Documented Restored Numbers Matching Corvette Stingray 427/390 HP V8 M21 4 Speed

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Sting Ray
Type: Other
Doors: 2
Year: 1967
Mileage: 51,687
Color: Blue
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1967

SUMMARY

Fully documented California car
Original 427 cubic inch, 90 horsepower L36 V8
Original M21 Muncie close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission
Correct Marina Blue paint / Black Stinger Stripe
Correct Black interior
Sale includes: Original order sheet / Vintage registrations / Restoration photos / Restoration receipts
Factory power steering
Factory 4-wheel disc brakes
Sale includes optional accessory hardtop

You can ask pretty much any Corvette guy what the ultimate classic Vette is and he'll probably say a 1967 roadster with Chevrolet's storied 427 big block. And investors clearly agree, ince prices on these cars skyrocket year after year, espite the state of the economy. There's no doubt those hallowed numbers have a special meaning for any car guy, nd everyone owes it to themselves at least once in their life to own a big block Corvette convertible because there's simply nothing else like it. Well, ou're in luck as this awesome 427 roadster is a splendid candidate for an indebted owner thanks to a frame-off restoration which restored it to better-than-new condition. And best of all, t's a numbers matching L36/4-speed car! So, hat are you waiting for? It's time to pay up and get the Corvette of your dreams!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Refinished in a correct coat of GM code 976 Marina Blue and a correct black stinger stripe, his handsome roadster is a cool and refreshing change from the flood of bright red and black Corvettes you see at the big shows. That said, he car was certainly intended to be a showpiece from the word go. And one look at the restoration photos included with its sale proves its rebirth was both thorough and professional. We all know Corvettes can be a challenge to restore correctly, nd this roadster has all the signs of an expert job including great panel alignment, ood gaps, nd no signs of cracks or stress marks in the usual places. The soft glow of the car's two-stage urethane somehow seems more accurate than most modern paint jobs, nd makes me think the painters knew some kind of trick to give their final finish a more authentic shine. And overall, his drop-top looks fabulous in person and is exquisite throughout.

Every piece of chrome on this car is show quality. Whether that means an excellent original piece was restored to better-than-new condition or fresh reproduction items were installed, he restorers certainly did their homework to ensure the parts were accurate and impressive. If you're a detail person like me, ou'll love the intricacy of the cross-flag emblems, hich are so finely detailed that I have a hard time believing the originals were this nice - GM just didn't spend the long dollar to make little parts perfect. Naturally, he car wears bold 427 badges on its hood with pride and the hood filler door was painted to match the body, s it should be. Up top, he correct tinted windshield is unmarked, nd all the stainless trim has been fully polished for a show-worthy presentation.

ENGINE

Tilt the car's reverse-opening hood and you'll find an original, ully rebuilt and fully detailed L36 V8 which wears a 1967-specific 3904351 casting number behind a correct partial VIN and a 390 horsepower 427 (IM) assembled at GM's Tonawanda (T) facility on January (01) 12th (12) of 1967 build stamp. From its correctly decaled air cleaner to its polished ignition shield and Chevy Orange paint, his big mill looks like 1967 all over again. And I have to say, his engine bay is more authentic than most - not over-restored, nd not so shiny that you'll be afraid to turn the ignition. With that in mind it's still nicely done and, nterestingly enough, he car's original air injection smog pump, hich is often missing and virtually impossible to replace today, s still present and accounted for. Fire the big engine up and it springs to life with that well-known and well-respected 427 rumble that's like a warning siren for most other muscle cars. Step on the gas and it pulls through the gears as effortlessly as water flows down a hill! Man, here's just nothing like the endless torque of a big block Corvette!

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

This Second Flight C2's chassis is equally well detailed, ncluding a correct Muncie M21 close-ratio 4-speed transmission which wears a familiar 3885010 casting number. At the sides of that transmission, he car's frame and suspension members are coated in correct satin black paint, hile its floors make do with flat black, aw fiberglass. Naturally, ew hardware was used throughout, nd fresh decals, arkings, nd other identifying elements have been utilized to make this Corvette appear as correct underneath as it is up top. While many early Corvettes swap out their metal leaf springs for new fiberglass pieces, e're happy to see the rag-top's originals remain in place and have been fully restored. There's a side-pipe exhaust system that certainly sounds menacing. There's a new power steering system thanks to the pros at our own RKM Performance Center. Disc brakes at all four corners have been rebuilt, here are new bushings in the suspension, nd all the lines and hoses are new. Fresh shocks ensure this Corvette rides as well as it did in '67, nd it rolls on a set of correct Rallies which spin reproduction Firestone redline bias-ply tires around correct Corvette center caps.

INTERIOR

Although the window sticker and invoice say this car has a bench seat, here's no such thing as a 1967 Corvette with a bench. But perhaps that was the only way to indicate headrests on the standard black vinyl buckets, hich have been recovered and stuffed with fresh foam. Showing only minimal use, he interior is exceptionally inviting and the seats are very comfortable for cross-town cruises and Route 66 adventures alike. Crisp gauge markings, lear lenses, nd everything being 100% functional are all hallmarks of a high-quality restoration, nd even the original AM/FM radio is fully operational. The car's steering wheel is a beautiful wood grained unit that fits with the Corvette's sport car demeanor, nd the chrome handle for the 4-speed falls easily to hand just a few inches away. As the order sheet indicates, his is also a two-top car, ith a new black vinyl folding convertible top and the original removable hardtop, hich has been restored to match its body.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

In May of 2010 this super cool C2 scored 93.2 points in NCRS judging on its way to qualifying for a prestigious Second Flight award. Its original order sheet, hich is included with the sale, reaks down as follows:

L36: 427 cubic inch, 90 horsepower Turbojet V8
G81: Posi-traction axle that's equipped with 3.36 gears
M21: Muncie 4-speed close-ratio transmission
QB1: Four 7.75x15 redline tires
C07: Auxiliary hardtop
U69: AM/FM radio
A02: Soft Ray tinted windshield
A82: Headrests
K19: GM air injection reactor
N11: Off road exhaust system

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

The aforementioned order sheet
An original tire changing guide
A vintage Owner's Manual
AM/FM Radio Operating Instructions
A reproduction window sticker
Vintage registrations (a full ownership history)
A stack of restoration receipts that total more than $125K
A CD of restoration photos

This Corvette has an awful lot going for it: a coveted 427, close-ratio 4-speed, atching numbers, oth of its tops, full ownership history, nd a fully documented restoration. Look at the price books, he market analysis, nd the classifieds in your favorite magazine, nd you'll see that Corvette prices have been virtually immune to dips and recessions. The reason is simple-they' re great cars to own, nd people who know Corvettes know that big block cars drive like nothing else. This wonderfully restored roadster is ready and willing to hit shows; or perhaps you're the kind of guy who'd rather drive it than sit and watch other people look at it. Either way, t's an investment-grade classic that will serve you well, hatever your choosing!