12 March 2011
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster
To be auctioned on Saturday, March 12, 2011
Sold for $121,000
- Chassis no. 194677S111204
- Photo-documented body-off restoration to NCRS standards
- Many factory features
- Original tank sticker
By 1967, the big-block Corvette continued its reign as the king of the road. Brutally fast, with nimble handling and stopping power to match from its four-wheel disc brakes, the Corvette truly earned the title “America’s Sports Car.” Yes, it was expensive, but the Corvette was the car for buyers who wanted speed, and for the all-out performance addict, there was the thundering Mark IV 427-cubic inch V-8, in several levels of tune.
In his book Corvettes, 1953 to 1988, Richard Langworth wrote, “the 1967 Stingray is arguably one of the best Corvettes ever built. All the styling clichés had been eliminated…four-wheel disc brakes allowed it to stop as well as go.” Randy Leffingwell also wrote in his book, Corvette – America’s Sports Car, that in 1967, the Corvette “was the best Stingray yet…and all the appearance bells and whistles, trim and shimmer was removed from the car, making it the purest form that the Stingray body ever achieved. Coupled with the possibility of astounding performance from a $437.10 optional 435-horsepower engine, with standard four-wheel disc brakes and new, wider six-inch wheels, it was the best of the best.”
A total of 22,940 Corvettes were produced in 1967, of which 14,436 were convertibles. Of those, 3,754 were equipped with the top RPO L71 427/435 “Tri-Power” engine with three Holley two-barrel carbs, which added $437 to the Corvette’s base price.
Complete with its original fuel tank sticker, this L71 427/435 Corvette roadster benefits from a photo-documented and complete body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration to NCRS standards. Finished in Marina Blue with a black hood “stinger,” the car has a new Al Knoch black convertible top and interior including new seat covers and foam, headrests, carpeting, sound deadener, dash visors and door panels. The Tennessee-based specialists at Corvette Clocks by Roger restored the instrument cluster and clock. The L71 engine was rebuilt, balanced, blueprinted and broken-in on an engine dynamometer.
Factory options are extensive and include the M-21 close-ratio four-speed transmission, G-81 Posi-Traction rear axle, K-66 transistorized ignition, V-14 side-exit exhaust, A-82 headrests, N-89 cast-aluminum bolt-on wheels, N-36 telescopic steering column, A-01 tinted glass and the U-69 AM/FM radio. Interestingly, this car was also equipped with the U-15 speed-warning indicator. Highly equipped and superb throughout, this is certainly the pinnacle of second-generation Corvette performance and desirability.
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