CHASSIS NO: 194677S109074
• Highly desirable 435 horsepower, 427 cid “Big Block” engine
• Three two-barrel carburetors
• Four-speed manual transmission
• High-quality restoration by former NCRS judge
• Factory side exhaust
427 cid OHV L71 V-8 engine, three Holley twin-choke carburetors, 435 HP at 5,800 RPM, four-speed M21 close-ratio manual transmission, four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes, four-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension
In 1963, building on the success of the first generation, Chevrolet introduced the second-generation Corvette with the debut of the Sting Ray. Sometimes referred to as a C2, the Corvette was offered in a convertible and for the first time a fastback coupe. Both designs offered unique styling and continued the Corvette tradition of fiberglass body design. The fastbacks initially featured a split rear window design, a feature that only lasted through the 1963 model year. Notable features on the C2 Corvettes include aircraft-inspired gauge layout, independent rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Production of the C2 Corvette ran through 1967. In 1967, the Corvette received minor changes. Two of the more notable changes on the car included five functional front fender louvers and the parking brake being relocated to the center console. Many serious enthusiasts feel that the final year offering of the C2 platform was the most refined and best all-around version of this design.
There is nothing like a full-blown big-block powertrain to boost any Corvette aficionado’s heart rate, especially high-quality examples such as this 1967 convertible. Produced in January 1967, it packs the most powerfully rated regular-production engine ever dropped into the Corvette to that time: the L71 427/435 HP Tri-Power big-block, complete with triple Holley two-barrel carburetors on a Winters Foundry aluminum intake manifold, four-bolt main bearings, high-compression and high-flow heads. This Corvette is also equipped with a four-speed manual transmission, power four-wheel disc brakes, side exhaust, bolt-on finned aluminum wheels with Redline tires and a Delco AM/FM radio. The original trim tag reveals the car left the factory in Goodwood Green, the most popular color in 1967, outselling the next most popular color, Marina Blue, by 4,293 to 3,840. It is still a popular color today, seeming to emphasize the midyear Corvette’s inspired styling. Completed with a White Stinger stripe, black interior and black soft top, it was driven approximately 43,000 miles before it was renewed in a frame-off restoration by its previous owner, a former NCRS judge. A nationally recognized Corvette restorer and collector then purchased the car in 2003. The car has remained in his collection’s excellent care in a climate-controlled environment ever since, ensuring its position as a top-tier example of the breed.