Documented NCRS Top Flight Corvette Sting Ray 427/400 HP V8 4 Speed Stinger

Price: - Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Sting Ray
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1967
  • Mileage: 27,956
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 427 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1967 Chevrolet Corvette

SUMMARY

The beneficiary of a detailed, ground-up restoration
Awarded NCRS Top Flight honors in June of 2003
Correct 427 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / Correct Tri-power carburetion
Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
Correct Saddle interior / Upgraded to leather upholstery / Correct air conditioning
Correct Goodwood Green paint
Sale includes: An original Tank Sticker / An original Protect-O-Plate / CCAS Protect-O-Plate authentication
Sale includes: An NCRS Shipping Data Report / NCRS judging sheets / An NCRS Top Flight certificate
Correct optional power steering / Correct 4-wheel power disc brakes
Upgraded with 15-inch turbine wheels and side-pipe exhaust

Because of their relatively exclusive production and exceptionally impressive performance, second generation Corvettes continue to command premium prices. Even though big block roadsters have dominated the psyche of restorers for quite some time, big block coupes have proven, over the past few years, that virtually ANY C2 is a solid, stable investment. On that note, RK Motors Charlotte is happy to feature this fully documented coupe, an NCRS Top Flight Award winner that features a correct 427/4-speed drivetrain. If you're an avid Chevy enthusiast who's searching for an impressive Corvette that's poised to provide fun and value, here's your next classic!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Many Corvette enthusiasts regard the C2 as Chevrolet's purest Corvette design. And that's very easy to understand given this classic's small dimensions, purpose-built form and athletic demeanor. Of course, those qualities are best viewed through a beautiful restoration and, fortunately, the guys who reworked this Sting Ray did a fantastic job. Since the previous owner's goal was to have a Vette capable of gaining prestigious accolades on a national level, he made sure the car's no-hit body was clean, laser-straight and much nicer than any factory-correct original. Once that high level of fit and finish was attained, a buttery layer of correct Goodwood Green base was dashed with a white Stinger Stripe and sealed in glossy clear. And in June of 2003, this Chevy earned Top Flight honors from the National Corvette Restorers Society!

Despite traveling quite a few miles since its award-winning rebuild, this coupe presents the kind of excellent aesthetics that suggest those miles were logged selectively and in the best of conditions. At the front of its glossy body, a low-slung clip tucks a stainless-trimmed grille behind 'razor blade' bumpers and bright, bullet-style parking lamps. Above that grille, hidden headlights frame a familiar cross-flag emblem while bold "427" emblems highlight a stylish Stinger Hood. Behind those lights, a clean profile hangs traditional door handles and a polished driver's mirror above rowdy, retrofitted side-pipes. At the top of that profile, factory-tint glass rides behind stainless wipers and highly polished trim. And the car's sloped decklid centers a color-keyed fuel cap above clean taillights, a flowing Sting Ray emblem, a chrome tag frame and two more 'razor blade' bumpers.

ENGINE

Tilt the hood and you'll find 427 cubic inches of correct Chevrolet big block that backs a correct "JC" suffix stamp and a 1967-exclusive 3904351 casting number. At the top of the Chevy Orange mill, familiar Holley carburetors ride between a chrome, correctly decaled air cleaner and bright stainless fuel lines. Below that correct tri-power set-up, an aluminum Winters intake funnels a perfect air/fuel mixture in to tough, cast iron heads, which are capped by stamped and painted valve covers. When the juice hits the cylinders, reliable, chrome-capped ignition sparks fresh, stainless-sleeved wires while a stock cam and rotating assembly push spent gases through lightly weathered exhaust manifolds. Cooling for that fire is provided by a beefy radiator, which chills in front of pliable GM hoses and reproduction tower clamps. Old school V-belts spin a rebuilt Delco-Remy alternator opposite a vintage Frigidaire AC compressor. And, aesthetically, this Chevy's tidy engine compartment is exceptionally well done, framing a rebuilt master cylinder and reproduction Delco battery in clean, Satin Black surfacing.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Flip this Vette upside down and you'll find a solid, paint-marked chassis that, despite the age of the car's restoration, looks much nicer than when it rolled off the showroom floor. A correct Muncie 4-speed follows a correct 3885010 casting number with a correct P7C13 assembly stamp. At the ends of the car, a fully sorted double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely detailed down to its fresh shocks, spry springs and optional power steering. Above that rebuilt suspension, solid floor tubs ride on a straight, Satin Black frame. At the corners of those floors, standard, power-assisted discs mix good handling characteristics with quick and solid stops. And at the edges of those brakes, torque flows through retrofitted turbines, which lap 215/70R15 Michelin Symmetry redlines around red-detailed center caps.

INTERIOR

Open this Chevy's tossable doors and you'll find a correct Saddle interior that, during restoration, swapped correct factory vinyl for fresh factory leather. Seating comes courtesy of firm thrones that are anchored between color-keyed lap belts. From the driver's perch, stock gauges and an aluminum-trimmed glovebox frame factory air conditioning and a correct Delco radio. Below that radio, like-new carpet floats carpeted floor mats between a chrome shifter and predictable stainless sills. Above those mats, ornate door panels hang traditional armrests between small handles, crank windows and stylish chrome accents. In front of the driver, a satin-spoke steering wheel spins a faux wood rim. And behind the passengers, a fully carpeted storage compartment boasts just enough room for trophies and a display board.

PROVENANCE

Our sale includes an original Tank Sticker and original Protect-O-Plate, verified by Al Greening of Classic Car Affirmation Service, which easily confirm the accuracy of this Corvette's detailed restoration.

TANK STICKER:

Corvette Sport Coupe
Goodwood Green paint
Saddle vinyl trim
390 horsepower Turbo Jet V8
4-season air conditioning
Posi-traction axle that's finished with 3.36 gears
4-speed transmission
7.75x15 4-ply red stripe tires
AM/FM pushbutton radio
Tinted glass
Vacuum power brakes
Conversion 390 to 400 horsepower
Telescopic steering wheel
Power steering

PROTECT-O-PLATE:

420: Saddle vinyl trim
983: Goodwood Green paint
194377SXXXXXX The car's VIN
- 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
- 94: Corvette
- 37: 2-door coupe
- 7: 1967 model year
- S: Assembled in St Louis, Missouri
- XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number
H: Equipped with a Holley carburetor
T0306JCH The car's engine stamp
- T: Assembled in Tonawanda, New York
- 0306: Assembled on March 6th, 1967
- JC: 427 cubic inch, 400 horsepower V8 that's teamed with a 4-speed manual transmission
- H: Equipped with a Holley carburetor
AU0315W The car's rear axle code
- AU: Posi-traction axle that teams 3.36 gears with a 427/4-speed drivetrain
- 0315: Assembled on March 15th, 1967
- W: Assembled in Warren, Michigan
W Car was assembled in March of 1967
P7C13 The car's transmission code
- 7: 1967 model year
- P: Muncie 4-speed
- C13: Assembled on March 13th, 1967

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

The aforementioned Tank Sticker
A vintage Owner's Manual
Factory accessory literature
The aforementioned Protect-O-Plate
A letter and certificate from Classic Car Affirmation Service authenticating that Protect-O-Plate
Miscellaneous service records
An official NCRS Shipping Data Report
NCRS judging sheets
The car's NCRS Top Flight certificate

This highly desirable Vette is an excellent example of Chevrolet's significant contribution to Detroit's first golden age of performance. This is the kind of car that you can take to the show on Saturday and drive to work on a sunny Monday morning. And with its correct drivetrain and top-notch restoration, it's set to provide one lucky owner with years of solid value and great memories. If you're in the market for an old school classic that's the quintessential American sports car, here it is. Grab it fast!