Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Corvette fans, you don't need a score card with this stunning 1967 convertible, it's definitely the car you've been waiting for. With a dialed-in, top-level restoration, this numbers-matching 327 L79 V8/4-speed convertible is the pinnacle of mid-year Corvette performance, all wrapped in a stunning Sunfire Yellow package. Hang on, you're gonna say, "Wow!" quite a bit here.
With a 4-year complete nut-and-bolt restoration recently completed in June of 2020, this Corvette absolutely glistens under our showroom lights. Knowing how desirable a matching-numbers mid-year Corvette roadster can be, this one received some of the best of everything during the complete restoration. The fiberglass was restored by some pretty talented guys and although the panel alignment isn't 100% perfect, it wasn't in 1967 either, so you're getting a very faithful representation of what one of these beauties looked like brand new. Using modern paints means that it has an impressive shine and Sunfire Yellow is just right, not too bright and not too pastel. The body on this car is breathtakingly clean, with smooth lines, sharp creases, and deep paint everything befitting the price tag. And if you take a quick look at the restoration phots, you'll see that all the work was done right and will stand the test of time. Not only is the finish quite nice, it's downright impressive, with only the tiniest of imperfections to speak of in the paint. Additionally of note, the sidepipes are brand new factory reproduction pieces and they resisted the urge to add an incorrect stinger hood like so many other restored 'Vettes. All the chrome was refinished to show standards and still shines up beautifully, the headlight doors fit flush, and the side glass is actually still original to the car. They were definitely sweating the details with this one.
The standard black interior is anything but ordinary, with handsome leather bucket seats flanking a factory center console that looks quite appropriate inside the sporty cabin. The gauges were all restored with the rest of the car and show highly detailed markings and nicely polished lenses, all visible through the spokes of that slick woodgrained, 3-spoke steering wheel. Plush black carpets and restored original door panels and factory dash pad, and other soft parts were all attended to during the restoration and still look fantastic with almost no signs of use since the work was completed. Even the glove box and AM/FM radio are restored original pieces, and everything is working just as it should inside. In fact, we can't tell which part of this car is more impressive the inside or the outside. The good thing for you is they were both finished to the highest of standards, and both complement each other very nicely. The chrome shifter rocks through the gears of the 4-speed Muncie underneath and feels virtually indestructible, particularly behind that peppy small block V8. A black convertible top fits snug when snapped onto the windshield and stows away neatly out-of-sight underneath the factory cap.
That's the original, numbers-matching L79 327 cubic inch V8 under hood, which was rated at a rather stout 350 horsepower straight out of the factory. Built to rev, it was one of the first high-horsepower small blocks to get a high-lift hydraulic cam, so it's easy to maintain yet still sings to redline without a hiccup. Beautifully detailed, it shows little evidence of having been driven; the Chevy Orange paint is still bright and shiny, the chrome is clear, and all the decals are still in place. Finned aluminum valve covers remind onlookers that this is no ordinary small block and the ram's horn exhaust manifolds have been coated for a long life and an authentic cast iron look. It's backed by the original Muncie 4-speed manual and rear axle, all of which have been rebuilt and detailed for show along with the powder-coated frame and suspension. And that very suspension and power 4-wheel disc brake system is all fresh too, ready to be shown off at the next car show. Kelsey-Hayes reproduction wheels with 205/70/15 redline radials round out a very impressive presentation.
If you like to drive, this L79 is the mid-year Corvette that will delight you every time you slide behind the wheel. It's also a pretty smart investment at an attractive price. Call today!
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