We’re surprised to see such a low bid for this 1967 Corvette convertible that apparently remains in top-notch condition despite an older restoration.
With the auction set to end Friday on Bring a Trailer, this nearly 54-year-old Sting Ray – built in November 1966 in St. Louis and now part of a Texas collection – has reached just $52,500, despite having a desirable matching-numbers 427 Tri-Power V8 engine topped by a trio of Rochester two-barrel carburetors.
The engine pad stamping includes the suffix JD, designating a 427/400 V8 paired with a Powerglide transmission. Serial number 7103179 is also visible on the pad and matches the last six digits of the chassis number.
We wonder if the interest has been more subdued because of the two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission this beautiful C2 features, instead of the more popular 4-speed manual usually associated with macho powerplants like this.
Regardless of whether you are a manual or an automatic kind of guy, there’s no doubt about the quality of this 12-year-old restoration.
At that time, the car was repainted in its original shade of Sunfire Yellow (984), with a black convertible top, black stinger hood, and side pipes, and an accompanying video with a walk-around and cold start seems to verify how nice it remains.
Featuring black vinyl seats, black loop carpeting, and color-keyed trim over the dash, door panels, and console, the car’s interior also includes a wood-rimmed steering wheel.
But this Corvette wasn’t just a power monster – it’s also equipped with niceties like power windows, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes with optional vacuum-assist, four-wheel independent suspension, and Delco AM/FM radio. Naturally, it includes the standard 160 mph speedometer and 7,000-RPM tachometer with other gauges for fuel level, amps, oil pressure, and coolant temperature.
Inside the 205/75 Coker Classic redline tires are bolt-on 15″ aluminum turbine wheels.
No word on the veracity of the odometer, but we’d assume it’s correct with about 68,000 miles showing, only 150 of which have been added by the current owner.
Factory build specifications were supplied by Vintage Vehicle Services and include the build date, options, original dealer, and first owner.
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