Vehicle Description

Chevrolet obviously did a lot right in 1967. Almost everything the company produced that year has achieved a wide following that seems to transcend several generations. Along with storied names like Camaro, Chevelle, Impala and Nova, the coveted Sting Ray claims one of the largest enthusiast audiences in classic car culture. That's why cars like this impressive Top Flight roadster never stick around our showroom for very long. The beneficiary of not one but two detailed, ground-up restorations, this fully documented beauty wraps a numbers-matching L75/4-speed drivetrain in a svelte shade of Maroon that's both sophisticated and sporty. Looking for a nice, factory-spec car, but favor aesthetics that command attention? Enjoy the best of both worlds in this awesome Corvette!

RESTORATION - TOP FLIGHTS - RESTORATION

Earning NCRS Top Flight honors in 1988, 1989 and 1990, this polished drop-top benefitted from its first body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration after being purchased in 1986 by its second owner. When the car was passed to its third owner, circa 2010, its condition was further bolstered by another body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration that took roughly two years to complete. Naturally, every surface on this roadster was stripped bare before being garnished with correct Marlboro Maroon two-stage. And those panels do an excellent job of bending reflections under a tight Black top.

Second-generation Corvettes are literally the stuff dreams are made of, and, thanks to acute attention to detail, this razor-sharp roadster is the epitome of legendary American motoring. At the front of the car, bullet-style marker lights, re-chromed bumpers and a red, white and black cross-flag emblem cage a stainless 'egg crate' grille. Behind that grille, a correct small block hood flows to matte wipers which, along with polished trim and polished vent windows, frame factory-tint glass. At the sides of that glass, simple heat extractors lead traditional door handles, a classy bowtie mirror, factory rocker trim and glorious, retrofitted side-pipes. And at the back of the car, monochromatic tail lamps split the difference between mirrored bumpers, a chrome-trimmed fuel filler and a correct Sting Ray emblem.

NUMBERS-MATCHING SMALL BLOCK POWER

Tilt this Corvette's lightweight hood and you'll find 327 cubic inch numbers-matching small block that hangs a familiar 3892657 casting number behind a correct "HE" suffix stamp and a matching 104092 partial VIN. Fully sorted and ready to roll, that high performance L75 left the factory twisting solid 10 to 1 compression into a stout 300 horsepower. At the top of the spry mill, a polished air cleaner funnels wind into a correct Holley 4-barrel that's threaded onto clean stainless fuel lines. Below that carb, a cast Chevrolet intake perfectly complements stamped Chevrolet valve covers. At the back of that intake, chrome-cased ignition shoots spark past correct exhaust manifolds. And at the front of those manifolds, a beefy aluminum radiator cycles coolant through pliable hoses and correct tower clamps. Naturally, brilliant Chevy Orange paint coats the engine from its clean oil pan all the way to its painted oil filler and, as always, looks great against GM's Satin Black bay. As expected, correct textures and decals are present and accounted for. And details like a correct alternator, a familiar Harrison expansion tank and a modern AC Delco battery ensure this Chevy runs every bit as good as it looks.

IT IS AS IT WAS

Flip this Vette upside down and you'll find a solid chassis that was carefully sealed in corrosion protection during the car's most recent restoration. Behind the small block, a numbers-matching Muncie hangs a familiar 3885010 casting number next to a 1967 (7) Muncie (P) assembled on November (S) 4th (04), 1966 build stamp and a matching 104092 partial VIN. That storied gearbox twists a familiar Corvette third-member that's finished with a posi-traction differential and fun, 3.36 gears. At the ends of the car, a fresh double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely sorted down to its tough transverse leaf, optional power steering and bright paint tags. Above those sturdy bones, undercoated floors ride a straight, Satin Black frame. At the corners of those floors, a quartet of discs mixes good handling characteristics with quick and solid stops. And alloy turbines twist 205/75R15 BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial redlines around red-detailed center caps.

A NICE PLACE TO SPEND TIME

Between this C2's doors you'll find a correct Black interior that's been fully restored to factory specifications. Tight vinyl seats frame a thin console that's equipped with a correct chrome shifter. In front of that shifter, a monochromatic dash hangs crystal clear telemetry over a correct Delco AM/FM pushbutton radio. At the sides of that dash, stylish door panels front factory power windows. And in front of the driver, a Rosewood steering wheel laps a familiar cross-flag emblem.

This Top Flight Vette has it all: great looks, excellent power and a fully sorted restoration that would take big money to duplicate. If you're in the market for some solid Detroit muscle that's poised to build equity for years to come, you're looking at your next classic!

HIGHLIGHTS

National award winning Sting Ray that's benefitted from two body-off, nut-and-bolt restorations

Awarded NCRS Top Flight honors three times

Numbers-matching 327 cubic inch V8

Numbers-matching Muncie 4-speed manual transmission

Posi-traction differential with 3.36 gears

Factory power steering

Factory disc brakes

Correct Black vinyl interior

Correct Marlboro Maroon paint with a Black top

Power windows

Side-pipe exhaust

15-inch turbine-style wheels

Original Protect-O-Plate

Partial ownership history

Restoration photos

Restoration receipts (from both restorations)

NCRS Shipping Data Report

NCRS judging records and Top Flight Awards

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1419111
  • Price:$89,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1967
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Marlboro Maroon
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:53927
  • Stock Number:136846
  • VIN:194677S104092