Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
LaVergne , Tennessee
One of the Sting Rays everyone searches for is a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible with a numbers-matching big block L68 427 still under the hood. And of course, you need four-on-the-floor to really get to enjoy it all. So when you can find one that is this exceptionally well preserved/restored (even the clock works!), has A/C comfort, and is also in a terrifically coordinating color package, then you know this is the 'Vette of your dreams.
Ermine White is an iconic color for Chevy, but a rare one for the '67 convertible only around 1,420 ever finished in this crisp white. Today, there is an exceptional gloss and luster on the factory-correct color, which tells you it has seen careful ownership and the right investments in maintaining a high-quality C2. Complete and pristine chrome bumpers, and all the correct badging only add to this car's award-worthy shine. And just by the way the door close and the headlight panels fit flush, you know there has been a true long-term investment in quality. On a car of this caliber, of course all the great period-correct performance options are still featured today from the bold side pipe exhaust, to the cool redline tires. And the element we love the most is the big stinger hood. Not only is it a timeless sign of serious power underneath, but also the cool red streak is a great match for the tires and interior making this Sting Ray striking with the top up or down.
Open the door, and it feels like 1967 all over again. There's a sea of red on the dash, carpeting and seats. And speaking of those individual buckets, not only are they finished in the correct red leather, but also they have headrests both very rare and desirable options. In total, the red presentation has a solid feeling of investment that looks great against the white exterior paint and really gives you pride of ownership. Just about the only thing that breaks up this festival of scarlet is the wood rimmed three-spoke steering wheel. The rest of the interior is factory-correct, right down to the clock that's still ticking away. And this one is truly your all-season friend. It has cold air conditioning to let you keep the top down in the summer season; the white folding roof looks great against the paint any time you need to button up; and even the hardtop (unfinished) comes with the sale. It's easy to settle into this sports car with comfortable bucket seats, a center console, and a full set of gauges that love to dance while you row through the gears and let that big motor growl.
There's definitely something magical about a 427 in a Corvette. So you know it's truly special having the original numbers-matching L68 motor still living under the hood and looking fantastic. The big block is dressed properly with Chevy Orange on the block and valve covers. This one is correct right down to the details like the decals and the Frigidaire compressor. Plus, there's a nice bit of flash with the correct ignition shield and chrome air cleaner with 427 decals. And best of all, we all know that underneath that triangle topper lives the ultra-desirable triple set of dual Holley carburetors. Not only does it look great, but also you'll love hitting the road in this big block classic, because it's all about control. The Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission allows you to dial in the performance and roar of the side pipes on a moment's notice; the fully-independent suspension holds the road better than some modern muscle machines; and the four-wheel disc brakes provide superior stopping power.
One of only 2,101 built with this L68, the rarity has been cherished on this Sting Ray. That's why it comes with the right paperwork, including owner's manual and NCRS shipping report. This is the rare, high-quality vintage car that you'll love to drive. So while it has had the right investments to take home awards at the car show this weekend, they'll first have to get you off the backroads long enough to park it on the event lawns. This Corvette is the total package, and so it's looking for a true collector. Is that you? Call now!!!
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