If you want to buy a “real deal” 427/435 horsepower 1967 Corvette convertible “in the right colors, the right options, the right provenance,” Barrett-Jackson has the car for you.
That’s how Barrett-Jackson Chairman & CEO Craig Jackson describes this Rally Red 1967 Corvette to be offered at no reserve during the Scottsdale, Arizona auction that has been moved to March 20-27, 2021.
“It doesn’t get any better,” Jackson says of this Rally Red Sting Ray with a black stinger hood and a black interior, and he should know since he’s owned the twin to this car for about 20 years.
It goes without saying that the ’67 Sting Ray has been known as one of the world’s most desirable cars since it was new, and those warm feelings have only grown stronger over the past 53 years since Car and Driver said this in its May 1967 issue, describing the last of the C2s as “the most sophisticated passenger car made in America – in terms of engine, drive train, suspension and brakes – and among the best-engineered sports cars made anywhere. If that isn’t good enough to make it the Best All-Around Car of 1967, we’d like to know what is.”
Only 3,754 Sting Rays came with the L71 427/435 V8 Turbo-Jet engine in 1967, though Jackson points out that it seems like there are thousands more because some unscrupulous people have tried to sell fake versions over the years.
But “this thing has absolutely rang the bell,” Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis says of this ’67. “It showed up for judging; it took home the gold.”
Indeed, since being fully restored, this Sting Ray has earned multiple NCRS Regional Top Flight Awards, a National Top Flight Award, an NCRS Duntov Certificate, NCRS Performance Verification, NCRS Judges Special Appreciation Award, two Bloomington Gold Awards, Judges Choice Top Gun Vettefest, Gold Spinner Vettefest and Gold Spinner Triple Crown Awards.
The car features dual side pipes, red-stripe tires over 15-inch bolt-on wheels, close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission, 3.70 Posi-traction rear end, F41 special suspension, auxiliary hardtop, push-button AM/FM radio, and transistor ignition.
The new owner – and there will be one since it’s being offered at no reserve – will receive lots of documentation, including the original window sticker, tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, and keys.
In a word, wow! This might be the ultimate ’67.
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