• Numbers matching L-79/four-speed with tank sticker
• NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold® Certified winner
• NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award
• Equipped with factory air-conditioning and side-exit exhaust
RPO L-79 327 cid V-8 engine, 350 HP, four-speed manual transmission, independent A-arm front suspension with coil springs, independent lateral strut rear suspension with radius rods and transverse leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 98"
Rooted in GM Design Chief Bill Mitchell’s aggressive Sting Ray racer and the XP-75 “Q-Corvette” design study, the stunning new second-generation Corvette marked an unqualified quantum leap forward. In addition to its sleek and futuristic new body design, guided to production-readiness by Larry Shinoda under GM Design Chief Bill Mitchell, the new Corvette Sting Ray delivered world-beating performance to match its futuristic good looks. Handling was outstanding to match, thanks to a thoroughly redesigned chassis including the first use of four-wheel independent suspension on a Corvette, personally developed by Zora Arkus-Duntov. The new Corvette drew immediate acclaim with Motor Trend testers remarking, “We thought the old model cornered darn well, but there’s no comparing it to this new one.”
Carefully and continuously improved, the Corvette matured into a universally respected sports car. It finally gained a long-awaited set of disc brakes at all four corners for 1965 and continued to feature an ever-expanding list of available powertrain combinations. While the big-block 396 and 427 models garnered the most attention in 1965 through 1967, savvy mid-year Corvette buyers opted for RPO (Regular Production Option) L-79, which brought Chevy’s high-winding 327 cubic-inch ‘Turbo-Fire’ V-8 engine delivering 350 rated horsepower. Available only with a four-speed manual transmission, the L-79 remains legendary as one of the finest high-performance V-8 engines ever produced, bar none.
At its basic essence, the L-79 327 featured free-breathing cylinder heads, an aluminum intake manifold mounting a 600-CFM Holley four-barrel carburetor and open-element air cleaner, 11:1 compression, low-restriction exhaust manifolds, and a maintenance-free high-performance hydraulic cam – the first of its kind. On the street and strip alike, the L-79 usually outperformed many big-block competitors in a much lighter overall package enhancing the Corvette’s already outstanding weight distribution, balance, and handling. In addition to its strong performance and ease of maintenance, the L-79 option was an outstanding value, adding just $105 to the Corvette’s base price.
Continuing to benefit from a meticulous, multiple award-winning restoration, this outstanding L-79/four-speed 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is a complete numbers matching example verified by the factory stamped numbers including the block, transmission, and rear end. In addition to the powerful RPO L-79 327 V-8 engine, features and options include power steering, factory AM/FM radio, and factory-installed air-conditioning. It is excellent to drive as well, showing off the sporty and performance-based balance that the small-block Corvettes are renowned for delivering. The factory close-ratio four-speed manual transmission feels tight and correct, and the exhaust note from the side pipes is pure music to any true car enthusiast's ears.
Documented ownership history dating back to 1982 shows the car was fully restored and refinished in its original Sunfire Yellow during the 1990s. While the workmanship and care the car has received ever since then is obvious today to any casual onlooker, the Corvette has earned top honors in judged events on multiple levels, including NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold ® Certification, and the NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award.
The Sting Ray received a complete overhaul of the factory air-conditioning system in early 2014. It is very well-equipped with a pristine black soft top and an auxiliary hard top, both of which are in excellent condition, plus correct original DC Rallye wheels mounting 15-inch whitewall tires. Prior to acquisition by Bobby Monical, the Corvette enjoyed 13 years of single ownership, including only some 3,000 miles of use following completion of the restoration. A highly attractive and very well-equipped example from the historic final year of ‘C2’ production, this L-79-powered/four-speed 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster stands ready to provide a great drive and marks a thrilling, show-proven find at auction for committed collectors and enthusiasts of “America’s Sports Car.”
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
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