If you’re looking for originality, uniqueness, and rarity, then this 1967 Corvette COPO convertible might be for you.
In case you’re not familiar with COPO, it stands for Central Office Production Order. Basically, it allowed Chevrolet top dogs and a few dealers to order new vehicles with special features not usually found on the ordinary production vehicles.
This particular Corvette is one of only five known to be painted with Silver Pearl exterior paint and a red interior, a combo not available to ordinary folks.
The car can trace its roots all the way back to the very beginning. Alan M. Baldwin, sales manager of Dave Hallman Chevrolet in Hamburg, N.Y., placed the original order for Walter Brock of Ellicottville, who kept it 15 months. It was then sold to Samuel Freeman of Clarence, N.Y., who drove it just 16,000 miles over the next 30 years. Kevin Jensen owned it for the next 12 years and earned Bloomington Gold Survivor Certification in 2004. It was named to the Bloomington Gold Special Collection in 2006 and earned NCRS Top Flight ranking at the Dallas, Texas NCRS Regional in 2011.
The car is a true survivor, having covered just 36,850 miles since new. It still sports the original paint and interior, original glass, date-coded soft top, and the original engine, transmission, and rear end.
Someone will be able to buy a very nice Survivor at the Mecum Auction in Chicago, set for Oct. 9-11. They’ll also receive the original warranty book with Protect-O-Plate, the original tank sticker with NCRS validation, the NCRS judging sheet, and Bloomington Gold certificates.
The car is one of only two 1967 Pearl Silver COPO Corvettes with a small block engine. This one has the base 327/300hp, with a Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission and 3.36 Positraction rear end. It is believed to be the only 1967 Silver/Red 327/300 COPO Corvette still around.