<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438

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Lot 175
Documented from new
1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE

Sold for US$ 55,000 inc. premium
Documented from new
1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE
Chassis no. 194377S109438

327ci OHV V8 Engine
Single Four-Barrel Carburetor
300bhp at 5,000rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Delivered new to Los Angeles
*Incredibly well documented with all original dealer paperwork and 30 years of service records
*Single owner for over three decades
*Nicely equipped with air conditioning and power features
*Three owners from new


THE STING RAY CORVETTE

"The Sting Ray hit the American sports car market like a thunderclap, reminiscent of the knock-'em-dead debut of the Jaguar E-Type two years previously; comparisons were not slow to materialize. For the first time in history the Corvette was a sell-out success." Richard M Langworth, The Complete Book Of The Corvette.

To say that the Sting Ray's arrival caused a sensation would be grossly understating its impact on the North American sports car market. Indeed, such was its runaway success that the St Louis factory hired a second shift but still could not build cars fast enough to meet demand. Styled in General Motors' Art and Colour Studio under Bill Mitchell, the new Corvette featured radical styling pioneered on Mitchell's successful Stingray sports-racer, and for the first time there was a Gran Turismo coupé in the range. Beneath the skin was an all-new ladder-frame chassis with independent rear suspension, the adoption of which enabled the center of gravity to be significantly lowered, improving both roadholding and ride. This new frame was the work of Corvette Chief Engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov who said: "For the first time I have a Corvette which I am proud to use in Europe."

As had been the case with the previous (1956-62) generation of Corvettes, development proceeded slowly, being characterized by annual facelifts and few engineering changes of note. On the latter front, the long-overdue arrival of four-wheel disc brakes was the most significant development for 1965 while Chevrolet's 327ci (5.4-liter) 250bhp standard V8 (later uprated to 300bhp) was joined by an optional 396ci (6.5-liter) big block for '65 only, then a '427' until the end of Sting Ray production in 1967. Now recognized as representing a 'golden age' for the Corvette, the Sting Ray version was manufactured from 1963 to 1967 and has since gone on to become a highly collectible modern classic.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This very attractive Marina Blue over Bright Blue vinyl Corvette Coupe dates to the final production year of the svelte C2 body style, and was one of 8,504 Corvette Coupes to roll off the production line that year. This Corvette was delivered new to Hansen Chevrolet in West Los Angeles, California for its first owner, Dr. Dennis Galanter—a dentist from Los Angeles.

A nicely equipped small-block engined car, the Corvette was fitted from new a Powerglide automatic transmission, "4-Season" air conditioning, a Positraction rear-end, Am/FM radio, as well as a bevy of power features including power steering, power brakes, and power windows. Its blue on blue color scheme is especially good looking and representative of its time period, especially when set off against Turbine wheels wrapped in red-line tires.

Dr. Galanter would keep his Corvette for over thirty years with meticulous records of service performed in his name from 1974 until 1999. The next of the car was one Dr. Scott Seeman, a friend of Dr. Galanter. The vendor, the Corvette's third owner, purchased by coupe some half dozen years ago.

Incredibly well documented, all of the original purchase paperwork was retained by Dr. Galanter including the original invoice, Monroney sticker, tank sticker, California 'pink slip' title, owner's manual, and warrany plan with Protect-O-Plate. A quarter century of invoices document regular and meticulous service work that included rebuilding of all major parts and documentation of the currently mileage to be original.

One of the most charismatic and easily recognizable American sports cars of all time, the C2 Corvette offers excellent value for money and a huge amount of style, and this blue on blue '67 offers both those attributes in spades.
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<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
<i>Documented from new</i><br /><b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300HP COUPE  </b><br />Chassis no. 194377S109438
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