Make every drive a joyride in this collectible, cool blue Corvette
Corvette lovers are lucky; they have a vast number of great options from which to choose when shopping for their dream car. But the 1967 Stingray is no doubt one of the most exciting versions of the historic ‘Vette. A quick look at recent sales prices shows that car collectors and investors agree.
This particular model is a numbers-matching L36/4-speed car with a fully refurbished 427/390 horsepower engine. It retains its original air injection smog pump, which is exceedingly rare to find and even more so to replace. Factory-correct hoses, clamps and connectors were used. But, this vehicle is by no means a trailer queen. Despite its spotlessly restored engine, the Muncie M21 close-ratio 4-speed transmission begs to be fired through.
Outside, the car is also as new: the chrome job is perfect, the gaps and panels are ruler-aligned, the undercarriage shows no signs of strain. But, really, it’s the paint job that steals the show. A welcome break from the traditional Corvette colors, the smooth coat of Marina Blue (Code 976) this roadster received is bound to turn many heads as it glides by. And glide it will, thanks to its newly built disk brakes and suspension, set on reproduction Firestone redline bias-ply tires with correct Corvette centers.
The interior is surprisingly well preserved and everything works, from the gauges to the original AM/FM radio, which even comes with an original operating manual. The wood grained steering wheel and chrome transmission handle are stunning. The black leather seats are road trip-friendly in any type of weather. Perhaps the greatest feature on this showstopper is that it comes with a perfectly restored Marina Blue hardtop and a new black folding convertible top.
A thick stack of receipts accompanies this ’67 Stingray, documenting a restoration that totaled well over $100,000. Its California provenance is immaculate and also highly documented. The original owner’s manual and tire changing guides are intact, as is the order sheet.
A true collector’s dream ticket, it’s no surprise that in May 2010, it scored 93.2 points in NCRS judging.