1. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427/435 Roadster

  2. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427/435 Roadster

  3. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427/435 Roadster

  4. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427/435 Roadster

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1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427/435 Roadster
The Texas Classic Auction

CHASSIS NO: 194677S107302
• Highly desirable L71 427/four-speed variant
• Full frame-off restoration; NCRS Top Flight Award 2002
• Includes copy of NCRS Shipping Data Report
• Attractive and rarely seen color combination
• Well-equipped including side-pipe exhaust

427 cid V-8 engine, “Tri-Power” triple two-barrel carburetors, four-speed Muncie M21 manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, independent rear suspension with half-shafts, lateral struts, radius rods and single transverse leaf spring, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 98"


While Corvettes from the 1967 model year were initially intended to feature the new Mako Shark show-car body style, concerns about the aerodynamic efficiency and production-readiness of the new body design caused its postponement. However, this situation led to the release of the final and, what many fans argue, the best variation of all second-generation Corvettes. The Sting Ray’s bodywork received only a few select cosmetic changes, with the big news waiting beneath the Corvette’s bold hood. Although two small-block engines remained, still rated at 300 and 350 HP respectively, the 427-cid Mark IV big-block returned in four levels of tune, including the hydraulic-cammed, four-barrel L36 with 390 horsepower and triple-carbureted L68 with 400 horsepower, plus the 435-horsepower solid-lifter, triple-carbureted L71, the aluminum-head L89, and the rare all-out L88 for racing.
In “Corvettes, 1953 to 1988,” Richard Langworth wrote “…the 1967 Sting Ray 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 Sting Ray yet…and all the appearance bells and whistles, trim and shimmer was removed from the car, making it the purest form that the Sting Ray body ever achieved,” adding “it was the best of the best.” While sales were down a bit for ’67 and many Corvette buyers waiting for the new-design Corvette slated to arrive for 1968, the final-year C2 earned high-profile praise as Car and Driver magazine’s “Best All-Around Car” for 1967.
A total of 22,940 Corvettes were produced for 1967, of which the majority, numbering 14,436, were convertibles. Of those, just 3,754 were equipped with the optional RPO L71 427-cid “Tri-Power” engine with a 435-horsepower rating, which added $437 to the Corvette’s $4,388 base price. Continuing its reign as America’s true king of the road, the L71 Corvette was brutally fast, with nimble handling and stopping power to match with four-wheel disc brakes. Capable of sending its factory-fitted 7.75-inch bias-ply tires into thick clouds of billowing smoke with ease, the 427 Corvette was noted by Hot Rod editor Eric Dahlquist to handle very well, particularly at sustained high speeds, with the considerable mass of the iron block-and-head 427 V-8 offset by carefully tuned, high-rate front springs. Remarkably, the big-block Corvette’s weight distribution was surprisingly balanced, thanks to the setback engine placement within the confines of the Corvette’s 98-inch wheelbase.
Refreshing in rare livery of Ermine White paint with a blue hood “Stinger” over a white/bright blue two-tone interior and topped by a bright blue soft top, this 427/435 “Tri-Power,” four-speed 1967 Corvette Roadster continues to benefit from an expertly performed, frame-off rotisserie restoration, resulting in a highly sought-after NCRS Top Flight Award in 2002. Retaining the matching numbers RPO L71 powerplant, this Corvette’s excellent features and options include a Muncie M21 close-ratio manual transmission, power brakes and power windows, side-exit exhaust pipes, a Delco AM/FM radio, and reproduction turbine-style bolt-on wheels mounting period-style redline tires. The current Californian owner/collector purchased the Corvette during early 2014 and in addition to regular servicing, it has been sparingly enjoyed ensuring strong operating order. Documents include copies of the NCRS Shipping Data Report and NCRS Top Flight Award certificate. For many, 1967 is regarded as Corvette’s finest year and this eye-catching white on white example makes it easy to see why.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427/435 Roadster
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