Rally Red w/Black interior, N.O.M. (454ci big block), 4-spd. manual transmission.
For the choice few that had the wherewithal to buy a new 1967 Corvette back in the day, it’s doubtful most really knew the significance of their purchase. This was to be the final year of production for the second generation or “mid-years”, as the ’63-’67 models were known. And as was often the case, the last of the line turned out to be the best! But truth be told, the 1967 Corvette as we know it, wasn’t supposed to exist in the first place!
Anticipation was high for the arrival of the new third-generation Corvette Stingray aka the “Shark”. This new Corvette was originally due to be released as a 1967 model, but it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. So, the powers at GM decided that the mid-year bodied Corvette would continue for one more year. And because everyone was waiting for the new girl to arrive, many 1967’s languished in Chevrolet showrooms throughout the Country unsold. Who’d have thought!! The extra year enabled the boys at GM time to refine the C2 just enough to make what is considered the best mid-year, if not the best of the first three generation Corvettes ever built! Hindsight is indeed 20/20.
It is believed that this beautiful ’67 started life with an L71 427/435hp big block under its hood. When it went through an extensive, frame off restoration a number of years back, the original engine was long gone. However, during the resto, a replacement “crate” L71 was dropped between the fenders. When the last owner purchased the car, his plan was to keep it forever and drive it regularly. But, he found driving the car in and around the San Francisco Bay to be a major chore with that Tri-Power, solid lifer L71. So, it was decided that a change was in order. That change was a 454ci hydraulic lifter big block with a single 4bbl carb. It was a lot more streetable and user friendly for daily driving. He didn’t care that is wasn’t correct because he never planned to sell the car. But alas, situations change. And, along with it, the lifelong commitment. So, it was sent down to us to sell. And, we’re glad to have it! As beautiful as this restored mid-year is, it’s no “trailer queen”. It was built to drive. As it should be. Options include; power brakes, power steering, smaller diameter, padded steering wheel (the original comes with), leather headrest seats, side exhaust, and Bolt-on wheels wrapped in Red line radial tires. This is a car that you will want to drive, no matter where you live! Spring is here! Time to cruise!
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