1967 Corvette Coupe L71/L88

Price: US $125,000.00 Item location: Northville, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: L71/L88
  • Year: 1967
  • Mileage: 167
  • VIN: S108842
  • Color: Goodwood Green
  • Engine size: 427
  • Transmission: 4 speed M22
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1967 Chevrolet Corvette

L71/L88 Dual drivetrain, body –off restored to NCRS standards. The vehicle was originally purchased with the L71/435 hp engine through Earl Davis Chevrolet in Mansfiel, Ohio and delivered on Feb, 3, 1967. The original owner was not 21 at the time and the vehicle had to be ordered in the name of his mother which is reflected on the original Protect-O-Plate. The interesting fact is that the original owner wanted to order the vehicle as an L88 but was deterred by the heater delete option. The following are the original options per the tank sticker:

Goodwood Green with green vinyl interior
L71 427/435 Hp
Vin: S108842

K66 Transistor Ignition
G81 Positraction axle with 3.70 ratio
M21 4-Speed Close Ratio
QB1 7.75 x 15 Red Line Tires
N14 Side Mount Exhaust
U69 AM/FM PB Radio

This vehicle remained in Mansfield, changing owners several times, until purchased in 1997 and shipped to the Detroit area. After minor refurbishing of the car and driving for the next 2 years it was decided to do a complete body off restoration. The primary objective of the restoration was to rebuild according to the 1967 NCRS Information and Judging Guide Version #3 but with the intent of driving the vehicle when completed. During the rebuild it was decided to revise the vehicle content to that of an original L88 vehicle with the ability to return the vehicle to Factory original condition.

The conversion centered around finding an original L88 crate motor purchased in St Louis and used exclusively in a drag car for many years in that area. The short block survived and was purchased from the original owner’s estate and remained in storage in St Louis for many years until purchased in January, 2000. Tonawanda Engine Plant records indicate there were (257) L88 engines built for over the counter sales or “special” applications.

Current 1967 Corvette Coupe build Description as being sold:

Goodwood Green exterior (Lacquer repaint around 1970) with minor chips and cracks

White leather interior with new carpets installed Winter, 2016

Installed heater delete

L88 engine based on 1967 crate motor prepared by Batten Racing (Detroit) to GM “Performance Service” specs from 1970 (.060 over).

-Dyno tested at 551 HP @ 6200

Dated Aluminum radiator (with 1965 396 fan shroud for cooling improvement)

J56 brakes with 346 master cylinder, KH prop valve and dual pin calipers (with insulated pistons) with reinforcement brackets. Hawk ferro carbon dual pin brake pads.

M22 trans with new gear set. Hurst shifter with “factory” shift handle. Installed is a 15 lb nodular iron flywheel with 10.5 inch HD clutch assembly

4.11 Axle with magnafluxed gears and reconditioned HD side yokes

F41 suspension with later model F41 service shocks with rears reworked to match original appearance

215/70/R15 redlines on Rally wheels, stainless trim rings and caps

Revised hood for cold air induction with OEM L88 plenum duct

Custom port matched 1 ¾” headers to custom 3” mufflers under original factory side pipe covers.

Complete body off restoration completed in Fall, 2004..

All original style assembly paint marks and tags per Judging Guide. Everything new or restored including correct fasteners. Five years to rebuild.

Have original tank build sheet and Protect-O-Plate.

Weighed at 3160 lbs with half tank of gas.

Body Build Detail

The body was removed and completely stripped of interior, harnesses and the majority of underbody reinforcements. Glass was left in place. The underbody was completely cleaned and engine compartment repainted. New reinforcements installed with correct aluminum rivets. New harnesses installed along with rear tail lamps. Gage cluster, original radio, console, steering column and glove box have been restored. Head lamp motors and wiper motor restored. New carpet insulation installed. A “Secret Audio” stereo radio was installed under passenger seat with speakers in rear storage cover. All chassis markings restored.

Chassis/Suspension

The frame was sent out for repair, blasting and painting. New stainless brake and gas lines installed. New springs, bushings ball joints and tie rod ends installed. New rear trailing arms, stainless sleeved J56 calipers and gas tank. Steering gear rebuilt with new prop and half shafts. Correct paint finishes and fasteners per Judging guide.

Powertrain

Engine, transmission and differential professionally rebuilt. Headers were black ceramic coated inside and out with 3/8” custom flanges. An original road draft tube was also located.

Also included with the vehicle will be the following OEM components removed from the vehicle:

-Original L71 435 Hp motor than has been professionally rebuilt and dyno tested at 470 Hp.

-Original M21 close ratio 4 speed (unrestored) and original shifter

-Original radiator (new core), radiator support and heater system with controls

-Original 3.70 posi axle that has been restored.

-Four 7.75 Goodyear redline tires on original rims with (1) spare rim. Original trim rings and center caps.

-OEM factory side pipes and original manifolds(used). A second set of hi performance chambered side pipes that connect to the headers for maximum performance are also included.

-Misc new exterior and interior trim items never installed (includes original vinyl seat covers and door panels in dark green)

This is a very unique and rare opportunity to own a driveable L88 completely equivalent to one of the 20 vehicles built with this engine during 1967 production. To find the original or NOS parts to duplicate this vehicle today would be extremely difficult based on the experiences building this vehicle. You also retain the opportunity to restore the car to original condition and present for NCRS judging. Own a piece of history for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Corvette!

If there are any questions regarding the construction or content of the vehicle, please call 248 613 7076 before bidding.