CHASSIS NO: 194677S102726
• 427 Big Block engine
• Four-speed manual transmission
• Factory side exhaust
• Last iteration of the “Mid-Year” Corvette
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427 cid OHV V-8 engine, single four-barrel carburetor, 390 HP at 5,500 RPM, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes; wheelbase: 102"
1963 marked the 10th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette and it was celebrated with a stunning new Sting Ray design. Penned by Bill Mitchell and Larry Shinoda, the new Corvette was offered in either coupe or convertible body styles. Produced for just five years, the styling impact of this body style can still be seen in modern cars some five decades after it was introduced.
The original Sting Ray Corvettes are among the most highly prized of America’s sports cars. The 1967 Corvette marked the final and most highly refined of the groundbreaking and revered second-generation Corvettes. 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. The brakes impressed Car & Driver magazine enough to say in their May 1967 issue: “The Sting Ray's four-wheel disc brakes are in a class of their own among American cars, and up to the highest standards set abroad. We have just about exhausted our cherished supply of superlatives for these brakes, so suffice it to say that they're the best, and if the Nader-Haddon axis wanted to accomplish something really useful, they should pressure Detroit into putting Sting Ray brakes on every car it builds.” The magazine went on to proclaim “As it sits, the Sting Ray is the most sophisticated passenger car made in America — in terms of engine, drivetrain, suspension and brakes — and among the best engineered sports cars made anywhere. If that isn't good enough to make it the Best All-Around Car of 1967, we'd like to know what is.” 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. 1967 Big Block cars also received the aggressive “Stinger” hood design. 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 roadster. Casting “351” 427 big block engine, complete with correct #840 square port cylinder heads, #3247 Holley four-barrel carburetor on a Winters Foundry #3933163 aluminum intake manifold and four-bolt main bearings. This Corvette is also equipped with a four-speed manual transmission with original shifter, 3.70 Posi-Traction differential, power four-wheel disc brakes, side exhaust, bolt-on finned aluminum wheels with New BF Goodrich 7.75-15 White Stripe 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. It is still a popular color today, seeming to emphasize the midyear Corvette’s inspired styling. This example is completed with black leather seats and black soft top.
A powerful Corvette, this would be a great car to take on vintage rallies, tours, and club events. Alternatively, you could simply get in it on an early Sunday morning to wake up the neighbors. Beautifully presented throughout, this big block Corvette is ready for its next caretaker.