Frame-off restoration; two-time NCRS Top Flight winner
Includes factory tank sticker and receipts dating to 1968
Long-term ownership history from 1968 to 2019
Retains its original VIN and trim tags
Attractively finished in Rally Red
Please note this lot will need to be collected from Brookefield, CT
Unlike the first generation of Corvettes, the Sting Ray could be had in both coupe and convertible body styles, which proved to be a big hit with the public. Over the course of the Sting Ray’s production from 1963 to 1967, styling remained largely the same, albeit for some subtle changes. Four-wheel disc brakes and a big-block engine became available in 1965, and with a long list of options and colors, enthusiasts could mix and match to their hearts’ desire. Many consider the final year of 1967 to be the most refined and desirable. There were 22,940 Corvettes built that year, with 14,436 of them convertibles.
This 1967 Corvette convertible boasts the 350-horsepower, 327-cubic inch V-8 engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It is finished in Rally Red over a black vinyl interior, the original color combination according to its trim tag. Purchased as a slightly used car in 1968, the owner kept the Corvette for decades, eventually performing a frame-off restoration some years ago, ultimately earning NCRS Top Flight honors in 2007 and in 2008. The current owner acquired the car from its long-term family ownership in 2019, keeping it properly serviced and maintained since.
Accompanying the car is the dealer sales contract and restoration and service receipts dating to 1968, as well as NCRS Top Flight documentation. Lighter than the 427-cubic inch Corvettes and bestowed with better weight distribution and plenty of horsepower, small-block Corvettes are wonderful drivers. Comfortable at speed and capable of keeping up with modern traffic with ease, a convertible can easily double as a warm-weather driver. This example presents very well and will surely please its next caretaker.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0120.