1967 Chevrolet Corvette

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

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Fort Worth, TX



Year 1967
Mileage 7426
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1967

Title Status --
Exterior Color Sun Fire Yellow
Interior Color Black


Everyone loves mid-year Corvettes, and for a lot of enthusiasts 1967 was the pinnacle of the breed. If your tastes run more towards a car that you can drive and enjoy, one that likes to go around corners as much as blasting away from red lights in a haze of tire smoke, and one that will stand out in a sea of red, this matching-numbers 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is for you.

Sales were down in 1967 because everyone was waiting for the all-new 1968 Corvette to debut and as a result, the '67s are highly sought, particularly the numbers matching cars. As of this post, the mid-year Corvette market has never been hotter, and even with that upward value trajectory this is still a great time to get into a small block '67. Big blocks are pretty much out of reach, deep in six-figure territory, and super-clean examples like this droptop L79 are the next best thing for any serious Corvette fan. First, it's Code 984 Sunfire Yellow, a very popular color in 1967 and for obvious reasons. It's sophisticated yet fun, the perfect color for cruising down the coast and listening to a groovy Beach Boys tune. To kick things up a notch on the aggressive scale, a big block 'Stinger' hood was swapped-in and contrasted with black paint down the scoop and center spear, and a set of always awesome side pipes were added along with factory heat shields. As is common with restored Corvettes, especially the valuable ones, the workmanship is very solid, with a top driver-quality paint atop a super-straight and stress-free fiberglass body. The finished product looks great, with crisp lines, good gaps, and just the right amount of shine in the finish to make it glow. All the chrome was restored years back when the paint was redone, with things like the bumpers, luggage rack, and window surrounds still shining up beautifully and providing an added zing to this roadster's curb appeal. A factory tinted windshield is still in place, just like the tank sticker calls for, as are the Corvette's limited badges and the iconic flip-up headlights that work exactly like they should.

The 'STD' on the trim tag calls for an original black vinyl interior, and although that exact color was kept during the car's refreshening back in '09-'10, the upholstery was upgraded to a high-end leather that looks awesome inside the 2-seater. Black is a perfect complement to the Sunfire Yellow exterior finish, and the matching door panels, factory center console, dash, and plush carpets are all in excellent condition and look hardly touched with so few miles registered on the car since it was restored. A factory woodgrained steering wheel warms things up and feels amazing in the hands of the driver, there's a full complement of new-look OEM gauges keeping any eye on the motor under the hood, and the center of the dash houses a unique vertical AM/FM radio that Corvette made famous. Factory options include power brakes and power windows, and power steering and a full Vintage Air A/C system were added in 2009. And if you like to drive, you'll be pleased that this is a factory Muncie 4-speed car and few things are as joyous as the sound of a burly small block ripping through the gears in side-pipe stereo. The original white convertible top was replaced in favor of an updated black vinyl unit a few years back, and it's in excellent shape and matches the Stinger hood and leather interior when snapped into place. Although by the looks of things, it's been stored under the rear cap most of the time because this Corvette has likely not seen a rainstorm in decades.

There's an undeniable appeal to a drivetrain left in stock configuration, but it almost always comes at the expense of performance. When that original engine happens to be a much-heralded L79 327 V8, churning out a full 350 horsepower, no such sacrifice must be made. Topped with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor atop an Edelbrock intake it's running extremely well, and with Chevrolet valve covers, and Edelbrock open-element air cleaner, and Chevy Orange enamel on the block itself, the engine bay is ready to be shown off with great pride. It's paired up with the original Muncie M20 wide-ratio 4-speed manual that was fully rebuilt and connected with a new clutch, and it spins an overhauled driveshaft that sends power to the rebuilt rear end. It's a truly noteworthy and classic drivetrain combination, with enough power and torque to eat up asphalt with ease. As testimony to just how serious Chevrolet was in making sure their true American sports car stayed well ahead of the competition, they had already gone to a fully independent rear suspension and four wheel disc brakes when this 'Vette came out, so in its stock configuration (and almost every suspension, brake, and fuel system component was replaced underneath) it's a nimble performer that's also capable of stopping in very short order. Turbine-style alloys with Bowtie center caps alw


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