1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L71 427 Big Block
Vehicle Identification Number 194677S101908
Very original numbers matching example
427 cid – 435 hp V-8 engine
4-speed manual transmission
With the Jaguar E-Type and Ferrari 250 garnering the bulk of attention from the motoring press, Chevrolet responded with a complete overhaul of the Corvette that was dubbed the Sting Ray. Produced from 1963 to 1967 as both a roadster and coupe, it was smaller, more powerful, and wore a futuristic fiberglass body penned by Larry Shinoda. To improve road holding and ride quality, Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov ordered development of an all-new ladder-frame chassis with an independent rear suspension that allowed it to compete with the best sports cars from Europe. The end for the C2 arrived in 1967, but the successful second generation would leave on a high note with a freshened styling that made it a sleeker package overall. Five slots appeared in the fenders and Big Block cars bore a contrasting colour stinger on the hood, hinting of the potency that lay underneath. As the last representative of a vaunted line, the final year of the C2 Corvette is a blue chip collectible that is certain to continue appreciating in value.
The Motorcar Offered
A superb numbers matching example from the final year of C2 Corvette production, this L71 Big Block still wears its original lacquer finish that exhibits a wonderful patina, bearing only a few thin spots, cracks, and blemishes. Powered by the iconic 427 cid V-8 motor with an aluminium radiator, this is a strong runner that can be driven with abandon without fear of overheating. The interior, electrical system and brightwork are all in excellent condition and the exterior finish offers a wonderful contrast to the number of trailer queens on the market. An American legend, this is a sound investment that can be driven and displayed with equal pleasure, free from the worry that accompanies some over-restored examples.