1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray’s LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum’s Indy Auction

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1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction

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.

1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction

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.

1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction 1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction 1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction
1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction 1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction 1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction
1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction 1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction 1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction
1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction 1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction 1967 Corvette Restomod with C7 Stingray's LT1 Engine will Star at Mecum's Indy Auction

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


Source:
Mecum

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