THIS IS THE RAREST AND MOST EXOTIC RESTORED 1967 CORVETTE IN THE WORLD!
ONE OF TWO SMOG PUMP ALLOY HEAD L89’S DELIVERED NEW TO CALIFORNIA!
RPO L89 added aluminum cylinder heads to the already potent L71 427/435hp engine. At a whopping price tag in 1967 of $368.65. Adjusted for today’s value is over $3400.00. The lightweight cylinder heads took roughly 75lbs off the front of the car resulting in a lower center of gravity, better rear weight bias, and an improved overall power to weight ratio. Horsepower was listed at 435, which was the same as the more widely known 435hp L71 engine, though the L89’s aluminum heads had larger exhaust valves yielding more airflow. Estimated horsepower for L89’s is about 500. In the end, just 16 L89 Corvettes were produced in St. Louis for the 1967 model year. That’s rarer than a seven-figure 1967 L88!
Being a California car makes it 1 of 2 such L89’s with the K19 smog equipment. Of those, this is the only one known to exist today.
And it’s the only JH suffix 1967 alloy head car in the world (ask Chris Piscitello). It just scored a whopping 98.4! Its first time out in over 34 years with the N.C.R.S.
It was initially delivered to Cochran and Celli Chevrolet on July 28th, 1967, to Donald Stankovsky of Berkeley, CA. From there it visited several caretakers before being acquired by Chris Marcom’s Southwest Corvette Collection in Frederick, Oklahoma. In November of 1987 it made its way to the famous Naber Brothers in Houston, Texas for a comprehensive body-off restoration. Most recently, the car spent the last 29 years with well-known collector Larry Martin before Corvette Mike’s June 2023 acquisition. This amazing C2 is back in Southern California for the first time since the mid 1970’s!
This award-winning Sting Ray was built on the last day of 1967 production, July 11, 1967, just 32 cars from the end of the C2 generation. Many consider this car to be the best 1967 L89 out there. The fact of the recent validation of its tank sticker by NCRS, and its original engine power plant puts it in a league, well with the ex-Ries Stradivari violin from 1693, all alone!
Factory side pipes
Factory K19 Smog pump.
Factory power brakes.
Nabers restored it.
Original Dealer Invoice.
Sold new In Oakland CA.
Original owner from Berkeley CA.
Truly a 1 of 1 and quite possibly the most valuable and rarest 1967 in the world!