In August of 2017 we told you the story of Van Bortel Chevrolet’s unrestored 1967 Corvette convertible. The Ermine White roadster was purchased new by Anthony C. Capozzi Jr. After a stint in the army, Anthony returned home and immersed himself in his family’s businesses. One of those ventures was known as Nino’s Antiques.
Like many Corvette stories go, Anthony became busy with work and life and the Corvette was moved to the back burner. After 1974, the car was used rarely and relegated to garage life. Sadly, Anthony passed away in April 2016 and his car ended up going through an auction where our good friends at Van Bortel Chevrolet purchased the car.
Upon getting the car home they noted its unrestored original condition and elected to run the car through NCRS and Bloomington Gold judging. In May 2017 the car earned a 91.6% NCRS Second Flight score. Not too shabby for an unrestored car. Next up was Bloomington Gold where the car achieved Silver Certification as well as a Survivor Silver award.
Now the Van Bortel team has elected to sell the car on eBay. Today it retains its original 327/350 engine and 4-speed transmission and shows just 38,000 miles on the odometer. Other options indicated on the tank sticker include transistor ignition, white sidewall tires, hardtop, AM/FM radio, telescopic steering wheel, and power steering. The Ermine White exterior is complimented nicely by the black interior. The NCRS and Bloomington accolades speak to the well-preserved condition of the car.
The car is well documented with the tank sticker, owner’s letter, dealer order copy, the original sales worksheet, the original loan agreement, and coupon book, and even the original check used to pay for the car. Additional paperwork includes a plethora of maintenance and repair receipts, old registrations and insurance cards.
Nino’s 1967 Corvette is currently on eBay with a buy-it-now price of $109,995. The auction runs until November 28th at 1pm so get that banker on phone and put this great C2 in your garage.