Pick of the Week!
This is our pick of the week, 400HP, Tri power, Frame off restored, Numbers matching, 1967 Corvette Convertible 427.
There were varying reports as to why General Motors decided to keep the current model around for one more year. Some speculated that the launch of the C3 was intentionally delayed because Chevrolet had introduced the Camaro to its lineup in 1967.Although many critics and enthusiasts proclaimed that the 1967 Corvette Sting Ray would in fact be the first of an entirely new generation of Corvettes, it turned out that it would actually be the last – and most refined of the C2’s
Not surprisingly, the 1967 Clasiq Corvette proved to be the most sophisticated of all the Sting Ray models. The second-generation Sting Ray had been refined to its evolutionary limits – the result of which was a car that was clearly the best model of its five year run. The ‘67’s lines were the cleanest of all the C2’s, though the changes that were made to the Corvette were modest (just as they had been on the 1966 model.) To start, much of the trim (including hood script emblems and fender flags) were removed. The front fenders now featured five smaller air vents in place of the three larger ones that had originally been introduced in 1965.
The rocker panels were given a flat finish without any ribbing, which gave the car a lower, smoother outward appearance. In the rear of the car, a new, single backup light was introduced (unique only to the 1967 model) over the license plate. Lastly, the earlier models’ wheel covers were replaced with slotted six-inch Rally wheels with chrome beauty rings and lug nuts that were concealed behind small chrome caps.
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