Sunfire Yellow w/Black interior, L68 427/400hp, Powerglide automatic transmission.
When you’re in business for over 40 years, you get to see some pretty unique cars. Corvettes in particular. And sometimes you get to see them more than once!
Corvette Mike has always prided himself on finding the finest and most unique Corvettes ever to leave the St. Louis plant! Like the one featured here.Not only is this ’67 a rare (1 of only 16 built) and heavily optioned mid-year, it’s also a car that he’s owned before. Believe it or not, Mike had this one in his
possession almost 40 years ago! We always like to have the great ones back! Better late, than never!This one of a kind four owner striking TriPower 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible was restored by the world famous Naber Brothers of Houston Texas and was awarded Bloomington Gold with a score of 98.8!
Sold new in California with virtually every option and the highest horsepower engine available with factory air conditioning. One of 16 400hp automatic convertibles with a/c. And thought to be one of two in Sunfire Yellow, and the only one with leather interior and factory Kelsey-Hayes bolt on wheels.
Previous owners include Corvette Mike Vietro and former national Corvette Restorers Society president Tim McKeon.
- One of one.
- The factory original California TriPower 427/400 hp motor.
With air-conditioning documented by Corvette mike when purchased from the original owner and confirmed by noted corvette historian and Bloomington gold judge bill mock
- The factory original trim tag
- Documented to day one with entire history known.
- The factory original tank sticker removed at restoration.
- Protect-o-Plate issued to original owner directly by GM in 1967.
- Confirming original California dealer.
- GM shipping data records confirming dealer and matching production date with Trim Tag.
- Power steering, power brakes, power windows.
- Telescopic wheel, Speed-minder, headrest seats.
- The factory original auxiliary black vinyl hardtop.
- The ultra rare factory original 5 Kelsey-Hayes bolt-on wheels.
- Very original and numbers matching.
- Complete owner history.
- California Black plates and pink slip.
The history of this car is documented to day one. The original owner, George Goss bought this car to drive and put 122,000 miles on it until selling it to corvette mike in 1987. He was a chef in Los Angeles returning from a tour in Vietnam. Living in the LA area it’s not hard to reason why he bought this vehicle. Glowing arrest me Sunfire Yellow paint with a Black Stinger hood, the most powerful engine available with air-conditioning, no annoying constant manual shifting in the gridlock of the L.A. Freeways, and all the luxury and power options: What dealers unofficially called the “Beverly Hills Package”.
This package consisted of all the high-priced creature comforts we like today, including power steering, power brakes, power windows, Powerglide automatic transmission, leather seats, Soft Ray tinted glass, Kelsey-Hayes aluminum bolt-on wheels, 3 .08: 1 highway driving axle, hardtop and especially factory air conditioning to be cool while going fast!
Many back in the day bought big block Corvettes without power robbing and heavy options just to go fast. The L88 wasn’t meant for the street with very poor low-end response, due in part to the radical camshaft. The L71 435’s were also never great street machines, being rude, loud and, unruly with hot interiors.
The rarer 400hp L68 was probably the best big block to drive daily, as the kick came in 400 rpm sooner making it definitely more useable for the street. No frequently adjusting valve lash with the hydraulic cam L68. Most of the usable horsepower above 400 went up in smoke trying to get traction with the skinny 775-15 tires!
One of the best looking and most powerful sports cars ever! Indeed, the 427ci ’67 Vette was far faster than every other production car America had to offer that year.
With over $2000 in options, this car had to be one of the most expensive 1967 Corvettes made.
Sold new out of Cormier Chevrolet in Long Beach, CA. a dealership that closed only recently. The original owner of this ’67 definitely wanted a powerful cruiser. And that’s exactly what they ordered.
This car has a TON of options! Including:
L68 427/400hp Engine
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
Leather Seats w/Headrests
Telescoping Steering Column
15″ Bolt on Aluminum Wheels
Speed Warning Indicator
Posi-Traction Rear End
Black Vinyl Covered Hard Top
Black Soft Top
We said it was a special ’67, and it definitely is just that!
And if that is enough to get the juices flowing, how about a TON of docs, paperwork and awards! Including:
Owner history back to new
Multiple Bloomington Gold Awards. Mike took it through its first one in ’87. Its most recent was in ’21!
And more . . .
Corvettes like this one don’t come up for sale very often. Don’t miss your opportunity to be its next caretaker!