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1969 Corvette Guide: History, Performance, Specs & More

Like the 1968 Corvette before it, the 1969 Corvette also featured a number of standard body features – the most obvious being the same corrosion-proof fiberglass body that had been a trademark of the Corvette since Harley Earl envisioned used FRP (Fiber-Reinforced Plastic)/fiberglass on the 1953 prototype. It also featured steel-reinforced body sills, door hinge pillars and lock pillars, plus lateral steel cross-member integrating front pillars.

1969 Corvette Special Editions

L88s were very high-compression V-8s with aggressive cam setup and Chevy advertised a respectable 430 horsepower, but these engines were widely rumored to make more like 500 hp in period. Gobs of grunt sure helps, but shedding weight from the front of the car does a lot more for balance and overall power-to-weight ratio. That’s why the ZL1 got an aluminum-block L88. If you thought the L88 was an expensive option, the ZL1 engine alone added more than $4700 to the price tag, which was more than double that of the base Corvette.

1969 Corvette Engines

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