Corvette Sting Ray
Documented Numbers Matching Top Flight Corvette Sting Ray 427/390 HP 4 Speed
- Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8
- Original M21 Muncie close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission
- Correct posi-traction rear end / Correct 3.55 gears
- Factory 4-wheel disc brakes / 15-inch Chevrolet Rally Wheels
- Correct Elkhart Blue paint / Teal Stinger Stripe
- Correct Dark Blue vinyl interior
- The beneficiary of a detailed body-off restoration
- Awarded NCRS Top Flight honors in April of 2010 / Sale includes judging sheets, certificate and ribbon
- Sale includes: An original Tank Sticker / An original Dealer Invoice / An original Window Sticker
- Sale includes: An original Sale Contract / An original Warranty Booklet / Restoration photos
* The beneficiary of a detailed body-off restoration
* Awarded NCRS Top Flight honors in April of 2010 / Sale includes judging sheets, certificate and ribbon
* Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8
* Original M21 Muncie close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct Elkhart Blue paint / Teal Stinger Stripe
* Correct Dark Blue vinyl interior
* Correct posi-traction rear end / Correct 3.55 gears
* Sale includes: An original Tank Sticker / An original Dealer Invoice / An original Window Sticker
* Sale includes: An original Sale Contract / An original Warranty Booklet / Restoration photos
* Factory 4-wheel disc brakes / 15-inch Chevrolet Rally Wheels
You can ask pretty much any Corvette guy what the ultimate vintage Vette is and he'll probably say a 1967 Sting Ray with Chevrolet's storied 427. And investors clearly agree, since big block mid-year cars tend to provide solid equity year after year. On a purely existential level, there's no doubt those hallowed numbers hold special meaning for many car guys. And we're of the opinion that everyone owes it to themselves to, at least once in their life, own a big block Corvette simply because there's nothing else like it! Well, potential debtors are in luck as this Top Flight classic is a splendid candidate for any collector thanks to a body-off restoration that polished the car to better-than-new condition. And best of all, it's not some me-too retrofit, it's an actual numbers-matching L36/4-speed coupe! So, what are you waiting for? Time to call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte and claim the Corvette of your dreams!
Refinished in correct Elkhart Blue 2-stage, and dashed with a cool Teal Stinger Stripe, this handsome C2 is a refreshing change from the flood of bright red and black Corvettes you see at all the big shows. That said, the car was certainly intended to be a showpiece, as it's coveted NCRS award attests to. And one look at our high resolution photos proves the ground-up rebirth, during which the car was separated from its chassis and fully disassembled, was both thorough and professional. Of course, restorations are generally much more successful when they begin with a solid foundation. And since this Vette was parked in 1980 and essentially preserved until its pre-2010 refurb, it certainly proved an excellent starting point. Today, the soft glow of the car's pigment highlights a sweet profile that somehow seems more appropriate than run-of-the-mill resto-mods and pro-tourers. And overall, this Chevy is fabulous in person and exquisite throughout.
Thanks to a renewed dedication to motorsports, and heavy influence from the original Mako Shark concept, the second generation of America's sports car presents an aggressive, hard-edged appearance. At the front of this classic, bullet-style marker lights, show worthy bumpers and a vivid cross-flag emblem cage a broad, stainless-trimmed grille. Behind that grille, an aggressive Stinger Hood props sinister “427” emblems in front of chip-free glass that's traced in straight stainless and cleared by mirrored wipers. At the sides of that hood, small door handles and a classy mirror float above simple heat extractors and black-trimmed rocker guards. And at the back of the car, monochromatic tail lamps and two more show worthy bumpers split the difference between a teal-trimmed fuel filler, a correct “Corvette STING RAY” emblem, a chrome-trimmed tag bracket and polished stainless exhaust tips.
Tilt the car's hood and you'll find a 390 horsepower, 427 cubic inch big block that backs a correct “IL” suffix stamp and matching 111564 partial VIN with a '67-exclusive 3904351 casting number. At the top of the Chevy Orange mill, a familiar Holley carburetor rides between a chrome, correctly decaled air cleaner and bright stainless fuel line. Below that carb, a color-keyed intake funnels a perfect air/fuel mixture in to tough, cast iron heads, which are capped by stamped and painted valve covers. When the juice hits the cylinders, reliable, chrome-capped ignition sparks fresh, stainless-sleeved wires while a stock cam and rotating assembly push spent gases through oversprayed exhaust manifolds. Cooling for that fire is provided by a beefy radiator, which hangs in front of pliable GM hoses and reproduction tower clamps. And, aesthetically, this Chevy's tidy engine compartment is exceptionally well done, framing a correct alternator, rebuilt master cylinder and reproduction Delco battery in clean, Satin Black surfacing.
Not surprisingly, someone spent a lot of time carefully restoring the bottom of this exclusive Vette. And, given the car has likely traveled mere weekend miles since it rolled out of the shop, everything is clean, fresh and virtually weather-free. Behind the awesome big block, a tough Muncie 4-speed sports a correct 3885010 casting number, a Muncie (P) assembled on February (B) 3rd (03), 1967 (7) build stamp and a matching 111564 partial VIN. That original transmission twists a factory-correct rear end that's fitted with a posi-traction differential and spry, 3.55 gears. Turns come courtesy of standard manual steering. Four disc brakes provide solid, confident stops. And all that reliable hardware rolls on conservative Rally Wheels that spin 7.75-15 BF Goodrich Silvertowns around stainless trim rings and polished center caps.
Inside this Chevy you'll find a correct Dark Blue interior that, aesthetically, seems like a pretty close match to the car's cool Stinger Stripe. Tight vinyl seats frame a traditional console, which anchors a chrome-trimmed e-brake behind a requisite chrome shifter. In front of that console, a 2-tone dash plants a correct Delco AM/FM radio beneath factory-spec telemetry. Under that dash, translucent floor mats protect fade-free carpet. At the edges of that rug, clean chrome hardware dots monochromatic door panels. And the driver stays connected to the road through a traditional, satin-spoke steering wheel.
The sale of this super cool C2 includes a thick stack of documentation. Here's a thorough breakdown of the car's original Window Sticker.
MODEL: 19437 Corvette sport coupe
FINAL ASSEMBLY: St. Louis, Missouri
DELIVERED TO: Cramer Motors Inc. of North East, Pennsylvania
* 980: Elkhart Blue paint ($00)
* M21: 4-speed close-ratio transmission ($144.35)
* 418: Dark Blue vinyl trim ($00)
* L36: 390 horsepower Turbo Jet V8 ($200.15)
* U69: Pushbutton AM/FM radio ($172.75)
* N11: Off-road exhaust ($36.90)
* G81: Posi-traction axle with 3.55 gears ($42.15)
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES
* An original sales brochure
* An original Tank Sticker (Remains on tank)
* An original Dealer Invoice
* An original Window Sticker
* An original Sale Contract
* An original Warranty Booklet and Protect-O-Plate
* An original Owner's Manual
* Original accessory literature
* Restoration photos
* The car's NCRS judging sheets
* The car's NCRS Top Flight certificate
* The car's NCRS Top Flight ribbon
Looking for an in-demand classic that drives like nothing else? Look no further than a second generation Corvette. They're fast. They hold value. And at the end of the day, they're just exceptionally fun cars to own. This NCRS Top Flight C2 certainly has a lot going for it: a coveted 427, a close-ratio 4-speed, excellent provenance and a comprehensive restoration. And best of all, it's just a phone call away!
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