To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Estimate: $160,000 - $180,000 US
If the original Corvette was a ground-breaking invention, the second-generation Vette, introduced in 1963, was even more so. It was called “Sting Ray,” for its distinctive styling, and it was, apart from the engine and front suspension, completely new. It was shorter and lighter than its predecessors, and it had a new ladder-type chassis frame and a stronger body support structure. Its independent rear suspension, the first on a U.S. production car, was novel, with its chassis-mounted differential driving through half shafts to the wheels and transverse leaf-spring suspension. It was designed by legendary engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov and was simple, inexpensive, and highly effective.
This stunning Corvette is finished in Elkhart Blue with a similarly toned interior. Powered by the impressive 427-cid, 400-hp V-8 engine that has three two-barrel carburetors is meshed with the desirable four-speed manual transmission. The car is presented in a stunning manner and this is confirmed by its Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 2015 Triple Diamond Award, NCRS Top Flight Award in 2015 and being Bloomington Gold Certified 2015. The car is nicely equipped with factory air conditioning, factory alloy wheels, redline tires, AM/FM radio, tinted windshield; power steering and power four-wheel disc brakes.
The original Sting Ray Corvette reached its zenith in 1967, and it is generally considered the best of its generation. A period Car and Driver magazine reader poll declared it the “best GT/sports car over 3,000-cc.” This car is a stunning example that is mechanically excellent and displays aesthetic excellence. Turn the key and experience America’s true sports car. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible