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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 27th – 31st, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
By 1967, Chevrolet’s big-block Corvette continued its reign as America’s true king of the road. Brutally fast, with nimble handling and stopping power to match with its four-wheel disc brakes, the Corvette was the car for buyers who wanted speed and for the all-out performance addict, the thundering Mark IV 427-cubic inch V-8 was offered in several levels of tire-shredding tune. A total of 22,940 Corvettes were produced for 1967, of which the majority, numbering 14,436, being convertibles. Of those, just 2,101 were equipped with the optional RPO L68 427 high-performance engine with a 400-horsepower rating, which added just $305 to the Corvette’s $4,388 base price.
Mounting triple two-barrel carburetors and easily capable of sending its factory-fitted 7.75-inch bias-ply tires into thick clouds of billowing smoke on command, the 427 Corvette was noted by Hot Rod editor Eric Dahlquist to handle very well, particularly at sustained high speeds. While possessing considerable mass, the iron block-and-head 427 V-8 was placed low in the Corvette chassis for a low center of gravity and carefully tuned high-rate front springs compensated very effectively. Remarkably, the big-block Corvette’s weight distribution was surprisingly well balanced and near-perfect, thanks to the rearward placement of the engine within the car’s trim 98-inch wheelbase.
Beautifully restored for competition in top judged Corvette shows and concours events, this L68-powered 1967 Corvette Sting Ray roadster is one of only a handful to have earned the Corvette “Triple Crown” including Bloomington Gold certification, the Chevy/VetteFest Gold Spinner award, and NCRS Top Flight. In addition to its distinctive color combination including Marina Blue paint accented by a 1967-only “Stinger” hood treatment in white, blue interior, and white convertible top, this multiple award winner is highly equipped with many options in addition to its triple-carb L68 427 including an automatic transmission, the iconic side-exit exhaust system, air conditioning, power brakes, power windows, and radio.
Documentation includes an NCRS GM shipping information report confirming that this very well equipped L68 Corvette’s GM-official production date was December 21, 1966 and the original delivery dealer was Mountaineer Motor Sales in Elkins, West Virginia. A top-notch restoration was performed and following completion, the ‘Vette was shown to great effect, with awards including achievement of Bloomington Gold certification in June 2002, NCRS Top Flight honors at the Metro Long Island Chapter meet in May 2010, and the coveted Gold Spinner Award at the famous Chicago Chevy/VetteFest show, collectively forming the elusive Corvette “Triple Crown” – a rare and difficult achievement. Accompanied at auction with the NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold certificates and scoring sheets, Chevy/VetteFest Gold Spinner Concourse judging sheets, NCRS GM shipping data report, and the partial fuel-tank sticker, this handsome and very well-equipped L68 427 Corvette marks a great find as one of the highest-optioned and most-decorated examples in existence today!