For some folks, the 1967 Corvette as the last year for the C2 still represents the pinnacle for America’s Sports Car.
Others would argue that the seventh-generation Stingray is right up there with the best, too.
Now comes a very special 1967 Corvette convertible that combines the greatest things about each of these two special Corvette generations.
This silver/black top 1967 has the classic styling that so many Corvette fans love, but it also has something very special lurking under its black stinger hood – a new 2015 LT1 Corvette engine that produces 460 horsepower.
You really can have your cake and eat it, too, especially if you cough up enough money (an estimated $175,000 to $200,000) for this beauty at the upcoming Mecum Indy auction set for May 12-16.
This restomod was just finished earlier this year by Bill Kuhn of His Place, Inc., in Emmitsburg, Md.
With its new engine, the car avoids the nose-heavy weight problems of the big block that would normally lie under the hood. It also has a modern Tremec 5-speed transmission with hydraulic clutch and 3.73:1 final gear ratio.
Other modern updates include a complete C4 Corvette suspension, tubular chassis, and four-wheel disc brakes (13-inch front and 12-inch rear). That’s not to mention a Flaming River tilt column with electric steering, electric air conditioning, and AM/FM radio with Bluetooth capabilities.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a ’67 without side pipes.
As the auctioneers conclude: “For midyear Corvettes, it is indeed a grand finale.”
Someone is going to take a very nice Corvette home with them soon.
This 1967 Corvette Restom is Lot #S159 and will be auctioned on Saturday, May 16th at Mecum’s Indianapolis sale. For auction details, visit www.mecum.com
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