<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763

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Lot 132
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster

Sold for US$ 72,800 inc. premium
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster
Chassis no. 194677S121763
Engine no. T0526JE 7121763

427ci OHV V8 Engine
3 2-Barrel Carburetors
435bhp at 5,600rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Powerful L71 big-block 427/435HP engine
*Attractive Marina Blue over Black livery
*Very fast Sting Ray Corvette from the end of the C2 model run
*Excellent choice for high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000


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 Coupe 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 handling 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 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 classic car.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This striking Marina Blue 1967 Sting Ray is a beautifully restored example of the most developed production year of the C2 Corvette. Underneath the 'power bulge' hood lurks the new-for-1967 427 cubic inch V8 engine. The engine number appears to have been re-stamped at some point, but the car is indeed believed to have had this engine option from new. Producing 435 horsepower, the big-block V8 was a hit for Chevrolet and while an expensive $437.10 option, this top engine accounted for 16% of all corvette sales in 1967. Like all L71-equipped cars, this car has no air-conditioning and a Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission, a decision made by GM to guarantee reliability of this potent powertrain. Additionally, this Roadster is equipped with the must-have side exit exhausts covered by their distinctive vented shrouds, giving the car that thundering big-block tune going down the road. Overall, this Corvette is in lovely condition, with vibrant paint, good brightwork, and a new white convertible top. The Marina Blue paint suits the car beautifully, and is neatly accented by the black hood bulge, or 'Stinger' as they are referred to. The interior is in good condition, with signs of light wear, but overall complete and attractive. This potent 427/435HP-optioned Corvette is offered with an owner's manual and should provide the new owner a healthy dose of driving pleasure. This would be a great car for high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000, where the high-performance Corvette could really stretch its legs.
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<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
<b>1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 194677S121763<br />Engine no. T0526JE 7121763
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