- Frame off restoration
- Tri-Power 427cid V8
- L89 aluminum heads
- Muncie 4-speed
- Posi-Traction rear / 3.70 gears
- 415 Bright Blue leather interior
- Power steering
Ask any Chevrolet fan to name the most desirable Corvette ever produced, and 8 out of 10 of them will probably say the 1967 Sting Ray. Make mention of a big block, side pipes, and a unique color combination and the level of interest goes from strong to off-the-charts in a matter of seconds. No matter how good the new cars get, it's difficult to top the direct driving experience of a midyear car. This killer '67 coupe wraps a Tri-Power 427 and a Muncie 4-speed transmission in one of the coolest color combinations to grace the showroom floor this year. Add some options like L89 aluminum heads, power steering, power brakes and air conditioning (this car was NOT equipped with those items originally) and you have the ultimate 1967 mid year Corvette to drive. Looking for a piece to go take to Bloomington Gold so you can stand around and argue over the finish on the headlight motor assembly screws? Expect to pay twice the price and have half of the fun.
According to the trim tag, this slick C2 left GM's St. Louis assembly line around February 13th of 1967. Decked in the unique combination of code 900 Tuxedo Black paint and a code 415 Bright Blue leather interior, the car surely caused some commotion wherever it was originally delivered. Thanks to a careful restoration, the exterior of the car packs the same kind of punch as it did in '67 with fresh black paint complemented by a blue stinger buried under the clear coat. There are no bonding seams visible from any angle, panel alignment is good all-around and, when you get up close and personal with the car, it becomes very obvious that someone invested a lot of time and money into correctly restoring its smooth canvas. A thorough examination of the details reveals headlight doors which fit well, lines that are crisp, a laser sharp crease that surrounds the entire body, and aggressive 'shark fin' fenders which haven't been abused by an overzealous sander.
Thanks to a renewed dedication to motorsports and a heavy influence from the original Mako Shark concept car, the second generation Corvette benefits from a much more sporty and striking appearance. At the front of the car, a body-width stainless grille sits inside of show worthy stainless trim which is bordered by two chrome trimmed parking lights and an excellent looking chrome bumper. Above the bumper, a red, white and black Corvette C2 cross flag emblem is affixed in front of a 1967 exclusive Stinger hood which has been detailed with chrome trim and black inlayed “427” emblems. Behind the hood, stainless windshield wipers clear great looking factory tinted glass which is framed by like-new stainless trim and a chrome driver's side bowtie mirror. At the sides of the car, 1967-exclusive heat extractors ride in front of correct chrome door handles and stainless side pipes which are equipped with traditional finned heat shields. At the back of the car, a chrome trimmed center mounted Corvette fuel filler sits above a fresh black and chrome “Corvette Sting Ray” emblem. The car's rear valence holds two centered reverse lamps and four traditional all red Corvette tail lights above a chrome trimmed tag bracket and two razor blade style bumpers.
Tip this Corvette's metallic hood forward and you'll find a fully detailed 427 cubic inch Tri-Power V8 which is branded with a 1967-exclusive 3904351 casting number and stamped with both a correct 110597 partial VIN and a “JE” special high performance, manual transmission suffix code. Introduced as the ultimate option for street-prowling Stingrays, Chevrolet's Tri-Power big block spun a stout 11:1 compression ratio into a factory-rated 435 horsepower. At the top of this engine, a correctly decaled chrome air filter sends air into three Holley two-barrel carburetors which ride on top of an aluminum Winters intake. To the sides, OEM-style aluminum heads hide under simple chrome valve covers. At the back of the engine, a chrome-capped distributor sends spark from through sleeved suppression wires which snake around correct exhaust manifolds. The front of the engine offers a correctly shrouded radiator which sends coolant through reproduction GM hoses and correct tower clamps. Bright Chevy Orange paint covers the block and, as always, looks great against a fully finished hood and satin black inner fenders. Correct decals are present and accounted for and niceties such as a fresh alternator, a, a reproduction Delco Energizer battery and a rebuilt Delco master cylinder ensure that this 'all GM' Corvette runs just as good as it looks.
Put this Vette in the air and you'll find a well maintained undercarriage that is every bit as solid as it is clean. In the center, a rugged Muncie four-speed manual transmission sends power back to a factory Posi-Traction rear end packed with 3.70 gears. The combination is a blast to drive and effortlessly delivers the neck snapping launches and potent acceleration Corvettes are famous for. At the ends of the car, a fully restored double A-arm front and independent rear sports suspension is completely detailed down to its transverse rear spring. At the corners of the car, standard equipment four wheel disc brakes pair with power steering for a comfortable driving experience. Above the rebuilt suspension, original fiberglass floor tubs are bolted to a straight and clean satin black frame. Below, power flows to the ground through classic 15-inch 'turbine' aluminum wheels which spin a fresh set of 215/70R15 Firestone blue streak radials around pristine center caps. Everything from this Corvettes fuel tank and new hardware to its Chevy orange oil pan and correct side pipes is ready for the show field.
Swing open this cars fiberglass doors and you'll find a code 415 Bright Blue leather interior which provides an excellent contrast to the cars Tuxedo Black exterior panels. The foam underneath the seat covers has seen just enough use to walk the line between looking right and feeling right. Below, the carpet, which is protected by new carpeted floor mats, features correct bright blue shading. At the front of the car, stylish aircraft-inspired gauges, which appear to be rebuilt originals, look fantastic next to the brushed metal panels on the glove box and center console. At the sides of the car, great looking stainless trimmed door panels hold chrome handles for the car's doors and windows above perfectly placed armrests. Above the seats, a pristine vinyl headliner is stretched tight between a new chrome mirror and fully functioning dome light. In the center, the dash flows into what is commonly called a waterfall design which begins at a continuous motion clock and cascades through a correctly tagged AM/FM radio to the base of a fully functional chrome shifter. In front of the driver, a nicely restored Corvette Rally wheel props glowing satin finished spokes and a slick wood rim around a pristine C2 Corvette cross flag horn button. Behind the seats, a fully carpeted storage compartment shows no signs of use at all.
This sharp C2 comes with a reproduction owner's manual, warranty booklet, radio instruction manual, and seat belt instructions all wrapped in a OEM-style clear plastic sleeve. No, there is no tank sticker or owner history-those come standard with an example that is twice the price and half of the fun!
Big block Corvettes have been blue chip collector cars for years and show no signs of loosening their hold on the market. This '67 coupe offers the chance to own a period correct car that won't ever get lost in the crowd thanks to its killer color combination. The quality restoration ensures that, whether you're simply admiring the car or touring the back roads, there won't be any disappointments. If the time has come to fulfill your second-generation dreams, don't miss this one.
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