1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Shed Find!

Hidden away in this shed is a very special 1967 Corvette Convertible. If you are searching for a classic whose originality is beyond question, then this is one that is worth a serious look. It has won a string of prestigious awards, but the time has come for it to go to a new home. Located in White Plains, New York, you will find the Corvette listed for sale here on eBay. The BIN has been set at $135,000, but the option is there to make an offer.

The seller dragged the Corvette out of that shed when he purchased it from the second owner back in 2017. It had been sitting in storage since the mid-1970s, but it has now been returned to active duty. The storage time has impacted the vehicle, but not enough to prevent it from winning a string of awards since it emerged from hiding. This includes both an NCRS 4-Star and 5-Star Bowtie, an NCRS Regional Top Flight, and a Bloomington Gold Survivor OEM Award. None of those Certificates are awarded lightly, and all are a testament to the originality of the Convertible.

Getting down to the nitty-gritty, and the Corvette isn’t perfect. However, it is original, and it is rust-free. The Lynndale Blue paint has never been touched, with no repaint work of any description. It does show some nicks, marks, and checking. However, the lack of repaint work also means that the vehicle has never suffered any form of accident damage. The fiberglass looks to be in excellent condition, with no stress cracks or issues around the bonding strips. The soft top started life White, but it has deteriorated enormously over the years. A replacement would lift the car’s presentation, but that would come at the expense of originality. The frame is spotlessly clean, with no rust to be seen anywhere. The chrome is presentable for an original survivor, and the tinted glass is in good order.

The Corvette is a full numbers-matching survivor, and its drivetrain is enough to make you salivate. What we find is the L36 version of the 427ci V8, a 4-speed manual transmission, a 3.73 Posi rear end, and power brakes. The V8 should be pumping out 390hp, which is enough to fire the Corvette through the ¼ mile in 13.7 seconds. Let it stretch its legs, and it will finally run out of breath at 149mph. The owner says that the Corvette runs and drives well, although there is a slight noise coming from the clutch. The drivetrain has never been removed from the vehicle, so it will be up to the buyer to decide how to tackle this. Documentation is essential when verifying claims about a classic car, and this Corvette doesn’t disappoint. As well as the Owner’s Manual and its folder, there is the Protect-O-Plate, jack instructions, radio instruction card, a full ownership history, and service records going right back to day one.

The interior is trimmed in Teal Blue vinyl, and it continues this car’s story of originality. Nothing has ever been touched, modified, or refurbished. The driver’s seat shows some visible wear, and there are some marks on the console trim and the door trims. The rest of it looks to be in good order, with no glaring faults that will need to be addressed. Everything works as it should, except for the ammeter and the odometer. The interior isn’t loaded with optional extras, although the original owner did choose to hand over $172.75 to have the car fitted with an AM/FM radio.

If you are looking for a pristine Corvette Convertible, this would not be the car. It isn’t perfect, because it does have a few faults. It carries these flaws as a proud survivor, and it has the awards to confirm its status. There will be some readers who would love to treat this Corvette to some restoration work, while there will be others who will argue that they are only original once. Both camps will provide sound arguments as to why their opinion is correct, and there is no doubt that these will be compelling reasons. I’m going to sit on the fence simply because I don’t have the money to buy this classic. What would you do?

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  1. Steve Bush Member

    Seems to be somewhat overpriced at the $135k asking, especially needing a new top and some other work to make it really nice. Saw a blue 1967 model online with the better L71 engine and fully restored for $160k.

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    • ACZ

      Somewhat???

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    • Steve R

      You can’t compare prices for restored cars to actual “survivors”, they attract different types of buyers. Typically the enthusiasts that collect survivors have little to no interest in restored cars.

      Steve R

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  2. 86_Vette_Convertible

    I like it, but not $135K worth of like. I won’t be putting a bid in on this one.

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  3. Argy

    Well, at least the broken odometer means that whoever buys it doesn’t have to worry about driving it. Personally, if I had my heart set on a ‘67 Vette I bet I could get a nicely-optioned L71 car in concours condition for similar money, especially given the DOZENS to choose from on market right now. That said I hope the buyer puts a new top on it and keeps it as is- there’s clearly enough restored ‘Vettes out there to satisfy demand.

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  4. ruxvette

    My opinion (which is only valuable to me) is this car is worth $125-130k. It is a great survivor car, but as a survivor, you can’t change ANYTHING. And that would drive me nuts. To do a full resto on this car would nearly double your investment and you would have a car worth the same dollars as you paid for it.
    Nice car, just not for me.

    Like 18
    • gbvette62

      Survivor cars get parts changed and receive a form of “restoration” all the time. Owners of survivors are often looking for original parts in better condition than what’s on their car, to improve or upgrade the “originality” of their cars. Door panels and steering wheels without cracks, original seat covers without tears, bumpers, air cleaner lids and emblems with better chrome, oil filter canisters that still have their silk screened instructions, etc, are all parts that get changed on survivors. I’ve sold a lot of good, unrestored parts to people that I’m sure were going onto “survivor” cars.

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  5. George Mattar

    I study every 67 I see and I look all the time. I helped restore a them badly abused Goodwood Green roadsters with orig 400 hp engine in 1976. The car was sent to a junkyard in 1973, yes 1973 after several idiot owners destroyed it. While I agree the asking price for this car s about $35,000 too much, the photos clearly show an unmolested never restored car. If you watch the auctions, perfectly restored 435s are struggling to reach $100,000 and the really good ones reached that number in 1988. It was the cover story in Motor Trend. Thankfully no dumb bell rattle canned underneath. The factory red dab of paint is still on the lower ball joint. In a world of restamp cars with just a copy of the Corvette Order Copy, the correct term for tank sticker, this car is truly a find. Love the colors. Not resale red and no obnoxious side exhaust. I drove a 67 400 hp car in 1982 with factory N14. Within 10 miles, I had enough. Yeah its a 390, nothing special, but if I had not just bought a second home, this would be in my garage. Restored cars are great, but I prefer something like this since so few are left. And looking at the VIN, this car had a late build fate. 22,940 67s built. Production ended July 67.

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  6. Charles Sawka

    I fully understand about “survivor “ cars. However, things like clutches,brakes,ball joints,shocks,belts and hoses,etc. That’s all part of ownership maintenance. A survivor car that has had no maintenance done is absurd in my opinion.

    Like 27
    • 63-Nova-SS

      Hey gbvette62, got any parts for a 63 Chevy II Nova SS?

    • 63-Nova-SS

      I agree, Charles Sawka. As I understand, changing the types of things you mentioned are allowed in judged events for “Preservation Class” cars. Items need to be be as close to original as possible, if not NOS.

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  7. John Morykwas

    Keep it original! I like it!!!

    Like 5
  8. Tooyoung4heyday Member

    What more to say than beautiful ride. Seems a bit high for lower level 427 but who can say how the survivor status changes that. I’m always partial to this color when presented having grown up a couple miles from where Lynnedale Farms Raceway once stood. Aside from that it is just a good blue on its own. I’d prefer a black interior with this but it’s ok with the blue. As far as the top goes, id just leave it down and drive this one strickly on perfect days. Then nobody has to see the deterioration that occured. Just a nice blue big block vette out for a cruise! On a side note, I’ve never had the experience of riding in a sidepiped car. I notice the complaints from time to time about noise level. Is it all that different from riding around on a Harley with pipes?!? That’s a serious question…. I’ve never had a quiet vehicle from 16 to now 37, I’ve just always enjoyed the sound of good exhaust notes. I often don’t even use the radio in whatever vehicle I happen to be in that day.

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    • Little_Cars Little_Cars Member

      The crap top and brown rear window just add to the ‘Vette’s patina. Wink wink. I’m driving a survivor 1970s MG with its original top….stowed away and hidden because it’s so dry and shrunken. Installed a top boot fresh out of the factory shipping bag to cover the well.

  9. Ruxvette

    I’ve owned a ’64 coupe and a ’64 convert with ‘stock’ type side pipes, a ’59 with side pipe headers, and a ’65 big block coupe with side pipe headers. And I had a straight pipe HD. They are similar in that they are all loud. The SMC cars got tiring after a few hundred miles; the big block car after 50-ish. I never turned the radio on in those cars cause you couldn’t hear it. I drive a 2011 Grand Sport convert today with NPP (open) exhaust and the radio is rarely on. I like the sound of the exhaust.

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  10. Paul

    Brown carpeting in a blue interior? I seriously doubt The carpeting is original.

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    • Steve Slade

      Could be faded or water damage

      • Joel S

        I am with you on faded or cleaned with the wrong product changing the color. Original color would have been a blue very similar to the seat color.

    • Terri Taylor

      The brown interior would be original to match the convertible top. Why someone chose that color combination is another story

  11. bull

    I wonder if the car still has all the original or added by NCRS weenie parts that helped the car achieve the NCRS awards OR were they like many in NCRS who flight cars for judging.

    Add all the correct components it needs to judge TOP FLIGHT or Higher and then remove those many times expensive parts that made the car achieve those high awards with no dated/incorrect/reproduction parts when it comes time the sell the car????

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  12. Ed Hoffman

    Throw the ugly top away and get new!

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  13. Marty Parker

    149 MPH may be a little optimistic. With a normal size tire and a 3:73 gear it would have to spin up about 7000 RPM. Don’t think so.

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    • Big block

      110 mph and it would be topped out I have a 66 Chevelle with 373 gears and that’s it

  14. Trey

    Dad has a very late 66 427 4spd convertible silver with black tuxedo stripe. 55k miles, 2nd owner. All numbers matching with the original window sticker. It has the 67 427 hood on it from the factory! O and its in amazing condition. Re painted it the early 80’s and dad spent 8000.00 on the repaint back then. Still amazing…

  15. Zeke

    I can only dream? Take it any way I could get it!

    Like 1
  16. Dan Mehlman

    Big Block, I had a 1965 327,300hp 4 speed with 411 rear end and I top out at 122mph. This was back in 1967 when I was 19 years old.

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