corvette.S#194379S732520. This vehicle was bought in July 2015. Traveled to the just beyond Atlanta to buy the vehicle. This is a matching numbers car bought new in Pensacola, Fl on Dec 14, 1969. The build date was Oct 15 1969. The original owner was Robert W Jacobs (we have the original Protect O Plate as well as the Build Sheet ). Mr Jacobs was a Navalaviator. He sold the car around 1975 with 43000 miles on it to R T Haynes, AMarine officer in Beaufort, SC. The third owner was Commander David Somers Jr.Cmdr Somers sold the car in 1988 to his son, Cmdr David Somers III. Thisgentleman kept the car until 2012 when he sold it to Ron Wells of Charleston,SC. Mr Wells sold the car in 2014 to a retail classic car establishment inAppling, Ga. My brother in law bought the car in July 2015.
The car itself is a 350 cubic inch/350HP original engine car. It has the original 4 speed transmission and a 3.36 posi traction rear end.This rear end was replaced in Jan 2000. The car is an original power brake and power steering car with factory air conditioning (replaced by Mr Owen with a good working Vintage Air system.) We have many documents for the car showing all work done on the car since 1969.
In Oct 1988 the engine was completely rebuilt by Cmdr SomersJr. The block according to the documentation did not need boring. TRW pistons,bearings, timing gear, etc were used in this rebuild. The mileage then was approximately 65000. A new cam and lifters were installed at that time and the heads reworked. In 2012 Cmdr Somers III did considerable work on the car including a new gas tank, master cylinder, Pittman arm, water pump and more($2179.16) The radiator was replaced in 5/2000.
The fourth owner Ron Wells had the car repainted in the correct Code 983 Fathom Green in approximately 2013. The paint is nice, nice.Mr Wells also replaced the seat covers and carpets at that time. The T tops are in good shape and recently reinsulated.