<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>

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1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 68,200 inc. premium
1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER

Chassis no. 194677S116376
Engine no. 7116376 V0404HT

327ci OHV V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
350bhp at 5,600rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission (see text)
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Beautifully restored example with NCRS credentials
*Elegant Goodwood Green over Saddle livery
*Retains matching numbers engine
*Offered with remains of tank sticker, restoration receipts and hardtop



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 4-wheel disc brakes were the most significant development for 1965 while Chevrolet's 327ci (5.4-liter) 250bhp standard V8 was joined by an optional 396ci (6.5-liter) Big Block for '65 only, and then a '427' until the end of Sting Ray production in 1967. It is no wonder then that the manufacture period between 1963 and 1967 is now considered to be a "golden age" for the Corvette, and that Sting Rays produced during that time have since become a highly collectible modern classic.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The sporting Corvette offered here was completed at GM's St. Louis-based Corvette plant on April 17th, 1967. According to the car's trim-tag affixed underneath the dashboard, the new Corvette was finished in the smart exterior color of Goodwood Green, with matching hardtop, and trimmed in Saddle vinyl; just like it appears today with the exception of the period-correct upgrade of the seat material to leather. The engine selected to power this Roadster was the desirable L79-type, 350bhp 327 cubic inch V8; the same matching numbers unit as installed in the car today.

The green Corvette's early history remains unknown, but picks up in the early 2000s where the car is known to have been owned by a Mr. Bruce Hayes of Tempe, AZ, before being purchased by a Mr. Michael Arcado of Palm Springs, CA. A comprehensive restoration was performed between 2006 and 2007, where every effort was made to bring the Corvette Roadster back to its 'as-delivered' condition and configuration. A Tremec 5-speed transmission was installed at this point, but the original, close-ratio 4-speed transmission was retained and accompanies the sale of the car. In October of 2011 the Corvette received its official stamp of approval, when it received a Third Flight Award at the Big Bear City, CA NCRS Corvette meet.

This stunning Corvette has resided in the consignor's impressive Palm Springs, CA based collection for the past five years, and continues to impress wherever it goes. Included with the sale of the car are receipts from the restoration, the remains of the car's original tank sticker and a workshop manual. The Corvette is equipped with a body-colored hard top, redline tires, and the iconic side-mounted exhaust system, which certainly adds to the wonderful soundtrack of the potent V8 engine. This beautiful 1967 Roadster is ready for spirited drives on rallies such as the Copperstate 1000, and should be powerful enough to satisfy your straight-line "need-for-speed"!
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<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
<b>1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/350HP ROADSTER</b>
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