LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L68 Coupe
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. Several important changes marked the mid-years’ evolution but, no change was greater than the introduction of the 427-cubic inch engine. These Big Block cars would be the high-water mark of Corvette performance and refinement for the C2 series of cars. The 427/400hp L68 came standard from the factory with the Holley triple two-barrel carburetor arrangement called Tri-Power. Only 2101 Corvettes in 1967 received this rare engine option which was a $305.50 cost.
Body 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.
This fully loaded, highly optioned factory built 1967 Corvette L68 427/400hp coupe is an ultra-rare example that is fully and completely documented. It retains its CCAS certified original numbers matching engine and was factory delivered with a plethora of the rarest options. Purchased new through Central Chev Olds Ltd in London, Ontario by its first owner, this 427 Coupe was ordered in the most desirable and rarest color combination of Tuxedo Black with a red stinger hood complemented by a black leather interior. Powering this Corvette is the optional L68 427ci/400hp big block engine with a M21 4-speed transmission and Posi-traction rear end. Adding to the rarity are a host of factory ordered options as listed on the tank sticker including tinted glass, headrests, front seat shoulder harness, air conditioning, posi-traction, emissions control air injection reactor pump, transistor ignition, side mounted exhaust, telescopic steering and Am/Fm radio.
This ultra-rare Corvette received a complete frame off restoration by a marque expert to NCRS standards. The car was completely restored to a concours quality and looks as if it was delivered from the assembly line when new. The car was completely taken apart and every component restored to its original finish. The exterior was repainted in original style lacquer paint just as they did in 1967 at the factory. Also the interior was completely redone during its restoration but the decision was made to retain the original leather seat covers and not refinish them, as they were in such great original condition. Due to the quality and correctness of the restoration, it ended up being awarded the coveted NCRS Top-Flight blue ribbon, further validating the quality.
Amazingly, this special example retains its CCAS Validated matching-numbers engine, as well as its numbers matching transmission which is a truly very difficult find. Additionally, CCAS validated Trim tag which verifies that this one of the very few cars painted Tuxedo Black. Furthering its authenticity is the original tank sticker that has been validated by NCRS, verifying all its extremely rare factory options.
Documentation is extremely important with any car of this rarity and this car doesn’t disappoint. Included in the sale is the NCRS validated Tank Sticker, CCAS engine validation, CCAS trim tag validation, NCRS Topflight award and NCRS judging sheets, GM Of Canada documentation, Protect-O-Plate and more!
When you look at production numbers it is evident that the L68 427/400hp with factory air conditioning are far rarer than any of the L71 examples. This example with its amazing option list and full documentation makes it among one of the most desirable and collectible of any ’67 Corvette’s ever produced. Truly a special example that would be the centerpiece of any collection!