27 Years Sitting! 1967 Chevrolet Corvette

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This 1967 Corvette was stored from 1989 until this year after being taken off the road in South Carolina. Following the owner’s death, the car was purchased from the estate and given a tune up, rebuilt brakes and new pads and all fluids were replaced. Now the new owner is going to pass the car on again after doing that work. It’s listed for sale here on eBay and can be found in White Plains, New York. While the buy it now is $49,500, the seller is welcoming lower offers. Unfortunately, mine would be limited to way too low–I’m sure they’d just laugh!

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This is the hardtop/convertible model (i.e. the hardtop comes off). It’s largely original; the seller thinks it’s even mostly original paint apart from some areas at the top of the fenders. I’m not sure about that, but I do like the color, despite the fact that the body will have to be refinished–there’s no saving this paint.

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Here’s a close up shot of the trunk so you can see what I mean. You can also see some rust on the bumpers in this shot as well. And as long as you are preparing the body for paint, please get rid of that luggage rack in the process!

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That’s one of the nicest silhouettes there are among classic sports cars!

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The seller tells us that the car only has 28,800 miles. I suppose that’s possible, but it looks like it has more wear than that to me. However, if that is the original upholstery I suppose it’s possible. Either way, to me this is a nice color combination and given a proper repaint and some carpet, this could be a truly stunning car.

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This is an L79 engine with 327 cubic inches and a rated 350 horsepower. It’s attached to a four speed manual transmission and there’s a positraction rear end out back. All numbers are said to be original and I see no reason to doubt it. Once all the fluids were changed, the car starts right up and drives well. Ultimately, wouldn’t you rather have a car that hasn’t been apart before? I know I would. I think this is a great Corvette, and honestly I think I’d drive it for a while before I changed anything at all!

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Comments

  1. Jay M

    September 02 previously listed here.

  2. 74 vette

    Tube headers suggest some engine work.

  3. 86 Vette Converible

    Unless you’ve ever taken a trip in a Vette convertible, you can’t take more than about 2 days of clothes for 2 people under the toneau cover. Wish mine had a luggage rack on it.

    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      Yep, used to go camping in my ’70 with all necessities attached to that rack. That’s an original one too, so I’d think twice about removing it. That Vette still looks very nice with it installed!

  4. Jim

    The way that front carpet looks, I agree that the low mileage claim is off.

  5. Luki

    Must have been stored in a garage with a creek running through it.
    Even the antenna is crusty. Can’t imagine what it smells like in the cockpit.

    • ruxvette

      “Can’t imagine what it smells like in the cockpit.”
      I agree. Also, conveniently left out pictures of the odometer.
      So…you buy it for $50, put $10 in paint/body, $5 in interior, $5 in chrome, $5 in mechanicals and you are into a $55,000 car for $75,000.Oops!

      • Alan (Michigan )

        Well, new car buyers make investments like that millions of times per year. The finances don’t always have to add up in order for a transaction to take place.

    • John

      I thought that too. It makes me wonder about what shape the birdcage is in. That said, if it checks out, this could be a nice driver

  6. steve m

    My finger is not on the pulse of the market like it was ten years ago, and Im not a Vette guy, but a 327/350 4 speed ragtop survivor even with the headers (who didn’t in the 70’s) and the shitty paint…….49.5 sounds fair, get them in the 45 area and I think you are in a great place on this car. This thing runs and drives, you are cruising while sorting the mechanicals, then its off the road for a month for paint 3,4,5 years from now when you can afford it. and you have a 100 grand car?????? I could be wrong

  7. CapNemo

    I’d drive it like it is, and leave the luggage rack on.

  8. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Is that some type of tow bar in the third to last ebay photo?

    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      Looks like one of the front bumperette connections.

  9. leiniedude leinieduede Member

    Thanks PRA, I will look at another one to be sure, take care, Mike.

  10. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Is the new flipper plan now – to put some new seat covers on and say it is a low mileage original ? It’s had a repaint – the right door – paint match ? What’s that on the lower quarter left – behind the tire – guess it just some dirt….oh well – still think it’s priced on the high side – is the tank sheet there – not sure – those high horse 327’s were rare.

  11. Pete

    Hello
    I’m not so sure of 49k. This car needs some work. 67 is a desireable year. However, the market and prices are down from last year. If you plan on keeping it for a while buy it. If it’s a flipper don’t buy it. Just my 2 cents worth.

  12. Kent

    I believe the current owner is the “Flipper”

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