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1969 Engines

 

  Base 350 L46 350 L36 427 L36/L68 427 L71 427 L88 427
HP @ RPM 300 @ 4800 350 @ 5800 390 @ 5400 400 @ 5400 435 @ 5800 600 @ 5800 *
Torque @ RPM 380 @ 3200 380 @ 3600 460 @ 3600 460 @ 4000 460 @ 4000 550 @ 4000 *
Compression Ratio 10.25:1 11:1 10.25:1 10.25:1 11:1 12.5:1
Carburetion 4bbl Rochester 4bbl Rochester 4bbl Rochester 3x2bbl Holley 3x2bbl Holley Large 4bbl Holley
Intake Manifold Cast Alloy Iron Cast Alloy Iron Alloy Aluminum Alloy Aluminum Alloy Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Valve Lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Mechanical Mechanical
Exhaust Dual, 2.0" Dual, 2.0" Dual, 2.0" Dual, 2.0" Dual 2.0" Dual 2.0"
Oil Capacity 5qts w/filter 5qts w/filter 6qts w/filter 6qts w/filter 6qts w/filter 6qts w/filter
Spark Plugs ACR44S ACR44S ACR43N ACR43N ACR43N ACR43XL

*Chevrolet rated the L-88 at a mere 430hp and 460tq for INSURANCE purposes and to discourage average street buyers.

The ZL-1 option was available from Chevrolet in 1969 for $3000 and included the L-88 ALUMINUM engine along with a beefed up suspension, side exhaust, and a special hood.

 

 

1969 Engine/Transmission/Differential Combinations

 

Engine Transmission Std. Econ. Perf. Spec.
standard 350 2.54:1 3spd

2.52:1 4spd

Turbo Hyd.

3.36:1

3.36:1

3.08:1*

3.08:1*

3.08:1*

 

 

 

 

 

L46 350 2.52:1 4spd

2.20:1 4spd

3.36:1

3.70:1

 

 

3.55:1*

4.11:1*

 

 

L36 427 2.52:1 4spd

2.20:1 4spd

Turbo Hyd.

3.08:1*

3.36:1*

3.08:1*

 

3.08:1*

2.73:1*

3.36:1*

3.55:1*

 

 

3.70:1*

 

L36/68 427 2.52:1 4spd

2.20:1 4spd

Turbo Hyd.

3.08:1*

3.36:1*

3.08:1*

 

3.08:1*

2.73:1*

3.36:1*

3.55:1*

 

 

3.70:1*

 

L71 427 2.20:1 4spd

Turbo Hyd.

3.55:1*

3.08:1*

3.36:1*

2.73:1*

3.70:1*

3.36:1*

4.11:1*

 

L88 427

(off road only)

2.20:1 4spd

 

 

Turbo Hyd.

3.55:1*

 

 

3.08:1*

3.36:1*

 

 

2.73:1*

3.70:1*

 

 

3.36:1*

3.70:1*

4.11:1*

4.56:1*

 

* Available as Positraction axle only

Air conditioning was not available with the L36 HD 2.20 4spd transmission

Air conditioning was not available with the L68 HD 2.20 4spd transmission

Air conditioning was not available with the L71

Air conditioning was not available with the L88

 

1969 Corvette Specifications
Total Production = 38,762 (22,129 Coupe, 16,633 Convertible)

An extended production year yielded an unusually high build quantity. The '69 Corvette was visually identical to the 1968 model, with the exception of the "Stingray" (now one word) emblem over the side "gill" vents and the 350 replaced the 327 small block engine.

FIBERGLASS FACT: The rarest factory built engine of all time came with the $4,718 ZL1 option which included an all aluminum 427 L88 (only two 1969 ZL1's were ever sold and Roger's Corvettes has one of them!).

1969 Corvette Options

RPO# DESCRIPTION QUANTITY $ RETAIL
19437 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 22,129 4,781
19467 Base Corvette Convertible 16,633 4,438
n/a Genuine Leather Seats 3,729 79
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows 31,270 16
A31 Power Windows 9,816 63
A82 Headrests 38,762 17
A85 Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe) 600 42
C07 Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only) 7,878 252
C08 Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop) 3,266 57
C50 Rear Window Defroster 2,485 32
C60 Air Conditioning 11,859 428
F41 Special Front and Rear Suspension 1,661 36
G81 Positraction Rear Axle 36,965 46
J50 Power Brakes 16,876 42
J56 Special Heavy Duty Brakes 115 384
K05 Engine Block Heater 824 10
K66 Transistor Ignition System 5,702 81
L36 427ci, 390hp Engine 10,531 221
L46 350ci, 350hp Engine 12,846 131
L68 427ci, 400hp Engine 2,072 326
L71 427ci, 435hp Engine 2,722 437
L88 427ci, 430hp Engine 116 1,032
L89 Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 Engine 390 832
MA6 Heavy Duty Clutch 102 79
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 16,507 184
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio 13,741 184
M22 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, hvy dty 101 290
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission 8,161 221
N14 Side Mount Exhaust System 4,355 147
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column 10,325 84
N40 Power Steering 22,866 105
P02 Deluxe Wheel Covers 8,073 57
PT6 F70x15 Red Stripe Tires, Nylon 5,210 31
PT7 F70x15 White Stripe Tires, Nylon 21,379 31
PU9 F70x15 White Letter Tires, Nylon 2,398 33
TJ2 Front Fender Louver Trim 11,962 21
UA6 Alarm System 12,436 26
U15 Speed Warning Indicator 3,561 11
U69 AM-FM Radio 33,871 172
U79 AM-FM Stereo Radio 4,114 278
ZL1 Special L88 (aluminum block) 2 4,718

1969 Corvette Exterior Color Choices

CODE EXTERIOR QUANTITY
900 Tuxedo Black n/a
972 Can-Am White n/a
974 Monza Red n/a
976 LeMans Blue n/a
980 Riverside Gold n/a
983 Fathom Green n/a
984 Daytona Yellow n/a
986 Cortez Silver n/a
988 Burgundy n/a
990 Monaco Orange n/a

1969 Corvette Interior Color Choices

CODE COLOR
ZQ4 Black Vinyl
402 Black Leather
407 Red Vinyl
408 Red Leather
411 Bright Blue Vinyl
412 Bright Blue Leather
416 Green Vinyl
417 Green Leather
420 Saddle Vinyl
421 Saddle Leather
427 Gunmetal Vinyl
428 Gunmetal Leather

 

Serial Numbers: 194379S700001 through 194379S738762
For Convertibles, the fourth digit is a "6"

Suffix:

GC: 350ci, 300hp MT, IG
LT: 427ci, 435hp MT, HC
GD: 350ci, 300hp MT, AC, IG
LU: 427ci, 395hp MT, AH, HC
HW: 350ci, 300hp MT
LV: 427ci, 430hp (L-88) AT
HX: 350ci, 350hp MT, AC
LW: 427ci, 435hp AT, AH
HY: 350ci, 300hp MT
LX: 427ci, 435hp AT
HZ: 350ci, 300hp AT
ME: 427ci, 430hp (ZL1) MT
LL: 427ci, 390hp AT
MG: 427ci, 430hp (ZL1) AT
LM: 427ci, 390hp MT
MH: 427ci, 390hp MT, IG
LN: 427ci, 400hp AT
MI: 427ci, 390hp AT, IG
LO: 427ci, 430hp MT
MJ: 427ci, 400hp AT, IG
LP: 427ci, 435hp MT, AH
MK: 427ci, 400hp MT, IG
LQ: 427ci, 400hp MT
MR: 427ci, 430hp (L88) MT
LR: 427ci, 435hp MT
MS: 427ci, UU


MT=Manual Trans, AT=Automatic Trans, PS=Power Steering, AC=Air Conditioning, AH=Aluminum Head, IG=Transistor Ignition, HC=Heavy Duty Clutch, UU=Uncertain Usage
Base Engine: 350ci V8 300hp

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