If you’ve been searching for something to do with your tax return funds, we’ve got the perfect option for you. Check out this stunning black 1967 427/435 convertible currently being offered by our friends at ProTeam Corvette Sales in Napoleon, Ohio.
When it comes to high-end collector Corvettes, potential buyers generally gravitate to rarity, good colors, judging awards, originality / condition, and ironclad documentation. This Corvettes checks all of those boxes and then some.
Let’s start with rarity and colors. Just 815 Corvettes (3.5% of production) were painted black in 1967. Combine that with the fact that just 3,754 (16.3%) Corvettes were born with the 435hp L71 engine between the front fenders and you’ve got one rare beast. Other options on the 7-owner car include red stinger, transistor ignition, telescopic steering, black hardtop, M-21 4-speed, 4.11 posi rear end, F-41 heavy-duty suspension, AM/FM radio, off-road exhaust, tinted glass, rally wheels, and blackwall tires.
Now let’s talk condition and originality. These are just 2 of the areas where this C2 excels. The car has traveled just 23,800 miles since new and virtually remains in as-new condition. It still wears the original paint, interior, shocks, belts, hoses, and even the spark plug wires. The amazing condition and originality lead us into the judging awards. The car has taken home nearly all the major Corvette awards. It lays claim to multiple NCRS Top Flights in addition participating in a Bloomington Gold Special Collection. Other Bloomington accolades include Survivor, Gold Certification, and Benchmark awards. Benchmark Corvettes are some of the most special cars out there. Not only are they within 95% of how they were delivered new, they also remain largely unrestored in 4 categories: mechanical (engine), exterior, interior, and chassis. They become reference manuals for those looking to restore similar Corvettes as they best represent how the St. Louis plant did it. This particular car is the only known 435hp 1967 black/black convertible to have taken both Bloomington Benchmark and NCRS Top Flight honors. As a former owner of a Benchmark Corvette (a 1971), this blogger can personally attest to just how hard that award is to achieve and just how special a Benchmark Corvette truly is. You simply don’t see one every day.
The car was built December 19th, 1966 and delivered new in Milan, Michigan. Today it’s documented with all of the judging awards, dealer invoice, extensive show boards, owner history, NCRS Shipping Data Report, and a CCAS/Al Grenning affirmation of the engine block, engine stamp pad, and engine stamp.
Unicorns like this don’t see the light of day very often, but now you’ve got a chance to own one of the best 1967 435’s in the country. Check out the full listing and over 50 photos at ProTeam Corvette. For more information on this gem you can send ProTeam owner, Terry Michaelis, an email at [email protected].
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