The best model of the second-generation Chevy Corvette got here proper on the very finish, with the fiberglass-bodied sports activities automotive benefiting from the wide selection of refinements because it first wowed the world in 1963 with such stylistic options as hideaway headlights, and strutting a brand new efficiency mission.
The 1967 C2 Sting Ray was not even meant to be. This had been deliberate because the transition 12 months, when the swoopy C3 was to take over. However when the brand new mannequin was discovered to manifest some dire aerodynamic points, it was again to the wind tunnel, and Corvette continued for an additional 12 months because it was. The C3 debuted as a ’68 mannequin.
Because it turned out, the ’67 C2 holdover – significantly when powered by the big-block 427 V8 – has turn out to be among the many most fascinating of all classic Corvettes.
The Choose of the Day is a particular instance from that particular 12 months, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray L71 that may be a low-mileage, all-original convertible in well-preserved situation. It has a 427/435-horsepower V8 below its stinger hood, linked with a 4-speed guide transmission, plus aspect pipes and an identical detachable hardtop.
This Corvette exhibits simply 38,000 miles, which is believed to be authentic, based on the Wilmington, North Carolina, supplier promoting the survivor on ClassicCars.com. It nonetheless has its authentic tank sticker.
“These vehicles are uncommon sufficient as it’s on the open market, however when you could have one that’s as good as this Corvette and nonetheless authentic, effectively, that takes it to an entire new stage of uncommon,” the vendor says within the advert. “At simply 38,000 believed-original miles, this 1967 Corvette is likely one of the most rigorously preserved examples of this nice classic.”
The convertible was extremely optioned from the manufacturing facility, the supplier notes, all of which it nonetheless retains, plus a couple of enhancements.
“This 1967 Sting Ray convertible retains its principally authentic Marina Blue paint, accented right here with a white stinger, the blue auxiliary hardtop and white gentle high, and the unique inside, together with the carpet,” the vendor says within the advert.
“It moreover contains a Muncie M21 close-ratio 4-speed and Positraction, manufacturing facility aspect exhaust, transistor ignition, Delicate Ray-tinted windshield, an AM/FM radio and red-stripe tires on Rally wheels, and its documentation consists of an NCRS Delivery Knowledge Report and NCRS Second Flight certificates dated 1988 and 1989.
“Present proprietor says the unique paint appears like new from 10 ft. Upon nearer inspection you may see the originality and a pair blemishes. You need these badges of honor when exhibiting your survivor.”
The Corvette seems to be in positive situation within the giant gallery of images with the advert, and appears pretty priced at $174,950.
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.