Corvette Sting Ray
Frame Off Restored Corvette Sting Ray Roadster 327/350 HP L79 V8 4 Speed Side Ex
- Original 327 cubic inch L79 V8
- Side-pipe exhaust
- Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission
- Factory 4-wheel disc brakes
- 15-inch Rally wheels
- Correct Marlboro Maroon paint
- Saddle convertible top
- Correct Saddle vinyl interior
- MP3-compatible Antique Automobile Radio
* Original 327 cubic inch L79 V8
* Correct Marlboro Maroon paint
* Correct Saddle vinyl interior
* Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission
* MP3-compatible Antique Automobile Radio
* Saddle convertible top
* Factory 4-wheel disc brakes
* Side-pipe exhaust
* 15-inch Rally wheels
The market for second generation Corvettes just keeps getting hotter. And while the trend may have started with big block cars, their small block siblings are beginning to command equally serious money. As with all Corvettes, the key to value is authenticity. And, from its original 327 cubic inch L79 V8 to its correct Maroon over Saddle color combination, this well restored Sting Ray stays true to its roots in almost every way. If you're in the market for an impressive C2 that looks good, drives great and can hold it own on the show field, they don't get much better than this!
Bolted together at GM's storied St. Louis manufacturing facility in the summer of 1967, this slick Vette is the kind of classic that you can look at and virtually sense top-notch caretaking. Recently, the car benefitted from a detailed, ground-up restoration that began with its solid fuselage being lovingly sanded. Once that profile was super smooth, doors and lids were adjusted to better-than-factory fit. And finally, correct GM code 988 Marlboro Maroon base was fitted with a Saddle top, sealed in glossy clear and buffed to the kind of stellar shine that ardently accentuates Bill Mitchell's razor-sharp style lines.
Tilt this Corvette's lightweight hood and you'll find an original, 327 cubic inch L79 V8 that hangs a familiar 3892657 casting number behind a correct “HT” suffix stamp and matching partial VIN. Introduced as a formidable companion for street prowling Sting Rays, this high performance small block twists factory-stated 10 to 1 compression into 350 factory-rated horses. At the top of the spry mill, a polished air cleaner funnels wind into a correct Holley carburetor that's threaded onto fresh stainless fuel lines. Below that juice box, a familiar Winters intake perfectly complements finned Corvette valve covers. At the back of that intake, chrome-cased ignition shoots spark past correct exhaust manifolds via chrome-sleeved plug wires. And at the front of those manifolds, a Harrison-branded radiator cycles coolant through pliable GM hoses and authentic tower clamps. Whoever performed the restoration on this Corvette did an excellent job of creating an attractive, reliable engine bay that's every bit as detailed as the rest of the car. Bright Chevy Orange paint covers the block from its clean oil pan all the way to its polished oil filler and, as always, looks great against GM's Satin Black bay. As expected, correct textures and decals are present and accounted for. And details like a rebuilt Delco alternator, a correct Harrison overflow tank and a big Delco battery ensure this Chevy runs every bit as good as it looks.
Flip this Vette upside down and you'll find a solid, no-hit chassis that's in good shape, and today, looks much nicer than when it rolled off the showroom floor. Behind the 327, a rugged M21 Muncie makes good use of a correct posi-traction axle. At the ends of the car, a fully sorted double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely detailed down to its fresh shocks, correct springs and standard manual steering. Above that rebuilt suspension, solid floor tubs, which look factory fresh in every way, ride on a straight, Satin Black frame. At the corners of those floors, standard disc brakes mix good handling characteristics with quick and solid stops. At the edges of those brakes, clean Chevy Rally wheels twist 205/75R15 Cooper Trendsetter SE whitewalls around dent-free beauty rings and short center caps. And everything, from this Corvette's stainless fluid lines to its chambered, shielded and polished side pipes, is fully sorted and ready to roll!
Open this Chevy's tossable doors and you'll find a correct Saddle interior that's a nice assimilation of clean and weather-free components. Seating comes courtesy of firm vinyl thrones that are framed in straight stainless trim. From the driver's perch, stock gauges bleed onto their bordering panels in a march toward an aluminum-trimmed glove box, a modern Antique Automobile Radio and a small chrome shifter. Below that shifter, requisite mats and predictable stainless sills protect like-new carpet. Above those sills, stainless-trimmed door panels hang traditional armrests among small handles, crank windows and stylish chrome accents. In front of the driver, a satin-spoke steering wheel laps a brilliant cross-flag emblem. And behind the passengers, a carpeted storage compartment boasts just enough room for trophies and a display board.
Before we wrap things up, here's a quick look at the car's VIN and Data Plate:
* 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
* 9: Corvette
* 4: V8 engine
* 67: Convertible
* 7: 1967 model year
* S: Assembled in St. Louis
* XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number
* J23: Assembled on May (J) 23rd (23), 1967
* 67: 1967 model year
* 467: Convertible
* S8213: 8,213th (8213) convertible body produced at GM's St. Louis (S) manufacturing facility
* 420: Saddle vinyl interior
* BA: Equipped with Base Unit options
* 988AA: Marlboro Maroon paint
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES
* A manual for the car's Antique Automobile Radio
* An Axis radio auxiliary cable
This stunning Sting Ray has an awful lot going for it. A coveted 327… A desirable Muncie 4-speed... A clean, highly accurate restoration… Not to mention, one look at price books, a market analysis or your favorite classifieds will reveal that, in general, C2 prices have remained virtually immune to dips and recessions. Simply put: Corvettes are great cars to own, and this wonderfully restored roadster is a first rate classic that'll serve you well both on the road and at the show!
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