Corvette Sting Ray
Bloomington Gold Corvette Sting Ray Roadster L79 327/350 HP 4 Speed Sidepipes
- Correct 327 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / VIN-stamped
- Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission / VIN-stamped
- Factory side-pipe exhaust
- Factory posi-traction rear end / Factory 3.36 gears
- Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
- 15-inch Rally Wheels
- Correct Lynndale Blue paint / Black top / Correct Dark Blue leather interior
- Bloomington Gold certified in June of 1993
- Sale includes: The car's Bloomington Gold judging sheets / The car's Bloomington Gold certification
* The beneficiary of a ground-up restoration
* Bloomington Gold certified in June of 1993
* Correct 327 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / VIN-stamped
* Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission / VIN-stamped
* Correct Lynndale Blue paint / Black top / Correct Dark Blue leather interior
* Sale includes: The car's Bloomington Gold judging sheets / The car's Bloomington Gold certification
* Factory posi-traction rear end / Factory 3.36 gears
* Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
* 15-inch Rally Wheels
* Factory side-pipe exhaust
RK Motors Charlotte is home to some of the coolest muscle cars on the planet, and we've built our reputation on bringing you some of the best Chevrolets your money can buy. Over the last six years we've sold a plethora of second generation Corvettes, and when we tell you this Bloomington Gold convertible is one of the market's best combinations show of streetability, it's coming from first-hand experience. Not only is this Chevy well documented, it sports a quality restoration that's built around a roster of correct components, and its VIN-stamped 327/Muncie drivetrain is an exclusive differentiator in a sea of retrofitted big blocks. Now that we have your undivided attention, it's our pleasure to bring you the latest in our line of awesome Corvette convertibles!
Saying this C2 is a great combination of show and streetability is essentially summarizing its status as a really nice classic that someone hasn't been afraid to enjoy. The car was Bloomington Gold-certified back in 1993, which means it has undoubtedly been subjected to a world-class restoration. Fast-forward 23 years, and this Vette presents very well, without inducing the ownership stress of a freshly restored trailer queen. During its in-depth rebuild, the car's solid fiberglass was thoroughly massaged and professionally finished. And when everything lined up and functioned well, a rich layer of correct Lynndale Blue base was buried in glossy clear and buffed to a deep shine.
There's no question this roadster's reboot was geared toward the car being a super nice cruiser. And, judging by its present status as a fully sorted pavement pounder, that goal was definitely met. At the front of this old school street queen, bullet-style marker lights, mirrored bumpers and a red, white and black cross-flag emblem cage a stainless egg crate grille. Behind that grille, a smooth small block hood flows to matte wipers which, along with black vinyl and polished stainless, frame a factory-tint greenhouse. At the sides of that hood, simple heat extractors ride between traditional door handles, a classy bowtie mirror, traditional rocker trim and rowdy side-pipes. And at the back of the car, familiar Corvette tail lamps illuminate a chrome-trimmed fuel filler and correct Sting Ray emblem above a chrome-trimmed tag bracket and two more mirrored bumpers.
Tilt this Corvette's lightweight hood and you'll find a 327 cubic inch L79 V8 that hangs a February (B) 23rd (23), 1967 (7) casting date and familiar 3892657 casting number behind a high performance “HT” suffix stamp and matching partial VIN stamp. Introduced as a formidable companion for street prowling Sting Rays, this high performance small block left the factory twisting solid 10 to 1 compression into a stout 350 horsepower. At the top of the spry mill, a polished air cleaner funnels wind in to a correct Holley carburetor that's threaded onto requisite 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 transistorized ignition shoots spark past correct exhaust manifolds. And at the front of those manifolds, a stamped radiator cycles coolant through pliable hoses and old school tower clamps. Naturally, brilliant Chevy Orange paint coats the engine 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 correct alternator, a familiar Harrison expansion tank and a tagged 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, despite ample road time, still bears a striking resemblance to how it rolled out of the restoration shop. Behind the 327, an VIN-stamped Muncie 4-speed hangs a familiar 3885010 casting number next to a Muncie (P) assembled on February (B) 20th (20), 1967 (7) build stamp. Behind that gearbox, an "AM" stamped third-member twists a posi-traction differential around tough, 3.36 gears. At the ends of the car, a requisite double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely sorted down to its tough transverse leaf, standard manual steering and Gloss Black control arms. Above those sturdy bones, clean floor tubs ride 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, old school side-pipes disperse a fantastic soundtrack. And 15-inch Rally Wheels twist 7.75-15 Firestone Deluxe Champion redlines around stainless trim rings and flush center caps.
Open this C2's tossable doors and you'll find a correct Dark Blue interior that appears to have been completely replaced during the car's rebirth. Seating comes courtesy of correct leather thrones, which anchor optional headrests between blue belts, bright stainless trim and a small console that's centered on a fully functional shifter. From the driver's perch, a traditional clock and Delco AM/FM radio ride between rebuilt gauges and an aluminum-trimmed glove box. Below that dash, weathered carpet balances translucent floor mats amid black-trimmed sills. Above those sills, chrome-trimmed door panels hang monochromatic accents between small armrests and traditional handles. In front of the driver, a satin-spoke steering wheel laps a brilliant cross-flag emblem. And behind the passengers, a fully carpeted storage compartment boasts enough room for a picnic basket and some detailing supplies.
A simple breakdown of this Chevy's VIN and Trim Tag verifies the quality of its current restoration:
* -- 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
* -- 9: Corvette
* -- 4: V8 engine
* -- 67: Convertible
* -- 7: 1967 model year
* -- S: Assembled in St. Louis, Missouri
* -- 112648: Production Sequence Number
* -- G23: Assembled on February (G) 23rd (23), 1967
* -- 67: 1967 model year
* -- 467: Convertible
* -- A-1602: 1,602nd (1602) 1967 convertible body produced at A.O. Smith's (A) manufacturing facility
* -- 419: Dark Blue leather trim
* -- 977: Lynndale Blue paint
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* A vintage sales brochure
* A vintage Owner's Manual
* A vintage Warranty Booklet (no Protect-O-Plate)
* Vintage factory literature
* A reproduction Window Sticker
* An appraisal and title copy dated to 1992
* The car's Bloomington Gold judging sheets
* A framed Bloomington Gold Certificate
* Miscellaneous service records
This Corvette has it all: great looks, solid power and a highly accurate restoration that would take years to duplicate. If you're in the market for some solid Detroit muscle that's poised to build equity for years to come, this top notch Chevy is exactly the car you've been searching for!
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