It didn’t take long for a new buyer to snatch up this numbers-matching 1967 Corvette Sting Ray.
Posted on Facebook in the Napa, California area two days ago, it’s already marked as sold.
This Corvette seems to be a nice survivor, with just 46,000 miles showing on the odometer, according to the listing which didn’t indicate one way or the other that proof was available.
We weren’t really offered much information about this classic second-generation 1967 Corvette, which was supposed to be the debut year of the radical new C3. Chevy had to delay the unveiling of that new generation, though and stretched out the C2 by cleaning up the body to produce what many consider the best-looking of the Mid-Years.
This example came nicely equipped, with the more powerful L79 327/350 horsepower engine hooked to a four-speed manual transmission. The extra $105.35 paid out back in the day for that powerplant resulted in a much better time in the quarter-mile, dropping to 14.2 seconds while providing a top speed of 149 mph. (The stock engine ran a 14.7 quarter and topped out at 131 mph.)
It’s also equipped with power steering, AM/FM radio, side exhaust, and the rare genuine aluminum wheels that were chosen by just 720 customers at an extra cost of $263.30. That represents just 3 percent of the 22,940 cars produced that year, by the way.
We’re not told if the Marlboro Maroon paint is original or has been recoated at some point, but regardless, it still looks nice and shiny.
Likewise with the Saddle leather interior, which appears to remain in very good condition, with no splits in the seat covers. It would make a good daily driver just as it sits but could be improved with new carpet and seat covers.
The best part about this car, though, was its asking price of $59,000 – $900 less than the entry fee for a new C8. This classic appears to be in good enough shape that it wouldn’t quickly turn into a money pit the way some cheaper C2s can.
So if you were in the market, which Corvette would you rather have – a base C8 Stingray coupe or this classic C2 Sting Ray convertible?
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