Classic Car Overview
Corvette fans, you wont need a score card with this stunning 1967 convertible, because its definitely the car youve been waiting for. Featuring a dialed-in restoration, lots of provenance docs, and a numbers-matching 327/300 horsepower V8 thats hooked to its original Muncie 4-speed manual, this sporty droptop is the pinnacle of small block Corvette performance, all wrapped in a striking Sunfire Yellow package. Hang on, youre gonna say, Wow! quite a bit here. The restoration was finished several years ago but youd swear it was just completed by the looks of everything on, in, and under this great-looking car. Knowing how desirable a matching-numbers mid-year Corvette roadster can be, this one received only the best of everything and it seems that no expense was spared during the restoration. The fiberglass was obviously restored/preserved by some pretty talented guys and panel alignment is worlds better than new, and despite the age of the restoration youll find no troublesome areas that need attention. Using modern paints means that it has an impressive shine and Sunfire Yellow is just right, not too bright and not too pastel, and even though a few minor flaws can be found upon closer examination, the finish is top driver quality and worthy of showing off at any venue. And when a vintage car looks this good, you better get used to bragging. The body on this car is very clean, with smooth lines, sharp creases, and everything fitting together exactly as youd expect in a car of this caliber. Not only is the finish quite nice, its downright impressive even more so when you take into consideration the age of the resto. Additionally of note, they resisted the urge to add an incorrect stinger hood or loud side pipes like so many other restored Vettes, opting instead to err on the side of originality. At the time of restoration, all the chrome and bright work was refinished to high standards, including bright bumpers fore and aft and the top portion of the rocker panel trim, and it all still shines up nicely against the light yellow paint. And yes, the headlight doors fit flush and open and close just like they should. They were definitely sweating the details with this one. The standard black interior is anything but ordinary, with handsome bucket seats featuring beautifully grained inserts flanking a factory center console that squares the cabin nicely. The gauges are more than likely original to the car and show highly detailed markings and original lenses, all visible through the spokes of the stock Corvette woodgrained steering wheel. There are plush carpets below and super-clean door panels at each flank, a crack-free dash pad, and all the other soft parts that were attended to during the restoration and still look fantastic with very little signs of use. Even the original clock still works (which is quite a feat if youre familiar with these units), and the original Wonderbar unit was replaced long ago with a Kenwood AM/FM/Cassette stereo installed in the correct vertical position. In fact, were having trouble telling which part of this car is more impressive the inside or the outside. The good thing for you is they were both finished to a high standard that has stood the test of time, and both complement each other very nicely. The chrome shifter rocks through the gears of the Muncie 4-speed manual underneath and feels virtually indestructible, particularly behind the powerful small block V8. A new black convertible top fits well and looks great with a clear plastic rear window, although if youre anything like me, it will stay stowed away 99% of the time. This baby begs for sun! Thats the original, numbers-matching 327 cubic inch V8, which was the standard engine rated at a rather stout 300 horsepower. Built to rev, it was one of the first high-horsepower small blocks to get a high-lift hydraulic cam, so its easy to maintain yet still sings to redline without a hiccup. Beautifully detailed, it shows little evidence of having been driven often; the Chevy Orange paint on the block is still bright and shiny, the limited chrome is clear, and decals are still in place. Chevrolet Orange valve covers remind onlookers that this is an original small block and the rams horn exhaust manifolds have been coated for a long life and an authentic cast iron look. Its backed by the original Muncie 4-speed and rear axle, all of which have been properly cared for since new. Even the suspension and brakes look well-maintained and a Saturday afternoon with a rag and some cleaning solution will probably make this car ready for show once again. Timeless Rally wheels with 215/75/15 Michelin whitewall radials round out a very impressive presentation. If you like to drive, this 67 is the mid-year Corvette that will delight you every time you slide behind the wheel. Its also a pretty smart investment at a competitive price. Call today!