Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth , Texas
The design and engineering crew at Chevrolet were certainly riding a wave of inspiration when they conceived the second generation of Corvettes. Impressive both in terms of their aesthetics as well as their performance, they were members of that rare group of cars that greeted the buying public in such an outstanding form, that any further changes would not only have been unwarranted, but likely even counterproductive. This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette is both a stunning specimen of that generation, and a great example of Chevy's automotive design wizardry, and would be equally at home on the road or as a serious player on the local car show circuit.
There have been precious few cars over the years that can rightfully be classified as a true American Sports Car, and just one quick look at this '67 is all it takes to appreciate the exalted status Corvettes of this generation enjoyed in that group. Sitting low to the ground, with its hood crowned with a tastefully subtle Stinger scoop, its design carries one of the truly great profiles found on any vintage car, and certainly has to be considered a high water mark for Chevy. With that gracefully flowing rear windshield and those factory sidepipes, there had to have been some serious gloating going on at Chevy when this Corvette was released to the public. Still clad in its original Ermine white color, with that scoop delineated in black paint, this is a great looking performance car - one you'd expect to be holding court in a museum as an example of just how inspired automotive design could be all those years ago. Yet, it also has a very road-ready appearance, with bumpers, chrome trim, side pipes and badging that look great, and precise body fitment that serves as testimony to just how well-aligned it is.
Chevy certainly didn't take any shortcuts as far as the interior was concerned, either. Featuring an aeronautically inspired layout that's punctuated by the dual arches of the dash area, this is one exhilarating vintage cockpit. The instrument cluster is in very impressive shape, featuring a bevy of original gauges that remain very readable behind their crystal-clear lenses, and the generously-sized analog clock sitting at the center of the dash is a conversation piece on its own. And no, your eyes aren't deceiving you... this is a factory radio delete car as well. The pair of tan bucket seats still look sharp, with surprisingly light wear showing and plenty of padding still intact, and they straddle a gracefully curved center console that positions its low-profile shifter within easy reach. The years have truly been kind to this American Sports Car.
It's a lot easier to resist the urge to modify a stock engine in a quest for added power when that engine happens to be the original 427 cubic inch L71 V8 - the premium powerplant offering of its time. Topped with its tri-power carburetion a trio of 2 barrel carbs - it's good for a full 435 horsepower in stock form and its bolted to a 4-speed manual Muncie M20 transmission that's well up to the task of handling all that power, making this vintage 'Vette an absolute blast to drive. Unlike so many of its rivals at the time, it also left the factory with disc brakes on all four corners to provide fade-resistant stopping power. It sits with its signature road hugging stance on a set of 15" stock Corvette wheels that are outfitted with bias ply tires.
Looking for an exemplary specimen of American automotive engineering? You really need to see this 1967 Corvette L71. Call today!
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