Any Green Bay Packers fans in the house or those that appreciate early NFL history? Here is your chance to own the same C2 Corvette that was built for legendary quarterback Bart Starr following the Packers win in Super Bowl I. The Green ’67 Convertible will be offered next week at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction.
Super Bowl I (it was known back then as just the Super Bowl) featured the first post-merger AFL-NFL Championship game with the Green Bay Packers taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles on January 15, 1967. Green Bay would win the game 35-10 and its quarterback Bart Starr was named the Super Bowl’s first Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The MVP award of a new Corvette for Bart Starr began one of the great traditions in sports that continues (off-and-on) to this day. A 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible painted in Goodwood Green to match the Packers uniforms was gifted to Super Bowl MVP for his efforts.
The 1967 Corvette was produced in June of ’67 and features a base 327/300 hp small block V8, 4-speed manual transmission and 3.36:1 positraction. An AM/FM radio and the telescopic steering wheel were also optioned on the Sting Ray.
The Corvette eventually was sold by Starr and in the 1980s, a woman came into ownership of the car following a divorce. Michael Anderson of Thunder Valley Classic Cars heard about the woman and her special Corvette and his offer to buy the car was accepted.
Anderson had restored several Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight cars and he could have gone that route with the ’67 Corvette. After reviewing some of the documentation which included the tank sticker that stated “Courtesy Delivery: B. Starr” as well as an AFL-NFL World Champion Game ink pen that was found under the passenger seat, Anderson decided to keep it unrestored. Instead of a body-off restoration, Anderson directed his efforts at cleaning up the undercarriage and suspension, overhauling the brake system and getting the matching numbers Corvette back into good running condition.
The MVP Corvette previously owned by Super Bowl MVP Bart Starr will be offered for sale on Friday, May 18th at Mecum’s 2018 Indy auction.
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