Over the sixty-five-year history of Corvettes, there are some model years that collectors gravitate to more than others. One such year was 1967 in which Chevrolet offered the swan song of the C2 midyears. With two body styles and a menu of engines and performance upgrades, the 1967 Corvette was one of the most complete models ever built.
We found this interesting 1967 Corvette Coupe for sale on eBay thanks to the peeps over at BarnFinds.com. While this Corvette isn’t a barn find, the seller does say that the Corvette’s weathered patina comes from sitting in a side yard for a couple of decades thanks to a leaky fuel tank.
This Corvette has had four owners in its lifetime with the current seller offering the car after five years of ownership. In his very detailed write-up of the car, he claims that he’s personally known about the Corvette for years, and he was able to purchase it after years of “persistent pestering” from the third owner who came into possession of the Coupe in the early 1970s. To date, only 58,500 miles are on the odometer.
It’s an interesting Corvette, in both appearance and equipment options, and the price seems about right for a non-matching numbers 1967 Corvette with a 427/390 V8 and factory A/C.
It’s billed as an unrestored car, and for the no-hit body that may be the case, but there were still many changes made to the car over its lifetime. The original engine was replaced with a 454 ci warranty block by the second owner who wanted the additional cubic inches and its the block that spent most of its life with the car. The seller has replaced that engine with a period correct and properly date coded 427 and used as many of the original engine parts when putting it back in the Sting Ray. The 427 block was decked but the seller has left the stamp pad blank. He currently claims that about 200 miles have been put on the refreshed engine.
The seller still has the original numbers-matching M21 close-ratio four-speed transmission but decided to replace it with a professionally rebuilt M21 from a 1968 Camaro. The unrestored M21 Muncie comes with the sale. The side exhaust was added by the first owner and then the third owner removed the system due to the excessive noise. The seller reinstalled the pipes which you see here.
The Lyndale Blue paint is weathered and the seller claims that the third owner did repaint most of the exterior and changed the stripes to black. The color changes on the headlights are due to the fact that when the car was stored in the side yard, the buckets were stuck in the up position. The seller claims they are in working order.
Originally, the Sting Ray was very well equipped with a 427/390 HP L36, the M21 close ratio 4-speed and factory air conditioning. Other options include Power Steering, Power Brakes, and Black Leather Interior.
It’s a car that has been modified over the years but the seller says it’s a great driver that’s even won trophys when shown in its current state. There are just two days left in the auction that closes on Thursday evening. There is a “Buy It Now” price of $65,000 and currently, six bids have the selling price up to $56,300. The seller says in the description that the reserve on the car is set for $60,000.
Update: No sooner did we hit the publish button that we heard the car had been sold via the Buy it Now price of $65,000. Obviously, we weren’t the only ones to see the value and fun packed into this 1967 Corvette Sting Ray.
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