Triple black, frame off restored, numbers matching L71 427/435 tri-power, 1967 Chevrolet corvette roadster. Extensive 5 year nut and bolt frame-restoration performed on this numbers matching convertible. Finished in the most desirable jet black with red stinger with black interior and black convertible top. According to the previous owner this rare roadster began life in dark Green Metallic from the factory and was masterfully transformed into the triple black work of art we are now offering and only has 23 miles on the odometer since completion. Show quality fit and finish is accented with beautiful chrome and stainless trim, new convertible top, side exhaust, new bolt on wheels and red line tires. The black interior is all new with clear, crisp tach and gauges, AM/FM radio and rare telescopic steering column, along with a restored center console and correct 4 speed shifter. This American Dream Machine is truly an investment quality Corvette that will make you smile whether you are shifting through the gears listening to the side exhaust rumble or just admiring it in your garage.
- Extensive 5 year frame- off restoration
- Very high quality black two stage paint that has a glass like finish
- Red stinger on the hood is crisp and buried under the clearcoat
- Excellent gaps, lines and body fitment
- Show quality chrome and stainless trim
- Beautiful shaded glass
- New convertible top with fully restored mechanism and hardware
- Side exhaust
- New Bolt On wheels
- New Redline tires
- New seat upholstery on the factory bucket seats
- Restored tach and gauges
- AM FM radio
- Rare telescopic steering column
- Simulated wood wheel
- Gorgeous dash
- New carpet and sill plates
- Restored center console with correct shifter
- Correct GM seat belts
- Amazing attention to detail on the engine compartment
- Numbers matching L71 427/435 H.P. tri power engine casting 3904351 suffix TO412JE build date April 5 1967
- Correct Holley carbs. with correct Winters aluminum intake casting 3894374
- Beautiful chrome valve covers, ignition shielding and air cleaner
- Muncie M21 4 speed casting 3885010
- Posi rear with 3.70 gear and build date of April 1967
- Show quality presentation with excellent structure
"The Chevrolet Corvette (C2) (also known as the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray) is the second generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1963 to 1967 model years."
"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 quailty classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory 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 staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are 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 over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a 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. Please give us a call and we will 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. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.