LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 427/435HP.
The 1967 Corvette Sting Ray was the last Corvette of the second generation, and five years of refinements made it the best of the line. The 427/435HP L71 Sting Ray would be the high-water mark of Corvette performance and refinement for the C2 series of cars. Changes were modest with five smaller front fender vents replacing the three larger ones and the flat-finish rockers conferred a lower profile. New was a single backup light mounted above the license plate and the previous models' wheel covers were exchanged for the new design. Interior alterations included revised upholstery and the handbrake moved from beneath the dash to between the seats. The 427/435hp came standard from the factory with the Holley triple two-barrel carburetor arrangement called Tri-Power. The rare L71 engine package cost the original buyer an extra $437.10 on the GM order form. This is one of only 8,504 Coupes for the production year that put 22,940 Corvettes on the road so once again the Coupe was the rare model.
This 1967 Corvette was produced on September, 30, 1966 at the St. Louis Assembly Plant and was ordered with the optional solid lifter L71 427/435HP engine, 4-speed close ratio manual transmission, Positraction rear end, rare and unique speed warning, black vinyl covered auxiliary hardtop, push button AM/FM radio, and finished in its factory delivered Sunfire Yellow exterior. It was then shipped to Appleway Motors in Dishman, Washington where it would be sold new. A complete nut and bolt frame off, no expense spared full restoration of this Corvette was completed by marque expert Nabor Brothers of Houston, Texas. This factory L71 Corvette is powered by the numbers matching 427/435HP engine, and numbers matching 4-speed close ratio transmission. The redline bias ply tires look classic and the striking contrast of the Black Stinger, interior and hardtop make this ‘Vette a real eye catcher. The car would remain in a single private collection since completion being used very sparingly and only stored in a climate controlled environment. Accompanying this beautiful example of one of the ultimate and most collectible Corvettes is the NCRS Shipping Data Report, and the Original NCRS Validated Tank Sticker. Other documents included are invoices from the restoration, ’67 Corvette Owner’s Manual, AM/FM Radio Operating Instruction Booklet, and Radio Tag.
With the combination of the optional L71 powerhouse engine, the 4-speed close ratio transmission, being a convertible with a factory hardtop, and having a world class complete frame off restoration, plus verified factory original documentation makes this an extremely rare and collectable example.