1967 Chevrolet Corvette

Sting Ray 427 Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    194677S115845
  • Lot number 
    382
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

US title
Chassis n° 194677S115845
Engine n° T0329IL

- Concours condition, fresh from complete restoration
- "Matching numbers" with original "big-block"
- Equipped with original hardtop

The first true American two-seater sports car to be mass-produced, the Corvette last year celebrated its 60th anniversary, a sign of its extraordinary longevity ! It experienced many evolutions, the first major one in 1960, with a radically new design. Retractable headlights added to the simplicity of its form and the V8 engine grew from 5 to 7 litres. The chassis was also updated with the addition of all round disc brakes and independent rear suspension that improved the handling. This version gave way at the end of 1967 to the third generation Corvette.

This Corvette is exceptional in more ways than one. Completed on 12 April 1967 and delivered new by the Chevrolet dealer Jack Douglass of Hinsdale, Illinois, as shown on the report from the well-known NCRS (National Corvette Restorers Society), it was sold with its " big-block " 427ci (7-litre) engine developing 390 bhp, hard-top, exhaust non-homologated for the road at the time, four-speed gearbox and tinted windows. The original Chevrolet invoice from 1967, which will be passed to the new owner, indicates that it was " Goodwood Green " with green vinyl interior. Today it is " Marina Blue " and has a white leather interior and seats with headrests. This impressive Corvette has been fitted with a side exhaust. In 2007, the car was completely restored in the US by a marque specialist, with the chassis taken back to bare metal and every element of the car attended to down to the last detail. The mechanical has been completely redone. The work was to such a high standard that it won the NCRS " Top Flight Award " for the quality of the restoration. The car retains its original engine, never re-stamped. Here is a rare and highly sought-after example, certainly the best version of this model. Stunning, powerful, rare, excellent on all fronts and with matching numbers - this car will satisfy the most demanding collectors.