Talk about a colorful history. This 1967 C2 Corvette Sting Ray earned its nickname “Bounty Hunter” rightfully.
According to the profile of the vehicle, the 1967 C2 Corvette was first purchased Vernon Turner, who purchased the vehicle to participate in drag racing. He spared to expense, ordering the 1967 Corvette with the 427 cubic inch Tri-Power Turbo-Jet engine paired to a Muncie M21 close-ratio 4-speed and 4.11:1 Positraction differential. He named the Corvette “Bounter Hunter” following dozens of trophies during its short stint in drag racing.
After selling the car just six months later, it landed in the hands of Harold Klinger, who was well involved in organized crime. In fact, this C2 Corvette can be seen on tape during FBI surveillance videos and sting operations. Klinger was murdered, and many owners passed through this particular Corvette.
In 2013, following restoration, the 1967 Corvette received Bloomington Gold certification and honors. Now, it will head to a new home at Mecum Kissimmee next month.
The buyer will be in for a bonus surprise, too; during its restoration, a wood-framed display case containing the original valve covers signed by Zora Arkus-Duntov and members of the Corvette engineering team was discovered, making this quite a special vehicle.
Mecum estimates the going price of this 1967 C2 Corvette with such a well-document history with be around $350,000 to $450,000.