Marina Blue w/Blue interior, L71 427/435hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
What is the quintessential Corvette? Ask 20 people and you will likely get 20 different answers. However, there are a few years and configurations that stan well above the rest. And if you had to come up with just one year, there’s a very good chance that it would be 1967. And if you had to come up with just one engine, it’s quite possible that it would be the L71 427/435hp big block with Tri-Power. So, is it the Convertible or the Coupe? Hmmm. That’s a tougher one to answer. There’s certainly a lot to be said for top down cruising on a beautiful Spring day. But, the classic lines of the Sting Ray Coupe are simply stunning! It’s just one of the most beautiful designs ever to come out of Chevrolet. Or anywhere, for that matter! Regardless of which one you choose, there’s no denying the timelessness of the ’67 big block with that one year only stinger hood proudly displaying 4 2 7 on each side.
If you’ve decided that the Coupe is the only way to go, then you could do no better than the amazing example seen here. Everything about it proclaims its raw performance intentions! L71 427/435hp big block? Check. M21 close ratio 4-spd. manual transmission? Check. N14 side mounted exhaust system? Check. This awesome ’67 has had a complete, nut and bolt, frame-off restoration and the result is simply outstanding in every way! So much so, that it has been the recipient of just about every major award the hobby has to offer! Multiple N.C.R.S. Top Flights, Performance Verification Award, Triple Crown Award and the most coveted of them all . . . the Zora Arkus-Duntov Mark of Excellence Award! The quintessential Corvette? You may have just found it.