1967 Chevrolet Corvette

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Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth, TX



Year 1967
Mileage 473
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1967

Title Status --
Exterior Color Rally Red
Interior Color Black


This is it. This is the one you've been looking for. No excuses this time. Step up or go home, but you can't pretend that you want a pedigree Corvette and not want to own this absolutely gorgeous, impeccably restored 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Tri-Power Convertible. The facts: a recently restored, matching-numbers L71 427/435 and 4-speed manual transmission, tri-power, side pipes, and it's red-on-black with a black stinger hood and black convertible top. Time to put up or shut up.

This incredible Corvette is restored just the way it should be: excellent throughout, yet not too perfect as to overstep the condition these actually came in when they rolled off the factory floor. NCRS guys (should you ever want it certified, this C2 is certainly a Top Flight candidate) are extremely picky about over-restoration, so making your Corvette perfect is a big no-no in that world, and if you want a pedigree car, you'd better forget about the words "flawless" and "perfect." Instead, they seem to have worked overtime to make this car as imperfectly perfect as the factory did it, which means that the recently resprayed Code 974 Rally Red paint looks great, but it's a top driver-quality finish that can be enjoyed out in the sun, not chained-up in some museum or snooty collection. During the build, the body was completely stripped, gallons of deep Rally Red basecoat was applied, and then it was subsequently buried under lots of clearcoat. So yeah, the shine isn't quite as soft as it would've been in 1967, but nevertheless the finish looks right, and once again it's not so perfect that you'll be afraid to drive this beast at a moment's notice. The restoration is only 473 miles old, so there are some extremely minor signs of use, but almost nothing that'll get you dinged at a club meet and if you show up in this car at a local car show, you're going to be the envy of every guy within a three-mile radius. Beautiful chrome (the bumpers are new) sparkles against the glossy red paint and the black stinger on the big block hood gives it just the right amount of aggression. The side pipes are correct and you're going to command a great deal of respect with those three little numbers on the hood: 427.

The black vinyl (although it could very well be leather, it's difficult to tell these days with how nice vinyl is made) interior matches the trim tag and was restored along with the rest of the car. Fresh hides on the seats have a comfortable look with no signs of wear, very much in line with the restoration's age and mileage. New carpets, reproduction door panels with bright hardware, and an excellent reproduction woodgrained wheel all help with the inviting look. The factory- spec gauges are all new and look great, and the clock and vertical AM/FM radio in the center stack were rebuilt original pieces that look fantastic. There's a black vinyl convertible top that fits well and folds easily, making this a car that you can drive, not merely a trailer queen.

The L71 427 with three new Holley 2-barrels carburetors and 435 horsepower is an absolute legend. Ignoring the gentleman's agreement to limit horsepower ratings to 425, Chevy zoomed past the rest of the industry with this motor, which is likely under-rated (it's pretty much identical to the 450 horsepower 1966 L72 save for the three deuces). This is the car's original, numbers-matching engine with a matching VIN and casting code, so it's totally legit, and it was fully rebuilt, balanced and blueprinted with hardened valves and seats to take on unleaded gas, and a Comp Cam and hydraulic lifters were added with specs to match the original 435HP camshaft. The engine bay is detailed for show with all the correct hardware and decals, and there are no questionable "upgrades" to spoil the presentation, with only the shielded spark plug wires, electronic ignition, and chrome distributor shield giving away the restoration. It's also fitted with a rebuilt Muncie 4-speed manual gearbox and 3.36-geared PosiTraction out back, so it's a blast to drive. The chassis/frame was sandblasted and repainted, so it's ready to show off as well, and there's new hardware everywhere you look the front end, brakes, gas tank, ball joint, springs, bearings, etc. are all fresh. And yes, the side pipes sound fantastic. Reproduction bolt-on 'turbine' wheels are in excellent condition and carry 205/75/15 Mastercraft radials that obviously were meant for driving.

If you've wanted one, here it is. They don't show up very often and there are hundreds of fakes running around. This one checks out in every way that matters and includes all the upgrades you ever wanted. Call today!


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