• Highly desirable 427/four-speed example
• Outstanding Goodwood Green over green livery
• Rare factory air-conditioned big-block example
• Thundering side-pipe exhaust system; “Tri-Power” intake
• Equipped with power windows, brakes, steering, and more
427 cid V-8 engine, “Tri-Power” intake system with triple two-barrel carburetors, four-speed Muncie M21 manual transmission, independent front suspension with A-arms and 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 design caused its postponement. However, this situation led to the release of the final and, what many fans argue, the best of all second-generation Corvettes. The Sting Ray’s bodywork was given only a few cosmetic changes, with the major developments taking place beneath the Corvette’s hood. Although two small-block engines remained, still rated at 300 and 350 horsepower respectively, the 427 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 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,” adding “it was the best of the best.” While sales were down a bit for ’67, while 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. 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 trim 98-inch wheelbase chassis.
The 427-powered, four-speed 1967 Corvette Roadster offered here was comprehensively restored during the early 2000s, followed by limited use and a thorough freshening completed 2013-2014, including detailing of the engine bay and underside of the vehicle, plus the fitting of a new white convertible top. According to noted Corvette restorer and NCRS authority Gary Nabers, this 1967 Corvette is an authentic, factory air-conditioned big-block Corvette and presents with its numbers matching engine.
The car is painted in the original factory color of Goodwood Green with a white hood “Stinger.” This car also has a rare and sought-after interior color of Corvette Green. In addition to its “Tri-Power” 427 engine and M21 four-speed manual transmission, this Corvette’s many rare features and options include factory air-conditioning, power windows, power brakes, power steering, head rests, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. This example also sports original side pipes that provide a thunderous rumble announcing its arrival to all onlookers. Original factory bolt-on style wheels are surrounded by gold line radial tires providing a period appearance with modern handling. It is truly indeed a unique experience to find a real big-block Corvette with factory air. While having only been driven sparingly since completion and acquisition by Bobby Monical, this big-block Corvette will be an excellent candidate to show and enjoy.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Roadster
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