35k Mile 427: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

The C2 Corvette is already a hugely desirable classic that will always command attention in the market. However, when you take an original survivor like this 1967 Coupe and load it up with some of the most desirable extras on the options list, that pushes it to a new level altogether. There’s a lot to like about this car, but this sort of desirability will always come at a cost. Located in Antonito, Colorado, you will find the Corvette listed for sale here on eBay. The listing has been set to open at $98,500, but there has been no bidding action yet. There is a BIN option, which is set at $150,000. If all of that sounds a bit rich for your tastes, the owner says that he may be willing to listen to reasonable offers.

Frustratingly for a car of this potential desirability and value, the photos that the owner supplies are pretty ordinary. However, they do tend to paint the Marina Blue Corvette in a positive light. The owner says that the paint is original, and the same is said to be true of the Stinger stripe. If this is true, then it has survived in remarkable condition. It has a wonderful depth of shine, while chips and other defects are almost impossible to spot. The owner provides no information on the frame’s state, so given the asking price, you need to hope that he is willing to allow a personal inspection. The trim and chrome are in good order, and I can’t spot any glass issues. The Corvette rolls on a set of aluminum wheels, but I’m unsure whether these are original or reproduction items. Once again, a quick look will help to determine this, especially if potential buyers can get a look at the back of the wheels. If the 16 raised ribs (two sets of eight) are present, they are almost certainly the real deal. There are also a couple of other ways of determining the authenticity, so any potential buyers will need to perform an inspection armed with all of the relevant information. There is a significant reason for determining the authenticity of the wheels. They are capable of generating some pretty incredible prices when a set appears in the market. Only 720 buyers chose to fit them in 1967, and today, a genuine pristine set can easily sell for $25,000 in the secondhand parts market. NCRS currently have a set on their site that can be yours for $27,500, but that does include tires! The original owner also chose to hand over an additional $131.65 to outfit the Corvette with a side exhaust. This appears to be in excellent condition.

Lifting the hood reveals the L36 version of the mighty 427ci big-block V8. This monster should be pumping out 390hp, which would find its way to the rear wheels via a 2-speed Powerglide transmission. The car was also ordered with power steering, an option that 5,747 buyers chose in 1967. Generally, the Powerglide does impact performance potential, but this Corvette should be fast enough to satisfy most enthusiasts. The journey down the ¼ mile takes a mere 14.4 seconds, while the Corvette has the potential to eventually find its way to 134mph. The owner claims that the vehicle has a genuine 35,000 miles on its odometer, but he doesn’t indicate whether he holds evidence to verify this. Frustratingly, he also provides no information on how well the Coupe runs or drives.

Opening the doors and taking a look around inside the Corvette reveals an interior that is just as tidy as the exterior. There isn’t a lot to worry about here because the Bright Blue upholstery looks excellent. There is little in the way of edge wear on the seats, while there are no signs of rips or marks. One weak point can be the carpet, which is prone to wear and fading. What we can see of the carpet in this Corvette looks good, while the dash and plastic trim are in excellent order. The interior has not been sullied by the fitting of aftermarket equipment. However, it does come with factory air conditioning, power windows, and an AM/FM radio.

As I look at this 1967 Corvette Coupe, I find myself desperately wanting to get a look at it in person. I want to determine whether components like the wheels are original because they can significantly impact the car’s potential value. Even if the wheels are reproduction, there is no reason why a low mileage and unmolested ’67 Corvette can’t command a 6-figure value. Plenty have in the past, and there’s no doubt that this trend will continue into the future. That’s what makes a good one such a satisfying investment and a lot more fun than any Shares Certificate.

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Comments

  1. John S

    Wow! Great looking ‘67. From what I can see, the option list includes: 427/390, power glide, side exhaust, aluminum wheels (appear to be genuine GM), P/B, P/S, A.I.R. Smog pump (California requirement), P/W, Speed Minder, telescopic column, A/C, leather seats, radio. Plus beautiful front fiberglass with excellent panel fit. From what I can see from eBay photos, I would be happy to own this car. And I’m fairly picky!

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    • John S

      Plus factory headrests!

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      • Frank D

        along with side pipes, teak steering wheel and aluminum wheels. Big blocks are a big deal. But if you want a nice Sunday cruiser you can’t beat an any horsepower 327. I had a 65 396 it was a heavy front end car did nothing but go straight, Brakes and suspension not up the task.

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  2. Joe Haska

    No question this is a beautiful car, it is just a mystery to me how a car in this condition comes to the market place now. Corvettes are certainly in a world of their own and not in my wheel house ,so I can’t speak to the credibility of this and its value. I would like to hear from the experts ,is it really what it seems to be, if so the Corvette gurus must know its history. All I know is I don’t know but I would love to own it.

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  3. Ron Alexander

    I may be mistaken , but did not the original turbin wheels come with spinners?

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    • John S

      Only the 63-66 aluminum wheels had the knock-off spinner. The 67 aluminum wheels were commonly known as “bolt-ons” due to their standard lug nut pattern under the starburst center cap.

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    • 3Deuces

      Aluminum wheels pre-’67 were real knockoffs (internally threaded spinners actually fastened the wheel to the hub by whacking them with a lead hammer). In ’67, protruding bar spinners on wheels and hub caps were banned by Federal mandate, so these wheels were redesigned to a traditional 5-bolt style, with the lugs concealed by the decorative center cap. Check out the history of Corvette wheels and hubcaps at: https://www.automobilemag.com/news/1905-design-history-corvette-wheels-1953-96/

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  4. Perry Yasher

    Documentation? Picture of the VIN and the stamp on the block?

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  5. 19sixty5 Member

    That is not the teak steering wheel, but the simulated walnut wheel.

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  6. Stan Marks

    So far only ONE bid at $98,500, with an asking price of $150,000. What does that tell you? What’s with the grungy tires? With only 35K miles, they should look as good as the rest of the car. It doesn’t add up.
    Where are the pics of the undercarriage?
    Don’t get me wrong. This is a sweet ride. But it’s not mint.
    If this Vette was auctioned on Mecum or Barrett~Jackson, I can see a much higher price, in mint condition.

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    • Ed

      Stan you nailed it. How odd to sell a car like this and not even wash off the tires. Not only are they grungy, they look very worn. Who would have had this and never driven it? Driving on those tires, not safe!

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  7. Moparman Member

    I know that I can be a bit obsessive, but I feel that this car could/should be a lot cleaner in presentation for the money that is being asked! A 427 and a Powerglide, what a combo! GLWTA!! :-)

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  8. ruxvette

    I agree with moparman (what???) that it’s a beautiful car…from what shows in the pics. Being skeptical I question original paint. But that’s just me.

  9. Perry Brandt

    Slip and slide with a Powerglide.

  10. JoeNYWF64

    Yes, proper silver replacement wiper housings are $10 each, but doesn’t this car deserve them?
    http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=76099&cc=1321388
    On the other hand, this car was probably never driven in bad weather or even outside parked for very long. So, the ORIGINAL silver wiper housings(what happened to those?) should still be good & all they would need are cheap rubber refills. Aint it?
    Is that the same powerglide used in a ’68 nova with 250 6 cylinder?
    Or is this glide super heavy duty?
    I think this med blue was also offered in ’68 on camaros.
    Does this car have power steering?
    Can i assume this is NOT a solid lifter motor, since there is a/c?

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  11. Gary Scott

    Is that a telescoping steering wheel I spy?
    I started working in a Chevy. dealership in ’67, so I drove many 396’s and 427’s.
    The muscle car era. Glad to have been there.

  12. Carl Bacon Jr.

    I’m no expert, but I know the Vette guys dig for every nugget, like correct overspray on the sparkplugs, etc. My quick observation would be the blue overspray on the hood hinge. Is that correct for an original paint job? Really doesn’t matter as I can’t afford, even if I sold a kidney or two…

    • Ron Alexander

      Carl, if I Sold enough body parts to buy this 67, you could use whats left for first base!

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