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- Lyndale Blue
- Seller: StreetsideDallas
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Everyone loves mid-year Corvettes, and for a lot of enthusiasts 1967 was the pinnacle of the breed. If your tastes run more towards a car that you can drive and enjoy, one that likes to go around corners as much as blasting away from red lights in a haze of tire smoke, and one that will stand out in a sea of red, this matching-numbers 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is for you.
<br><br> Sales were down in 1967 because everyone was waiting for the all-new 1968 Corvette to debut and as a result, the '67s are highly sought, particularly the numbers matching cars. As of this post, the mid-year Corvette market has never been hotter, and even with that upward value trajectory this is still a great time to get into a small block '67. Big blocks are pretty much out of reach, deep in six-figure territory, and super-clean examples like this droptop L79 are the next best thing for any serious Corvette fan. First, it's Code 977 Lynndale Blue, a popular color in 1967 and for obvious reasons. It's sophisticated yet fun, the perfect color for cruising down the coast and listening to a groovy Beach Boys tune. To kick things up a notch on the aggressive scale, a set of awesome side pipes were added along with factory heat shields, but the builders also showed restraint and left the original L79 hood in pace, rather that swap it for a big block hood like so many others seem to do these days. As is common with restored Corvettes, especially the valuable ones, the workmanship is very solid, with a very solid driver-quality paint atop a super-straight and stress-free fiberglass body. Although an older paint job, the finished product looks great, with crisp lines, good gaps, and just the right amount of shine in the finish to make it glow. All the chrome was restored years back when the paint was redone, with things like the bumpers, mirrors, handles, and window surrounds still shining up beautifully and providing an added zing to this roadster's off-the-charts curb appeal.
<br><br> The 418 on the trim tag calls for an original Teal Blue vinyl interior, and that's exactly what's inside the car today, right down to the original seat covers, carpets, and door panels. Teal Blue is a perfect match to the Lynndale Blue exterior finish, and the matching door panels, factory center console, dash, and original carpets are all in solid condition and look much better than you'd expect after almost 55 years. A factory 3-spoke woodgrained steering wheel warms things up and feels amazing in the hands of the driver, there's a full complement of stock gauges keeping any eye on the motor under the hood, and the center of the dash houses an upgraded AM/FM/AUX/BT stereo that's still in the unique vertical orientation that Corvette made famous. Factory options are fairly sparse, as was the case in many of C2s, but you do get a heat/defrost system, seatbelts, power steering, and both original tops. And if you like to drive, you'll be pleased that this is a factory Muncie 4-speed car and few things are as joyous as the sound of a burly small block ripping through the gears in side-pipe stereo. The original blue convertible top is still in place and in great condition short of some light staining on the plastic window (which is common for a top that's been stored underneath the rear cap for most of its life), and an auxiliary Lynndale Blue hard top is offered with the sale as well. Although by the looks of things neither of these tops have been employed in quite a while, as this fair-weather Corvette has likely not seen a rainstorm in decades.
<br><br> There's an undeniable appeal to a drivetrain left in stock configuration, but it almost always comes at the expense of performance. When that original engine happens to be a much-heralded L79 327 V8, churning out a full 350 horsepower, no such sacrifice must be made. Topped with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor atop a Winters intake it's running extremely well, and with finned Corvette valve covers, a chrome open-element air cleaner, and Chevy Orange enamel on the block itself, the engine bay is ready to be shown off with great pride. It's paired up with the Muncie M20 wide-ratio 4-speed manual that's paired with a responsive clutch, and it spins the original rear end that's geared to easily handle highway speeds. It's a truly noteworthy and classic drivetrain combination, with enough power and torque to eat up asphalt with ease. As testimony to just how serious Chevrolet was in making sure their true American sports car stayed well ahead of the competition, they had already gone to a fully independent rear suspension and four wheel disc brakes when this 'Vette came out, so in its stock configuration it's a nimble performer that's also capable of stopping in very short order. Turbine-style alloys with Bowtie center caps always look great on Corvette's, and they're wrapped in 215/65/15 Cooper blackwall radials that fill the fenders perfectly.
<br><br> Beautifully preserved and left to its original configuration, this is a truly exceptional droptop classic that's turnkey and ready to rock. Icons this gorgeous never last long. Call today!