Gorgeous 1967 jet black 427/435 hp, Street Beast. This Corvette Roadster has a red stinger hood, stunning red interior, tri-power carburetor setup, side exhaust and bolt on wheels. This eye-catching American Dream Machine has one of the most desirable color combinations! The two top car features a black soft top and a rare black vinyl hard top. The Beast is a true 427/435 hp big block midyear, numbers matching with broach marks, date code correct, with correct JE suffix code, Winters intake, tri-power set setup, correct 6500 tachometer, 80 psi gauge, big block heavy duty sway bar and half shafts. This amazing black convertible drives like a dream with a 4-speed manual transmission, power steering and disc brakes to handle the power. The car was recently purchased from the previous owner's premier collection of impeccable Corvettes, was showcased in a climate controlled environment and has had very few miles since restoration. Like most older corvettes there is no original owner paperwork or build sheet and the car has not been NCRS judged, but driving down the road at half the price in this black street beast with side exhaust rumble and bolt on wheels is priceless.
- Extensive restoration performed in 2009.
- Mirror finish black paint. (Based on the trim tag, we believe this car has had a color change and has been upgraded to this desirable color combination.)
- Stunning red stinger hood.
- Beautiful body lines and body panels have a great fit.
- Optioned like new soft top.
- Optioned (rare) restored vinyl hard top.
- Side exhaust.
- Tinted windshield.
- Bolt on alloy wheels.
- Redline tires.
- Beautiful (rare) red leather that looks like new.
- Gorgeous instrument cluster and dash.
- Correct 6,500 tachometer.
- Correct 80 PSI oil pressure gauge.
- Correct Muncie 4 speed (3885010).
- Factory AM / FM radio.
- Numbers matching (TO5IOJE and 119139) date code correct (E57) 427/435 HP engine with the correct stampings and broach marks.
- Rare Tri-Power 3 deuces carburetor system.
- Power steering.
- Disc brakes.
- Correct Winters intake with three deuces.
- With this caliber of car the undercarriage is what one would expect, it is great!
- Frame, kick ups and bird cage are all clean, solid and have been very well maintained.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette (C2)
The 1967 Corvette Sting Ray was the last Corvette of the second generation, and five years of refinements made it the best of the line. Although it was meant to be a redesign year, its intended successor the C3 was found to have some undesirable aerodynamic traits. Duntov demanded more time in the wind tunnel to devise fixes before it went into production.
Changes were again modest: Five smaller front fender vents replaced the three larger ones, and flat-finish rockers sans ribbing conferred a lower, less chunky appearance. New was a single backup light, mounted above the license plate. The previous models' wheel covers gave way to slotted six-inch Rally wheels with chrome beauty rings and lug nuts concealed behind chrome caps. Interior alterations were modest and included revised upholstery, and the handbrake moved from beneath the dash to between the seats. The convertible's optional hardtop was offered with a black vinyl cover, which was a fad among all cars at the time. The 427 was available with a 1282 ft/min (605 L/s) Holley triple two-barrel carburetor arrangement, which the factory called Tri-Power. The ultimate Corvette engine for 1967 was coded L88, even wilder than the L89, and was as close to a pure racing engine as Chevy had ever offered in regular production. Besides the lightweight heads and bigger ports, it came with an even hotter camshaft, stratospheric 12.5:1 compression, an aluminum radiator, small-diameter flywheel, and a single huge Holley four-barrel carburetor. Although the factory advertised L88 rating was 430 bhp at 4600 rpm, the true rating was said to be about 560 bhp at 6400 rpm. The very high compression ratio required 103-octane racing fuel, which was available only at select service stations. Clearly this was not an engine for the casual motorist. When the L88 was ordered, Chevy made several individual options mandatory, including Positraction, the transistorized ignition, heavy-duty suspension, and power brakes, as well as RPO C48, which deleted the normal radio and heater to cut down on weight and discourage the car's use on the street. As costly as it was powerful - at an additional $1,500 over the base $4,240.75 price - the L88 engine and required options were sold to a mere 20 buyers that year. With potential buyers anticipating the car's overdue redesign, sales for the Sting Ray's final year totaled 22,940, down over 5,000 units from 1966 results. Meanwhile, Chevrolet readied its third-generation Corvette for the 1968 model year.
American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes, Roadrunners, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and even British Roadsters. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1940s to the 1970s. Our stock is diverse and continuously changing and always growing!
Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced and Midwest values staff and have a very detailed discussion regarding overall condition of any of our cars or trucks you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. (515)-245-9100
Centrally located in the heartland of America in Des Moines Iowa, American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have 10 active hoists, mechanics bays, body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway for you to drive. Give us a call and we would be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide!
ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. Our videos are created by our onsite staff in our shop and around the dealership / Des Monies area. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.