1967 Chevrolet Corvette
Classic American Sports Car
This unrestored example of the highly desirable, final year version of the midyear Stingray Corvettes is also a documented original RPO L71 427 CID/ 435 Horsepower car. It was rolled out of GM on May 10, 1967. The L71 is notable as the most powerfully rated engine of the 1967 street Corvettes, even receiving an on-paper rating 5 hp greater than the drag race-prepped L88. Key to the 427 cid engines output is the tri-power induction system, which features three two-barrel Holley carburetors and a definitive triangular air-cleaner housing. Although many 1967 Corvettes have been upgraded to L71 trim, in fact only 16% of all 1967 Corvettes left the factory with the L71 option.
This Corvette is a five owner car that wears a majority of its original factory applied Marina Blue and white paint, with the exception of the nose that was repainted in 1986 due to road rash. The interior is the rare bright blue and white option, which really pops against the Marina Blue exterior. The car was mechanically freshened in 2008 for reliable use. Currently showing less than 39,000 original miles, it has some very neat factory original options, all listed on the factory original Corvette Order Copy, or Tank Sticker:
-L71 435HP Turbo-Jet V8
-M21 Close Ratio Muncie 4 speed transmission
-K66 Transistorized Ignition System
-F41 Special Suspension Equipment
-N14 Side Dual Exhaust (Sidepipes)
-G81 4.11 Positraction rear axle
-White convertible top
-C07 Auxiliary Hardtop
-C08 Vinyl Roof Covering for Hardtop
-U69 Pushbutton AM/FM Radio
-A01 Tinted Glass
-A85 Shoulder Harness Belts
While not as flashy or shiny as a freshly restored car, great original cars like this one have an honest feel that is hard to duplicate. The best part is they are even more fun to drive, without fear of rock chips or dirt! As proof, I meticulously prepped this 'Vette for the 2011 Copperstate 1000 road rally and loaned it to Jamie Kitman of Automobile Magazine and his trusty co-driver Fred Ingrams, who flew in from the UK just to experience a "real" Corvette for 1000 miles. You can read the online version of Kitman's story from Automobile entitled "The Sounds of Violence" that ran in their September 2011 issue by using the link below. I am happy to report that the Vette, with the exception of one defective coil wire boot that temporarily grounded (literally) Kitman and Ingrams for about 15 minutes, performed flawlessly over the 1,000 miles. And those of you who care can ask Kitman about his reported 120+ MPH sustained speed runs. Post-rally this is a super cool old 'Vette that I drive as much as possible. It is a shame more midyear Vette owners don't do the same!
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For more information on this car, or to arrange a showing, please email Colin Comer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Colin's Classic Auto at 414.964.3747.