The 1967 Chevy Corvette is arguably the most collectable of the Mid Year generation. The final year of the C2, it is the least adorned, most polished, and has the cleanest look. Couple that with the L71, AKA the ultimate street-going Big Block (yes, the L88 was more potent, but also intended for competition, not street duty) backed by the venerable Muncie four-speed manual transmission, and you have the makings of a Blue Chip investment Corvette.
Our feature car is a 1967 Chevy Corvette coupe powered by the 435-horsepower L71 427. The rotisserie restoration on this Silver Pearl with Tuxedo Black stinger coupe, performed by marque expert Mike Mancini, is beyond compare. It has been restored using as many original equipment parts as could be sourced. The lacquer finish shows tremendous time and care was taken with the prep and execution. Panel gaps are quite consistent throughout, likely better than when factory new. All the chrome trim including front and rear bumpers has been refinished. Stainless trim has been carefully polished. Glass is crystal clear, with no signs of rash, nicks, or wiper marks. Weatherstrip is soft and pliable. Bolt-on-style turbine wheels are fitted, along with the spare, shod in the original Firestone Super Sport bias-ply redline tires.
Beneath the stinger hood of this Chevy Corvette coupe resided the L71 427 Big Block engine topped with the three two-barrel carbs, or Tri Power, configuration. The casting numbers correspond with the Corvette’s Vehicle Identification Number, as well as indicating this is a 435-horsepower Big Block with a manual transmission. The engine bay is sparkling and spotless, with all correct components and markings. The aforementioned Muncie four-speed transmission backs this beastly engine. The Big Block exhales through factory Side Mount exhaust. During the restoration, the original gas tank was removed with the tank sticker intact, both of which are included in the sale.
The cabin of this Chevy Corvette is showroom fresh, with new carpets, door panels, headliner, dash cover, and black leather upholstery. The wood-rimmed steering wheel has been restored to like-new condition. An original AM-FM radio resides in the central dash cascade. The gauges have been restored and dash surfaces refinished. The console is home to the ash tray and chrome T-handle shifter, power window switches, and just aft is the parking brake.
This Chevy Corvette scored 996 out of 1000 points at the 2016 Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals (MCACN), as well as being selected for the Celebrity Pick Award. It is believed to be the highest optioned ’67 427/435 coupe ever built. This remarkable Big Block Corvette is being offered by R & H Motor Car Group for $350,000.
Editor’s note: The seller’s description of the car notes air conditioning. A/C was not an option on 435-horsepower Corvettes. No A/C was noted in the engine bay pictures.