LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 Roadster
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 spectacular Corvette roadster offered for sale here was originally sold new at Oak Hill Motor Co. in East Chester, New York was factory ordered in the ultra-rare color combination of Rally Red with contrasting white convertible top, white interior and iconic white “stinger” hood. Powered by the L71 427/435 HP tri-power V-8 engine, this Corvette’s massive performance potential is unleashed with a M21 4-speed manual transmission and Posi-traction limited-slip rear axle. Other options include tinted glass, transistor ignition, side exhaust, bolt-on wheels, F41 suspension and am/fm radio.
This L71 Roadster has only 28,273 miles on the odometer with documented ownership history from April 4th, 1967 when it was delivered new. It still retains its numbers matching L71 engine, M21 transmission and 3.55 posi-traction rear end. The car prior to restoration was taken to be judged by the best Corvette experts in the country. In 1987, it was taken to a Bloomington Gold event where it was awarded Gold status and then added to the Bloomington Gold special collection. It also was the recipient of three different NCRS Top-Flight awards with an combined average of over 97% and a Duntov Mark Of Excellence award. This all before it had ever been restored!
Then this Corvette was treated to an award-winning frame off restoration, and upon close inspection, it quickly becomes apparent that the work was done in an extremely professional manner with outstanding attention to detail everywhere, utilizing the correct materials and colors throughout. The body was taken down to bare fiberglass and fully restored. The chassis and all suspension components have been restored to their as new condition. Under Close inspection you will find the original chassis and factory markings are in their place, in addition to factory inspection stickers. After the restoration was complete, it was taken through the show circuit once again winning Bloomington Gold, NCRS Top Flight, Chevy Vette Fest Gold Spinner Award and ultimately completing the Triple Crown award. This particular Corvette has been very well known throughout the Corvette community as "Bertha" for many decades.
Important with any Corvette of this magnitude, this L71 roadster comes documented with tank sticker, warranty booklet, judging sheets, awards and complete ownership history. The astute collector will recognize that this is a very rare opportunity to acquire a low mileage award winning, documented L71 Corvette to add to their muscle car collection.