Elkhart Blue w/Blue interior, L79 327/350hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
The best of the last? Or the last of the best? Whichever way you look at it, the ’67 Corvette is widely considered, not only the most popular of the 5 year run of 2nd generation Corvettes. But, also the best example of the breed.
The irony is that the production of the C2 Corvette was supposed to end with the ’66 model. Anticipation was very high for the next-generation C3, which was due to be introduced in the Fall of ’66 as a ’67. However, the car wasn’t quite ready for prime time. So, it was decided that the run of C2’s would extend one more year and the C3’s would be brought out as a ’68 instead.
At first glance, a ’67 small-block Corvette doesn’t look all that much different than a ’65 or ’66. But, as they say; “the devil is in the details”. The most noticeable difference is the revised side vents, which were now more rectangular. Moving to the back, you’ll notice the backup lights (light) have been relocated into the body between the taillights. The legendary Rally wheel was introduced as in ’67 as standard equipment, with Bolt-on wheels being optional. And of course, if you decided you had to have a big block, you got, what many consider one of the most beautiful “lids” ever placed on a Corvette (or any other sports car); the Stinger hood!
On the inside, the seats were slightly redesigned and offered headrests as an option for the second year in a row. But, the biggest and most practical change was the relocation of the handbrake to the center console between the seats. Under the hood, the small block choices remained pretty much a carryover from the previous year. But the big news was the new L71 & L68 Tri-Power engines!
There were no less than three different Blue’s to choose from in ’67. All were very nicely paired to the mid-years body design, but to us, Elkhart was one of the prettiest shades of Blue ever offered on a Corvette! And the Teal Blue interior was the perfect complement!
This beautiful example has been completely frame-off restored and features a matching #’s L79 327/350hp engine, M20 4-spd transmission, and a 3.55 Posi rear end. Other options include; Tinted windshield, Telescopic steering column, Vinyl covered hardtop, Black soft top, AM/FM radio, Power steering, and Off-road exhaust. It’s also an N.C.R.S. Top Flight Award winner!
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