Corvette Sting Ray
Body Off Built Corvette Sting Ray Roadster Pro Touring EFI LS3 V8 5 Speed PS A/C
- The beneficiary of a professional, nut-and-bolt restoration that was completed in 2014
- 6.2 liter Chevrolet Performance LS376/480 V8 / 495 horsepower
- Tremec 5-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch / Quick-change differential
- Leather interior / Black cloth top
- Modern air conditioning
- Custom tube chassis / Sixth-generation Corvette Z06 suspension / Sixth-generation Corvette ZR1 wheels
- Sixth-generation Corvette Z06 power disc brakes
- Power rack-and-pinion steering
- Reinforced body / Mercedes Palladium Silver paint
- Sale includes restoration photos and a restoration invoice
* The beneficiary of a professional, nut-and-bolt restoration that was completed in 2014
* 6.2 liter Chevrolet Performance LS376/480 V8 / 495 horsepower
* Tremec 5-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch / Quick-change differential
* Leather interior / Black cloth top
* Modern air conditioning
* Custom tube chassis / Sixth-generation Corvette Z06 suspension / Sixth-generation Corvette ZR1 wheels
* Sixth-generation Corvette Z06 power disc brakes
* Power rack-and-pinion steering
* Reinforced body / Mercedes Palladium Silver paint
* Sale includes restoration photos and a restoration invoice
We've featured some amazing Corvette pro-tourers over the past few months. And this LS3-powered drop-top is the latest in a long line of metal that seems to come in, spend one week being universally admired, and disappear to a new home. By definition, pro-touring cars are virtually irresistible because they combine everything great about modern performance with everything loved in vintage style. And who doesn't enjoy cruising a classic that mixes the best attributes of old school Detroit muscle with the killer performance of modern American icons? As a professionally built custom that delivers on every level, this sweet Sting Ray is the kind of car you simply CAN'T ignore. It wraps a custom chassis, a modern transmission and 6.2 liters of Chevrolet Performance V8 in a tasteful restoration that oozes the style and class which made second-generation Corvettes the stuff of legend. If you're looking for an impressive classic that'll fare well on the road AND at the show, check out this awesome Chevy!
When this Corvette left the assembly plant in June of 1967, it looked much different than it does today. For starters, the car was covered in conservative Goodwood Green single-stage. A run-of-the-mill small block lived between its factory-prepped wheel wells. And tame Saddle vinyl wrapped its interior. Yes, to make a long story short, it was an inoffensive curve carver that lacked the aesthetic individuality to drop jaws and turn heads. To remedy that, this Sting Ray was subjected to an 11-month, nut-and-bolt restoration that was completed in mid 2014. That professional build, commissioned by an NCRS judge and completed by Factory Hot Rods of Cincinnati, Ohio, began with a full soda blast of the car's solid body. After that strip, acute reinforcements were added to abate typical C2 cracks. Slick Mercedes Palladium Silver 2-stage put the icing on the cake. And today, this top notch drop-top rolls as a spectacular piece of iconic American muscle that's detailed to better-than-new standards.
With such a sculpted body, ornamentation could have easily ruined the C2's presence. Thankfully, Chevrolet did a great job of placing form over function and keeping brightwork to a minimum. At the front of this Vette, quality Detroit Speed headlights shade polished bumpers, which cage a stainless-trimmed grille between small parking lamps. Behind those lights, a requisite cross-flag emblem draws the eye to a stylish Stinger Hood, which plants a bright red stripe in front of polished wipers, polished frames and pristine glass that's capped by tight cloth. At the sides of that hood, a louvered profile centers polished handles and familiar bowtie mirrors above black rocker guards and rowdy side-pipes. And those mirrors reflect two more polished bumpers, which frame factory taillights, polished tag trim, a prominent Sting Ray emblem and a color-keyed fuel filler.
Gaze upon this Chevy's body-matched engine bay and you'll find 6.2 liters of small block fury! Officially known as the Chevrolet Performance LS376/480, that $8,433 crate engine twists respectable 10.7 to 1 compression into 495 horsepower and 473 lb./ft. of torque. At the top of the block, a polished air tube funnels wind in to a proven GM throttle body, which feeds a lightweight GM intake. That air meets spark in rectangular-port L92-style heads, which ride under painted and stainless-trimmed fuel rail covers. A nodular crank, powdered connecting rods and hypereutectic pistons compress that volatile union. A racing-inspired LS Hot Cam maximizes intake efficiency through better breathing. Speaking of breathing, the smooth mill funnels spent gases through coated block hugger headers. There's a polished DeWitts radiator that's slid in front of spry SPAL puller fans. Polished serpentine components spin a polished alternator opposite a polished AC compressor. And braided lines and AC Delco plug wires combine with polished reservoirs, a Wilwood master cylinder and a billet clutch reservoir to detail otherwise purpose-built performance.
Park this Sting Ray on a lift and you'll find a one-off Factory Hot Rods chassis that, bathed in satin pigment, sports a spry sixth-generation Corvette Z06 suspension that's finished with Viking coil-over-shocks. The stout LS3 twists a stout Tremec 5-speed that's jolted by a tough hydraulic clutch. That transmission spins a billet-capped quick-change differential, which rides under modified floors that are tailored to the car's custom bones. Turns come courtesy of power rack-and-pinion steering. Smooth and solid stops are provided by sixth-generation Corvette Z06 brakes, which squeeze 4 and 6-piston calipers around a quartet of drilled rotors. And power meets the pavement through chromed Corvette ZR1 blades, which spin 275/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports in front of 345/30ZR19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports.
Slip in to this roadster's vivid, LED-lit cockpit and settle on pliable leather buckets that were sourced from a late-model Corvette. A dual-cowl dash founds silver-face telemetry above modern air conditioning and a correct Delco AM/FM radio. At the base of that dash, a tapered console frames a lengthened shifter. Below that console, color-keyed floor mats split the difference between billet foot pedals, clean carpet and quality sound deadening insulation. At the edges of that carpet, weather-free door panels center correct stainless hardware on factory power windows. A tilting column spins a half-wrapped rim around a billet wheel. And behind the passengers, a fifth-generation Corvette waterfall fronts a small storage compartment.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
* Restoration photos
* A restoration invoice
* Component literature
* Maintenance and operation instructions
Who doesn't want a 1967 Corvette that's better than new in virtually every way? Thanks to its fresh restoration, this vivid drop-top retains authentic Motor City feel while adding modern components to an already awesome ownership experience. If you're in the market for a storied classic that's fully detailed and ready to hit the road, welcome to the Chevrolet family!
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