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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435

$125,000 - $150,000

RM | Auctions - AUBURN SPRING 5 - 7 MAY 2016


  • Turbo-Jet 427-cid, 435-hp V-8 engine
  • Four-speed manual transmission
  • Frame-off restored
  • Bolt-on wheels
  • Side pipe exhaust system
  • Rally Red exterior
  • Red Leather interior
  • Clock and radio
  • NCRS paperwork
  • BFGoodrich Silvertown redline tires

In 1963, building on the success of the first generation, Chevrolet introduced the second generation Corvette with the debut of the Sting Ray. Sometimes referred to as a C2, the car was offered in a convertible and for the first time a fastback coupe. Both designs offered unique styling and continued the Corvette tradition of fiberglass body design. The fastbacks initially featured a split rear window design, a feature that only lasted through the 1963 model year. Notable features on the C2 Corvettes include aircraft-inspired gauge layout, independent rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Production of the C2 Corvette ran through 1967, many serious enthusiasts feel that the final year offering of the C2 platform was the most refined and best all-around version of this design.

In 1967 the Corvette received minor changes. Two of the more notable changes on the car included five functional front fender louvers and the parking brake being relocated to the center console. Many claim it’s the best looking of the C2 generation. For the 1967 model year Chevrolet produced 14,436 convertibles and 8,504 fastback coupes.

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette has benefitted from a frame-off restoration. This example of a 1967 Corvette Coupe (style code 67 437) is presented in Rally Red exterior with a black stinger. In 1967 Chevrolet is reported to have produced 2,341 Corvettes in Rally Red. It rides on BFGoodrich Silvertown redline tires with bolt on wheels. Other exterior features on this vehicle include hidden headlights, driver’s sideview mirror.

One of the biggest factors for those that dream of this special era in Corvette history is the car being fitted with one of the big 427-cid Turbo-Jet V-8 engines. For 1967 there were three of these powerful units to choose from. The highest rated member of this exclusive group was the vaunted 435 horsepower version which featured mechanical valve lifters and a special-performance camshaft and has a 11.0:1 compression ratio. The three two-barrel carb set up was utilized on this engine, along with the 400-hp version of 427.

This Corvette features the coveted L71 Turbo-Jet 427-cid, 435-hp V-8 engine. Chevrolet produced 3,754 Corvettes with the L71 engine option; a fairly exclusive figure given that there were nearly 23,000 Corvettes built in 1967. The engine is paired to a console-mounted four-speed manual transmission. The interior of the car is completed in red leather interior featuring full instrumentation behind the steering wheel, bucket seats with seatbelts, clock and a radio. This no air conditioning, no power steering, no power brakes car is all-business for performance, but has “just the right” visual accessories to make a long-lasting impression, or possibly, even the urge to pursue this very car for yourself.

To further demonstrate the specialness of this machine; it is an award-winning example of a 1967 Corvette and is accompanied by its NCRS paperwork.


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