Here’s a unique Corvette that showed up on eBay. This Lynndale Blue ’67 convertible to is purported to have been delivered to and used as a test vehicle inside General Motors from 1967 – 1973. The car appears to be listed by Dennis Collins of Fast and Loud and Collins Brothers Jeep fame.
The NCRS Shipping Data report indicates that the car was built on May 10th, 1967 and delivered to the Chevrolet Engineering Center. Further research confirmed by the tank sticker shows that the car was built for GM Styling Chief, Irv Rybicki. The listing states that after Rybicki was transferred Opel in Germany the car remained in GM’s possession and became a test bed for various engines possibly even some side exhaust options. It remained with GM until 1973 when it was sold to John Kalt who won a drawing for the right to purchase the car. $1,469.36 later the car was his. He enjoyed the car until he passed away in 2007 and it has remained with his family since.
Today the car has a modded 454 engine built by Kustom under the big block hood. John Kalt’s name appears on the stamp pad and one of the cylinder heads. As one would expect, this car was decked out like most executives’ cars were. The tank sticker tells us that the car originally came equipped with the 400hp L68 427, automatic transmission, and a Positraction rear end. Other options include tinted windows, body color hardtop, power windows, power steering, and power brakes. Add all that up and it makes for one pretty rare Sting Ray. It’s finished in Lynndale blue with a blue vinyl interior.
The car is heavily documented with the aforementioned Tank Sticker and NCRS Shipping Data Report. Other bits of history include the owner’s manual packet, the 1973 application for Michigan title, the original keys, and an insurance document from 1966 in addition to other items.
We typically see big block 1967 Corvettes change hands around $125,000 give or take pending options and condition. The Buy-it-Now for this Corvette is $500,000. Half-million-dollar C2’s are out there, but we’re not convinced that this is one of them. Luckily there’s a Make Offer option on this listing as well. If you’re interested in this unique Corvette you’ve got until 5pm eastern time next Wednesday to get your funds in order. For more info check out the auction listing on eBay or this video posted on YouTube.
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