Here’s a pretty cool story via our friends at All Vette in West Chester, PA. They recently acquired a 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible from the car’s original owner who bought the car when he was in high school.
In 1967, Robert Mumma’s father had told him to go pick out a car for a high school graduation present and like many young men at the time, he was smitten by the 1967 Corvette Sting Ray. Robert had good taste as he ordered a Goodwood Green Convertible with a 427/390 hp V8 engine, air conditioning and side exhaust from Sutliff Chevrolet in Harrisburg, PA.
Robert has been the car’s only owner for the last 46 years. Over that time, the Corvette racked up just 50,000 miles, making this original Sting Ray one heck of a time capsule. After transfering the car to Lou at AllVette, he signed a certificate saying he was the original owner who had ordered the Corvette with the current configuration that it has today.
At one point in the late seventies or early eighties, the car was returned to the dealership where it was tuned by NHRA Funny Car driver/mechanic Bruce Larson who did the tune as a favor to the owner of Sutliff Chevy as he once worked at the dealership. Larson not only tuned the Corvette, but he signed the car on the rear valance behind the license plate and his signature is still visible today.
Documentation includes the original protect-o-plate as well as a letter from Mumma’s father to Robert with the surprise that the Corvette was tuned by Larson. It also has an original, 70’s-era, PA License Plate.
The specs on the car are impressive. It features the correct color code 983 Goodwood Green with 421 Saddle Leather with a white convertible top. This Corvette was ordered with the following RPOs:
- A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass all windows
- C07 Auxiliary Hardtop
- C60 Air Conditioning
- L36 427/390 hp Engine
- 4-Speed Manual Transmission
- N14 Side Mount Exhaust System
- N40 Power Steering
- U69 AM-FM Radio
Here’s the photos of the this one-owner 1967 Corvette Sting Ray including several that show Robert’s “last ride” in the Goodwood Green Convertible:
This Corvette has spent its entire life in Central PA! A 1967 Big Block Corvette is only original once and this example is the REAL DEAL in every way. AllVette.net has the car listed on their website for $96,900. Visit them online to see even more pictures of this time capsule and if you’re interested in learning more about the car, call Rick at 215-280-4204 for more info.
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