There are plenty of nice Sting Rays that are worth the money. But then there are the rare few like this that you'll give parts of your anatomy for just because you want to want the top awards the moment you leave the showroom. This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Tri-Power is a numbers-matching big-block with factory air and in its single-year color. Do we have your attention yet? Good, because there are even more mouth-watering details.
If you're a Corvette aficionado, then you already know that 1967 was the last year of the C2, and it's seen in most circles as the best of the breed. Goodwood Green was a single-year offering. Bart Starr was even given a Goodwood Green Corvette for winning the 1967 Super Bowl! Now that you understand the pedigree, take a look at the quality of this example. It was comprehensively and correctly restored in the early 2000s. Since then it has spent its time collecting some serious awards. This has received NCRS Top Flight (regionals and national) and the Vettefest Nationals Gold Spinner Award. It was Gold Certified at the 2000 Bloomington Gold event. That means this was judged to be restored within 95 percent accuracy of factory standards. And Bloomington Gold judges look at everything right down to the bolts. These three awards are the sought-after Triple Crown, and so this one runs in very select circles. In fact, it has the highest award from NCRS: the Duntov Mark of Excellence. All of this tells you the level of prestige in this coupe, but there's also a desirability just by being in its presence. The fit and finish is exactly what you want from a Sting Ray of this caliber. This is absolutely a show car with excellent panel gaps and a beautiful gloss to highlight the crisp styling. And while this may be a concours winner, it also has all the right pieces to be the Saturday night aggressor. The terrific side exhaust, aluminum wheels with knock-off center caps, and redline tires are all part of the options list that show this is a powerful machine. And the stinger hood accented in white draws added attention to the big block underneath.
The interior is like a time machine back to 1967. It feels that fresh because the bucket seats, door panels, carpeting, dash, center console, and every other square inch inside this coupe was scrutinized before going up for the big awards. And besides, tan leather against the deep green exterior is one of the most timelessly attractive combos around. There's a long options list that makes this more comfortable while also adding to the rarity. This includes features like power windows and the headrests. And while this is the kind of car that can turn a garage into a museum, it also has desirable features that make the drive more comfortable like the Delco AM/FM radio, power steering, and cold-blowing air conditioning. The wood rim of the steering wheel feels inviting, and the bright shifter is a beacon calling out to your right hand. So when you make this one yours, you'll find it irresistible to take it out every once in a while to really make the needles on the large speedo and tach dance.
There's definitely something magical about a 427 in a Corvette. So you know it's truly special having the original numbers-matching L68 motor still living under the hood and looking fantastic. The big block is dressed properly with Chevy Orange on the block and valve covers. This one is correct right down to the details like the decals and the Frigidaire compressor. Plus, there's a nice bit of flash with the correct ignition shield and chrome air cleaner with 427 callouts. And best of all, we all know that underneath that triangle topper lives the ultra-desirable triple set of dual Holley carburetors. Not only does it look great, but also you'll love hitting the road in this big block classic, because it's all about control. The numbers-matching Muncie M21 four-speed manual transmission allows you to dial in the performance and roar of the side pipes on a moment's notice; the fully-independent suspension holds the road better than some modern muscle machines; and the four-wheel power disc brakes provide superior stopping power.
One of only 2101 built with this L68, the rarity has been cherished on this Sting Ray. That's why it comes with the right paperwork, including the owner's manual, a reproduction window sticker, the original warranty card, restoration photos, and thousands $$$$$ in restoration/build receipts. This is the rare, high quality vintage car that you'll love to show and drive. This Corvette is the total package, and so it's looking for a true collector. Is that you?