Just Completed a 500 Mile, Trouble Free Road Trip! A Fantastically-Documented 75,000 Mile Matching Numbers Car. Window Sticker, Books, Records to New, One Owner for 33 Years.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300hp Roadster
s/n 194677S120345, engine no. 7120345 V0525
Goodwood Green with Saddle Interior
Introduced for the 1963 model year, the C2 generation of Corvette was an instant hit. The car carried over the excellent engines from 1962, but the remainder of the car was new, with its now iconic styling and independent rear suspension. In 1963 and 1964, all cars were equipped with 327cid engines, and the most powerful of these was the variant equipped with Rochester fuel injection. In 1965, the Corvette received disc brakes all around for the first time, addressing a longtime area of criticism of the car, particularly considering its significant power ratings. 1965 also marked the arrival of the big block engines (initially 396cid and later 427cid for 1966), with the small block continuing on in a variety of forms. 1967 was the last year of the C2 and they were the most developed of what would become one of the greatest Corvettes of all time.
This particular car has fantastically documented history, and belonged to the same owner from new until 2000. As a child, the original owner’s cousin had purchased a new 1956 or 1957 Corvette which he recalled fondly, and so when he completed his graduate degree when he was living in Potsdam, New York at age 22, he purchased this new Corvette, trading in his hand me down Oldsmobile against the $4700.55 required to buy this car. Having heard that there would be significant changes for the 1968 model year, he was particularly keen to get a 1967 model and called dealers all over New York state until he was able to locatea car in his desired specifications, which he found outside of Buffalo, New York. This car was delivered new on the 20th of June 1967 at Glen Campbell Chevrolet in Williamsville, New York, and comes with its original purchase invoice, as well as the remains of its original window sticker, which shows the following options: Goodwood Green with Saddle interior, 4-speed transmission, positration rear end, tinted windshield, PB AM/FM radio, offroad exhaust, and whitewall tires.
Upon graduating, the car’s first owner accepted a job in Redondo Beach, California, working at TRW (now Northrop Grumman), and drove the car across the United States to Southern California during a two-week trip with a friend in September of 1967. He remained at the same company and kept the Corvette his entire professional career, maintaining the car continuously. By 1978, the car had covered 61,970 miles, and he drove the car less and less from then on. By the time he sold it in 2000, it had 70,029 miles. There is a maintenance log that covers the period from 1977 to 1997 as well as a thick file of service invoices dating back to new showing the accumulation of mileage over time to the current reading of 75,000 miles from new.
The new owner who acquired the car in 2000 set about thoroughly servicing the car, changing the fluids, lubricating the chassis, replacing the starter, rebuilding the rear suspension and rear brakes, fitting new tires, and converting the clock to Quartz operation, along with a host of other work. In 2002, he sold the car to its third owner who installed a new clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and surfaced the flywheel. The gearbox was opened and inspected as required, and also verified that all parts matched the build date and VIN of the vehicle, which all were.
In 2004, the engine was rebuilt, and a conversion to run unleaded pump gas performed. The block and heads were machined as required, the block bored .030” over, and new pistons and rods fitted. An Edelbrock performer cam was fitted along with new timing gears and chain, and the car has covered approximately 3000 miles since. In 2008, the front end and steering box were rebuilt, including new springs, ball joints, tie rod ends, sway bar end links, and bushings. The car was also converted to power steering and power brakes. The carpets and seat upholstery were also replaced, and a factory hard top sourced for the car.
Today, the car is in attractive fundamentally unrestored condition. The paint is glossy and makes a strong initial impression but close inspection reveals some wear, surface issues, and stress cracks in the paint. The brightwork is very good with light scratches and pitting only, while the glazing is generally excellent aside from some delamination to the windscreen on the right edge.
The interior presents very correctly and is in excellent condition overall. The seats and carpets have been replaced with correct materials and are excellent, while the remainder of the interior is in very nice original condition. The door panels have only minor wear, the dashboard is excellent considering that it is unrestored, and the chrome is generally attractive but has some pitting. The original radio is in place, as are the original instruments and switches, all of which are in fine shape. The top is in good condition with some minor wear.
The engine itself was restored when it was rebuilt 3000 miles ago and is accordingly fresh in appearance. It is nicely detailed and appears correct overall. The inner fenders and the rest of the engine compartment are unrestored and in good original condition.
The car runs and drives great. The engine is strong and powerful, and despite being a small block, leaves absolutely nothing wanting in terms of power and torque. The gearbox is easy to operate and pleasingly precise and fuss-free. The clutch is positive and a cinch to operate. The brakes are effective and operate without issue. The chassis is consistent with a properly maintained open Corvette of this vintage and the steering effort is light thanks to the power steering, although it is vaguer than its European contemporaries. Overall, the driving experience is reassuring and straightforward, making this an ideal car to cover any distance effortlessly.
The car is extremely complete. Not only does it have extensive service records back to new, but it has a partial window sticker and the original purchase invoice. The car also has its owner’s manual, warrantee booklet, manual for the radio, wheel trim removal instruction card, and the plastic pouch that holds them all. There is also an original sales brochure for a 1967 Corvette.
This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a superbly-documented matching-numbers 1967 Corvette. With 3 owner from new, one of whom kept the car for the first 33 years of its life, this car has no excuses and is a fundamentally unrestored car that has seen much mechanical freshening including the driveline, brakes, and suspension. It is cosmetically attractive but has some patina, making it an ideal car to drive and enjoy. It is massively documented and it is clear that it has been enthusiastically kept for its entire life.
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